Scoot says ‘no data breach’ after Singapore customers not on Guangzhou-bound flight mistakenly get emails about Covid-19 testing

Malay Mail reports:  Singapore budget airline Scoot issued a media statement to say that it has mistakenly emailed customers regarding requirements to undertake a Covid-19 test for a flight bound for Guangzhou, China. These included customers who have made no such bookings for the flight. A spokesperson for Scoot, which is a subsidiary of...

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health notification of privacy breach

August 25 – Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is informing community members of a recent breach of privacy that affected an information dashboard that was used to display information about influenza cases in our community. This dashboard was posted on our public website between January 2020 and May 2020. The dashboard contained information on individuals with...

Primary Indian ticket vendor suffers crippling data breach

Jim Wilson writes: One of India’s most popular travel booking hubs was left exposed without adequate security measures, and subsequently, suffered a significant data breach that exposed all production server information and led to the loss of over 43GB of data. The affected Elastic search server was left publicly exposed without password protection or...

38 Japan firms’ authentication data stolen amid surge in teleworkers

Kyodo News reports: Sumitomo Forestry Co., Hitachi Chemical Co. and 36 other Japanese companies had authentication information to access their virtual private networks stolen and leaked by hackers this summer, an information security expert said Tuesday. VPN usage has increased as companies encourage employees to work from home due to the novel coronavirus pandemic....