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The Implications of Last Week's Exposure of 1.2B Records
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Large sums of organized data, whether public or private, are worth their weight in gold to cybercriminals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/26/2019
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1.2B Records Exposed in Massive Server Leak
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A single server leaked 4 terabytes of personal data, including social media profiles, work histories, and home and mobile phone numbers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/22/2019
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Disney+ Credentials Land in Dark Web Hours After Service Launch
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The credentials, priced from free to $11 per account, appear to be due to victims' re-use of logins and passwords.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/18/2019
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Joker's Stash Puts $130M Price Tag on Credit Card Database
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A new analysis advises security teams on what they should know about the underground payment card seller.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/11/2019
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California DMV Leak Spills Data from Thousands of Drivers
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Federal agencies reportedly had improper access to Social Security data belonging to 3,200 license holders.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/6/2019
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Database Error Exposes 7.5 Million Adobe Customer Records
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The database was open for approximately one week before the problem was discovered.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/28/2019
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FBI Expands Election Security Initiative
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The program offers resources and advice to help protect elections at every level within the US.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/24/2019
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20M Russians' Personal Tax Records Exposed in Data Leak
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An unprotected Elasticsearch cluster contained personally identifiable information on Russian citizens from 2009 to 2016.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/3/2019
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One Arrested in Ecuador's Mega Data Leak
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Officials arrest a leader of consulting firm Novaestrat, which owned an unprotected server that exposed 20.8 million personal records.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/18/2019
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24.3M Unsecured Health Records Expose Patient Data, Images
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Several hundred servers storing medical data are connected to the Internet without any protection for sensitive information and images.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/18/2019
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US Companies Unprepared for Privacy Regulations
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US companies are poorly prepared for even the most rudimentary privacy regulations, a new report says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/17/2019
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Oracle Expands Cloud Security Services at OpenWorld 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The company broadens its portfolio with new services developed to centralize and automate cloud security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/16/2019
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Data Leak Affects Most of Ecuador's Population
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An unsecured database containing 18GB of data exposed more than 20 million records, most of which held details about Ecuadorian citizens.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/16/2019
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Job-Seeker Data Exposed in Monster File Leak
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The job website says it cannot notify users since the exposure occurred on a third-party organization's servers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/6/2019
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419M Facebook User Phone Numbers Publicly Exposed
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It's still unclear who owned the server storing hundreds of millions of records online without a password.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/5/2019
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Imperva Customer Database Exposed
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A subset of customers for the company's Incapsula web application firewall had their email addresses, hashed/salted passwords, and more open to unauthorized access, Imperva announced.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/27/2019
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6 Ways Airlines and Hotels Can Keep Their Networks Secure
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
As recent news can attest, travel and hospitality companies are prime targets for cybercriminals. Here are six privacy and security tips that can help lock down privacy and security.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 8/27/2019
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IBM Announces Quantum Safe Encryption
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Techniques too tough for quantum computing solutions will be part of public cloud and tape storage encryption.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/23/2019
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MoviePass Leaves Credit Card Numbers, Personal Data Exposed Online
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Thousands of customers' credit card numbers, MoviePass card numbers, and sensitive data were left in an unprotected database.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/21/2019
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Capital One: What We Should Learn This Time
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Where Capital One went wrong, what the bank did right, and more key takeaways from the latest mega-breach.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/2/2019
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CVE-2019-5252
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-14
There is an improper authentication vulnerability in Huawei smartphones (Y9, Honor 8X, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 9i, Y6 Pro). The applock does not perform a sufficient authentication in a rare condition. Successful exploit could allow the attacker to use the application locked by applock in an instant.
CVE-2019-5235
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-14
Some Huawei smart phones have a null pointer dereference vulnerability. An attacker crafts specific packets and sends to the affected product to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may cause the affected phone to be abnormal.
CVE-2019-5264
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-13
There is an information disclosure vulnerability in certain Huawei smartphones (Mate 10;Mate 10 Pro;Honor V10;Changxiang 7S;P-smart;Changxiang 8 Plus;Y9 2018;Honor 9 Lite;Honor 9i;Mate 9). The software does not properly handle certain information of applications locked by applock in a rare condition...
CVE-2019-5277
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-13
Huawei CloudUSM-EUA V600R006C10;V600R019C00 have an information leak vulnerability. Due to improper configuration, the attacker may cause information leak by successful exploitation.
CVE-2019-5254
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-13
Certain Huawei products (AP2000;IPS Module;NGFW Module;NIP6300;NIP6600;NIP6800;S5700;SVN5600;SVN5800;SVN5800-C;SeMG9811;Secospace AntiDDoS8000;Secospace USG6300;Secospace USG6500;Secospace USG6600;USG6000V;eSpace U1981) have an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. An attacker who logs in to the board m...