The Guardian: Cybersecurity giant Symantec plays down unreported breach of test data. “The American cybersecurity giant Symantec has downplayed a data breach that allowed a hacker to access passwords and a purported list of its clients, including large Australian companies and government agencies.”
Motherboard: The Biggest Data Breach Archive on the Internet Is for Sale. “The well-known and respected data breach notification website ‘Have I Been Pwned’ is up for sale. Troy Hunt, its founder and sole operator, announced the sale on Tuesday in a blog post where he explained why the time has come for Have I Been Pwned to become part of something bigger and more organized.”
New York Times: Images of Travelers Stolen in Cyberattack on Border Agency. “Tens of thousands of images of travelers and license plates stored by the Customs and Border Protection agency have been stolen in a cyberattack, officials said Monday, prompting renewed questions about how the federal government secures and shares personal data.”
The Register: To members of Pizza Hut’s loyalty scheme: You really knead to stop reusing your passwords. “Pizza Hut has warned members of its loyalty scheme ‘Hut Rewards’ not to re-use passwords after hackers managed to access some customer accounts.” Hut Rewards sounds like a loyalty program you’d join for binge-watching Gilligan’s Island.
BBC: Russian data theft: Shady world where all is for sale . “Data breaches by Russian hackers are a global concern now, but the BBC has discovered how easy it is to buy personal data such as passport and bank account details in Russia itself.”
CNET: Collections firm breach exposes data on 7.7M LabCorp customers. “LabCorp said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it was recently notified of that a security breach occurred at American Medical Collection Agency between August 1, 2018, and March 30, 2019. The revelation comes a day after Quest Diagnostics said 11.9 million of its patients may have been exposed in a data breach at AMCA, an external collections agency used by LabCorp and other companies in the health care industry.”
CNET: Quest Diagnostics says data on nearly 12M patients exposed by breach. “Quest Diagnostics said 11.9 million of its patients may have been exposed in a data breach of computer systems at the American Medical Collection Agency, a billings collection firm the medical lab works with.”