Tag: Data Breach

Toys “R” Us Resets Reward Members’ Passwords

Toys “R” Us ordered a password reset for all Rewards “R” Us members after a third-party vendor notified the company of unauthorized attempts to breach accounts. A spokesperson for the retail company said the vendor responsible for managing the rewards program contacted Toys “R” Us after detecting multiple unauthorized attempts to access member accounts, according … More

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Hacker Steals Thousands of Airsoft GI Forum Accounts

A hacker targeted gun retailer Airsoft GI’s official web forum and reportedly stole over 65,000 user accounts. The hacker told reporters he hacked the forum in January 2017, and recently uploaded the stolen data to a Dropbox account. Researchers who analyzed the stolen data found the total number of compromised Airsoft GI forum user accounts … More

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Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization Hacked

Cybercriminals targeted the systems of Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) and stole scientists’ usernames and passwords. The hackers targeted ANSTO’s systems and accessed the Australian Synchrotron User Portal hosted on one of the organization’s servers. By accessing the web portal, the attackers were able to steal researchers and third parties’ usernames, email addresses … More

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Harvard Computer Society Leaks Member Data

Harvard University’s Computer Society acknowledged it mistakenly leaked more than 1.4 million emails of staff and students for years. The Computer Society’s email lists were available to the public until Monday, February 20, 2017. The data of thousands of undergraduates, College administrators, resident tutors and teaching fellows were left exposed. The emails reportedly contained students’ … More

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Anonymous Forces Part of the Darknet Offline

A hacker claiming to be a member of the hacking collective Anonymous targeted Freedom Hosting II, which services more than 10,000 Tor-based websites. The hacker allegedly targeted the hosting service for promoting and servicing illicit activities. “Hello, Freedom Hosting II, you have been hacked,” the Anonymous-affiliated hacker wrote in a message on the affected sites. … More

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Louisiana Reinsurance Broker Breach Affects 8,000 Members

The Louisiana Department of Insurance disclosed a reinsurance broker working with the Louisiana Health Cooperative suffered a data breach. The breach has potentially compromised the personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to members of the Louisiana Health Cooperative (LAHC), according to reports. The personal information exposed in the breach includes policyholders’ names, health insurance information and … More

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Cybercriminal Targets 20,000 Dutch Civilians

Law enforcement in the Netherlands will begin to notify approximately 20,000 civilians who may be victims of a fraudulent cyber scheme. The Dutch police allegedly discovered a suspect stole account credentials for thousands of Dutch civilians. The 35-year-old suspect was arrested in the Netherlands in October 2016, according to reports. He faces charges of hacking, … More

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InterContinental Discloses Card Breach at 12 Hotels

InterContinental Hotels disclosed 12 hotel locations across the United States have suffered a card data breach. Cybercriminals placed point-of-sale malware on payment terminals that could extract customers’ card data. The data extracted by the malware includes the cardholder’s name, card number, expiration data and verification code. Customers who used cards at the 12 affected locations … More

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Coachella Customer Data for Sale on the Darknet

A hacker, who uses the handle Berkut, allegedly posted more than 950,000 Coachella user accounts for sale on the Darknet. The hacker posted the stolen user accounts for the popular music festival on the Darknet marketplace Tochka, according to reports. “Coachella complete database dump from this month,” the hacker allegedly wrote on the marketplace. The … More

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Sentara Notifies Patients After Third-Party Breach

A data breach at a third-party vendor for Sentara Healthcare has exposed the medical records of more than 5,000 patients. The healthcare provider discovered the third-party breach with the help of law enforcement on November 17, 2016. Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare has begun notifying 5,454 vascular and thoracic patients of the third-party breach. The incident reportedly … More

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