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Hackers Behind the October Data Breach Exposing Data on Darknet Identified by Malaysia Police

In October 2017, a data breach hit the whole country of Malaysia which went down into history as one of the worst ever recorded in the country. Over 46 million mobile phone subscribers were affected, and their data were later exposed on the Darknet for sale. The Malaysia police have identified the brains behind that incident after a thorough investigation. ... Read More »

India’s National Internet Registry Breach, Data Spotted On Darknet

Over 6,000 businesses in India have been reportedly breached by an unknown cyber criminal. The enterprise arm of IT security firm Quick Heal, Seqrite claimed they spotted over 6,000 sensitive information of organizations including service providers, banks and government put up on the Darknet for sale. According to the information, the nation’s internet registry was also hit by the attack, ... Read More »

Brussels Police Officer Busted Over Darknet Breach

A Brussel police officer was summoned before the Belgian authorities for engaging in illicit Darknet activities. The decision to make the arrest came after authorities conducted series of investigation and searches in last week. Information from the federal prosecutor’s office confirms that the suspected Brussels police officer was a railway police. The investigating Judge from Limburg on Tuesday requested for ... Read More »

AFP Illegally Accesses a Cellphone, Causes “Data Breach”

In March 2015, Australia’s data retention law (Scribd) passed with support from both sides. The law required telecoms and ISPs to keep customer metadata for two years. It also brought new requirements for accessing journalist metadata. Law enforcement, including the Australian Federal Police (AFP), must apply for a Journalist Information Warrant before examining examining metadata. A mere two weeks after ... Read More »

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Hotel Card Data Breach Hits 1,200 US Locations, Sold on Dark Web

The $10 billion major British multinational hotels company InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which operates 5,028 hotels and 742,000 rooms across 100 countries, revealed that 1,200 hotels managed under the IHG management have been infected with sophisticated malware designed specifically to breach into servers and databases that handle sensitive financial information and client data. In December of 2016, KrebsOnSecurity, a cyber ... Read More »

Dutch Hospitals Report a Data Breach Almost Every Day

Dutch hospitals reported 304 separate incidents of patient data loss since January 1. According to the Authority for Personal Data (AP), the hospitals rarely encrypted the data. They also reported that the majority of the data loss occurred due to human error. Many data losses occurred after employees misplaced essential USB drives and other storage mediums. For example, a doctor ... Read More »

Australia Sees Its Largest Data Breach in History

Australia has seen its largest data breach ever recently. Over a million medical and personal records belonging to Australian citizens has been found online. It happened that 1.28 million donor records contained in a 1.74 GB file were sent to security expert and operator of haveibeenpwned.com, Troy Hunt by an anonymous party on Tuesday. The anonymous source told Hunt that ... Read More »

New Breach: 655000 Healthcare Records (Patients) Being Sold

June 28, 2016 update: Same hacker, New Breach: Healthcare Insurer Database Of 9.3M Records is Up for sale! When Paul Syverson, Co-creator of the Tor web browser said that Your Medical Records Have Bullseyes On Them, he probably meant this. According to to what the hacker told us over an encrypted Jabber conversation, he used a “an exploit in how ... Read More »