Firefox to Warn When Saved Logins are Found in Data Breaches

Firefox to Warn When Saved Logins are Found in Data Breaches

Starting in Firefox 70, Mozilla aims to have the browser report when any of your saved logins were found in data breaches. Compromised Password Notification in Firefox Lockwise Mozilla will also plans on displaying stats for the amount of data breaches your logins were involved in the browser's upcoming protection report.

Data of Nearly Every Adult in Bulgaria Likely Stolen in Cyberattack

Data of Nearly Every Adult in Bulgaria Likely Stolen in Cyberattack

The Bulgarian public first caught light of the hack on Monday, after someone claiming to be the hacker behind the attack contacted several local media outlets to say that they had stolen the personal information of more than five million citizens (in a country with a population of 7 million), and shared some of the data they had stolen.

Pale Moon forum

Pale Moon forum

A malicious party gained access to the at the time Windows-based archive server () which we've been renting from Frantech/BuyVM, and ran a script to selectively infect all archived Pale Moon .exe files stored on it (installers and portable self-extracting archives) with a variant of Win32/ClipBanker.

Hackers Infect Pale Moon Archive Server With a Malware Dropper

Hackers Infect Pale Moon Archive Server With a Malware Dropper

The Pale Moon web browser team announced today that their Windows archive servers were breached and the hackers infected all archived installers of Pale Moon 27.6.2 and below with a malware dropper on December 27, 2017.

Former Equifax executive sent behind bars for insider trades, profiting on data breach

Former Equifax executive sent behind bars for insider trades, profiting on data breach

A former Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Equifax has been issued a prison sentence for insider trading on the firm's disastrous data breach before the incident became public knowledge.

Hack of U.S. Border Surveillance Contractor Is Way Bigger Than the Government Lets On

Hack of U.S. Border Surveillance Contractor Is Way Bigger Than the Government Lets On

As of this week, that includes more than 400 GB of data stolen by an unknown actor from Perceptics, a discreet contractor based in Knoxville, Tennessee, that works for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and is, regardless of whatever U.S. officials say, right now the epicenter of a major U.S. government data breach.

Massive Desjardins Group data breach caused by employee who's since been fired

Massive Desjardins Group data breach caused by employee who's since been fired

Laval police informed the financial-services giant that personal information of more than 2.9 million members has been shared with people outside of the organization. The largest data breach in history occurred in 2013 when three billion Yahoo accounts were hacked.

Cyber security issues in 2018: three most prominent data breaches

Cyber security issues in 2018: three most prominent data breaches

Cambridge Analytica shocked the netizens of the world wide web and gave birth to intense debates on online privacy, cyber security, and accountability of the companies that experienced data breaches.

Banner Health Network Cyberattack Affects 3.7 Million Individuals

Banner Health Network Cyberattack Affects 3.7 Million Individuals

Attackers were discovered to have gained access to the computer system used to process card payments at some of the food and beverage outlets in Banner Health hospitals in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming.

This Is Exactly What Privacy Experts Said Would Happen

This Is Exactly What Privacy Experts Said Would Happen

The breach comes only two weeks after privacy scholars and activists testified for hours on the dangers of facial-recognition technology before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. During the hearing, some panelists called for a nationwide ban on the technology, citing privacy concerns and the risk of a widespread data breach.

'Malicious cyber attack' exposes travelers' photos, says US customs agency

'Malicious cyber attack' exposes travelers' photos, says US customs agency

“This breach comes just as CBP seeks to expand its massive face recognition apparatus and collection of sensitive information from travelers, including license plate information and social media identifiers,” Neema Singh Guliani, American Civil Liberties Union senior legislative counsel, said in a statement.

CBP Traveler and License Plate Photos Stolen

CBP Traveler and License Plate Photos Stolen

While there have not been many details released about the people and information contained in the breach, most experts agree that it is highly unlikely to involve any photos of travelers, passports or license plates from the millions of “VPN travelers” who cross the borders virtually to enjoy freedom from censorship and privacy invasion.

Michigan Attorney General asking for information on major data breach

Michigan Attorney General asking for information on major data breach

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is asking for information from the collection agency, as well as Quest Diagnostics and Optum360, two companies that have confirmed their records were affected by the breach.

Will Business Lose Its Cookies Over These New Privacy Laws?

Will Business Lose Its Cookies Over These New Privacy Laws?

While New York and California should be applauded for taking steps to protect the privacy and data of their citizens, having multiple sets of requirements for websites and businesses alike (as we have witnessed with more than 50 U.S. jurisdictions' having individual and not necessarily complementary breach notification laws) will necessarily lead to widespread difficulty in their implementation and accessibility.

Quest Diagnostics Says Up to 12 Million Patients May Have Had Financial, Medical, Personal Information Breached

Quest Diagnostics Says Up to 12 Million Patients May Have Had Financial, Medical, Personal Information Breached

Quest Diagnostics, one of the biggest blood testing providers in the country, warned Monday that nearly 12 million of its customers may have had personal, financial and medical information breached due to an issue with one of its vendors.

