Exposure

AU: Tech start-up investigating ‘potential data leak’ on online ticketing platform

Ben Nielsen and Rebecca Puddy report: An online ticketing company has moved quickly to fix a “potential data leak” after a university student claimed the personal details of thousands of people had been revealed. In a statement posted on its website, Get said it had “immediately acted” following reports of a “potential vulnerability” in...

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...

Data breach after lax NZTA security

Phil Pennington reports: The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has admitted to a technology botch up leaving what was meant to be a highly secure data key wide open. “The transport agency can confirm the Google API was incorrectly left open as part of the Traffic Watcher pre-production set up,” NZTA said in statement....