This is the season when cybercriminals take advantage of eager holiday shoppers across the globe. Travelers and online shoppers are targets this year, and the rise in social media scams is also a cause for concern.
Data Breach: A data breach is an incident where information, typically data that is sensitive, proprietary or confidential in nature, is stolen or taken from a system without the knowledge or authorization of the system’s owner. Read more
Bill-payment processor company TIO Networks, recently acquired by PayPal, suffered a data breach incident early this month. Social security numbers, names and addresses were included in the data compromised. Read more
Clarksons announced that it suffered a data breach and warned that hackers might release stolen information soon. The UK shipping services provider did not disclose the size or type of the compromised data, or if any of it belonged to its customers. Read more
Classified information from the NSA and US Army was left exposed on a misconfigured cloud server. Over 100 gigabytes of data about old intelligence-sharing projects was found on an unsecured and public Amazon Web Service (AWS) storage server. Read more
UK pawnbroker Cash Converters revealed that it was the victim of a data breach that could have exposed sensitive data, including customer usernames, passwords, delivery addresses, and other personal details Read more
A misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket has accidentally compromised 48,270 personally identifiable information (PII) from Australian employees working in government agencies, banks, and a utility company. Read more