A curated list of the top stories of the week concerning data leaks and digital threats.
From Yahoo! to Equifax, a global review of major breaches involving almost 200 corporate, government and non-profit organizations over the course of more than a decade, taking into account breaches of 1 million accounts or more.
By TimesNowNews team, March 19, 2019, TimesNowNews
After posting personal data of close to 843 million users of various popular websites on a Dark Web marketplace, the hacker Gnosticplayers has now put up the fourth set of nearly 26 million hacked databases for sale.
By Balaji N, March 16, 2019, GBHackers On Security
Security researchers discovered 257,287 highly sensitive legal documents from an unprotected Elasticsearch cluster that was hosted on a US-based Amazon AWS server.
By Diane Robinette, March 20, 2019, Corporate Compliance Insights
A retake on the BlackRock data leak that happened in January, and a focus on a very peculiar kind of risk: spreadsheet leak.
By Sergiu Gatlan, March 15, 2019, Bleeping Computer
The personal information of 808,201 blood donors who registered to donate since 1986 in Singapore was exposed after the database which contained it was left unprotected on an Internet-facing server for more than two months.
By The Quint Team, March 20, 2019, The Quint
Famous French security researcher and hacker Elliot Alderson has claimed to have plugged a major data leak of government documents, including Aadhaar cards.
By Zack Whittaker, March 19, 2019, TechCrunch
Norsk Hydro, one of the largest global aluminum manufacturers, has confirmed its operations have been disrupted by a ransomware attack. The full impact of the situation is still under assessment.
By Chris Kenning, March 20, 2019, Channel NewsAsia
New updates on the trial of Mikhy Farrera Brochez, who is being accused of sharing the HIV-positive status and personal information of 14,200 people from Singapore’s HIV registry.
By Lindsey O’Donnell, March 21, 2019, Threatpost
Facebook acknowledged that their user passwords have been stored in plain text for years. Between 200 and 600 million passwords were searchable by Facebook employees, which put them at the mercy of human negligence.