Email verification service takes itself offline after 800 million records get publicly exposed

An online email verification service has taken itself offline after approximately 809 million of its customers’ emails were exposed through an unprotected server. Researchers discovered a non-password protected MongoDB instance amounting to 150GB of data split across four separate collections Read More …

Whitefly: Espionage Group has Singapore in Its Sights

Group behind the SingHealth breach is also responsible for a string of other attacks in the region. In July 2018, an attack on Singapore’s largest public health organization, SingHealth, resulted in a reported 1.5 million patient records being stolen. Until Read More …

How your stolen personal data is sent to the dark web, and what hackers can do with it

“It’s 6.5 billion now,” the cybersecurity specialist says, standing in his office in Kowloon, Hong Kong, overlooking a control room where glowing computer screens display the pulse being taken of nefarious web activity. One dial acts as an algorithm-generated odometer Read More …

Collections #2-5 unearthed with 2.2 billion unique records now exposed online

Researchers have established that more than 600GB of personal information is circulating online after finding a monster cache of four additional ‘Collection’ folders. The Collection #1 leak discovered earlier this month was considered one of the largest leakages of personal Read More …

Airbus data breach impacts employees in Europe

European aerospace corporation Airbus disclosed today a security breach that impacted its commercial aircraft manufacturing business. The company said the security breach “resulted in unauthorised access to data.” According to a press release published earlier today, Airbus said that “some personal data Read More …