Data Breach

Pierluigi Paganini March 30, 2016
vBulletin resets passwords after a targeted attack

vBulletin has suffered a severe attack last week that breached one of the Germany servers, in response it informed users that all passwords had been reset. vBulletin has suffered a severe attack last week, in response it informed users that all passwords had been reset. According to the vBulletin developer Paul Marsden one of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 25, 2016
Hackers stole records of 1.5 million customers of Verizon Enterprise

Hackers reportedly stole the records of 1.5 million customers of Verizon Enterprise which are offered for sale in the criminal underground. According to KrebsOnSecurity, data leaked after a security reach at Verizon Enterprise Solutions are available in the cyber criminal underground. Records of 1.5 million customers of Verizon Enterprise are available for sale, the entire archive is offered for $100,000, but […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 17, 2016
American Express issued a notice of data breach

American Express is informing cardholders that their payment card data may have been exposed after a third-party service provider suffered a security breach. Another illustrious victim of a data breach is in the headlines, this time, American Express is warning Cardholders of a possible incident occurred to a third party service provider. The name of the affected service provider […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 18, 2016
Anonymous leaked 18GB of data belonging to the Turkish national police

Members of the Anonymous group have stolen 18GB worth of data belonging to Turkey’s national police force and leaked it online. The group of hacktivists Anonymous has just released roughly 18GB of sensitive data belonging to the Turkey’s national police. The hackers have accessed the database of the Turkish General Directorate of Security (EGM) and leaked […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2016
Hackers leaked DHS staff records, 200GB of files are in their hands

A hacker accessed an employee’s email account at the Department of Justice and stole 200GB of files including records of 9,000 DHS staffers and 20,000 FBI employees. Yesterday, the data related a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staff directory were leaked online, a Twitter account shared the link to an archive containing 9,355 names. The responsible […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 30, 2016
A FOP data dump leaked online, 2.5GB of police contracts and data

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), a US Police Organisation, has been hacked and 2,5GB data dump leaked online. A data dump related to a US police association has been leaked online, as well as a backup containing personal information belonging to the member of a forum. The data dump results from the data breach […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 28, 2016
ENISA Threat Landscape 2015, a must reading

ENISA has issued the annual ENISA Threat Landscape 2015 a document that synthesizes the emerging trends in cyber security I’m very happy to announce the publication of the annual ENISA Threat Landscape 2015 (ETL 2015), this is the fifth report issued by the European Agency. The ENISA Threat Landscape 2015 summarizes top cyber threats, experts have identified […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 18, 2016
A Las Vegas Casino sues IT security firm Trustwave after failing attempt to stop hackers

The Las Vegas Casino firm Affinity Gaming sued Trustwave for allegedly failing a data breach investigation, but Trustwave denies any wrongdoing. Affinity Gaming, a casino operator operating five casinos in Nevada, and six in other locations in the US, has sued the It security company Trustwave for a “bad” investigation, after a network breach it […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 16, 2016
Canada – Military data found in hard drive at the recycling depot

A man has found a 30-gigabyte hard drive at a recycling depot in Halifax containing at least 10 GB Canadian military data. According to the Canadian CBC, a man named Pete Stevens has found a 30-gigabyte hard drive at a recycling depot in Halifax. The media support contains personal information including the names and numbers of defence […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 15, 2016
Hyatt hotels data breach, 250 hotels impacted in 50 countries

The Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced a total of 250 of its resorts were compromised last year in a malware-based attack that stole customer payment card information. Hyatt Hotels revealed that 250 of its resorts have been involved in the data breach suffered last year. In December the Hyatt Hotels Corporation issued an official announcement to inform its users that unknown hackers […]