Data Leaks of the Week – June 14, 2019

A curated list of the top stories of the week concerning data leaks and digital threats.

By  Zolan Kanno-Youngs and David E. Sanger, June 10, 2019, New York Times

Tens of thousands of images of travelers and license plates stored by the Customs and Border Protection agency have been stolen in a digital breach. 100,000 people had their information compromised by the attack.

Fortune 500 company leaked 264GB in client, payment data

By Charlie Osborne, June 7, 2019, ZDNet

A veteran Fortune 500 company has plugged a data leak which exposed 264GB in client and business data to the public. Private API keys, bank and payment information, usernames, unencrypted passwords, and process information relating to clients’ internal systems and SAP builds were exposed. In addition, the personally identifiable information (PII) of employees was exposed, including their full names, job titles, email addresses, physical addresses, as well as telephone and fax numbers.

Emuparadise gaming emulator website suffers data breach

By Charlie Osborne, June 10, 2019, ZDNet

Retro gaming website Emuparadise has been involved in a data breach leading to the exposure of 1.1 million user accounts. Precisely, 1,131,229 email addresses, IP addresses, usernames, and passwords were involved in the breach.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University data leak – 8.4TB in email metadata exposed

By Pierluigi Paganini, June 10, 2019, Security Affairs

An unprotected ElasticSearch database owned by Shanghai Jiao Tong University was exposed online, containing 8.4TB in email metadata.

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