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