Data Breach

Pierluigi Paganini May 14, 2016
Also the Giant Google has recently faced a data breach via benefits provider

Google started sending out notifications to employees about a data breach that occurred at a third party company that operates as a benefits provider. We all make mistakes, sometime they are small, some other big. But what if the mistake is so important to indirectly affect one the biggest companies in the world? “Oooops!”  This […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 03, 2016
Qatar National Bank Declares Systems ‘Fully Secure’ Sequel To Cyber-attack

Following the recent security breach suffered by the Qatar National Bank has assured that its systems are “fully secure”. Sequel to a recent cyber-attack that led to a large chunk of files purportedly stolen from the financial institution’s systems being dumped online, Qatar National Bank has assured that its systems are “fully secure”. The bank […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 01, 2016
Canadian Gold-Mining firm Goldcorp hacked

Canadian Gold-Mining Company Goldcorp suffered a major data breach, 14.8 GB Data Stolen, the hackers plan to release more data dumps soon. The Canadian gold-mining firm Goldcorp suffered a major data breach, attackers have stolen online a 14.8 GB archive. The archive includes company’s employees’ data (career data, titles, email addresses, location information, private telephone number, work phone […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 28, 2016
Qatar National Bank 1.5 Gb archive leaked online

The Qatar National Bank (QNB) is investigating a possible data leak after that a 1.5 GB archive containing 15,000 files was shared online. Another incident involved the banking industry, this time the Qatar National Bank (QNB) is investigating a major data leak. Several sources online, including Cryptome, have published  a large number of files allegedly […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2016
Hundreds of Spotify credentials leaked online

Security experts reported that hundreds of Spotify credentials appeared online and some users claim their accounts were hacked. Hundreds of Spotify account credentials appeared online on the website Pastebin, the information includes emails, usernames, passwords, account type and other details. The popular Swedish streaming service denied any data breach and confirmed that its systems weren’t […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 23, 2016
MongoDB DB containing 93.4 million Mexican voter records open online

The security expert  Chris Vickery discovered a 132 GB MongoDB database open online and containing 93.4 million Mexican voter records. Once again a MongoDB poorly configurated exposed million records, once again data of voters are left accessible online. This time, the popular researcher Chris Vickery has discovered on Amazon’s AWS online a 132 GB database containing 93.4 […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 18, 2016
PhineasFisher explained how he breached the Hacking Team

The hacker PhineasFisher published a detailed explanation of how he has hacked the Italian surveillance firm Hacking Team. In July 2015, the surveillance firm Hacking Team suffered a serious security breach, unknown attackers have exfiltrated some 400Gbs of data (including emails, internal documents, and exploit source code), but since now no news regarding the attack was disclosed. Now the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 10, 2016
Cyber Justice Team claims a massive Data Leak from the Syrian Gov

The Cyber Justice Team claims a massive Data Leak from the Syrian Government, more than 43 GB of Data available Online The hacker group named Cyber Justice Team leaked 10 GB of compressed data (when decompressed are over 43 GB of data) from several Syrian government and private companies. The group claimed to have hacked Linux […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 07, 2016
Anonymous Philippines hacked the COMELEC. It is the biggest government related data breach

Anonymous Philippines hacked the COMELEC database, the incident exposed records of more than 55 million voters, it is the biggest gov-related data breach. A few days ago I reported the news on the availability online of a database containing data of more than 50 million Turkish citizens, now IT security community is discussing another clamorous data […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 05, 2016
Is the hack of an email server behind the Panama Papers?

Which is the source of Panama Papers? According to Mossack the hackers breached its systems, according to the experts its email server was breached. The Panama Papers is a huge trove of strictly confidential documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca was leaked online during the weekend, it is largest data leaks ever. The entire archive […]