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Hackers attempting to steal money the Veterans Affairs Department was sending to private sector health care providers also scooped up the personal information of some 46,000 veterans… While the hackers’ primary goal seems to be monetary, the Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information for some 46,000 veterans was exposed in the process.

When one door closes another one opens, usually because hackers will break into whatever they can to steal user data.

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A database belonging to an online marketing company has been found exposed online, with most of the records relating to users of adult dating websites… The database is believed to have affected at least several hundred thousand users across more than 70 websites. Data exposed included notification contents, personally identifiable data, private messages, authentication tokens and links, and mail content.

These days it’s not just A/S/L that people are putting out there, there’s much more information that hackers can sell and share on the dark web.

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Giant office retail company Staples informed some of its customers that data related to their orders has been accessed without authorization.

It might be a good time to see if your office is one of the many customers that orders office supplies online.


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The failure to retrieve the data and resolve the leak has left 24-million people and nearly 800,000 businesses potentially exposed to online fraudsters… Consumer protection lawyer Trudie Broekmann said people should be afraid. “Credit bureaus list your income, assets, career history including reasons for termination, every account you have opened or loan taken, monthly installments, payment history, every default judgment against you, your family relationships, and addresses and contact details.”

 

There are many different pieces of data in this breach that leave the victims in a tough spot, but there are steps that each can take before things get messy for each of them.

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Singapore’s privacy regulator imposed a S$10,000 ($7,311) penalty on ride-hailing company GrabCar Pte for a personal-data breach incident last year and raised the alarm on repeated violations by the unit of Grab Holdings Inc. In August 2019, an update of Grab’s mobile application exposed the personal data of more than 21,500 users to the risk of unauthorized access, according to the Personal Data Protection Commission.

All businesses have the goal of increasing revenue and there are costs of doing business that are unavoidable, but poor cybersecurity shouldn’t be one of them.

 

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That’s this week’s roundup, showing that every industry benefits when good cybersecurity habits are followed. So wash your hands and keep your passwords secure. Thanks for reading, stay safe and we’ll see you next week!

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