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Ontario Science Centre data breach exposes 174,000 names, email addresses

David Rider reports: A summertime data breach exposed the names and email addresses of 174,000 Ontario Science Centre members, donors and others including customers for camps and birthday parties, the Star has learned. Campaigner, a company that does email blasts for the provincially owned tourist attraction, informed the science centre on Aug. 16 that...

Senator Demands Review of How DHS Shares PII With Contractors

Akshaya Asokan reports: Sen. Maggie Hasan, D-N.H. is demanding that the U.S. Government Accountability Office review how the Department of Homeland Security shares personal data with third parties following several recent security incidents in which such information was exposed. In an Oct. 23 letter to the GAO, Hassan writes that recent “troubling” security incidents connected...

Open wide and say, “Ugh, My Data!!!!!”

This is the story of how mapping and analysis of an open elastic search led to the discovery of a misconfigured Amazon s3 bucket that exposed data from hundreds of thousands of dental patients. If you live in Brazil, you may already be experiencing breach fatigue from having had so much of your personal...

CenturyLinks’ suffers data leak due to vendor error

Tim Sandle reports: CenturyLink has reported that a customer information database of 2.8 million records was found exposed. The database was affiliated with a third-party notification platform and has been exposed for 10 months. With the CenturyLink issue, the personal information of hundreds of thousands on CenturyLink customers, including name, addresses, email addresses, and...