Data Breach

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 […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 08, 2016
Time Warner Cable security breach may have exposed 320K customers

The TV cable and Internet service provider Time Warner Cable is warning customers their emails and passwords may have been exposed. Nearly 320,000 of the TV cable and Internet service provider Time Warner Cable customers urge to change their passwords for the email account. The measure has been requested by the company in response to alleged unauthorized […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 28, 2015
Database with 191 Million US voters’ personal data exposed online

The security expert Chris Vickery has discovered a misconfigured archive exposes the personal details of 191 million U.S. voters. A misconfigured database is the root cause of the exposure of around 191 Million voter records. The records include voters’ full names, unique voter IDs, unique voter IDs, date of births and phone numbers. The database […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 24, 2015
Payment systems at Hyatt Hotels have been compromised

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced it recently discovered malware used to steal credit card data on its payment processing systems. The Hyatt Hotels Corporation is the last victim of cyber criminals using PoS malware. The company announced Wednesday that a malware has infected its payment systems. According to the official announcement issued by Hyatt the company is still […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 21, 2015
Discovered a database containing data of 3.3 million Hello Kitty fans

The researcher Chris Vickery has discovered a database leak that exposed 3.3 million accounts belonging to Hello Kitty fans. The database of the official online community for Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters, the sanriotown.com, has suffered a data breach. The researcher Chris Vickery has discovered online a database exposing 3.3 million accounts belonging to […]