Tag Archive: Breach


Wyze allegedly suffers data breach, logs out all users as a safe measure

The breach was not responsibly disclosed and remains unconfirmed.

What you need to know Wyze’s database was allegedly publicly exposed to the Internet, a breach reported by a security blog. Wyze has yet to confirm the breach but has signed out all users as a security measure. The breach was not reported in a responsible manner and leaves several questions surrounding its validity.

Wyze, the maker of affordable home security products, has allegedly suffered a data breach  [Read More…]

NordVPN fesses up to data center breach, insists network is ‘still safe’

The breach occurred in March 2018.

What you need to know NordVPN is one of the most popular virtual private network service providers. One of its data centers was breached back in March of 2018, the company recently admitted. It claims no user activity logs or credentials were compromised.

A Finnish data center hosting NordVPN servers was breached early last year, the company admitted in a blog post earlier today.

It fingered a remote management system used  [Read More…]

Words with Friends developer Zynga suffers security breach

Words with Friends developer Zynga has suffered a security breach.

What you need to know Zynga, the company behind the popular Words with Friends game, had a recent security breach. In their statement, Zynga explained that it appears no financial information was reached but caution is urged all the same. If you were one of the players of this game, you should change your password and take other precautions.

Zynga, the developers of the Words with Friends  [Read More…]

4.9 million accounts affected by DoorDash server breach

DoorDash will contact all affected users directly.

What you need to know DoorDash suffered a major server breach in May 2019. Almost 5 million users had their data accessed. Only accounts created before April 5, 2018, were affected.

In a recent blog post, Android and iOS food delivery app DoorDash has confirmed that almost 5 million of its users have been affected by a data breach in its servers.

The post claims that DoorDash was notified earlier  [Read More…]

Fingerprint and facial recognition breach leaks records of 1 million people

The Biostar 2 system is used by governments, banks, and the UK police.

What you need to know Two Israeli security researchers discovered an unencrypted Biostar 2 database with 23GB worth of data Included in the data were fingerprints, facial scans, usernames, passwords, and other personal information of over 1 million people. The vulnerability has now been closed and the company is doing an in-depth evaluation of the information.

Last week, Israeli security researchers Noam Rotem and  [Read More…]

Capital One breach exposes personal details of over 100 million customers

A ‘configuration vulnerability’ led to the breach, with the hacker already in custody.

What you need to know Capital One has confirmed that a hacker breached its servers by taking advantage of a “configuration vulnerability.” The hacker accessed names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income of 100 million customers in the U.S. and 6 million in Canada. The hacker — a 33-year-old software engineer named Paige Thompson — is already in custody.  [Read More…]

Flipboard resets passwords after data breach exposed users’ details

Flipboard says databases containing users’ account information, including passwords and email addresses, were copied by hackers.

What you need to know Flipboard says hackers gain unauthorized access to its databases containing user details. The databases in question included users’ names, encrypted passwords and email addresses. Flipboard is resetting passwords for millions of users as a precautionary measure. Third-party accounts aren’t affected, but Flipboard is also resetting tokens.

News aggregator Flipboard is the latest to succumb to a  [Read More…]

Google+ faces another data breach, shut down moved up four months to April

The new leak exposed personal info for 52.5 million users.

A little less than two months ago, it was announced that Google+ would be closing its doors to consumers in August 2019 following a three-year-long data breach. Now, Google’s revealed that it’s moving that date up to April 2019 thanks to, you guessed it, another data leak.

The bug that caused for this new round of leaked data was only around for six days (November 7 –  [Read More…]

Marriott data breach exposed personal information for 500 million people

Names, email addresses, card info, and more was exposed for millions of people.

By now, you’ve probably heard about the recent Marriott data breach. It’s a story that’s been making the rounds like a crazy, as it should seeing as how it’s one of the worst corporate data breaches to ever happen.

Whether you’re a concerned Marriott customer or just want to stay informed about what’s going on, here’s everything you need to know.

What happened

On  [Read More…]

Facebook October 2018 security breach: Everything you need to know

Around 30 million people had their information compromised.

Earlier this year, Facebook came under fire for sharing heaps of data for over 87 million users with Cambridge Analytica. As if the company wasn’t already having a tough time regaining the trust of its user base, Facebook’s now announced that information for around 30 million people was exposed during an attack it shut down in September.

Here’s everything you need to know.

What happened?

Between July 2017 and  [Read More…]