Gab data breach may include 70GB of data on 15,000 users

  • March 1, 2021
Right-wing social media network Gab appears to have suffered an extensive data breach. According to Wired, a self-proclaimed hacktivist who goes by the handle “JaXpArO” obtained more than 70GB of data on the platform’s users through a SQL injection v…

Right-wing site Gab responds to ‘alleged’ data breach

  • February 26, 2021
The CEO of Gab — the right-wing haven that lost mainstream tech backing after violent attacks in 2018 — published a curious blog post denying that the company has suffered a data breach. While it mysteriously went offline for a short time a week ago,…

California DMV warns 20 months of records may have been exposed

  • February 18, 2021
A ransomware attack on a company called Automatic Funds Transfer Services (AFTS) has had a ripple effect on customers. One of those is the California Department of Motor Vehicles, which has warned drivers in the state about a potential data breach.
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T-Mobile warns customers of second data breach in less than a year

  • December 31, 2020
As if 2020 weren’t bad enough, some T-Mobile customers are winding down the year with word of a data breach. According to reports from BleepingComputer and AndroidPolice, T-Mobile has within the past few days begun to notify affected subscribers of “…

Foreign state hackers reportedly breached the US Treasury (updated)

  • December 13, 2020
Foreign hackers may be running rampant in the US government. Reuters sources said a group backed by a foreign government stole data from the Treasury Department and the internet policy-focused NTIA. While details are still limited, it was reportedly…

Hotels.com, Expedia provider exposed data for millions of guests

  • November 8, 2020
The hotel industry now has a potentially serious security headache on its hands alongside the pandemic. Website Planet reports that Prestige Software, the company behind hotel reservation platforms for Hotels.com, Booking.com and Expedia, left data e…

Capital One fined $80 million over 2019 data breach

  • August 9, 2020
Capital One is facing a penalty for its giant 2019 data breach, although it might not be as serious as you’d expect. The Wall Street Journal (via The Verge) reports that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has fined Capital One $80 million…

Twitter pins its July 15th breach on a phone spear phishing attack

  • July 31, 2020
Two weeks after a massive breach saw hackers take over some of the most prominent accounts on Twitter — including Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Joe Biden and Bill Gates — the company has published more details about how it happened. While a number of peop…