Exposure

Ca: Privacy breach at Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation

The Brandon Sun reports: The Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation is notifying clients of a privacy breach of personal data that occurred on May 26. An attachment containing the name and contact information of AgriInsurance clients was attached in error to an email sent to 134 producers in Manitoba, the corporation said in a news...

Joomla team discloses data breach

Catalin Cimpanu reports: The team behind the Joomla open source content management system (CMS) announced a security breach last week. The incident took place after a member of the Joomla Resources Directory (JRD) team left a full backup of the JRD site (resources.joomla.org) on an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket owned by their own...

Security flaw in Qatar’s COVID-19 contact-tracing app ‘put 1m people’s sensitive data at risk’

From Amnesty USA: Serious security vulnerabilities in Qatar’s mandatory contact tracing app, uncovered by Amnesty International, must act as a wake-up call for governments rolling-out COVID-19 apps to ensure privacy safeguards are central to the technology. An investigation by Amnesty’s Security Lab discovered the critical weakness in the configuration of Qatar’s EHTERAZ contact tracing...