A curated list of the top stories of the week concerning data leaks and digital threats.
By Charlie Osborne, June 4, 2019, ZDNet
A massive data breach has struck Quest Diagnostics and the information of up to 11.9 million patients has potentially been compromised. Data includes Social Security numbers, medical information, and financial data.
By Lisa Martin, June 4, 2019, The Guardian
The Australian National University has been hit by a huge data breach, affecting an estimated 200,000 people and impacting data extending back 19 years. Information accessed in the data breach includes names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, personal email addresses, and emergency contact details.
By Rachel Sigel, June 5, 2019, The Washington Post
LabCorp, a medical testing company, said 7.7 million customers had their personal and financial data exposed through a breach at a third-party billing collections company. A hacker was able to access names, birthdays, addresses, phone numbers, dates of service, account balances, and other information.
By Graham Cluley, June 6, 2019, Graham Cluley
Radisson Hotel confessed that it exposed data of Radisson Rewards loyalty program members. Information includes names, parts of member numbers, point balances, member tiers, and number of hotel stays. This is the second data breach for Radisson Rewards in 9 months.
By John Aldred, June 6, 2019, DIY Photography
Researchers discovered that Theta360’s photo-sharing platform has suffered a major data breach. The leak, they say, has exposed at least 11 million public and private photographs on the system.