These groups were phished to gain access to consumer data, and even held for ransom to prevent details from leaking out to the public. From Social Security numbers to medical history, home addresses to credit card details, attackers continued to try and grab hold of data points that are personal to consumers.
We saw much of the same activity even throughout , and we'll continue to document the data breaches for as well. You can also continue to the steps necessary to secure your digital life , especially if you find that any of the company breaches below may have affected you. More than 1. And customers are now saying they're already getting phishing emails — and alerting Ledger as well.
The data breach is extensive, involving names, email addresses, physical addresses, birth dates, and even National Insurance numbers. While the data has since been removed, some of it was seen — and copied — by people while it was still visible.
The email claims that activity on their account is suspicious and their account has now been blocked, reports Bleeping Computer. The customers are told they need to validate information in order to get their account re-opened — and to click on a button that says, "Restore Now. Week of December U. Even more concerning? CISA has stated that "removing this threat actor from compromised environments will be highly complex and challenging for organizations," it said in a statement released December 17, While this kind of a breach does not release people's credit card numbers or names, these sophisticated hacks are more complicated, often installing back doors, or new ways, for hackers to gain access into a group's digital system.
In this case, hackers took advantage by hacking SolarWinds Orion software, which is used by federal and civilian groups, to add these backdoors into their systems. CISA also believes other methods were used as well. Doing so, though, drops malware on their devices — not a confirmation of a sandwich. What customers are saying, though, is these emails are very targeted — going to actual Subway customers, and using their first names. That's leading people to believe that the phishing attack stems from a hack of Subway's own network, reports Bleeping Computer.
Dental Care Alliance A vendor that handles support for dental clients is reporting a breach of its network. Details that were involved include names, contact information, someone's dental records health insurance and even bank account numbers. Week of December 7, Pfizer Covid vaccine data Numerous hacking attempts of Covid vaccine data have been reported iStock Just a day after the world's first Covid vaccinations took place, drugmaker Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said documents related to the develop of the vaccine has been "unlawfully accessed" during a cyberattack.
Pfizer and BioNTech said they did not believe any personal data of vaccine trial participants had been compromised, and that EMA "has assured us that the cyber attack will have no impact on the timeline for its review," Reuters reported. It was said that documents relating to the creation of the vaccine, which was first used in the UK this week, would be extremely valuable to other companies working to creating a Covid vaccine. Data on Covid and the various vaccines in development has become a high-value target for hackers the world over.
Allegations have previously been reported of hackers from North Korea, South Korea, Iran, Vietnam, China and Russia trying to steal information about the virus and treatment. FireEye FireEye is a government contractor and world-renowned cybersecurity firm iStock FireEye, one of the world's largest security companies, admitted on December 8 that it had been the victim of a "highly sophisticated threat actor".
The company went on to describe the hacker as "one whose discipline, operational security, and techniques lead us to believe it was a state-sponsored attack. They used a novel combination of techniques not witnessed by us or our partners in the past. Cedar Springs Hospital, Colorado The unencrypted storage divide contains patient information iStock Finally this week, a Colorado health department surveyor admitted to losing an external storage drive containing unencrypted copies of patient records, reports Becker's Hospital Review.
Cedar Springs Hospital provided a copy of multiple patient records to the Colorado health department. On October 28 the hospital learned that the storage device was not encrypted, contrary to the state health department's policy, and the device was subsequently misplaced by the surveyor. Th device contained names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers of patients, as well as medical information including treatment history and diagnosis.
But it a turn on the hackers, the group is refusing to pay the ransom demanded to return the data. Instead, KNWU has told all its members to update their login details, and stated that personal and contact details are involved, but won't delineate what specific data may have been comprised. In its statement , the group also explained why they won't pay the hackers, noting that KNWU has backups of all their data already, and that paying the hackers won't guarantee they won't demand ransom again.
Huntsville City Schools Another ransomware attack has hit a school district in the U. Huntsville City Schools sent all their students home this week — even virtually — because of a ransomware attack, according to WAFF48 , a local news channel.
