Breach Types

Report: unidentified database exposes 200 million Americans

The CyberNews research team reports: The CyberNews research team uncovered an unsecured database owned by an unidentified party, comprising 800 gigabytes of personal user information.The database in question was left on a publicly accessible server and contained more than 200 million detailed user records, putting an astonishing number of people at risk. On March 3, 2020,...

Oregon DHS notifies public of data breach

KTVZ reports: The Oregon Department of Human Services announced Friday that it uncovered a “phishing” incident on March 6 that affected one staff member’s e-mail. The security and confidentiality of private health information is critical to the Department of Human Services. While the department cannot confirm that any clients’ personal information was acquired...

Town of Houlton Police discloses malware attack — again.

On March 17, the Town of Houlton, Maine disclosed that they had experienced a malware attack. According to their disclosure, on October 16, 2019, they discovered that part of their network had been locked up by a virus that prevented access to files. The department was able to quickly restore from backup, and claim...