Data Leaks of the Week – April 12, 2019


Avatar CybelAngel • April 12, 2019

A curated list of the top stories of the week concerning data leaks and digital threats.

Yahoo data breach settlement effort reaches $117.5 million

By Charlie Osborne, April 10, 2019, ZDNet

After a first proposal in October 2018, Yahoo has struck a revised $117.5 million settlement with millions of people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen in the largest data breach in history.

VSDC site hacked again to spread password stealing malware

By Sergiu Gatlan, April 11, 2019, Bleeping Computer

After a first breach in July 2018, the website of the free multimedia editor VSDC was breached again by hackers. These hackers hijacked download links on the website causing visitors to download malware.

Two out of three hotels leak guests’ data to third-party sites

By John Kennedy, April 10, 2019, Silicon Republic

A new investigation by Symantec has revealed that two out of three hotel websites leak guests’ booking details and personal data to third-party sites. Compromised information includes everything from guests’ full names and email addresses, to credit card details and passport numbers.

Hacker breached Minnesota state agency e-mail, placing data of 11,000 at risk

By isBuzznews team, April 11, 2019, isBuzznews

A data breach last year at the Minnesota agency that oversees the state’s health and welfare programs may have exposed the personal information of approximately 11,000 individuals.

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