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Breach of bill collection agency may affect 11.9 million Quest Diagnostics patients

Quest Diagnostics today disclosed that roughly 11.9 million patients who sought medical testing through its clinical labs may be affected by the breach of a third-party bill collection agency. The compromised records include personally identifying information such as financial data and Social Security numbers, as well as medical information, but not lab test results. In…

Researchers: Pyramid Hotel Group stored security info on openly accessible server

For over a month, U.S.-based hospitality company and franchisee Pyramid Hotel Group (PHG) had been running its intrusion detection system on a unsecured, openly configured server, thereby exposing sensitive information pertaining to its security policies, systems, networks, and application logs, according to researchers. At the time of its discovery by vpnMentor researchers Noam Rotem and…

Nonprofit People Inc. info exposed after two employee email accounts breached

Nonprofit People Inc. has notified nearly 1,000 of its current and former clients that personal information was exposed after email accounts of two employees had been breached. The organizations said it discovered on February “that an unknown individual had gained access to an email account belonging to a People Inc. employee,” according to an alert. …

Prolonged Flipboard breach incident could make some users flip their lids

An unauthorized party accessed databases belonging to news and social network aggregation service Flipboard and possibly stole copies of certain users’ information. The illegal activity took place over a nearly 10-month span from June 2, 2018 through March 23, 2019, then paused before resuming on April 21 and 22 of this year, according to an…

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License plate reader firm breached, data leaked

A threat actor by the alias “Boris Bullet-Dodger” broke into the database of a company that provides license plate readers for the U.S. government to use at the Mexican border.Tennessee-based Perceptics said Thursday it had been breached and that the attacker posted its contents on the dark web, according to The Register.The attacker leaked 65,000…

Hacker has designs on Canva data, steals info belonging to 139M users

The graphic design website Canva was hacked last Friday in an data theft incident that reportedly compromised the data of approximately 139 million users. According to an online support page, Sydney-based Canva detected the attack while in progress on May 24, and immediately took action to fix the cause of the breach. Exposed data included…

More details emerge on extent of ticketing company breach

Shubert theater company organization shines spotlight on customer data breach

Theater company The Shubert Organization has reportedly disclosed a data breach that compromised the personal information of its theater customers. A May 16 notification letter sent to impacted individuals says that an authorized party had accessed certain Shubert employees’ email accounts, which contained customer information including names and credit card numbers and expiration dates. The…

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HCL employee, customer files found open to public

The digital solutions firm HCL left accessible information belonging to some of its employees and customers. The breach was first noticed by UpGuard when it came across personal information and plaintext passwords for new hires, reports on installations of customer infrastructure, and web applications for managing personnel. Using a keyword search technique that trolls for…

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