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 …

South African Power Firm Eskom Fails To Secure Customer Data

A security researcher resorted to a public tweet about a serious data breach involving customer data, after a South African electricity provider ignored all other pleas to resolve the leak. Security researcher Devin Stokes issued the public tweet to Eskom, which 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 …