A curated list of the top stories of the week concerning data leaks and digital threats.
By Al Restar, July 16, 2019, Z6 Mag
Bulgaria faces the largest data breach in its history after a hacker (or group of hackers) sent gigabytes of data of over 70% of Bulgarian citizens to local media allegedly containing PII inside a downloadable database. The 57 databases leaked to local media include information such as names, personal identification numbers (PINs), home addresses, and financial earnings.
By Catalin Cimpanu, July 16, 2019, ZDNet
Hackers broke into an unknown number of Sprint customer accounts via the Samsung.com “add a line” website. The personal information potentially exposed includes phone numbers, device IDs, monthly recurring charges, subscriber IDs, account numbers, first and last names, billing addresses, etc.
By Zack Whittaker, July 17, 2019, TechCrunch
2.2 million patients of Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) may have had their names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, dates of service, balance information and treatment provider information stolen in the LabCorp data breach in June.
Let’s open the Mystery Data Security Blunder box, and see what’s inside today… Ah! Hotel reservations and more
By Shaun Nichols, July 16, 2019, The Register
An unsecured database managed by tech provider AavGo exposed internal hotel business documents and guest bookings. The exposed content is in debate, but the eight million entries could be collections of reservation details (personal details, check-in information, payment types, etc.) and corporate information (revenues, work orders, etc.).