Students are not only told not to come into the buildings, but they're being told to turn off any devices issued by their schools as well. The district is first looking at whether backups will be able to restore the data, and it's also working with federal authorities to figure out what kind of personal data may be involved.
Advantech Chip maker Advantech has been hit with a ransomware demand — and the hackers are actually leaking some data to put pressure on the company to pay. Advantech is a Taiwanese company that specialize in machine automation and also IoT systems. The ransom demand by Conti is in Bitcoin, and as the days go on when someone does not pay, they begin to increase the price incrementally.
Week of November 23, Manchester United The Manchester United soccer club confirmed this week that it had been a victim of a cyberattack. Describing the incident as "sophisticated," the world-famous club said it had "taken swift action to contain the attack and is currently working with expert advisers to investigate the incident and minimize the ongoing IT disruption. Due to coronavirus lockdown rules, professional football games across the UK are currently taking place behind closed doors, with no fans permitted to attend.
Manchester United said it was not aware of any breach of personal data associated with its fans or customers. Baltimore Country Public Schools This week saw the temporary closure of all Baltimore County public schools, after the school system was struck by a ransomware attack. The district said its entire it system was inaccessible after an unknown actor took over the system and demanded a ransom, reports CBS.
The ransom amounts has not yet been reported. Baltimore City Schools said they were aware of the computer network issues and urged students learning virtually to only use laptops and other devices issued by City Schools. Spotify Between , and , Spotify accounts have been broken into, when an unsecured database packed with over million records, including login credentials, was found online. The database included email addresses and passwords, as well as usernames, email addresses and countries of residence, reports WeLiveSecurity.
The data was held on a freely accessible Elasticsearch server that was uncovered by vpnMentor. Spotify confirmed that it recognized the data as belonging to its users, and said the trove had been used to defraud the music-streaming company and its users.
Spotify accounts were broken into using a process called credential stuffing, where hackers use an automated process to repeatedly guess login details using piles of stolen email addresses and passwords. Users can often protect themselves from this by using multi-factor authentication, where a service will send you an email or text message when it detects a login attempt from a computer or device not used by you before.
The breach involved names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, the driver's license numbers, health insurance details and the medical treatment they may have received. The hospital may have been breached via an email account of a hospital worker, which reportedly happened between May 15 and June 24, Letters have been sent to people who may have been affected.
Vertafore software company unauthorized access A breach affecting software company Vertafore may have revealed information on nearly 28 million Texas drivers. The breach was caused after the data stored on an external location was then accessed without permission, reports KXAN. Some of the information accessed includes birthdates, vehicle registration history, and people's names. Social Security number were not involved in the breach which happened between March and August Liquid hack The cryptocurrency exchange Liquid has admitted, via a blog post , that a hacker was able to gain power over its domain on November 13, , allowing them to get control over internal email accounts.
From there, the hacker got into Liquid's document storage. The company has regained control over its domain, and says that all funds and crypto wallets are unaffected and "were not compromised," the CEO wrote.
Still, Liquid admits that some information from email addresses, name, mailing addresses and encrypted passwords may have been breached. The company is also looking into whether additional details including IDs, selfie photos and even proof of address were involved as well. Week of November 9: Booking. Called Cloud Hospitality, the system belongs to Prestige Software and is used by many large hotel booking services; a misconfigured Amazon Web Services bucket caused sensitive customer data held by the platform to be freely available to anyone who knew its online location.
The data, from Amadeus, Booking. The data even included reservation numbers, the dates of when customers stayed at hotels, special requests made by guests, the number of guests on a booking, and each of their names. Such a broad trove of data leaves victims exposed to hacking attempts and identity fraud, among other crimes. Discovered by security researchers at Website Planet , the huge database is claimed to have exposed over 10 million files in The records go back to but the unprotected server was still having data added to it as recently as this month November Mashable Technology news website Mashable announced this week it had been the victim of a data beach on November 4.