Flipboard Database Hacked — Users' Account Information Exposed

Flipboard Database Hacked — Users' Account Information Exposed

The hackers then potentially downloaded database containing Flipboard users' real name, usernames, cryptographically (salted hash) protected passwords and email addresses, including digital tokens for users who linked their Flipboard account to a third-party social media service.

Flipboard reveals data breach, which left users' details exposed

Flipboard reveals data breach, which left users' details exposed

The news aggregation app announced in a post that it had identified unauthorized access of some of its internal systems, which contained some Flipboard users' account information and credentials. The company said it had not seen unauthorized access to third-party accounts.

GDPR – One Year On

GDPR – One Year On

In Malta, the DPA imposed a similar, but temporary, sanction on the country’s national land register while it investigated how the authority has been processing a data breach. The first year of GDPR shows us that many organisations have issues with the rightful way of processing personal data.

NSO owner tells Amnesty it will prevent abuse of spyware linked to WhatsApp breach

NSO owner tells Amnesty it will prevent abuse of spyware linked to WhatsApp breach

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - NSO Group’s owner said it will do whatever necessary to ensure the Israeli firm’s spyware does not undermine human rights, after Amnesty International sought to revoke the export license for NSO, which has been linked to a WhatsApp breach.

MI5 slapped on the wrist for 'serious' surveillance data breach

MI5 slapped on the wrist for 'serious' surveillance data breach

Given how notoriously lax UK law is when it comes to allowing state employees to trawl through whatever personal data they fancy with few meaningful prior permissions required (known in the jargon as "lawful interception"), Lord Justice Fulford, the Investigatory Powers Commissioner and head of audit agency IPCO, characterised the breach as "serious" and requiring "immediate mitigation".

Online Privacy Is Getting Worse: Data Breaches in 2019 on Track to Top Last Year’s Total

Online Privacy Is Getting Worse: Data Breaches in 2019 on Track to Top Last Year’s Total

The second-largest breach so far in 2019 was the loss of personal data from nearly 203 million job applicants that was exposed as a result of a misconfigured database.

Exposed database holds sensitive data on over 80 million US households

Exposed database holds sensitive data on over 80 million US households

The emphasis on household info and residences suggests that the database might belong to a home-oriented company. It's only secure if a company wants it to be, and users frequently aren't told how their data is stored.

Does Facebook Survive Because Of Its Size Or Because We Gave Up On Privacy And Security?

Does Facebook Survive Because Of Its Size Or Because We Gave Up On Privacy And Security?

Perhaps the most existential question raised by Facebook’s lack of consequences over the past year is whether it has escaped harm because it is simply so big and intrinsic to modern life that we cannot live without it or whether we as a society have become so numb to privacy violations that we simply no longer care about our digital safety, security or privacy?

SecurityWatch: Make Corporations, Not Customers, Suffer for Data Breaches

SecurityWatch: Make Corporations, Not Customers, Suffer for Data Breaches

On March 29, Earl Enterprises announced that visitors to its chain restaurants may have had their credit card information stolen. If you ate out at specific Buca di Beppo, Chicken Guy!, Earl of Sandwich, Mixology, Planet Hollywood, or Tequila Taqueria, you may have had your credit or debit card information stolen.

Microsoft discloses security breach that impacted some Outlook accounts

Microsoft discloses security breach that impacted some Outlook accounts

Chinese companies have leaked over 590 million resumes via open databases Over 540 million Facebook records found on exposed AWS servers According to Microsoft, between January 1, 2019, and March 29, 2019, a hacker, or group of hackers, compromised the account of a Microsoft support agent, one of the company's customer support representatives that handles technical complaints.

Massive Spam Operation Uncovered In A Database Leak

Massive Spam Operation Uncovered In A Database Leak

The structure of the records left almost no doubts on the malicious nature of the dataset: IP with database was hosted on a domain called ‘‘ which is blacklisted by Spamhaus – an international nonprofit organization that tracks spam and related cyber threats.

Toyota Security Breach Exposes Personal Info of 3.1 Million Clients

Toyota Security Breach Exposes Personal Info of 3.1 Million Clients

The personal information of roughly 3.1 million Toyota customers may have been leaked following a security breach of multiple Toyota and Lexus sales subsidiaries, as detailed in a breach notification issued by the car maker today.

CCPA: What you need to know

CCPA: What you need to know

The law is generally aimed at two classes of businesses:Data brokers : companies that either make a majority of their revenue by selling personal information of consumers or that trade (obtain, sell, or barter) more than 50,000 records per year.

Facebook Succeeded In Killing Cybersecurity Like It Did Privacy

Facebook Succeeded In Killing Cybersecurity Like It Did Privacy

As Facebook teaches society across the world to no longer care about cybersecurity, the world’s companies will recognize that their costly investments in securing their user data may no longer be necessary.

FEMA 'unnecessarily' shared data of 2.3 million disaster victims with contractor

FEMA 'unnecessarily' shared data of 2.3 million disaster victims with contractor

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency has shared the personal and financial information of more than 2.3 million disaster victims with one of its contractors, a government report has revealed. The OIG report found that FEMA shared too much information about disaster victims with one of its contractors.

More