Latest data breach publications


MongoDB database containing over 275 million personal records exposed and hacked

Hu-Mongo-us database exposed on Shodan before being swiped by an unknown hacking group An unprotected and public-facing MongoDB database containing over 275 million records of personal information on Indian citizens has been discovered on search engine Shodan. Shodan indexes publicly viewable internet-connected devices and software applications, including unsecured webcams and exposed databases. The database was… Read More


Hackers loot £31 million in Bitcoin from Binance, wallet identified

The hackers used a combination of techniques to steal API keys and two-factor codes, CEO Changpeng Zhao said One of the world’s most respected cryptocurrency exchanges has suffered a stunning data breach, in which hackers stole more than £30 million in cryptocurrency. Binance said hackers were able to withdraw 7,000 Bitcoin (£30.9m) in one transaction… Read More


540 million Facebook account records found on unprotected AWS S3 buckets

Facebook data dump found by security researchers on unprotected AWS instances Facebook user data has been found publicly accessible on AWS, a new report from security researchers says. Cybersecurity firm UpGuard said it found more than 540 million records – including account names, comments and likes – had been stored publicly on AWS S3 buckets… Read More


Collection #2-5 data dump is three times the size of #1

A fortnight ago Collection #1 set the record for the world’s largest online data breach. It turns out it was just a fraction of what has been out there all along Earlier this month a data leak dubbed Collection #1 was discovered by internet security researcher Troy Hunt on popular file-sharing site MEGA and dark web… Read More


Why are financial firms neglecting back office IT?

Prioritisation of customer experience is leaving financial firms exposed to systems failures and data breaches Glorious mobile experiences provided by challenger banks such as Monzo have redefined customer expectations and put pressure on incumbent financial firms to improve their outward facing tech. But spending by financial services firms on customer-friendly interfaces is coming at the expense of… Read More



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