Jan 222019
 

There’s been a settlement reached in a Sonic breach first reported by KrebsOnSecurity in 2017.  KFOR reports that the settlement notice includes a statement: “The Settlement includes all residents of the United States of America who made a purchase at any one of the 325 impacted Sonic Drive-In locations and paid using a credit or […]

Jan 222019
 

Zack Whittaker reports: AIESEC, a non-profit that bills itself as the “world’s largest youth-run organization,” exposed more than four million intern applications with personal and sensitive information on a server without a password. Bob Diachenko, an independent security researcher, found an unprotected Elasticsearch database containing the applications on January 11, a little under a month […]

Jan 222019
 
Why doesn't Twitter have a way to notify them of leaks or concerns outside of a bug bounty program?

L33tdawg writes: Twitter has owned up to a privacy goof that exposed some Android users’ private tweets. That would be bad enough if the problem existed for an hour, or a day, or a month. But unfortunately for Twitter (and affected users) the problem was present from November 3 2014 until January 14 2019. That’s […]

Jan 222019
 

Kristin Rushowy reports: Ontario’s social services minister has apologized after the Mississauga disability support program office mistakenly emailed the private information of 45,000 people to 100 recipients. “On December 20th, due to a clerical error, the Mississauga ODSP office unintentionally shared some individuals’ information over email,” said Lisa MacLeod in a statement. [..] The December […]

Jan 212019
 

Lawrence Abrams reports: The STOP ransomware has seen very heavy distribution over the last month using adware installers disguised as cracks. This campaign continues with a new variant released over the past few days that appends the .rumba extension to the names of encrypted files. Using adware bundles and software cracks as a new distribution method, STOP […]