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elecommunications Breakdown: How Russian Telco Infrastructure was Exposed

UpGuard reports: UpGuard can now disclose that a storage device containing 1.7 terabytes of information detailing telecommunications installations throughout the Russian Federation has been secured, preventing any future malicious use. This data includes schematics, administrative credentials, email archives, and other materials relating to telecom infrastructure projects. Read more on UpGuard.

Check-in computers stolen in Atlanta hold statewide voter data

Mark Niesse Arielle Kass report: Two computers that are used to check in voters were stolen from a west Atlanta precinct hours before polls opened Tuesday for a city school board election. The express poll computers contain names, addresses, birth dates and driver’s license information for every voter in the state, said Richard Barron,...

People’s Party candidate Steven Fletcher accused of taking voter data from Conservatives

Ahmar Khan reports: Repurposed lawn signs are not the only thing People’s Party of Canada candidate Steven Fletcher is being accused of taking from his former party. The Conservative Electoral District Association of Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley alleges Fletcher, a four-time Conservative MP and former cabinet minister, took electronic voter data that belonged to them. CBC...

Ramsey County data breach may have affected nearly 118,000 people

Shannon Prather reports: Nearly 118,000 people who receive Ramsey County services may have had some personal or health information compromised when hackers breached the county’s e-mail system in August 2018. County officials had initially said more than 500 people were affected last winter, but officials dramatically increased that number Tuesday after hiring an outside...

Arrest made in Ecuador’s massive data breach

How many times have you wanted to see someone charged criminally for negligence or leaving data exposed?  Well, here you go…. Catalin Cimpanu reports: Ecuadorian authorities have arrested the executive of a data analytics firm after his company left the personal records of most of Ecuador’s population exposed online on an internet server. The...