Financial Institution Worker Put User Information At Risk

Noam Rotem, a researcher for vpnMentor, recently made a startling discovery. A database connected to a now defunct app called MCA Wizard was found unsecured on the web. It contained a staggering 425 GB of sensitive corporate financial data. The app, developed via a partnership between Argus Capital Funding and Advantage Capital Funding, is no longer available on the Apple …

T-Mobile Is The Latest To Get Hit By Data Breach

Are you a T-Mobile customer? If so, be advised, the company recently published a Notice of Data Breach on their website to inform all clients that an email vendor they utilize was hacked. The notice said that the hack exposed the financial and personal information of a small fraction of the company’s customers. In addition to posting the notice on …

JCrew Retailer Customers May Have Had Information Accessed

Another week, another data breach. This time, the target being US clothing retailer J. Crew. The company announced that sometime in April of 2019, an unknown group of hackers utilized a credential stuffing attack to breach one of the company’s databases and accessed some of its customer account data. Credential stuffing, as you may know, is an attack type that …

Tax Information Theft Is On The Rise This Year

It’s tax season, and if you’re like many people, you make use of one of the numerous e-file platforms offered by TurboTax, TaxAct, and similar companies. Unfortunately, tax season also presents a tremendous opportunity for hackers. So much that the IRS has issued a formal warning to accountants and taxpayers alike, urging them to enable two-factor authentication to minimize the …

New Healthcare Breach Blamed On Stolen Laptop

There have been a dizzying number of high-profile data breaches in recent months, and now we have one more to add to the growing list. Health Share of Oregon is a Medicaid Coordinated Care Organization. They recently disclosed that they lost control of health and personal information belonging to more than 650,000 people. The root cause in this case wasn’t …

Wawa Data Breach Includes Information On 30 Million Customers

Another week, another high-profile data breach. This time, it’s a big one. In December 2019, the convenience store chain Wawa disclosed that they had discovered malware on their point of sale system and that tens of millions of customer records were at risk. Those at risk were potentially anyone who had paid for their gas and other sundries with a …

Data Breach Hits Microsoft Customer Service Database

Over the last twelve months, we’ve heard reports from companies of all shapes and sizes that have suffered from data breaches. Many of them were caused by an act of carelessness on the part of an employee that accidentally left an important database exposed to the world. It raises eyebrows though, to hear that Microsoft was the target of such …

New Ransomware Leaks Confidential Data To Public

There’s a disturbing emerging trend in the world of hackers who make use of ransomware to extort payment from companies. Increasingly, if a company won’t pay, their data that was stolen and encrypted is being published for all to see. KrebsOnSecurity recently identified a website associated with the creators of the Maze ransomware strain that did exactly that. The introductory …

Landrys Restaurant Chain Latest Victim Of Credit Card Breach

If you’re not familiar with Landry’s, you’re probably familiar with at least some of the restaurants the company owns. The company recently issued a formal ‘Notification of Data Breach’ in which they disclosed that an unauthorized user was detected on their systems and that POS malware had been used between March 13, 2019 and October 17, 2019. In addition to …