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"Aaron's Law," to amend the CFAA, introduced in Congress

House Republicans ask Capitol One and Amazon for briefing on data breach

Republican members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Reform this week sent open letters to both Capital One and Amazon, requesting that both companies arrange a briefing with Congressional staff members regarding Capital One’s recently announced data breach. Last Monday, McLean, Va.-based Capital One Financial Corporation publicly acknowledged that an unauthorized individual…

Pearson data breach impacts thousands of university accounts

London-based educational software maker Pearson reported on Wednesday a data breach involving about 13,000 school and university AIMSweb 1.0 accounts. Exposed data included first and last names, dates of birth, and emails, Pearson said in a blog post. While the company didn’t give any details surrounding what caused the incident, it did say strict data…

Software automates fake purchases on compromised credit cards

Two Deer Valley Resort restaurants hit with POS data breach

The Mariposa and the Royal Street Café in Deer Valley, Colo., are informing customers that their payment card information may have been compromised after an unauthorized party hacked the point-of-sale system of a resort operator that runs both restaurants. The two Deer Valley Resort restaurants discovered on May 17 that an unauthorized person had gained…

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Honda Motors Company databases leaked 40GB of employee data

Independent researcher xxdesmus discovered a Honda Motor Company database leaking the data of 134 million rows, roughly 40GB,  of employee information.  The researcher discovered the database July 4, 2019 and then began trying to contact Honda, which was accomplished early on July 6, 2019. By that evening the database had been secured, according to a…

Capital One breach exposes not just data, but dangers of cloud misconfigurations

The massive Capital One data breach that compromised the personal information of 100 million credit card customers and applicants serves as a stark reminder that misconfigurations and malicious insiders can defeat the most well-intentioned cyber defenses, even when companies rely on a third-party cloud service to securely manage their data. In the case of Capital…

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Georgia man sentenced to prison for hacking iClouds of athletes and musicians

A Georgia man who used various phishing and social engineering attacks to break into the iCloud accounts of professional athletes and musicians was sentenced to three years in prison. Kwamaine Jerell Ford, 27, hacked into more than 100 Apple accounts belonging to high-profile individuals and spent nearly $325,000 using stolen financial information from several of…

Data on 300K QuickBit crypto exchange customers exposed

The Swedish cryptocurrency exchange QuickBit was hit with a data breach affecting about 2 percent of its customer base through an unprotected MongoDB. Published reports put the number of accounts exposed at 300,000 with QuickBit stating the data involved was left unprotected while it was being migrated to a safer environment with names, addresses, e-mail…

Man arrested for hacking Bulgaria’s tax agency released with reduced charges

The man accused of breaching Bulgaria’s tax agency has been released and charged on lesser counts. Kristian Boykov 20-year-old Bulgarian cybersecurity worker was arrested in Sofia, Bulgaria, last week on a charge of computer crime against critical infrastructure, which carries a maximum sentence of eight years in jail, after gaining unauthorized access to the data of…

Cloud-hosting firm iNSYNQ shut down by MegaCortex ransomware

The QuickBooks cloud-hosting firm iNSYNQ is still in recovery mode after being hit with a MegaCortex ransomware attack that forced it offline last week and the company expects it to take at least several more days to get all its customers back online. Company CEO Elliot Luchansky said in a July 22 blog post that…

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Hackers leak documents stolen from contractor for Russian intel agency

Hackers reportedly stole 7.5 TB of data from a contractor for the Russian intelligence service FSB, and revealed details on several of its activities or prospective projects, including the collecting of information on users of social media services, Tor and P2P networks. The contractor, SyTech, has worked for FSB’s radio-electronic intelligence unit 71330 since 2009,…

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