Breach Incidents

Japanese Exchange Bitpoint Hit By $32m Cyber-Attack

Phil Muncaster reports: Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has become the latest to lose tens of millions of dollars in a cyber-attack. The firm said it was forced on Friday to stop all services — including withdrawals, deposits, payments, and new account openings — while it investigated the incident. It has also notified the relevant...

Evite Invites Over 100 Million People to Their Data Breach

Lawrence Abrams has a small update to the Evite breach that was first reported in April by ZDNet after a hacker calling themself “GnosticPlayers” put data up for sale on the dark web along with data of other firms: The data breach monitoring service Haveibeenpwned.com has added a database dump of almost 101 million Evite...

Ca: Desjardins expands protection plan for members after data breach

Frédéric Tomesco reports: Mouvement Desjardins is expanding a protection plan for personal and business customers in the wake of the data leak that compromised the personal information of more than 2.9 million members. All current and future Desjardins caisse members are now automatically and permanently protected against identity theft at no cost, chief executive...

1.4 million student Social Security numbers found unencrypted in Maryland

Does anyone remember the massive data security incident involving the University of Maryland in 2014? Here’s a link to some of this site’s preliminary coverage of that breach. Hundreds of thousands impacted, lots of media coverage and analyses, and you’d hope that the state would have learned its lesson about storing and protecting student...

Ca: RCMP sent confidential details of suicide attempt to wrong email chain: report

Catharine Tunney reports: The RCMP inadvertently sent an account of someone’s suicide attempt to the wrong email chain, leaving the details in the inboxes of more than 160 people, according to a report on the mishap. The email included the person’s name and date of birth, details of the suicide attempt, the injuries they...