In a note on its own website, the company said: "We learned that a hacker known for targeting websites and apps has posted a copy of a Mashable database to the internet. The company added: "The types of data in the database include first and last names, general location such as city or country , email addresses, gender, date of registration, IP addresses, links to social media profiles, expired OAuth tokens, and month and day of user birthday but not year.
But this is still a serious incident and could still expose victims to fraud via phishing scams. Animal Jam Finally this week, a hugely popular children's online playground called Animal Jam suffered a data breach impacting 46 million accounts. Created by WildWorks of Draper, Utah, Animal Jam is an online environment where children aged seven to 11 can play games with each other. It os claimed that over million animal avatars have been created by users in the game's history, and a new player registers every 1.
The enormous database is believed to have been stolen on October 12, , via malicious actors obtaining server keys by compromising WildWorks' company Slack server. The stolen database, which has only been partially shared by hackers, is believed to contain 46 million player usernames which do not contain a child's real name , plus 46 million hashed passwords, seven million email addresses of parents who have created accounts for their children, parents' IP addresses, and a smaller subset of parent billing addresses, plus player gender and birthdates.
All Animal Jam players will be asked to reset they password when next logging in. Mattel A ransomware attack hit toy maker Mattel, the company admitted, that hit — and encrypted — data in some of its systems. The toy maker said it had been able to stop the attack, but that "some business functions were temporarily impacted," according to a disclosure in its third quarter report. The incident happened in July , and Mattel said not only was it able to gain back control, it also investigated its own systems and was able to confirm that "…no exfiltration of any sensitive business data or retail customer, supplier, consumer, or employee data was identified," it wrote.
The company also said the attack did not have an "adverse" effect on its financials. The message tells people they need to update their contact details, and if clicked takes them to a fake web site. The message implies this information is regarding the Real ID requirement which is going to be implemented in the state, and will be needed starting in October to board domestic flights. But the text does not come from the DMV, and the agency is asking people to delete the message if they see one.
Netflix In Australia, Netflix subscribers are being told there is a phishing scam circulating that asks for people to update their information via a fake email.
The email actually scrapes the Netflix logo — making it look more real than it clearly is — telling people that their payment information needs to be checked as there are problems with their billing.
Authorities tell people not to click on the link, and when it comes to any email asking for people to verify their payment details, to be very wary. Best practices for any email that asks you to click on an embedded link is to type the URL of the web site, where you normally go, in on your own and go to the site that way.
Week of October 26, Psychotherapy clinic blackmailer Our top story this week comes from Finland, where numerous patients of a large psychotherapy clinic were individually contacted by a blackmailer, who had access to their stolen private data and is now demanding a ransom, otherwise the data will be made public. A nationwide practice with 25 therapy centers, Vastaamo has told those affected by the data breach to contact the police, the BBC reports.
This year, the bar exam came at a much larger cost for recent law school graduates — their privacy. Many in-person events have had to find ways to move to the internet this year, and exams are no exception. Essentially, according to its users, Examplify is an unmitigated disaster.
Passwords are stored in plaintext. Seriously- how is this still a thing? Users report being able to call customer support and retrieve not only their usernames but their passwords as well. Others had their passwords emailed to them. It would only take a bit of social engineering for somebody to get into your account, and if you reuse passwords, then your unrelated accounts can be easily compromised.
Please, use a password manager! Users uploaded government IDs to their accounts, which were promptly sent to a server and stored accessible publicly via a random URL. Thankfully, once users reported the problem, the BOLE fixed it — though the fact that it was a issue in the first place is ridiculous. Amazing, I have the same combination on my luggage! There is a set of config files that comes bundled with each downloaded exam , and those files are, well, just plaintext.
The software also downloads the exam days before the test starts, leaving the files vulnerable to being poked and prodded by the curious-minded. These files are at least encrypted with an character key, according to ExamSoft. On the exam day, the key is made public and test-takers can use it to decrypt the exam files.
