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3,000 affected by Fort Worth water utility data breach

The Fort Worth, Texas Water Department is notifying about 3,000 customers that their payment information may have been exposed during a data breach. The utility reported that payments made between August 27, 2019 and October 23, 2019 were included in the breach and the content exposed included cardholder’s name, credit card billing address, credit card…

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Sprint contractor reportedly stored non-Sprint customers’ phone bills on open server

Hundreds of thousands of cell phone bills and other documents belonging to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile customers were reportedly exposed after a Sprint contractor left them sitting on an open public server. The documents had been collected and stored in the first place as part a marketing effort to persuade subscribers of rival carrier services…

Data breach more than 4X worse than first thought for Montgomery County schools

What at first looked like a single data breach affecting Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland turned out to be a series of breaches that impacted thousands of more students than was originally reported. On Oct. 4, 2019, MCPS disclosed that a district student had one day earlier allegedly executed a brute-force credentials-stealing attack…

Church’s hit by cyber chicken thieves

Church’s Chicken suffered a cyberattack that penetrated the payment processing system at some of the chain’s corporate locations compromising payment card information. The company operates 941 locations across the United States, but in a statement noted only 165 of those, all owned and operated by the corporation, were impacted. Payment card numbers, names and expiration…

Data breach reportedly affects over 20M users of Mixcloud streaming service

An unauthorized party illegally accessed systems belonging to British online audio streaming service Mixcloud and is now reportedly selling the company’s user data on the dark web. Roughly 20 million to 22 million accounts were compromised in the November incident, according to multiple media organizations that were contacted by the malicious hacker late last week.…

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Target files $74 million suit against Chubb over breach coverage

The Target has filed a lawsuit against Chubb with the retailer claiming the insurance carrier did not properly compensate it for costs incurred following the 2013 data breach. In the lawsuit Target said the requirement for its banks to replace its customers physical payment cards that were compromised “Constitutes ‘loss of use of tangible property…

Data breach compromises T-Mobile prepaid accounts

Wireless communications company T-Mobile has disclosed a data breach incident that impacts certain customers with pre-paid service accounts. “Our cybersecurity team discovered and shut down malicious, unauthorized access to some information related to your T-Mobile prepaid wireless account. We promptly reported this to authorities,” stated a notification that the Germany-based company posted online. Compromised information…

Unsecured server exposes 4 billion records, 1.2 billion people

Two security researchers have uncovered four billion records on 1.2 billion people on an unsecured Elasticsearch server impacting what is estimated to be hundreds of millions of people. The data itself comes from the data aggregator and enrichment companies People Data Labs (PDL) and OxyData.Io and contains basic personal information, such as names, home and…

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