Data Breach

Pierluigi Paganini November 06, 2016
Databases of Indian embassies leaked online. Too easy hack them

The databases of the Indian Embassies in Switzerland, Mali, Romania, Italy, Malawi, and Libya were leaked online by two grey hat hackers. Today I was contacted by a security pentester who goes online with the moniker Kapustkiy who revealed me to have breached the Indian Embassies in Switzerland, Mali, Romania, Italy, Malawi, and Libya. Kapustkiy and his friend Kasimierz (@Kasimierz_) told […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 01, 2016
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reported a former employee stolen data from office

A former employee of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency downloaded 10,000 records onto thumb drives before his retirement in November 2015. On Friday, the US banking regulator told Congress about a potential “major information security incident” after it discovered that a former employee has downloaded a large number of files onto thumb drives […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2016
Red Cross Blood Service incident. The Australian largest ever leak of Personal data

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service confirmed the data leak that exposed a backup database containing the personal details of donors. This data leak is considered by security experts one of the most severe due to the nature of the target, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. The sensitive database was discovered on October 24 by […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 28, 2016
Michigan State University hacked, personal information leaked online

The young hacker Mys7erioN announced to have hacked into the database of a US organization, the Michigan State University. Data leaked online. Today I was contacted via Twitter by Mys7erioN who revealed me to have hacked into the database of a US organization, the Michigan State University. As proof of the hack, Mys7erioN published on Pastebin  the records […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 22, 2016
Indian Banks fear a security breach that affected up to 3.25 million cards

A number of Indian banks are adopting extraordinary measures fearing a security breach that could have exposed as many as 3.25 million debit cards. A number of Indian banks are adopting extraordinary measures fearing a security breach that could have exposed as many as 3.25 million debit cards (0.5 percent of the nearly 700 million […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 21, 2016
Weebly data breach affected more than 43 million customers

Weebly, a San Francisco-based Drag-n-Drop website creator, will start sending notification letters to all of their customers due to a data breach. Another data breach is in the headlines, Weebly and Foursquare are the latest victims of the massive data breaches. According to data breach notification site LeakedSource, hackers compromised details for over 43 Million users. […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 18, 2016
British banks downplay security breaches

Banks and financial institution in the UK are reportedly failing to disclose the full extent security breaches they are experiencing. UK banks are reportedly failing to disclose the full extent of the number and nature of security incidents they are experiencing due to a fear of financial punishment and negative publicity. Banking execs and security […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 15, 2016
58M records dumped from an unsecured DB of the Modern Business Systems

Hackers have leaked online over 58 million customer records from data storage firm Modern Business Systems, but the situation could be more severe. 58 million customer records have been leaked online by hackers, the huge trove of data seems to come from a data storage firm. The records include personal information such as names, dates of […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 14, 2016
33 million records exposed after the Evony data breach

The website and the forum of the Evony gaming company were hacked this summer and as a result 33 Million of its gamers have their data compromised. Data of more than 33 million accounts of the Evony gaming company were stolen as result of a data breach occurred in June. Evony is the company that […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 13, 2016
Vera Bradley retail chain notifies customers of data breach

The American retail chain Vera Bradley announced that hackers have stolen a yet undetermined number of payment card data from its systems. The American retail chain Vera Bradley is the last victim of a data breach, the company announced that hackers have stolen a yet undetermined number of payment card data. The breaches affected customers […]