Tag: "data-breach"

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Ultimate Kronos Group Hit With Debilitating Ransomware Attack

A major ransomware attack recently hit “Ultimate Kronos Group”, a multinational workforce management platform. Kronos is used for payroll management and other general information-tech, and is used by clients like Tesla, MGM Resorts International, Puma, and the YMCA. Kronos has stated that the attack could force the system offline for several weeks, leaving some hospitals […]

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Family Tracking App “Life360” Reportedly Sells Precise Location Data To Buyers

One of the largest “family safety platforms”, Life360, has been reportedly revealed to be one of the largest providers of location data, frequently selling location data from both adult and child users to a variety of data brokers. These data brokers then provide the information to other, third-party customers. Life360 CEO Chris Hulls said in […]

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“Pegasus” Spyware Found On 37 Prominent Figures’ Phones

In a shocking case of digital privacy breaches, security researchers have discovered evidence of attempted or successful installations of “Pegasus”, a Software designed by the Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group meant for spying. The program consists of a number of features, including the ability to access text messages, photos, emails, videos, and contact lists, as […]

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Robinhood Data Breach Exposes Data of 5M Users

The online stock trading platform Robinhood recently announced that it had suffered a data breach, exposing over five million of its users’ Email addresses, and two million of its users’ full names. The data breach reportedly occurred when an unauthorized party impersonated an authorized party to a Robinhood employee by phone and demanded ransom for […]

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Facebook Sues Data-stealing Hacker

Facebook is suing a Ukrainian Hacker, Alexander Alexandrovich Solenchenko, for scraping and selling around 178 million users’ information, including user ids and phone numbers from between 2018 and 2019. Alexander used a computer program that automated user information requests from Facebook’s computers. The data was allegedly sold in May 2021 to an unknown buyer, supposedly […]

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Major Twitch Data Breach Exposes Source Code, New Gaming Platform, and More

Amazon’s streaming service Twitch recently suffered from a major data breach, in which the entirety of the application’s source code was leaked, among other things. The leak was posted on the 4chan messaging board as a 125GB torrent, which is said to include the entirety of Twitch and its commit history within it. This means […]

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Billions of Texts Exposed Following Data Breach

Syniverse, a major telecommunications company that manages the text and telecommunications infrastructure for many carriers, including Verizon and AT&T has suffered from a major data breach, which leaves billions of texts from the last 5 years exposed to hackers. The company announced on September 27th in an SEC filing that an investigation led by the […]

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T-Mobile Hit With Data-stealing Hack

On August 18, Internet Service Provider T-Mobile suffered a data breach that leaked data of more than 50 million of its customers. Names, birthdays, drivers licenses and Social Security Numbers of 40 million current and previous customers were stolen, as well as 850,000 active customers’ names, phone numbers and account PINs. According to Vice, the […]

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