Exposure

First American Financial Pays Farcical $500K Fine – Krebs

Brian Krebs reports: In May 2019, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that the website of mortgage settlement giant First American Financial Corp.  was leaking more than 800 million documents — many containing sensitive financial data — related to real estate transactions dating back 16 years. This week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission settled its investigation into the matter after...

Cruise Operator Carnival Discloses Personal Data Breach, Shares Down

Reuters reports: Cruise operator Carnival Corp said on Thursday it had detected unauthorized access to its computer systems in March, after which it alerted regulators and hired a cybersecurity firm to investigate the breach. The company, whose shares were down over 2%, noticed the suspicious activity on March 19 and acted quickly to “to...

Se: Medhelp will pay 12 million SEK after the 1177 leak

SEK 12 million in penalty fees against the company Medhelp, half a million against the Stockholm Region and SEK 250,000 against each against Sörmland and Värmland. This is the outcome of the review made by the Privacy Protection Authority in the case of the millions of 1177 calls that were left unprotected on the...

Wegmans Notifies Customers Of Database Security Breach

Amy Hogan reports: Wegmans is notifying its customers of a security breach of a database that stores customer information. A statement posted to the grocery chain’s website explains that the cloud database was meant for internal use only, but, due to a “configuration problem,” was left open to potential outside access. Read more on Fox40.

Alibaba Falls Victim to Chinese Web Crawler in Large Data Leak

Yang Jie and Liza Lin report: A Chinese software developer trawled Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ’s popular Taobao shopping website for eight months, clandestinely collecting more than 1.1 billion pieces of user information before Alibaba noticed the scraping, a Chinese court verdict said. The software developer began using web-crawling software he designed on Taobao’s site starting in...