These horribly weak passwords are probably vulnerable to a brute-force attack. While some of the more obvious ways to cheat are blocked here, users have found a loophole that ExamSoft unsurprisingly overlooked. Mac users may be familiar with the Universal Clipboard, a feature which, when enabled, allows a user to copy something on one device and paste it on another linked to the same account.
This is a fun loophole, since a test-taker could copy the question text, and a friend could paste it onto an iPad and copy the relevant section in the textbook for the test-taker to read.
Users found other creative ways to get around the software lockout as well. One user was even able to reset the timer and start the exam over by rebooting their computer. Now What? Go nuts. It may be worth considering doing away with the bar exam and other standardized tests entirely. Thanks to [Jonathan Merrin] for the tip!
There, people are told to then fill out a form — and include their email, Social Security numbers, driver's license information and more, according to Armorbloxa cybersecurity technology firm. The form itself was hosted on an actual SharePoint account, although one that had been taken over, and had Microsoft branding.
Filling out the details, of course, did not yield any data about Covid funds. Sending these details, especially Social Security numbers, through an email link is not advisable. Phishing attacks lure Amazon shoppers New phishing attacks are trying to lure Amazon shoppers by sending them to fake web sites and trying to get them to enter their credit card numbers.
These attacks imply they're concerning returns or order cancellations around Amazon's upcoming Prime Day, taking people to a fake Amazon customer support page that ends in a ". Here the URL ends in a ". Best advice? Go directly to the main Amazon web site and log in to your account — on your own — instead of clicking on a link in an email.
Week of September 28, Kylie Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics The makeup company owned by Kylie Jenner, called Kylie Cosmetics, warned customers this week of a security breach compromising names, addresses, and the last four digits of their credit cards. The data breach stemmed from Shopify, which said two "rogue" workers in its customer support team had stolen user data from at least sellers on its platform, including Kylie Cosmetics.
The beauty company told customers in a statement: "Your trust is so important to us. And we wanted to let you know we're working diligently with Shopify to get additional information about this incident and their investigation and response to this matter. Released by Intertrust, the study also claimed that 71 percent of healthcare and medical apps have at least one serious vulnerability that could lead to a breach of medical data.
Reported by Help Net Securitythe study looked at publicly available global healthcare applications across the telehealth, medical device, health commerce and Covid tracking sectors.
The latter use a phone's Bluetooth signal to alert users if they have come in close contact with someone who goes on to test positive for coronavirus.
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Bill Horne, CTO at Intertrust, said: "Unfortunately, there's been a history of security vulnerabilities in the healthcare and medical space. Things are getting a lot better, but we still have a lot of work to do. The text message claims to be an urgent notice from the USPS about an incoming parcel, and asks recipients to open a link and enter personal information, like their social security number. The Federal Trade Commission warned that these messages should not be opened, the link should not be followed, and personal information should not be entered.
If you get something from FedEx, contact FedEx directly at a phone number you know to be true, go to their website and see if indeed there is a package that way. But the online payment site on Tuesday that two of its own people worked to skim records of purchases from about merchants, said Shopify in a statement.
The company did not name the merchants, but the data theft includes names and addresses of buyers, and also what they bought. Shopify stated that "Complete payment card numbers or other sensitive personal or financial information were not part of this incident. The company is the parent of well-known sunglass brands including Ray-Ban and Oakley, as well as chains including LensCrafters and Sunglass Hut.
Luxottica has stated that customer data was not affected by the attack, but customers had reported that they could not access the company's branded sites. Allina Health A third party vendor, Blackbaud, was attacked in Mayand the impact is having a ripple affect through the U. That includes people who both donated to or received care from the Allina Health hospitals or Children's Minnesota.
Hackers read through "a backup fundraising database," that the Children's Minnesota Foundation held, reports Infosecurity magazine. More thannames were in the database including donors and patients, along with addresses and may have also included birthdates, and the doctors who admitted or treated patients.
