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Monday 13 April 2020

Data Breaches Digest - Week 16 2020

Welcome to this week's Data Breaches Digest, a catalogue of links concerning Data Breaches and Cyber Security that were published on the Internet during the period between 13th April and 19th April 2020.

19th April

Ford and VW cars exposed to hackers after ‘serious’ security flaws

Hacker Claims Android App Store Breach: Publishes 20 Million User Credentials

Hackers selling 267 million Facebook records on hacker forum

Hidden bug in FPGA chips can help hackers steal critical data

Webkinz Data Breach Leaked About 23 Million User Accounts

18th April

AI in your Email: What is Human Layer Security?

Cognizant And Its Customers Hit By Maze Ransomware

Cyber security agencies suspect massive data breach in the last few days

Data Security Issues in Cloud Computing

FBI says cybercrime reports quadrupled during COVID-19 pandemic

Gmail accounts targeted with millions of phishing attacks - here's how to stay safe

Hacker leaks 23 million usernames and passwords from Webkinz children's game

IT services giant Cognizant suffers Maze Ransomware cyber attack

Misconfigured server exposes ClearView AI's source code

17th April

Audits Don't Solve Security Problems

Beaumont Health says 112K patients were impacted by data breach

Coronavirus scams: This is how much people have lost to online fraudsters so far

Covid-19 will make cyber and digital insurance policies more relevant than ever

Cybersecurity for Remote Working: Is Your Business Ready?

Details of 20 million Aptoide app store users leaked on hacking forum

DHS CISA: Companies are getting hacked even after patching Pulse Secure VPNs

Famous Data Breaches You Can Learn From

Ingram data breach: Digital content platform hack resulted in theft of publishers’ titles

“Lincoln Financial Advisors” Disclose Data Breach Affecting Clients

Most consumers admit to sharing passwords with someone outside their home

Personal employee information mistakenly published at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

PoetRAT Trojan targets energy sector using coronavirus lures

UK Tax Refund Email Scam Uncovered

Varsities ditch Zoom app over data breach warning

What data breaches teach us about security procedures

Zoom Rolls Out New Measures To Tackle Security Breach As MHA Warns Against Its Use

16th April

“AST LLC” Announces Data Breach and Circulates Notices to Employees

California software developer hit with W-2 scam

Canadian Authorities Email Private Details of 247 MS Zaandam Cruise Passengers

Cyber crime scammers blackmail South Yorkshire residents over porn

EDP data breach highlights need for cybersecurity

GDPR Do-Over: Thousands of Breaches, Millions in Fines Point to More Work Ahead

Govt minister’s Zoom webinar hijacked to display porn

Halton police warn of ‘phishing’ scam after receiving complaints

How Can Your SMB Handle Ransomware And Other Cyberthreats?

How to Secure Your Data During Coronavirus

ICO to relax GDPR enforcement during coronavirus economic downturn

Microsegmentation architecture choices and how they differ

Misconfiguration Remains the #1 Cause of Data Breaches in the Cloud

Pastebin just made it easier for hackers to avoid detection, researchers say

‘Sextortion’ scam emails uses real passwords to blackmail for ‘watching porn’

U.S. Government Offers $5 Million Reward To Identify North Korean Hackers

Wappalyzer Data Breach Exposed 16,000 Customer’s Email Addresses

Zoom not safe to use: Indian govt warns amid Coronavirus lockdown

15th April

4 Ways to Avoid Getting Hacked While Working From Home

40% of Data Breaches Affect Customer Information How Can Businesses Reduce the Potential Damage?

