Data Leaks of the Week – May 17, 2019


Avatar CybelAngel • May 17, 2019

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

Hackers access over 461,000 accounts in Uniqlo data breach

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.

Over 10 million people hit in single Australian data breach: OAIC

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).

Boost Mobile says hackers broke into customer accounts

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.

Twitter bug shared location data for some iOS users

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.

British Transport Police website hacked

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.

Massive data breach exposes Russian officials’ passports, reports say

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.

Two people indicted for massive Anthem health data breach

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.

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