Of Note

Two more leaks expose Indian citizens’ personal and medical information

This week, DataBreaches.net learned that a civil court in Bengaluru had issued a preliminary junction prohibiting this site from publishing anything about a data security incident involving 1to1Help.net.  This site received notice of the injunction five days after the article appeared. At the same time, I learned that 1to1Help.net had filed a criminal complaint...

Education software glitch gives predators easy access to school kids

Christopher Harris reports: Australia’s top cyber safety boss has warned that strangers can directly contact students via a privacy glitch in education software, which is available to every public school student in NSW. The loophole allows predators to verify a student’s email using Google Hangouts and then contact them directly or by sharing a...

1to1Help.net gets injunction against DataBreaches.net; Seeks criminal charges against blogger

From the you-really-should-have-read-my-About-page dept: In today’s episode of “Shoot the Messenger,” a company in India that apparently didn’t want me reporting on their data leak got a court there to issue an injunction barring me from publishing. They also filed a criminal complaint against me and this blog based on what appears to be...

AT&T Insiders Bribed With Over $1 Million To Unlock 2 Million Phones And Hack Their Employer, DOJ Claims

Thomas Brewster reports: A 34-year-old from Pakistan has been extradited from Hong Kong to the U.S., over allegations he bribed AT&T employees over five years to unlock more than 2 million phones. He was also accused of hacking into AT&T computers. It cost AT&T millions, whilst the insiders were paid more than $1 million...