Latest data breach publications
Virgin Media has apologised after a data breach left the personal details of around 900,000 customers unsecured and accessible. The company said that the breach occurred after one of its marketing databases was “incorrectly configured” which allowed unauthorised access. It assured those affected by the breach that the database “did not include any passwords or financial details” but said it contained information such as names, home and email addresses, and phone numbers.
Personal information belonging to customers of companies working with French retail consultancy Aliznet, including 2.5 million customers of cosmetic and beauty giant Yves Rocher, has been exposed in a data leak.
Aliznet has previously served IBM, Salesforce, Sephora, Louboutin and Inwi, although it is understood the most sensitive data exposed belongs to Canadian customers of Yves Rocher.
The former AWS employee who allegedly hacked Capital One bank in July has been accused of breaching the bank’s cloud servers to mine cryptocurrency.
Paige Thompson – who went by the online moniker “erratic” – was indicted yesterday for stealing data from Capital One and 30 other entities, and has been charged with wire fraud, and computer fraud and abuse, according to Seattle court documents.
An unencrypted Elasticsearch database containing millions of fingerprints, facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and personal information on employees has been discovered by researchers. The database belongs to Biostar 2, a biometric security platform recently integrated into AEOS, an access control system used by the UK Metropolitan Police.
Uptake of cyber security insurance in the UK is worringly low and placing millions of small businesses at risk, according to new research.