Personal Information

Pierluigi Paganini November 07, 2016
Cisco data leak – Job applications portal leaked personal information

Cisco data leak – Cisco has fixed a security vulnerability in the company Professional Careers portal that exposed personal information of the users. Cisco data leak – Cisco has fixed a security vulnerability existing in the company Professional Careers portal that may have leaked personal information. Cisco has notified the issue to the affected users […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 11, 2016
Once again identity thieves use stolen SSNs in IRS attack

The IRS detected roughly unauthorized attempts using 464,000 unique SSNs, and 101,000 attempts allowed crooks in generating PINs. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently confirmed that cyber criminals abused the Electronic Filing PIN application. The Electronic Filing PIN application is running on and allows taxpayers to generate a PIN that they can use to file tax […]

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 December 31, 2015
Data of 34,000 Steam users exposed due to buggy caching configuration

Valve company publicly confirmed that Steam deployed a buggy caching configuration to mitigate a DDoS attack which exposed Steam users personal information. Still problems for the Steam gaming platform, details of 34,000 Steam users have been exposed during a DDoS attack. Last week, as a result of a configuration change, a security issue allowed some Steam […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 26, 2015
A serious issue in Steam allowed access to other users’ accounts

As a result of a configuration change a security issue allowed some Steam users to randomly see pages generated for other users for a period of less than an hour. Bad news for the popular community of Steam gamers, some of the users are facing serious security issues. Several users online reported to be able to […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 27, 2015
IRS breached, hackers access data of more 100,000 taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was breached by hackers that “used an online service provided by the agency” to access data for more than 100,000 taxpayers. According to the Associated Press, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) suffered a data breach, hackers “used an online service provided by the agency” to access data for more than 100,000 taxpayers. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2015
Fake NYPD Badges available for sale on dark web

Experts at Trustev discovered on the Nucleus black market lifetime subscriptions to popular streaming services and fake NYPD badges. In the last months, we have assisted numerous operations run by law enforcement against illegal activities in the dark web, in particular against the numerous black markets that sell any kind of product and services. Everyone could […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 07, 2015
Data Breach – Hackers violated a server at Linux Australia

The organization Linux Australia revealed that one of its servers was hacked. The personal data of conference attendees might have been exposed. Linux Australia revealed a data breach occurred on March 22, according to the organization attackers may have accessed personal details of conference attendees. Linux Australia is an organization that represents nearly 5,000 Australian users […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 06, 2015
Home Office – Cybercrime goes unpunished in the UK

British law enforcement is in difficulty facing the cybercrime, just one computer hacker a month convicted of cyber crime out of 100,000 incidents a year. Cybercrime is becoming very attractive for ordinary crime, high earnings, limited risks than other criminal activities and poor perception of crime are among the elements that are facilitating the rapid spread of […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 31, 2015
G20 World leaders were victims of accidentally privacy breach

G20 World leaders were victims of accidentally privacy breach, but Australian authorities decided to not inform victims due to low risk of exposure. The personal details of world leaders have been accidentally revealed by the organisers of the G20 summit, passport numbers and other details belonging to Obama, Xi Jinping, Putin, Merkel, Cameron, Modi and others were […]