CyberGate IT

Equifax had patch 2 months before hack and didn’t install it, security group says

SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers took advantage of an Equifax security vulnerability two months after an industry group discovered the coding flaw and shared a fix for it, raising questions about why Equifax didn’t update its software successfully when the danger became known. A week after Equifax revealed one of the largest breaches of consumers’ private … Read more

Cloud Leak: How A Verizon Partner Exposed Millions of Customer Accounts

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“UpGuard’s Cyber Risk Team can now report that a misconfigured cloud-based file repository exposed the names, addresses, account details, and account personal identification numbers (PINs) of as many as 14 million US customers of telecommunications carrier Verizon, per analysis of the average number of accounts exposed per day in the sample that was downloaded. The … Read more

14M customers vulnerable in massive Verizon data leak

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“Names, address, account details and personal identification numbers for as many as 14 million Verizon customers were publicly accessible and unsecured in June because of a third-party cloud server problem, according to a new report. Chris Vickery, of Upguard, reported the breach after he discovered a database of Verizon customers on a cloud server account … Read more

Huge database leak reveals 1.37 billion email addresses and exposes illegal spam operation

“A faulty backup has inadvertently exposed the entire working database of notorious spam operator River City Media (RCM). In all, the database contains more than 1.37 billion email addresses, and for some records there are additional details such as names, real-world addresses, and IP addresses. It’s a situation that’s described as “a tangible threat to … Read more

A Leak Wounded This Company. Fighting the Feds Finished It Off

” That Tuesday, LabMD’s general manager came in to tell Daugherty about a call he’d just fielded from a man named Robert Boback. Boback claimed to have gotten hold of a file full of LabMD patient information. This was scary for a medical business that had to comply with federal rules on privacy, enshrined in the … Read more