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Unsecured Adobe Server Exposes Data for 7.5 Million Creative Cloud Users

Unsecured Adobe Server Exposes Data for 7.5 Million Creative Cloud Users
October 26, 2019Swati Khandelwal
The U.S. multinational computer software company Adobe has suffered a serious security breach earlier this month that exposed user record...

Stealthy Microsoft SQL Server Backdoor Malware Spotted in the Wild

Stealthy Microsoft SQL Server Backdoor Malware Spotted in the Wild
October 22, 2019Wang Wei
Cybersecurity researchers claim to have discovered a previously undocumented backdoor specifically designed for Microsoft SQL servers that...

Marriott Faces $123 Million GDPR Fine Over Starwood Data Breach

Marriott Faces $123 Million GDPR Fine Over Starwood Data Breach
July 09, 2019Wang Wei
After fining British Airways with a record fine of £183 million earlier this week, the UK's data privacy regulator is now planning t...

MongoDB 4.2 Introduces End-to-End Field Level Encryption for Databases

MongoDB 4.2 Introduces End-to-End Field Level Encryption for Databases
June 20, 2019Swati Khandelwal
At its developer conference held earlier this week in New York, the MongoDB team announced the latest version of its database management ...

Flipboard Database Hacked — Users' Account Information Exposed

Flipboard Database Hacked — Users' Account Information Exposed
May 29, 2019Mohit Kumar
Flipboard, a popular social sharing and news aggregator service used by over 150 million people, has disclosed that its databases contain...

Core Elastic Stack Security Features Now Available For Free Users As Well

Core Elastic Stack Security Features Now Available For Free Users As Well
May 21, 2019Wang Wei
Elastic, the company behind the most widely used enterprise search engine ElasticSearch and the Elastic Stack, today announced that it ha...

Facebook Collected Contacts from 1.5 Million Email Accounts Without Users' Permission

Facebook Collected Contacts from 1.5 Million Email Accounts Without Users' Permission
April 18, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Not a week goes without a new Facebook blunder. Remember the most recent revelation of Facebook being caught asking users new to the s...

Over 100 Million JustDial Users' Personal Data Found Exposed On the Internet

Over 100 Million JustDial Users' Personal Data Found Exposed On the Internet
April 17, 2019Mohit Kumar
An unprotected database belonging to JustDial , India's largest local search service, is leaking personally identifiable information ...

Thousands of Unprotected Kibana Instances Exposing Elasticsearch Databases

Thousands of Unprotected Kibana Instances Exposing Elasticsearch Databases
April 01, 2019Wang Wei
In today's world, data plays a crucial role in the success of any organization, but if left unprotected, it could be a cybercriminal's dre...

Unprotected Government Server Exposes Years of FBI Investigations

Unprotected Government Server Exposes Years of FBI Investigations
January 17, 2019Swati Khandelwal
A massive government data belonging to the Oklahoma Department of Securities (ODS) was left unsecured on a storage server for at least a ...

Over 202 Million Chinese Job Seekers' Details Exposed On the Internet

Over 202 Million Chinese Job Seekers' Details Exposed On the Internet
January 10, 2019Wang Wei
Cybersecurity researcher has discovered online a massive database containing records of more than 202 million Chinese citizens that remai...

Insecure Hadoop Clusters Expose Over 5,000 Terabytes of Data

Insecure Hadoop Clusters Expose Over 5,000 Terabytes of Data
June 03, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Until last year, cyber criminals were only targeting computers of individuals and organisations with ransomware and holding them for rans...

Breach Database Site 'LeakedSource' Goes Offline After Alleged Police Raid

Breach Database Site 'LeakedSource' Goes Offline After Alleged Police Raid
January 27, 2017Mohit Kumar
The biggest mistake companies make with data security is leaving all their secrets unprotected at one place, which if attacked, they are ...

Over 27,000 MongoDB Databases Held For Ransom Within A Week

Over 27,000 MongoDB Databases Held For Ransom Within A Week
January 09, 2017Mohit Kumar
The ransomware attacks on poorly secured MongoDB installations have doubled in just a day. A hacker going by the handle Harak1r1 is acc...

191 Million US Voters' Personal Info Exposed by Misconfigured Database

191 Million US Voters' Personal Info Exposed by Misconfigured Database
December 28, 2015Swati Khandelwal
BREAKING: A misconfigured database has resulted in the exposure of around 191 Million voter records including voters' full names, th...

Sony Pictures HACKED; Studio-Staff Computers Seized by Hackers

Sony Pictures HACKED; Studio-Staff Computers Seized by Hackers
November 25, 2014Swati Khandelwal
It's a bad day for Sony yesterday!! Sony appears to be hacked once again by hackers, but this time not its PlayStation , instead its Son...

Researcher Uncovers Vulnerability Oracle Data Redaction Security Feature

Researcher Uncovers Vulnerability Oracle Data Redaction Security Feature
August 09, 2014Wang Wei
Oracle's newly launched Data Redaction security feature in Oracle Database 12c can be easily disrupted by an attacker without any need ...
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