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Dec 19

Threat Intelligence: NASA Hit With Data Breach

Current and former employees of NASA from July 2006 through October 2018 could have been affected by a data breach, but the exact number is not known at this time. A server containing 
PII (Personally Identifiable Information) of employee’s was discovered to have been hacked on October 23rd. Cybersecurity personnel belonging to NASA immediately began securing the server that had been breached to prevent any further information from being compromised. Federal cybersecurity acquaintances have also been called in to help determine how the breach happened, and what information was accessed.

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Dec 17

Threat Intelligence: ZipRecruiter Suffers Data Breach

The issue is with part of ZipRecruiter's site that enables a business with authorization to access the CV database to contact the person seeking a job. After an employer gets online and accesses a resume, they can decide to shortlist some of the candidates when they are provided with a candidate form. The problem is that unauthorized users are able to access the form while not having access to the CV database.

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Nov 19

Threat Intelligence: Instagram Exposes Passwords in Plaintext

The popular social media photo sharing app Instagram has recently patched a bug in their website that accidentally exposed some of their users’ passwords in plaintext. The bug resides in the new “Download Your Data” feature. This new feature allows the user to download a copy of all the data they have shared with the site, including comments, posts, photos, and other information.

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Dec 05

PayPal’s TIO Network says Data Breach May Affect 16 Million

Vancouver, Canada-based TIO Networks, PayPal’s recently-acquired payment processor, revealed last week that up to 1.6 million customers may have had their personal information compromised in a data breach.

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Nov 01

Data Breaches During First Half of 2017 Exceed all of 2016

During the first half of 2017, 918 data breaches resulted in 1.9 billion data records being compromised globally.

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