Data leak stories
New certification standards announced, designed to secure and protect consumer data
Vanta has announced the public availability of two new certification standards designed to help secure the internet and protect consumer data.
600 million profiles for sale on hacker forum - Third LinkedIn scrape in four months
LinkedIn has experienced another huge data scape, the third in four months, with 600 million profiles for sale online.
Risk of data leaks high as employees unsure about confidentiality
"If confidential information falls into the wrong hands, it could harm the company in a variety of ways."
Oversharing of sensitive documents soars 450%
Oversharing increases the risk an organisation will lose data, violate compliance or privacy mandates, or experience cybercrime.
Australians fear COVID-19 misinformation threat - study
Australians want to see greater transparency about the extent of the problem, new polling has found.
10 billion records sit in unsecured databases - China leads the pack
A white hat hacker hacker uncovered a total of 9517 unsecured databases worldwide, collectively containing more than 10 billion entries.
Almost 10,000 unsecured databases with more than 10 billion credentials exposed
Research has identified a total of 9,517 unsecured databases containing 10,463,315,645 entries with such data as emails, passwords, and phone numbers.
7 VPN services leaked data of 20 million users - report
"The report calls into question the providers’ security practices and dismisses their claims of being no-log VPN services."
Millions of Facebook user records exposed in latest data leak
UpGuard reported that each of the data sets was stored in its own Amazon S3 bucket configured to allow public download of files.
Expert comment: What the Collection #2-5 data dump means for credential abuse
Techday spoke to experts and executives in the security industry about the data leak and the implications on phishing and credential stuffing.
Massive 2.2bil-username data dump leaked on dark web
This makes the second leak three times bigger than the Collection #1 dump leaked last month.
Breaking: NHS accidentally leaks data of 150,000 patients
Objections to data sharing recorded in GP practices running clinical software TPP’s system between March 2015 and June 2018 were not sent to NHS.
Data from app that enables parents to monitor teen’s phone activity leaked
How ironic! Tens of thousands of user accounts of an app used by parents to monitor their children’s phone activity has been leaked.
Apple says DON’T fear about leaked source code – experts say DO
After a critical source code for the iPhone was leaked online recently, Apple reassured there was nothing to fear but experts think otherwise.
'Leaker' behind massive NSA breach possibly still working at agency
A cybersecurity expert has said it is a ‘stunning admission’ by the former CIA director about the NSA breach that is being touted as catastrophic.
Experts discuss implications of massive Paradise Papers leak
The recent news about the huge leak of financial documents has caused waves around the world.
JobStreet confirms hit by Malaysia data leak - almost 3.9m accounts affected
JobStreet is informing clients by email whether they were caught up in a Malaysia-based data breach that affected 19 different companies.
Major data breach hits Malaysia's 46 million mobile phone users
A data breach has put more than 46 million Malaysian mobile phone users at risk and has affected many of the country’s major telecommunicatio
Employees, C-level & IT staff behind more than half of ASEAN data leaks
It is a disturbing sign to see that a relatively high percentage of leaks stem from top managers and system administrators."
Blackberry ramps up Indian enterprise push with six new partners
BlackBerry has expanded its Indian channel, appointing six new partners as the Canadian vendor looks to increase its enterprise business.
Data leak dangers: Know your weak spots
Data leaks and breaches are alarmingly common, but there are still many misconceptions as to how and why they happen.
Digital patch kit: How to protect yourself from data leaks
In this piece we look at four key approaches that will plug any gaping holes in your defences.
Massive data leak in Czech Republic- and how to avoid one
Over 1.5 million customer records at T-Mobile Czech Republic were stolen by one of its employees.
From a drip to a flood - the impact of a data leak
Data leaks, especially from an organization’s point of view, are a huge and growing problem, as the fallout can be devastating.