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Indian Airtel: Bug meant users’ personal data was found not secure

Shadab Nazmi reports: A bug had been found in India’s third largest mobile network which could have exposed the personal data of more than 300 million users. The flaw, discovered in the Application Program Interface (API) of Airtel’s mobile app, could have been used by hackers to access subscribers’ information using just their numbers....

Cn: Credit Rating Firm Kaola Accused of Privacy Breach

Wu Yujian, Zhang Yuzhe and Han Wei report: Kaola Credit, the credit rating service of leading payment company Lakala Payment, was accused of illegally storing and selling users’ personal data for millions of dollars, a case underscoring concerns about privacy breaches in the country’s booming fintech sector. Beijing-based Kaola Credit was among seven companies...

Attempted sextortion leads to call for stricter phone porting rules

Thomas Daigle reports: When Randall Baran-Chong received a notification on his smartphone late one night last week indicating the device was no longer in service, it was the first sign of trouble. In the hours that followed, the 33-year-old Toronto businessman says someone locked down his laptop, purchased an Xbox video game gift...

Undetermined number of patient medical records lost in Bahamas

Every so often, we see an incident that is due to forces of nature or some environmental event. Here’s one from the Great Bahamas: There was a significant number of patient medical records lost at the Rand Memorial Hospital, during the passage of Hurricane Dorian, Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Managing Director Catherine Weech said...