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Shanghai Jiao Tong University exposed 8.4 TB of email data

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An exposed database belonging to Shanghai Jiao Tong University exposed 8.4TB in email metadata after failing to implement basic authentication demands. The exposed server was discovered on May 22, 2019, by Cloudflare Director of Trust & Safety Justin Paine. As described on the Rainbowtabl.es security ...
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Quest Diagnostics: 11.9 million patients’ information exposed in data breach

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About 11.9 million Quest Diagnostics patients may have had their financial, medical and other personal information exposed in a data breach, the company said Monday. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Quest said a billing collections vendor, American Medical Collection Agency, notified ...
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Baltimore struck with Robbinhood ransomware, city servers down

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Baltimore’s government computer system was hit reportedly with Robbinhood ransomware yesterday shutting down most of the city’s servers and forcing the city council to cancel meetings. The Baltimore Sun obtained a copy of the ransom note which contained a demand list asking for 3 bitcoins, ...
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China Is Using Facial Recognition To Track Ethnic Minorities, Even In Beijing

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It's happened again - China's unconstrained approach to automating dystopia has been exposed by the lack of basic data security. TechCrunch reported on Friday that a security researcher had "found a smart city database accessible from a web browser without a password, [the details of ...
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Amnesty Intl. says cyberattack on Hong Kong office appears linked to known APT group

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Bradley Barth Senior Reporter The Hong Kong division of human rights organization Amnesty International said yesterday that its offices were recently targeted by a sophisticated cyber attack that bore the hallmarks of Chinese state-sponsored actors. A press release issued by the non-governmental organization’s Hong Kong ...
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Threat actors gaining admin rights before ransomware infections

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Threat actors are using accounts with admin privileges to install BitPaymer ransomware via PsExec suggesting threat actors are taking a more targeted approach to their distribution of malware. Similar to the Arizona Beverageransomware attack earlier this month, a manufacturing company also appears to have been ...
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Warren bill would send execs to jail for data breaches

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Executives at companies like Equifax who “negligently permit or fail to prevent” an incident that affects personal data may have to spend time in the slammer if Congress passes the Corporate Executive Accountability Act. Under the bill, introduced by presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., ...
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Undisclosed number of TurboTax accounts breached

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Intuit, the company behind tax preparation software TurboTax, said users’ accounts may have been accessed by an unauthorized party. Threat actors used usernames and password combinations obtained from a non-Intuit source after an undisclosed number of TurboTax accounts were breached in a credential stuffing attack. ...
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Russian Cyberattackers are in and Gone in Less than 20 Minutes

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Russian cyberattackers are almost eight-times faster at taking advantage of a compromised system compared to other nation-state actors, a tribute to their operational tradecraft, according to Crowdstrike’s 2019 Global Threat report. An analysis of what Crowdstrike calls “breakout time” shows the Russians are quicker, by ...
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Collection 1 Breach Prompts Calls for Security Updates, Investment

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While the Collection 1 data dump – a whopping 773 million unique emails – dazzled with its size, it also underscored the need to shift away from reliance on passwords and renewed calls for investments in more up-to-date and reliable security. “The sheer size and ...
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