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House panel says Equifax breach was ‘entirely preventable’


The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a scathing report Monday saying the Equifax data breach, one of the largest in U.S. history, was “entirely preventable.” The Republican-authored report is the result of a 14-month probe in which the committee reviewed more than 122,000 pages of documents, interviewed three former employees directly involved with Equifax’s IT operations,…

Marriott will pay to replace passports after breach


After its breach, which compromised the personal data of 500 million customers, Marriott has agreed to pay for new passports if it has found that “fraud has taken place.” Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., on Sunday suggested the hotel chain cover the $110 charged to customers requesting new passports after the breach. While the hotel…

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Redwood Eye Care hit with ransomware, 16,000 records encrypted


The Redwood Eye Center has notified 16,000 California residents their personal information may have been compromised when a company subcontractor suffered a ransomware attack. The Redwood Eye Center learned on September 19, 2018 that third-party vendor IT Lighthouse that hosts Redwood’s medical records database experienced a ransomware attack that locked the server containing 16,055 the…


Bloom is off the rose: Canadian 1-800-FLOWERS operation discloses four-year breach


The Canadian retail operations of 1-800-FLOWERS has disclosed a four-year data breach affecting customers who purchased goods on its website, warning that payment card data was exposed. The company 1873349 Ontario, Inc., which owns, acknowledged the incident in a breach notification to impacted consumers, which was filed with the California attorney general’s office on Nov. 30.…

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Russian national charged with hacking Pittsburgh golf course to commit fraud


A Russian national was charged with hacking into the computer systems of Pittsburgh National Golf Course in Gibsonia, Pa., to commit various types of fraud. Ilya Kulkov, of Barnaul, Russia, was charged with a five-count indictment accusing him of crimes including wire fraud, computer fraud and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said in a…

Sky Brasil exposes data of 32M customers on ElasticSearch


As ElasticSearch based leaks become the latest source of massive data exposures, Sky Brasil, one of the biggest subscription television services in Brazil, is the latest to leave its customers exposed after not securing the server with a password. Independent researcher Fabio Castro found the firm exposed the data of 32 million subscribers in 28.7GB…

London-based Urban Massage app leaks data on 300K customers, including sexual misconduct claims


A data breach of London-based startup Urban Massage exposed the personal records of more than 309,000 users including data on clients accused of sexual misconduct. The service offers “wellness that comes to you” allowing users to book massage therapist to come them. The breach was the result of the company leaving its Google-hosted ElasticSearch database…

Smash Bros. Ultimate leaks, Nintendo struggles to contain breach


Nintendo is struggling to contain leaks surround the release of Smash Bros. Ultimate after reports of the game being sold early in Mexico and pirated copies being released online being trawled by data miners for hidden info. The controversy started Wednesday when someone posted an image of the game’s purported retail packaging. A few days…

Drake’s Fortnite account hacked, Travis Scott may also be affected


After taking home a Soul Train Award Toronto rapper Drake may be looking to change his Fortnite account password after someone hijacked his account to spew racial slurs during a charity livestream event. Livestreamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins was streaming for The Ellen Fund, a wildlife conservation fund created by Ellen host Ellen DeGeneres, when he received an invite…

Data breaches hit several organizations across the Southern US and West Coast

Furry erotica site ‘High Tail Hall’ exposed data of nearly 500K users


An Adult furry erotica site High Tail Hall suffered a data breach exposing the information of 411,755 fury fans. The breach occurred in August 2018 of site featuring a customizable role playing game video game featuring sexualized animals leaked customer records including mail addresses, names and order histories, according to Have I Been Pwned. Have…

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