Allina Health stated it also paid the hackers to get confirmation that the data had been destroyed. Week of September US Department of Veterans Affairs Office This week, it was revealed that 46, veterans had been affected by an incident that saw their personal information illegally accessed via a breach of the US Department of Veterans Affairs Office.
The Financial Services Center announced that one of its online applications was "accessed by unauthorized users to divert payments to community health care providers for the medical treatment of veterans," a statement by the Veterans Affairs office said.
The office added that a preliminary review found hackers had "gained access to the application to change financial information and divert payments from VA by using social engineering techniques and exploiting authentication protocols. Razer It was also reported this week how a database containing the personal information 1st year chemistry book pdf sindh board 10, Razer customers was left exposed and publicly accessible online.
Razer is a video game hardware vendor, and the mistakenly exposed database contained information relating to purchases made through its website. Although the database didn't include credit card numbers, it still presented customer names, email and postal addresses, phone numbers, and information on what they had bought.
If put into the wrong hands, the data could easily be used to conduct fraud via social engineering. The database, which could be viewed online and was even indexed by public search engineers, was discovered in August by security researcher Volodymyr Diachenko.
But despite repeated attempts to warn Razer about the database, his discovery wasn't fixed until September 9. Newhall School District computer system Finally this week, it was reported how a ransomware virus took down a California school district computer system.
The attack caused the shutdown of distance learning services for 6, elementary school students, according to an official for the Newhall School District in Valencia. Mercury News reports how the attack affected all online learning in the district's 10 elementary schools. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the district is still operating a percent digital learning system, making it difficult for classes to go ahead when the IT infrastructure is subject to a malware attack. The district shut down its servers and messaged parents using an emergency notification system.
It then announced via Instagram that education would temporarily be returning to pencil, paper and textbooks for affected students.
Despite being described as a ransomware attack, no monetary demands had been made. Week of September 7, Lloyds Bank Lloyds Bank is taking a serious step, warning its customers that phishing attacks are targeting email and also text messages, which falsely claims that their bank accounts have been attacked. The message looks like it's coming from a Lloyds Bank, but is not, according to Computer Weeklyand states that because of recent actions, the customer's account has had a "temporary suspension," and requires they take a step to re-open their account.
That step includes logging on through a fake site, where passwords and other information are requested — and then captured.
Customers who receive messages like this — asking for them to login to sites that don't look like the correct URL as their bank — would do well to pick up the phone, and call the main number for the bank on their debit card, for example, and request to speak to someone about their account. The breach involved a ransomware attack that took place between February 7 and Pdp engine apk 20, and may have allowed hackers to gain access to names, contact details, birthday dates and even admission and discharge dates.
But what was not involved were specific medical records of patients, the hospital system said. Additionally, credit cards and other financial details were not involved. NorthShore only learned itself about the breach on July 22, after the vendor notified the system.
ExamSoft Applicants for the bar exam in Pennsylvania has sent a letter to the state's Bureau of Consumer Protection claiming that since downloading the software to take the exam, they've been victimized by issues including password breaches and fraud, with charges showing up on their accounts that they did not make, according to Jurist. The software, called ExamSoft, collects data from those who are taking the exam, including Social Security numbers.
The applicants want the company's data security practices to be looked at, particularly as they cannot take the bar with any other company than ExamSoft, which is the only software platform for distributing the exam for many states, including Pennsylvania. The storage folder was discovered by Ukrainian security consultant Bob Diachenko and contained color scans of the front and back of about 54, licenses.
The uncensored scans revealed names, photos, dates of birth and addresses of drivers, which could easily be used by malicious actors to commit acts of identity fraud, such as applying for credit in a victim's name. A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the department is working with cyber security experts to investigate the trove of license scans, which appeared on an unprotected Amazon Web Services server.
Wordpress This week saw the fixing of a critical vulnerability affectingWordpress sites. The issues stemmed from the accidental inclusion of a test file which potentially allowed any unauthenticated user direct access to an affected website's library.
