Data leak stories
Australian application teams are now reviewing whether their APIs overshare
A publicly exposed API is widely believed to be the cause of at least one of the major attacks on Australian enterprises in the back half of 2022.
Web companies most likely to lose your data – report
“The digitalised era comes with plenty of pros, but lots of cons at the same time, with possible data leaking probably being the most dangerous one."
What we can learn from the leaked Conti ransomware group chats
In February, Russia-based ransomware group Conti declared it would fully support the Russian Government during its invasion of Ukraine.
More than 40 billion records exposed in 2021 - research
Ransomware had a monumental impact on organisations in 2021, responsible for approximately 38% of all breaches, and 31% of breaches in APAC.
Cybersecurity experts weigh in on GoDaddy data breach
The recent GoDaddy data breach saw the potential exposure of 1.2 million customers' data.
Hackers leak 5 million email addresses daily - reports
"Personal data is a huge business that hackers try to make use of."
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