Criminal Stole “a Significant Amount of Data” in Airport Hacking Attack

A criminal stole “a significant amount of data” in a hacking attack that targeted one of the busiest airports in Australia. According to The West Australian, the breach occurred in March 2016 when a Vietnamese man named Le Duc Hoang Hai abused a third-party contractor’s credentials to access the systems at Perth Airport, the fourth … Read More The post Criminal Stole “a Significant Amount of Data” in Airport Hacking Attack appeared first on The State of Security.
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Security Breach Exposed oBike Users’ Personal Information

A security breach at bicycle-sharing operation oBike has exposed the personal information of users in Singapore and 13 other countries. A spokesperson for the company said the data leak “stemmed from a gap in our that allowed users to refer a friend to our platform.” With the oBike app, users can send … Read More The post Security Breach Exposed oBike Users’ Personal Information appeared first on The State of Security.
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NiceHash Temporarily Ceases Operations Following Security Breach

NiceHash has temporarily ceased operations following a security breach in which a criminal gained unauthorized access to its Bitcoin wallet. The trouble started on 6 December when users of NiceHash, a service which enables people to exchange computing resources known as hashing power to mine for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, began reporting that they had … Read More The post NiceHash Temporarily Ceases Operations Following Security Breach appeared first on The State of Security.
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Replacing SSNs to combat Identity Theft

As previously discussed in my blog post, Do Health Care Providers Need Your SSN?,  your PII (Personally Identifiable Information—please, never “PII data”, which is redundant) can be monetized by evildoers. Given sufficient data and effort, identity theft fraudsters can use your health insurance to fraudulently obtain treatment, exploit your credit rating to take out loans The post Replacing SSNs to combat Identity Theft appeared first on Voltage.
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Uber Reportedly Paid Hackers $100K to Conceal Data Breach Impacting 57M Users

A massive breach impacting 57 million Uber customers and drivers went undisclosed for more than a year. According to Bloomberg, the ride-hailing app ousted its Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan and one of his deputies for attempting to conceal the data breach. The cyberattack, which dates back to October 2016, led to the exposure of … Read More The post Uber Reportedly Paid Hackers $100K to Conceal Data Breach Impacting 57M Users appeared first on The State of Security.
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Forever 21 Alerts Customers of Potential Payment Card Breach

Forever 21 announced that it recently learned of unauthorized access to its payment systems, potentially exposing the credit card details of customers who shopped in stores. In a press release on Tuesday, the popular fast fashion retailer said it immediately began an investigation after receiving a report from a third-party regarding the security incident. The … Read More The post Forever 21 Alerts Customers of Potential Payment Card Breach appeared first on The State of Security.
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