Exposure

A bug in Joe Biden’s campaign app gave anyone access to millions of voter files

Zack Whittaker reports: A privacy bug in Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s  official campaign app allowed anyone to look up sensitive voter information on millions of Americans, a security researcher has found. The campaign app, Vote Joe, allows Biden supporters to encourage friends and family members to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential election by uploading their...

UK: Over 18K COVID-19 Patients’ Data Mistakenly Exposed by NHS Trust

David Bisson reports: A National Health Service (NHS) Trust revealed that it had mistakenly uploaded the personal information of over 18,000 people who had previously tested positive for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). On September 14, Public Health Wales announced in a web statement that the data breach had occurred back on the afternoon of August 30, 2020....

Singapore Says Grab’s Fourth Privacy Breach Is Concerning

Ameya Karve and Yoolim Lee report: Singapore’s privacy regulator imposed a S$10,000 ($7,311) penalty on ride-hailing company GrabCar Pte for a personal-data breach incident last year and raised the alarm on repeated violations by the unit of Grab Holdings Inc. In August 2019, an update of Grab’s mobile application exposed the personal data of more...

Razer Gaming Fans Caught Up in Data Leak

Tara Seals reports: An estimated 100,000 customers of Razer, a purveyor of high-end gaming gear ranging from laptops to apparel, have had their private info exposed, according to a researcher. Security consultant Bob Diachenko ran across a misconfigured Elasticsearch cloud cluster that exposed a segment of Razer’s infrastructure to the public internet, for anyone...