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Cucamonga Valley Water District discloses Click2Gov breach

From the Cucamonga Valley Water District website, a Dec. 4 notification: Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) was recently informed of a data breach of the Click2Gov web portal used by CVWD customers for one-time credit card payments. CVWD values its customers and respects the privacy of their information, which is why, as a precautionary...

IT vendor fined after data of 47,800 students, parents and staff of Singapore schools hacked

Nicole Chang reports: IT vendor Learnaholic has been fined S$60,000 after the personal data of more than 47,000 students, parents and staff of various schools were hacked. The organisation provided services including attendance-taking and e-learning systems to schools in Singapore under a contract with the Ministry of Education. However, lapses in its security arrangements...

Katy ISD staff info, including Social Security numbers, released

KTRK reports: Katy ISD said the birth dates and Social Security numbers of its employees were “inadvertently” released. According to officials, the information was sent out in response to a routine request for an employee list. Read more on ABC13. This is not the first breach involving employees’ personal information, although in a...

Bug bounty firm HackerOne suffers ‘sloppy cut-and-paste’ breach

Eva Short reports: … in an ironic turn of fortunes for the firm, HackerOne has now paid out a $20,000 bounty for the identification of a bug on its own platform. The hacker in question, user ‘haxta4ok00’, had been communicating with one of HackerOne’s security analysts last month. Throughout the course of the conversation,...

JP: More HDDs with personal data found to be auctioned

Officials of Kanagawa Prefecture say nine more hard disk drives with taxpayers’ personal information are still missing in addition to another nine drives that have been recovered. The 18 HDDs were auctioned away online by a worker of a recycling firm in violation of contracts. Read more on NHK.