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A performance audit of six U.S. government agencies found that four of them are still using knowledge-based questions to verify the identities of individuals applying for federal benefits or services, even though this practice is considered outdated and insecure, especially in light of the 2017 Equifax breach. Knowledge-based verification questions are typically created by credit…

Evite hit with data breach

Online invitation company Evite announced it was affected by a data breach involving the unauthorized access of customer information. Evite learned of the incident in April 2019 and upon investigation, learned malicious activity started on February 22, 2019 when the unauthorized party acquired an inactive data storage file associated with the firm’s user accounts, according…

Radiohead sells recordings to public after ‘Creep’ hacker threatens to leak them

The English rock band Radiohead has decided to sell some of its unreleased recording materials after a hacker stole them and threatened to leak them in an extortion scheme. The proceeds will go toward Extinction Rebellion, an environmentalist movement that relies on nonviolent resistance to generate awareness and advance its causes. In a tweet today,…

Paradise lost: 1.1 million accounts exposed in 2018 breach of gaming site Emuparadise

Over 1.1 million accounts managed by the retro gaming website Emuparadise were exposed in a newly reported breach that actually took place back on April 1, 2018. Researcher Troy Hunt added Emuparadise to his “Have I Been Pwned?” data breach reference website yesterday, crediting the operators of hacked-database search engine DeHashed with supplying the compromised…

GateHub hit for $9.5 million worth of cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency wallet service GateHub was hit by a cyber heist that netted 23.2 million Ripple coins (XRP), worth nearly $9.5 million. The incident is still under investigation, but researchers at the firm believe the hacker abused its API to carry out the attacks, albeit it is unsure how. “We have however detected an increased…

IoT risks become intimate after researcher hacks sex toy

Rapper Dave East nudes reportedly leaked

Rapper Dave East may have fallen victim to a nude leak on June 5th after a series of explicit photos purportedly of the rapper emerged online. It is unclear whether or not the images are real, however if confirmed, the rapper would be part of a long list of celebrities whose private images were compromised…

DHS investigates possible vulnerabilities in medical devices, Reuters reports

Medical data breaches gain lawmakers’ attention

A series of data breaches involving the medical information of more than 20 million has attracted the attention of Congress prompting Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Mark Warner, D-Va., to write the organization for more details. “We are deeply concerned that this breach compromised personal, financial, and medical information of nearly 12…

7.7 million LabCorp patients affected by same breach that impacted Quest Diagnostics

One day after Quest Diagnostics reported that nearly 12 million of its patients were potentially affected by a malicious breach of third-party bill collection vendor American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), fellow clinical testing firm LabCorp acknowledged that roughly 7.7 million of its customers may be affected by the same incident. Burlington, North Carolina-based LabCorp publicly…

Premera Blue Cross reaches proposed $72M settlement with 2014 breach victims

Health insurance company Premera Blue Cross has agreed to a $72 million proposed settlement that would resolve a contentious class-action lawsuit stemming from a 2014 data breach affecting roughly 10.6 million people. Pending court approval and barring further appeals, the deal would require Premera to pay $42 million to fund comprehensive remedial measures and injunctive…

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