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Indian Airtel: Bug meant users’ personal data was found not secure

Shadab Nazmi reports: A bug had been found in India’s third largest mobile network which could have exposed the personal data of more than 300 million users. The flaw, discovered in the Application Program Interface (API) of Airtel’s mobile app, could have been used by hackers to access subscribers’ information using just their numbers....

BMW and Hyundai hacked by Vietnamese hackers, report claims

Catalin Cimpanu reports: German media is reporting that hackers suspected to have ties to the Vietnamese government have breached the networks of two car manufacturers, namely BMW and Hyundai. The report, coming from Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) and Taggesschau (TS), claims that hackers breached the network of a BMW branch sometime this spring. Read more on ZDNet.

PA: Hackers breach Leesport tax collector’s database

Dan Kelly reports: Leesport residents are being advised to put a hold on their bank accounts after the Leesport borough tax collector learned her computer system had been hacked. The borough issued a Code Red Alert via email to residents and put a message on the borough’s internet home page advising borough taxpayers that...

UK: NHS radiographer, 32, faces jail after illegally accessing more than 200 female patients’ personal records before hounding them for dates

Sophie Law reports: An NHS radiographer who illegally accessed the personal records of more than 200 female patients before pestering them for dates is facing jail. Andrew Stewart, 32, who worked at hospitals in Lanarkshire and Ayrshire, used his position to look up patient files of women he had been treating and made a note of their...

Cucamonga Valley Water District discloses Click2Gov breach

From the Cucamonga Valley Water District website, a Dec. 4 notification: Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) was recently informed of a data breach of the Click2Gov web portal used by CVWD customers for one-time credit card payments. CVWD values its customers and respects the privacy of their information, which is why, as a precautionary...