Fitness Tracker Data Exposed 61 Million Records and User Data Online

Jeremiah Fowler writes: On June 30th, 2021 the WebsitePlanet research team in cooperation with Security Researcher Jeremiah Fowler discovered a non-password protected database that contained over 61 million records belonging to users around the world. The massive amount of exposed records were related to IOT health and fitness tracking devices. Upon further investigation there were multiple...

Technology giant Olympus hit by BlackMatter ransomware

Zack Whittaker reports: Olympus said in a brief statement Sunday that it is “currently investigating a potential cybersecurity incident” affecting its European, Middle East and Africa computer network. But according to a person with knowledge of the incident, Olympus is recovering from a ransomware attack that began in the early morning of September...

How To Make $5 Million Hacking Facebook And Google

Davey Winder reminds us all that not all hacking is a crime and you can earn a lot of money by hacking firms that have bug bounty programs. Hacking is not a crime As regular readers and video viewers will know, #STC is a big fan of the Hacking is NOT a Crime movement. The reality is that...

Anonymous hacks Texas GOP website, floods it with memes

Carly Novell reports: The Republican Party of Texas’s official website appeared to be hacked by Anonymous on Saturday morning. The website was later taken down. After Texas’ restrictive abortion law went into effect on Sept. 1, Anonymous launched Operation Jane, an initiative targeting anyone attempting to enforce the law. The group followed through on its mission by hacking the...

Talbert House issues press release about June security incident

In July, DataBreaches.net reported on a breach involving Talbert House that had been listed on the “Marketo” leak site, a site where hacked or leaked data is stolen (the site has no connection whatsoever to Adobe’s Marketo).  As reported at the time, Talbert House is an agency in Ohio with a network of services...

NY: Rehabilitation Support Services notifies clients and employees of data breach

In July, DataBreaches.net reported that threat actors calling themself  “Grief” claimed to have attacked NY-based Rehabilitation Support Services (RSS), an agency that provides services to more than 3,000 individuals with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders each year. Grief claimed to have exfiltrated 4 GB of data from RSS, and offered some small proof of claim....