Clubhouse denies data breach

Megha Gupta reports: On July 23, a hacker group claimed that they have got access to over 3.8 billion phone numbers from Clubhouse servers. The claim posted on a hackers’ forum alleging the leak states that the list of numbers contains cellphone, fixed, private, and professional numbers. The information about the claim was shared...

Trump-loving Republicans snatch up “magacoins” — and quickly fall victim to data breach

Travis Gettys reports: More than 1,000 people — including Republican leaders and conservative media personalities — have already signed up for the pro-Donald Trump cryptocurrency magacoin. Poor security on a website associated with the cryptocurrency exposed users’ personal information, including passwords and IP addresses, and revealed that the vast majority of the magacoin produced...

Education Industry at Higher Risk for IT Security Issues Due to Lack of Remote and Hybrid Work Policies

POWAY, Calif., July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Apricorn, the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives, today announced findings for the education sector from the Apricorn 2021 Global IT Security Survey.  According to the survey, the education industry has a greater risk for cybersecurity breaches and data loss than other industries due to limited IT...

NY Comptroller Audit: Mount Pleasant Central School District – Information Technology User Accounts (2021M-31)

When, if ever, will there be actual consequences for school districts that still do not practice basic security hygiene?  Comptroller DiNapoli has released yet another k-12 district IT audit where the  are results so bad that they won’t make them public.  From the state’s summary: Audit Objective Determine whether Mount Pleasant Central School District...

Tokyo 2020 reportedly suffers ticket-related data breach

Michael Pavitt reports: Login identification and passwords of some Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ticketholders has reportedly been leaked online. Japanese news agency Kyodo quoted an unnamed Government official, who said the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee had launched an investigation into the issue. Read more on InsideTheGames.