Tag: Data Leak

Woman Responsible for Sweden’s Biggest Data Leak Gets A Minuscule Fine

Data breaches have become far too commonplace in recent years. These attacks mainly occur due to lackluster IT security or grave human error. A recent error led to the Swedish government exposing details on millions of its citizens. The person responsible for this massive data leak was fined US$8,500 and given a slap on the wrist. It was a small consolation prize to the victims of the leak. Swedish Government Negligence …
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CloudBleed Data Leak Is A Big Threat To Bitcoin Platforms

Bitcoin users need to be well aware of the recent CloudFlare issue, as it affects quite a few different cryptocurrency-related services. Several companies issued warnings regarding “CloudBleed”, all of whom advise users to change their passwords. With so many exchanges relying on CloudFlare, this is another example of why centralization needs to be avoided. CloudBleed Is A Serious Issue To put the CloudBleed security issue into perspective, the scope of …
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Dutch Healthcare Institutions Reported Over 300 Data Leaks This Year

As if the number of data breaches is not troublesome enough, it appears that the medical sector is one of the most vulnerable industries in this regard. Dutch hospitals and healthcare institutions reported a total of 304 data leaks throughout 2016–a staggering number that probably will increase, as there are still five weeks left in the year. Dutch Healthcare Sector Fails To Protect Data Healthcare records are in high demand …
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Nearly 8,000 Email Addresses Leaked By Let’s Encrypt

Not a day goes by without a new data leak, by the look of things. Certificate authority Let’s Encrypt has been leaking customer details as of late, albeit it only concerns email addresses. So far, no reports indicate passwords or other sensitive user information was leaked as well. Let’s Encrypt Is Not So Secure After All Whenever a hacker manages to access sensitive user details, there is a great cause …
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