Every industry is fair game for hackers. One mistake with any account information like reusing or sharing passwords and your organization can be shaken down for millions. So remember to practice good cybersecurity: do not reuse passwords, always confirm whom you are sharing sensitive information with, and be careful when clicking on suspicious links.
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Vertafore, a provider of insurance software, has disclosed this week a data breach, admitting that a third-party accessed the details of 27.7 million Texas drivers. The incident is believed to have taken place sometime between March 11 and August 1, and happened as a result of human error when three data files were inadvertently stored in an unsecured external storage service… Exposed data included Texas driver license numbers, names, dates of birth, addresses, and vehicle registration histories.
Tens of millions of users have been affected by a data breach at the developer of popular online playground Animal Jam. Utah-based developer WildWorks describes Animal Jam as a virtual world in which children aged four to eight can play online games with other kids. However, in a detailed alert yesterday, it revealed that around 46 million account records had been stolen by hackers that accessed a database last month, including millions of email addresses used by parents to register their kids.
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Stock photo site 123RF has suffered a data breach after a hacker began selling a database containing 8.3 million user records on a hacker forum. 123RF is a popular stock photo and vector site that sells royalty-free images, videos, and audio to be used on websites, printed content, and videos. According to SimilarWeb, 123RF receives over 26 million visitors per month. From the samples of the database seen by BleepingComputer, the stolen data includes a 123RF members’ full name, email address, MD5 hashed passwords, company name, phone number, address, PayPal email if used, and IP address. There is no financial information stored in the database.
The breach comes from hacking group ShinyHunters, which has previously released customer records from over 17 companies, and was allegedly responsible for breaking into Microsoft’s private GitHub repository earlier this year. The Pluto TV database was released for free access by ShinyHunters, and according to BleepingComputer, the records contain display names, email addresses, hashed passwords, birthdays, device platforms, and IP addresses.
“We were hacked.” Years of work, deleted. A warning: Digital thieves dumping your data. The costly and crippling play for your company’s information. KOMO’s Michelle Esteban talks to the CEO of Lumber Union about how after a hack on their Facebook Ad account, they lost all their business data and have yet to recover.
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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