A curated list of the top stories of the week concerning data leaks and digital threats.
By Sergiu Gatlan, May 14, 2019, Bleeping Computer
Fast Retailing, the company behind multiple Japanese retail brands, announced that the UNIQLO Japan and GU Japan online stores have been hacked. Third parties accessed 461,091 customer accounts following a credential stuffing attack. The accessed customer information included names, phone numbers, and partial credit card information.
By Asha Barbaschow, May 13, 2019, ZDNet
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) disclosed a data breach that affects 10 million Australians (40% of the population).
By Zack Whittaker, May 13, 2019, TechCrunch
Boost Mobile, a virtual mobile network owned by Sprint, has confirmed hackers have broken into an unknown number of customer accounts, using phone numbers and account PINs of customers.
By Catalin Cimpanu, May 13, 2019, ZDNet
Twitter disclosed a bug in its platform that impacted the privacy of some of its iOS app users, as their iOS location data was shared with one of their partners.
By BBC News team, May 15, 2019, BBC News
Part of the British Transport Police’s website has been hacked. The National Cyber Security Centre and the National Crime Agency found a small number of staff details were leaked.
By The Moscow Times Team, May 15, 2019, The Moscow Times
Hundreds of thousands of Russians, including former government officials, have had their passport data posted online in the country’s latest massive data leak, exposing the passport data of 360,000 people.
By Lisa Vaas, May 13, 2019, Naked Security
The US thinks it knows who’s behind the vast breach that siphoned off 78.8 million customer and employee records from US health insurer Anthem between 2014 and 2015: two people from a sophisticated hacking group, based in China. This group was also behind attacks against three other US companies.