Miscellaneous

UNICEF data leak reveals personal info of 8,000 online learners

Vince Chadwick reports: The United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, has inadvertently leaked personal information belonging to thousands of users of its online learning portal Agora. The website offers free training courses to UNICEF staff and members of the public on issues such as child rights, humanitarian action, research, and data. On Aug. 26, an...

Il: Netanyahu’s Party Exposed Personal Details, Political Affiliation of Millions of Israelis

Hagai Amit reports: Who supports Likud? Anyone could have found that out until Sunday afternoon, using the party’s database, which contained information about four million Israelis that appears in the country’s voter registration rolls. The party blocked access to the website just 20 minutes after Haaretz called on Sunday to inquire why these data...

Undisclosed number of Boy Scouts and their parents had their information exposed by Trails End

Katie Peralta reports: A partner of the Boy Scouts of America inadvertently exposed the personal information of children and their parents last month. What happened: Boy Scouts nationwide sell popcorn to raise funds for activities like camping trips — just like Girl Scouts sell cookies. To facilitate the sales process, Boy Scouts of America...

Cancer research organizations are now the focus of Chinese hacking groups

Charlie Osborne reports: Chinese advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are honing in on cancer research institutes in recent cyberattacks in order to steal their work, researchers say. Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide and claimed the lives of 9.6 million individuals in 2018. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one...