Data Breach

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2015
China blamed for cyber attack on Bureau of Meteorology computer

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Chinese hackers have conducted a major attack on a supercomputer operated by Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). Chinese hackers have conducted a major attack on a supercomputer operated by Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). The news has been disclosed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The Bureau of Meteorology is […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 29, 2015
Vtech hacked, data of thousands of kids exposed

Toy maker Vtech has been hacked exposing data of thousands of kids, this hack is the fourth largest consumer data breach to date. The greatest manufacturer of electronic toys Vtech, aka Video Technology Limited, was hacked. On 14 November, “an unauthorised party” managed to obtain access to the app store database of Vtech, the Learning […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 25, 2015
Hilton confirms some payment systems infected by malware

The hotel chain Hilton Worldwide Holdings announced Tuesday that cyber criminals stole credit card information from some of its point-of-sale systems. The hotel chain Hilton Worldwide Holdings admitted that crooks stole credit card information from some of its PoS systems, but hasn’t provided detailed info on the extent of the data breach. The company Hilton Worldwide is warning its […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 25, 2015
Pearson VUE Credential manager system has been compromised

Pearson VUE, the world biggest learning, testing and certification company has announced that its Credential Manager system (PMC) has been breached. On their website, Pearson VUE gives us some details of what might have happened, even though they don’t share who is the responsible for this breach. “We recently were made aware that an unauthorized […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 10, 2015
200,000 Comcast login credentials available on the Dark Web

During the weekend, nearly 590,000 Comcast email addresses and passwords were offered for sale on a BlackMarket in the dark web. It is now the turn of Comcast, over the weekend nearly 590,000 Comcast email addresses and passwords were offered for sale on a BlackMarket in the dark web. As proof of the authenticity of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 08, 2015
Threat actors hacked the popular Touchnote company

On 4th November 2015, Touchnote company received information confirming that is has been the victim of a data breach that exposed customer data. Data breaches are becoming a daily event, the last one in the headlines it the hack suffered by the Touchnote postcard app. Hackers have stolen customer data from Touchnote database, the popular app that […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 04, 2015
A Fourth Teenager was arrested over TalkTalk data breach

British police announced Tuesday they had arrested a fourth teenager in connection with a data breach suffered by the Internet Service Provider TalkTalk. The investigation of the TalkTalk data breach is still going, in a few days other two suspects have been arrested by law enforcement under the country’s Computer Misuse Act. The company suffered other two […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 02, 2015
Third suspect arrested in connection with the TalkTalk breach

A third suspect has been arrested by the British authorities in connection with the TalkTalk breach, he is a 20-year-old from Staffordshire. While the investigation of the TalkTalk data breach is going on, a third man has been arrested in connection with the hack. A third unnamed suspect is a 20-year-old man from Staffordshire, he has been […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 01, 2015
Hackers have accessed details of 1,827 Vodafone customers

According to Vodafone UK, criminals used the stolen data obtained from “an unknown source” to try to access customers’ accounts. Personal details belonging to roughly 2,000 Vodafone customers have been compromised. According to Vodafone, cyber criminals used the stolen data (emails and passwords) obtained from “an unknown source” to try to access customers’ accounts between […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 30, 2015
Second teen arrested in Connection with the TalkTalk breach

A few days after the arrest of 15-year-old in Northern Ireland, the British Police arrested a second in connection with the TalkTalk breach. There is a second arrest for the TalkTalk hack, the UK Police have arrested a second individual as part of the investigation into the recent data breach suffered by the company. Also in […]