19 Security breaches Worldwide – Week 23, 2019
Be informed about the latest 19 Security breaches Worldwide, identified and reported publicly during Week 23, 2019. As these security-related breaches have a severe negative impact on any business, consider a security AUDIT to prevent any similar cases.
- The Australian National University hacked again.
- The university has been hit once again with another data breach. An estimated 200K student and staff data has been leaked, with data going back decades. Tax IDs, payroll and bank account details are part of the breach, but not credit card or medical data. Last July they had their first breach. Australian National University hit by huge data breach
- Apple announced the SSO API “Sign in with Apple” as part of iOS 13, and it could be one of the biggest privacy wins in the platform’s history.
- Users can employ their Apple ID credentials with full MFA support. The feature creates a unique and synthetic temporary email address for each sign in. This tracks any potential abuse, and also obviates the threat of abusing these synthetic addresses. If you receive spam to these addresses, you can just deactivate that address and choose another one. This also helps Apple app developers spot abuses too. But wait, there is more. Apple is also going to require apps with third-party sign-in options to implement this. Tim Cook gave an interview with “CBS Evening News” on night with more personal color about the feature, insisting that “we aren’t really taking a shot at” Facebook, Google, et al, but rather “focus[ing] on the user.” It will be available later this summer for beta tests. Apple CEO Tim Cook on iOS 13’s Sign In with Apple: ‘We’re Not Really Taking a Shot at Anybody’
- A phishing scam has resulted in an Asian firm stealing more than €4.5M from the sporting organization Cricket Ireland.
- Details are scarce, but it appears to be the result of a phony invoice. The organization has asked for a loan to pay its bills. Cricket Ireland hit by ‘six-figure’ cyber fraud
- A new and complex collection of malware has been discovered called BlackSquid.
- It can evade sandbox and VM detection and uses EternalBlue and other exploits to penetrate networks. The end result is the XMRing cryptominer. BlackSquid Slithers Into Servers and Drives With 8 Notorious Exploits to Drop XMRig Miner
- Last month another open Elasticsearch data repository was found.
- This one belonged to the University of Chicago Medical Center and contained philanthropic donors, including emails and “wealth info and status.” It was secured within two days’ time. The University of Chicago Medicine Exposed ‘Perspective Givers’ Database With More Than A Million of Records
- Mailing Error for Inmediata, While Reporting Health Data Breach
- Patients impacted by Inmediata Health Group’s web exposure breach are reportedly receiving multiple breach notification letters, some addressed to other patients. 1.5M Patients Impacted by Inmediata Breach, Mailing Issue
- Massive data breach exposes ages, addresses, income on 80 million U.S. families
- It is scary enough that a team of Israeli security researchers discovered a massive unprotected database with the full names, ages, income brackets and marital status on more than 80 million U.S. households. Massive data breach exposes ages, addresses, income on 80 million U.S. families
- Docker Hub Suffers a Data Breach, Asks Users to Reset Password
- Docker Hub, one of the largest cloud-based library of Docker container images, has suffered a data breach after an unknown attacker gained access to the company’s single Hub database. Docker Hub Suffers a Data Breach, Asks Users to Reset Password
- Two out of three hotels accidentally leak guests’ personal data
- Two out of three hotel websites inadvertently leak guests’ booking details and personal data to third-party sites, including advertisers and analytics companies, according to research released by Symantec Corp on Wednesday. Symantec said Marriott was not included in the study.
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