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June 3, 2019

Quest Diagnostics, a leading American clinical laboratory company, announced today that 11.9 million patients may have been compromised in a vendor-related incident.

A statement released by Quest revealed that an “unauthorized user” had gained access to a system used by American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a billing vendor...

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May 29, 2019
First American Data Leak

First American Financial Corp. left hundreds of millions of sensitive financial documents unprotected on its website dating back as far as 2003.

The security hole, discovered by Washington real estate developer Ben Shoval and reported by security expert Brian Krebs, allowed anyone with a web browser full access to digitized records...

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May 27, 2019
Summer vacation

Summer is nearly here, bringing a bit of rest and relaxation to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Workers eagerly anticipate summer vacations: 68 percent of Americans and 64 percent of Europeans planned a summer holiday in 2018. Vacations create special memories and experiences that we all cherish.

Unfortunately,...

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May 24, 2019
Google Glitch

Google announced a glitch that stored unencrypted passwords belonging to several business customers, a situation that had been exploitable since 2005.

In a blog post released this week, the company admitted the passwords of “some” of its G Suite customers had been stored on internal servers without cryptographic protection, also known as...

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May 21, 2019
Instagram Data Leak

A leaked database has compromised the personal information of more than 49 million Instagram users, including celebrities and “influencers.”

The information was found on an unsecured database hosted on an Amazon cloud server and includes public-facing information from Instagram accounts as well as personal details, including email...

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May 17, 2019
WhatsApp

WhatsApp disclosed a major security vulnerability that allowed hackers to remotely install spyware on mobile devices.

The vulnerability, discovered earlier this month, allowed third parties to see and intercept encrypted communications. The spyware deployed has been traced back to NSO Group, an Israeli cyber company alleged to have ...

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