278% Rise in Leaked Government Records During Q1 of 2020

A legal perspective on data breaches and home working

Almost four million Quidd users have credentials exposed

Business Email Compromise Is Extremely Costly And Increasingly Preventable

Businesses Skating on Thin Ice Using Third-Party Services

Cyber Attacks on the Rise in Nepal Aftermaths the Recent Data Breach – Basic Preventive Measures

Cyber cover: The world of cyber insurance

Cybersecurity training: the key to strengthening your security posture

Employees are a weak link in cybersecurity: How to protect your business

Firms encouraged to remind staff working from home of GDPR policies

Keeping Your Business Out Of The Phishing Net

Linksys forces password reset for Smart Wi-Fi accounts after router DNS hack pointed users at COVID-19 malware

Massive growth in leaked government records

New York State Confirms Breach of Government Network

PII of 115 Million Pakistani Mobile Users Up for Sale on Dark Web

Power giant EDP 'faces $11m ransomware demand after cyberattack'

Remote working has increased the risk of a cyber breach, according to study

Survey finds widespread concern over cloud security risks during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Power Of Data Governance

TikTok accounts of WHO, Red Cross hacked: Expose platform's serious problem

Wappalyzer discloses security breach after hacker starts emailing users

14th April

4 million Quidd user accounts dumped on hacker forum for download

Account details for 4 million Quidd users shared on hacking forum

Cyber Criminals Increasingly Will Target Top Executives in Ransomware Attacks

Cyber threats are rising as hackers exploit coronavirus fears and work-from-home trend, experts warn

Digital Convenience Threatens Cybersecurity

Equifax settles Indiana case over massive data breach for $19.5 million

Ford and VW’s top selling cars can be hacked

Four Cloud Mistakes That Put Your Data At Risk

How to Make Your Passwords Stronger In the Coronavirus Era

How to Protect Your Zoom Account From Recent Data Breaches

Indiana gets $19.5M settlement over Equifax data breach

Ingram shuts down data breach at CoreSource

Intruder alert! How to keep Zoom meetings secure

IT Security Risk Management Best Practices

Over 500,000 Zoom accounts on sale on dark web for less than 1 sen each

Potential data breaches make up 14% of Commonwealth incidents reported to ACSC

Preventing data security breaches and what to do if one happens

Quidd data breach: nearly 4 million registered users affected

RagnarLocker ransomware hits EDP energy giant, asks for €10M

Ransomware attacks lock 2 Manitoba law firms out of computer systems

Russian state hackers behind San Francisco airport hack

San Francisco Airport data breach: Double website hack may have lifted users’ Windows login credentials

The Next Cyber Breach Could Be Closer Than You Think

TikTok 'hacked', fake COVID-19 video posted from verified WHO account

Why You Need MFT for Healthcare Cybersecurity

You're One Misconfiguration Away from a Cloud-Based Data Breach

Zoom security: Your meetings will be safe and secure if you do these 10 things

13th April

1.1 million SCUF Gaming customer records exposed online due to faulty server security

5 Tips for Protecting Your Business Against Cybersecurity Threats

Compromised email account leads to Saint Francis Ministries data breach

Cyber-Threat Ready: The pandemic escalates scammer's new ransomware attacks

Cybercriminals leveraging on Covid-19 for fake news, scams

Cybersecurity: making manufacturing secure

Cybersecurity tips to prevent a catastrophe during COVID19 like pandemic situations

Data protection ranks as top security issue for SEA companies

Examining a Hospital Ransomware Outbreak

Hackers file fake tax returns in scheme to steal IRS refunds

Hartford HealthCare Data Breach May Have Compromised Patient Information

Maropost's Data Breach vs The Biggest Data Breaches of 2020

Over 500,000 Zoom accounts sold on hacker forums, the dark web

PTA investigates data breach of 115mn Pakistani mobile users

Reframing Insider Threat: What Does it Mean When Everyone’s Working from Home?

San Francisco airport websites hacked to steal staff passwords, says notice

SCUF Gaming Customer Data Breach: What You Need To Know

Singapore allows schools to resume Zoom use for home-based learning

The Rise of the Secure Internet Gateway

Tips On Protecting Your Virtual Meetings To Avoid A Cyber Security Breach

Travelex Paid Hackers $2.3 Million Worth Of Bitcoin To Regain Access To Its Systems After A Ransomware Attack!

WordPress sites using WooCommerce targeted by credit card skimmers

Working Remotely And Cyber Security During The COVID-19 Outbreak