18 Security breaches Worldwide – Week 22, 2019
Be informed about the latest 18 Security breaches Worldwide, identified and reported publicly during Week 22, 2019. As these security-related breaches have a severe negative impact on any business, consider a security AUDIT to prevent any similar cases.
- A reporter was able to account for more than 5000 different tracking apps operating sub rosa on his iPhone.
- If you ever wondered why your battery life drops when you are sleeping, now you know. Yelp is one of the worst trackers and you might want to delete it. While you’re sleeping, your iPhone stays busy — snooping on you
- One of the largest real estate title companies has been using extremely poor security for years.
- One website operated by First American Financial Corp. had designed their database so that anyone who knew the URL for a valid document could view other documents easily. These documents contain SSNs, bank accounts, and other personal financial data. Hundreds of millions of files could have been accessed. The company acknowledged a “design defect” and removed the website to work on a fix. First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records
- Julian Assange faced new charges last week, including violations of the Espionage Act.
- He is one of the few civilians ever cited. Since 1945, this act has been used 11 times to prosecute government employees who shared classified information with journalists, with seven cases brought under Obama’s term, including Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden. WikiLeaks’ Assange charged under the Espionage Act in a ‘major test case’ for press freedom and What You Should Know About the Espionage Act
- Australian online photo editing company Canva has been hacked by GnosticPlayers.
- More than 139M users’ details have been leaked online and they appear to be legitimate credentials. This is the same group that now claims to have leaked a billion credentials since February. Canva quickly detected the breach and corrected the problem. Australian tech unicorn Canva suffers security breach and CYBERSECURITYHacker Who Previously Sold Stolen Data Online Claimed Responsibility Over Canva Breach
- Equifax’ bond rating was downgraded last week by Moody’s service.
- It is THE 1ST TIME Moody’s has done so because of a security breach. Moody’s noted that Equifax still needed to make infrastructure improvements to address systemic security weaknesses since the 2017 breach and resulting lawsuits. Equifax Is Finally Getting Kicked in the Money Bags Due to Its Disastrous 2017 Hack and MOODY’S REVISES EQUIFAX OUTLOOK POST-BREACH
- ZScaler examined a month of itsr network telemetry in this report.
- It shows the most frequently seen IoT device categories used by its enterprise customers and examine the transaction data for 10 specific types. Few IoT devices use SSL and most have outdated firmware and weak or nonexistent credentials. Also, despite attempts to eradicate it, Mirai is still very active. IoT in the Enterprise – An analysis of traffic and threats (pdf)
- The Chinese state-sponsored hacking group APT10 is using new tricks in its malware, according to researchers.
- The RobbinHood ransomware attack on the City of Baltimore networks continues to cause issues for its IT department.
- Hundreds of real estate closings and thousands of city water bills have been delayed and thousands of city computers are still inoperable. The city attempted to create a series of private Gmail accounts, but Google quickly shuttered these (they should have set up business accounts.) The mayor did not have any timeline as to when all systems would be restored. Joe Panettieri is keeping track of similar local government ransomware attacks here. Cyberattack Hobbles Baltimore for Two Weeks and Counting and Google bots shut down Baltimore officials’ ransomware-workaround Gmail accounts and PRESS RELEASE: City Provides Update on Baltimore Ransomware Attack and Baltimore Ransomware Attack Update: RobbinHood Malware’s Lasting Impact
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