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Verizon Data Breach

Verizon insider data breach

Telecommunications and media giant Verizon suffered a data breach impacting over 60,000 employees after one employee gained unauthorized access to sensitive files containing personally identifiable information.  How did the Verizon data breach happen? According to a data breach notification shared with the Office of the Maine Attorney General, a Verizon employee “inappropriately handled” a file […]

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Data breach

26 billion records leaked in “mother of all breaches”

In January 2024, a security researcher uncovered a colossal database comprising 26 billion leaked records pertaining to millions, possible billions, of individuals. The breach is thought to be the largest in history and is being called the “mother of all breaches.” What happened & who is impacted in the massive leak? Security researcher Bob Diachenko […]

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Microsoft OAuth Data Breach

Lessons learned from the Microsoft OAuth attack

Microsoft has revealed that Russian state-sponsored threat actors successfully breached its corporate email system, stealing sensitive email attachments and messages from the senior leadership team.  This was not a sophisticated attack based on zero days or vulnerability exploits. The attackers leveraged simple cloud misconfigurations and poor password management practices to breach the company.  All companies […]

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Mercedes-Benz Data Breach

Human error triggers Mercedes-Benz sensitive data leak

In a recent security lapse, Mercedes-Benz inadvertently exposed a wealth of internal data when a private key, providing “unrestricted access” to the company’s source code, was found in a public GitHub repository.  Details about the Mercedes-Benz data exposure During an internet scan in January 2024, a threat hunter at RedHunt Labs stumbled upon a Mercedes […]

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Raptor Technologies

Over 4 million sensitive school records exposed in cloud data leak

This week, thousands of schools across the US became embroiled in a mass data leak, after the school safety software company—Raptor Technologies—accidentally left troves of sensitive data exposed on the internet.  What happened with the Raptor Technologies data breach?  On January 11, a cybersecurity researcher unearthed a concerning discovery: an unprotected database housing an estimated […]

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MongoDB breach

MongoDB data breach: Customer data stolen in cyber attack

It’s not a happy holiday for MongoDB after the company was the victim of a cyber attack involving the theft of sensitive customer information.  MongoDB offers an open source NoSQL database management program for over 46,000 customers as an alternative to traditional relational databases.  Here’s everything we know about the data breach so far, including […]

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Dollar Tree breach

Millions impacted by Dollar Tree supply chain breach

You might be confident in your cybersecurity posture, but if you don’t know how your suppliers approach data protection, you’re still at risk of a huge data breach.  That’s precisely what happened to Dollar Tree. Over the weekend, the well-known discount retailer hit the headlines after falling victim to a supply chain cyber attack. And, […]

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GE data breach

General Electric DARPA breach triggers national security concerns

Data breaches are never good news. But, they’re even worse news if the compromised information includes national security data. And, even worse news if your company found out about the breach through the media.  Unfortunately, that’s exactly what might have happened to General Electric (GE), after supposed DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) data stolen […]

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McLaren Health Care breach

McLaren Health Care data breach impacts 2.2 million people

Does this headline give you a case of deja vu? That’s because, only last month, a ransomware group claimed to steal the personal health information (PHI) of 2.2 million patients registered with McLaren Health Care. However, it’s only now that McLaren is acknowledging the breach. What happened, and why the discrepancy?  Let’s find out.  What […]

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Data breach

Okta support system breached using stolen credentials

Okta is in the headlines for a data breach yet again. This time, malicious actors managed to compromise its customer support unit and steal sensitive information.  According to Okta, the impact of this breach was contained to what they describe as a “very small number” of customers. However, it’s come to light that the attackers […]

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CFPB Data Criminal

CFPB employee steals data of more than 250,000 consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is in the hot seat this week after it came to light an employee forwarded the sensitive data of over 250,000 consumers to their personal email account.  But this wasn’t just an isolated incident. The employee responsible exfiltrated sensitive information numerous times, sending over 60 emails to his personal […]

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