The misconfigured database was accessed by an unauthorized party on at least one occasion. Virgin Media has disclosed a data leak that exposed the personal information of around 900,000 people. The incident, which impacted around 15% of the British company’s fixed-line customer base, originated from a misconfigured database that was used for marketing purposes. “The … More Virgin Media data leak exposes details of almost 1 million people
The startup came under scrutiny after it emerged that it had amassed 3 billion photos from social media for its facial recognition software. The controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI has notified its customers that a bad actor had “gained unauthorized access” to its entire customer list, which includes some of the most powerful law … More Facial recognition company Clearview AI hit by data theft
Databases containing 14 years’ worth of customer support logs were publicly accessible with no password protection. Over 250 million customer service and support records were exposed by Microsoft over a two-day period in December 2019 due to a server misconfiguration. Since the records weren’t secured with any authentication measures, anyone with an internet connection and … More Microsoft exposed 250 million customer support records
These passwords may win the popularity contest but lose flat out in security. Year after year, analyses show that millions of people make, to put it mildly, questionable choices when it comes to the passwords they use to protect their accounts. And fresh statistics for the year that is drawing to a close confirm that … More The worst passwords of 2019: Did yours make the list?
As users are losing access to their accounts by the dozens, we offer a few tips to help keep your streaming subscriptions safe. The long-awaited streaming service Disney+ was launched to the cheers of many. But it wasn’t without technical issues; in addition, within hours of the service going online many users were reporting that … More Disney+ accounts hacked – How to protect yourself
The study tested 81 IoT devices to analyze their behavior and tracking habits, and in some cases brought rather surprising findings. Have you stopped to think what kind of data may be collected by an innocuously-looking smart device, where the information is sent, and whether it is encrypted? Researchers at Northeastern University and Imperial College … More Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds
The company says that the incident, going back to March 2018, affected only 1 out of its 3,000 servers. The well-known virtual private network (VPN) provider NordVPN admitted to a breach on Tuesday that had occurred at one of the facilities from which the company rents its servers. The bad actors exploited an insecure remote management system left by … More NordVPN reveals breach at datacenter provider