In turn, this left the affected Wordpress sites open to attack where files could be uploaded, modified, and ultimately leaving the site open to a complete takeover, reported Sucuri. The issue was with the elFinder package, an open-source file manager that has been installed by Wordpress users over two million times. The vulnerability was mistakenly made available on May 5 and was only fixed on September 1. Utah Pathology Services A data breach reported in late-August saw the personal information of approximatelypatients of Utah Pathology Services exposed online.
A statement from the organization admitted the vulnerability was discovered when "an unknown party attempted to redirect funds from within Utah Pathology".
This, KUTV reports, led to the discovery that patient information was visible to anyone. This data included patient dates of birth, gender, phone number, mailing address, email address, insurance information and, for some victims, their Social Security number.
Utah Pathology Services said that, "out of an abundance of caution," it has notified all potentially affected patients, but said there is no evidence that any patient data has been misused. Week of August 24, Instacart Instacart is admitting that two employees at a third-party vendor tapped into shopper information more than they may have needed, the company has said.
The two people looked at details of 2, shoppers including their names, email addresses, phone numbers, driver's license numbers and a thumbnail image of that ID. Customer information was not involved in this breach, said Instacart — and the two employees did not store or capture the information on shoppers that they saw.
Covid patients A breach of a third-party vendor in South Dakota, exposed very personal information about Covid patients who live in the state, reports Infosecurity. The breach was actually of a shared database that the vendor and the Department of Health and law enforcement groups could both access, and the information was used to also help so responders could know if someone at the location where they were going had tested positive for coronavirus.
Personal information in this database includes a patient's name, address, their birthdate and their Covid status. The exposure is enough of a concern, that the FBI has started investigating. FreePik FreePik, a site that offers up free stock photos and vectors for use on web sites and other projects has admitted a breach impacting one its other companies, called Flatiron.
While users can find free icons and images, there is a paid premium tier which they can join. Users of all levels were affected by the recent breach which captured the email addresses of 8. The remainder had no passwords on file because they had logged in using Google, Facebook and or Twitter.
FreePik has notified anyone whose password — even salted or hacked — was affected to change these, although salted passwords were automatically cancelled. Those whose emails were seen were also notified, but not told they needed to change their passwords at all. Although not lifted directly from these services, the data was exposed by Social Data, a company that sells data on social media influencers to marketers.
Social Data says the data it held was publicly available, but social media companies have rules against so-called scraping, where public data is taken is huge quantities from user profile pages. The data, help of an unprotected database and discovered by Comparitechincluded names, contact information, personal information, images and statistics about followers. Experian Experian, the consumer credit reporting agency, disclosed a data breach this week. Occurring at its South African branch, the breach impacted 24 million people andlocal businesses, as personal details was unwillingly handed over to a fraudster posing as a client.
Personal information was exposed, but Experian says no financial or credit-related data was involved in the security breach. Experian said it had identified the suspect and obtained a court order which "resulted in the individual's hardware being impounded and the misappropriated data being secured and deleted.
And also it expects unethical websites as well as suspicious web links to keep you out of problem.
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But, in basic, if you keep any type of delicate details on your Windows gadget, it's always much better to buy a full-featured web protection suite than it is to rely on a complimentary anti-viruses. The Best Antivirus Protection for PCMag We set out to do a basic Wirecutter guide to the best antivirus application, so we spent months researching software, reading records from independent testing labs as well as establishments, and also consulting specialists on secure computer.
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Many in-person events have had to find ways to move to the internet this year, and exams are no exception. Essentially, according to its users, Examplify is an unmitigated disaster. Passwords are stored in plaintext. Seriously- how is this still a thing? Users report being able to call customer support and retrieve not only their usernames but their passwords as well.
Others had their passwords emailed to them. It would only take a bit of social engineering for somebody to get into your account, and if you reuse passwords, then your unrelated accounts can be easily compromised. Please, use a password manager!