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Dominion National announces nearly decade long breach

Dominion National announced the discovery of a nearly decade long breach involving unauthorized access to its servers.  On April 24, the investigation of an internal alert revealed that the unauthorized party may have accessed some of the firm’s computer servers as early as August 25, 2010, according to a notice of data security incident posted…

Analyst says insider threat mainly down to lack of understanding

Insider exposes PII of 2.9 million Desjardins customers

The Canadian financial institution Desjardins was the victim of an insider threat resulting in the data of 2.9 million customers being exposed, including crucial personal and business information. The Montreal-based credit union was told by the Laval Police Department the information of 2.7 million individual customers, along with 173,000 business clients had been leaked. An…

Ransomware attack on software company ResiDex may have exposed data on assisted-living residents, workers

Personal information belonging to residents and employees of multiple assisted living facilities were potentially exposed in an April 2019 cyberattack that infected third-party software company Tenx Systems, LLC with ransomware. The Minneapolis-based company, which operates under the name ResiDex Software and provides software to assisted-living homes, group facilities and care-giving organizations for seniors and the…

645,000 Oregonians affected in previously disclosed Dept. of Human Services breach

Oregon’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is in the process of mailing notifications to roughly 645,000 of its reportedly 1.6 million clients, following a data breach incident last January that resulted from a phishing scam. When DHS first publicly disclosed the incident last March, it said the number of affected Oregonians exceeded 350,000, but it…

Facebook’s xSocialMedia ad agency exposes 150K medical histories

Multiple databases belonging to the Facebook ad agency xSocialMedia have been found open exposing almost 150,000 records containing a wide variety of medical information derived from marketing campaigns run for medical malpractice lawsuits. The files were found by vpnMentor on June 2, and which have since been secured. The exposed information was gathered through Facebook…

Federal agencies still using insecure knowledge-based verification for online services

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…

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