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A digital wallet app with millions of users has become the latest organization to be caught storing customer data in unsecured Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 buckets.  Researchers at vpnMentor discovered five misconfigured buckets containing the personal data of 14 million users of the Key Ring app.  The Key Ring app allows users to upload and store scans and...
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Over half a million highly sensitive legal and financial documents have been leaked online by a US loans company after another cloud configuration error. Security researchers at vpnMentor led by Noam Rotem found the database in an unsecured Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket at the end of December. It appears to be linked to...
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Almost one million Virgin Media customers may have had their personal details exposed to hackers after a database was left unsecured online. The British ISP, owned by US cable group, Liberty Global, informed customers by email this week that the database of 900,000 users was accessible from at least 19 April 2019. Worse still, it...
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New York cops, on the hunt for a source of leaked police photographs, have subpoenaed the Twitter account of a journalist at the New York Post. The New York Police Department (NYPD) sought access to the Twitter data of New York Post police bureau chief Tina Moore after the reporter displayed an almost uncanny knack...
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The Danish government is under fire after an audit revealed that the personal identity numbers of over a fifth of the country’s population were leaked to US tech providers for five years. The issue was discovered by the Agency for Development and Simplification (Udviklings-og Forenklingsstyrelsen) which maintains the country’s tax office IT systems. It is...
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Tens of thousands of cannabis users in the US have had their personal information leaked by a misconfigured cloud bucket, according to researchers. Over 85,000 files including more than 30,000 records with sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) were exposed when software firm THSuite apparently left an Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket unsecured. THSuite provides...
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The UK government is facing urgent questions after it was revealed that betting companies were given access to a Department for Education (DfE) database containing personal information on 28 million children. Known as the Learning Record Service, the database stores information on students in England, Wales and North Ireland choosing to take post-14 qualifications like...
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Japanese company Mitsubishi Electric has today disclosed an information leak that occurred over six months ago.  The century-old electronics and electrical equipment manufacturing firm announced the breach by issuing a brief statement on its website. An official internal investigation was launched after suspicious activity was observed taking place on June 28, 2019. The company said that upon...
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Thousands of UK business professionals have had their personal details exposed online via a leaky Amazon Web Services bucket, after researchers discovered files belonging to multiple consulting firms. The misconfigured S3 resource is thought to have been left publicly viewable with no authentication by a London-based company known as CHS Consulting, according to vpnMentor. However,...
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A cryptocurrency exchange has been forced to reset customer passwords after a suspected data leak via social media, although its incident response efforts caused more confusion among some users. US-based exchange Poloniex informed around 1% of its customer base that they had to reset their log-ins, following a tweet claiming to contain a list of...
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