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Israel's Entire Voter Registry Exposed in Massive Incident
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Personal details of nearly 6.5 million Israelis were out in the open after the entire registry was uploaded to an notably insecure app.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/10/2020
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Google Takeout Serves Up Video Files to Strangers
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A limited number of user videos were shared with others in a five-day incident from November.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/7/2020
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Ashley Madison Breach Returns with Extortion Campaign
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The recent attack messages use new techniques to extort Bitcoin payments from Ashley Madison users hit in massive 2015 data breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/31/2020
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Configuration Error Reveals 250 Million Microsoft Support Records
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Some the records, found on five identically configured servers, might have contained data in clear text.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/22/2020
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FBI Seizes Domain That Sold Info Stolen in Data Breaches
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The website, WeLeakData.com, claimed to have more than 12 billion records gathered from over 10,000 breaches.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2020
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CCPA Kickoff: What Businesses Need to Know
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The California Consumer Privacy Act is in full effect, prompting organizations to think about how they'll remain compliant.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/2/2020
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'Honoring' CCPA's Binding Principles Nationally Won't Be Easy
Dr. Salvatore Stolfo, Founder & CTO, Allure SecurityCommentary
Even companies with the reach, capital, and innovative capacity of Microsoft or Google will struggle to adhere to the tenets of California's new consumer privacy law.
By Dr. Salvatore Stolfo Founder & CTO, Allure Security, 12/26/2019
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Ambiguity Around CCPA Will Lead to a Slow Start in 2020
Anurag Kahol, CTO, BitglassCommentary
But longer term, compliance to California's new privacy law represents an opportunity for companies to increase customer trust and market share.
By Anurag Kahol CTO, Bitglass, 12/20/2019
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15 Million Patient Records Exposed Attack on Canadian Lab
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A cyberattack against LifeLabs exposed personal information on patients in Ontario and British Columbia.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/17/2019
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Data Security Startup Satori Cyber Launches with $5.25M Seed Round
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Satori Cyber aims to help businesses better protect and govern their information with its Secure Data Access Cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/17/2019
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SQL Server 2019 Tool Tells Attackers Which Data Is Sensitive
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The design of SQL Data Discovery & Classification could let attackers pinpoint sensitive information while flying under organizations' radars.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/16/2019
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The Implications of Last Week's Exposure of 1.2B Records
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Large sums of organized data, whether public or private, are worth their weight in gold to cybercriminals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/26/2019
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1.2B Records Exposed in Massive Server Leak
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A single server leaked 4 terabytes of personal data, including social media profiles, work histories, and home and mobile phone numbers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/22/2019
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Disney+ Credentials Land in Dark Web Hours After Service Launch
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The credentials, priced from free to $11 per account, appear to be due to victims' re-use of logins and passwords.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/18/2019
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Joker's Stash Puts $130M Price Tag on Credit Card Database
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A new analysis advises security teams on what they should know about the underground payment card seller.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/11/2019
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California DMV Leak Spills Data from Thousands of Drivers
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Federal agencies reportedly had improper access to Social Security data belonging to 3,200 license holders.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/6/2019
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Database Error Exposes 7.5 Million Adobe Customer Records
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The database was open for approximately one week before the problem was discovered.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/28/2019
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FBI Expands Election Security Initiative
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The program offers resources and advice to help protect elections at every level within the US.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/24/2019
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20M Russians' Personal Tax Records Exposed in Data Leak
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An unprotected Elasticsearch cluster contained personally identifiable information on Russian citizens from 2009 to 2016.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/3/2019
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One Arrested in Ecuador's Mega Data Leak
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Officials arrest a leader of consulting firm Novaestrat, which owned an unprotected server that exposed 20.8 million personal records.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/18/2019
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CVE-2020-8813
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-22
graph_realtime.php in Cacti 1.2.8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands via shell metacharacters in a cookie, if a guest user has the graph real-time privilege.
CVE-2020-9039
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-22
Couchbase Server 4.x and 5.x before 6.0.0 has Insecure Permissions for the projector and indexer REST endpoints (they allow unauthenticated access).
CVE-2020-8860
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-22
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Samsung Galaxy S10 Firmware G973FXXS3ASJA, O(8.x), P(9.0), Q(10.0) devices with Exynos chipsets. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must answer a phone call. T...
CVE-2020-8861
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-22
This vulnerability allows network-adjacent attackers to bypass authentication on affected installations of D-Link DAP-1330 1.10B01 BETA Wi-Fi range extenders. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the handling of HNAP login requests. The issue ...
CVE-2020-8862
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-22
This vulnerability allows network-adjacent attackers to bypass authentication on affected installations of D-Link DAP-2610 Firmware v2.01RC067 routers. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the handling of passwords. The issue results from the ...