Data Leaks of the Week – April 19, 2019

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Avatar CybelAngel • April 19, 2019

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

Source code of Iranian cyber-espionage tools leaked on Telegram

By Catalin Cimpanu, April 17, 2019, ZDNet

Hacking tools belonging to one of Iran’s elite cyber-espionage units have been leaked since mid-March on a Telegram channel, along with data from some of their hacked victims.

JustDial data leak exposed personal details of 100 million users

By BS Web Team,  April 18, 2019, Business Standard

JustDial, a company that provides local search for different services in India over voice calls and internet, suffered a data breach last week that compromised the personal details of 100 million users. The data includes confidential information, such as names, emails, mobile numbers, and dates of birth.

Hackers reportedly post data on law enforcement officers

By Scott FergusonApril 15, 2019, Bank Info Security

Authorities are investigating an apparent breach of FBI National Academy Associates, a nonprofit training and education organization that’s independent of the FBI. Attackers claim to have posted data on thousands of law enforcement officers obtained from the organization.

Breach at IT outsourcing giant Wipro

By Brian Krebs, April 15, 2019, KrebsOnSecurity

Indian information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting giant Wipro is investigating reports that its own IT systems have been hacked and are being used to launch attacks against some of the company’s customers.

Microsoft’s cloud email breach is a cause for concern

By Sean Michael Kerner,  April 15, 2019, eWeek

Microsoft has admitted that it suffered a data breach involving its web-based email services including Outlook.com, MSN.com and Hotmail.com, that lasted for three months before it was detected and remediated.

A data theft case amid Indian elections sparks fears of voter manipulation

By Aria Thaker,  April 18, 2019, Quartz India

Sensitive data, belonging to over 78 million Indians, related to Aadhaar, India’s biometrics-backed ID program, may have been misused to influence voting in at least two states in the country.

Navicent Health data breach exposes patient’s personal info

By Lawrence Abrams,  April 17, 2019, Bleeping Computer

During the summer of 2018, Navicent Health suffered a data breach through unauthorized access to their email systems. This breach has exposed the personal information of 270,000 patients, with some social security numbers being disclosed.

Facebook confessed another data breach; says it “unintentionally uploaded” 1.5 million email contacts without consent

By Amrata Joshi,  April 18, 2019, Packt

Facebook “unintentionally uploaded” the email contacts of 1.5 million new users on its site since May 2016, without their consent.

Chipotle customers are saying their accounts have been hacked

By Zack Whittaker,  April 18, 2019, TechCrunch

A stream of Chipotle customers have said their accounts have been hacked and are reporting fraudulent orders charged to their credit cards — sometimes totaling hundreds of dollars. It is their second data breach since 2017.

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