Exposure

Cincinnati Public School students’ busing info, including pickup spots, inadvertently released to wrong recipients

Max Londberg reports: Cincinnati Public Schools inadvertently released busing information, such as students’ names and their pickup and drop-off locations, to the wrong recipients. The district planned to disseminate about 7,000 students’ information Thursday as a reminder to families as the first day of school approaches. But the district’s internal email system sent an...

Companies Puzzled After Report Says Their Biometric Data Leaked

Bloomberg has an interesting follow-up on a headline-grabbing report from this week: Millions of pieces of personal data, including fingerprints, may have been leaked from a cloud-based service that stores biometric data for companies and organizations worldwide, security researchers said. Computer scientists working with software firm VpnMentor said they discovered a vulnerability in South...

Public Transport Victoria in breach of Privacy Act after re-identifiable data on over 15m myki cards released

Asha Barbaschow reports: Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has been found in breach of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDP Act) by the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) for releasing data that exposed the travel history of 15,184,336 myki cards. The myki dataset contained a record of “touch on” and “touch...

Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms

Josh Taylor reports: The fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and personal information of employees, was discovered on a publicly accessible database for a company used by the likes of the UK Metropolitan police, defence contractors and banks. Suprema is the security company responsible...

British Airways E-Ticketing Flaw Exposes Passenger Flight, Personal Data

Lindsey O’Donnell reports: A vulnerability in British Airways’ e-ticketing system could enable a bad actor to view passengers’ personal data or change their booking information. A security bug discovered in British Airways’ e-ticketing system has the potential to expose passengers’ data, including their flight booking details and personal information. Read more on Threatpost.