Krebs on Security: Hackers Were Inside Citrix for Five Months

Krebs on Security: Hackers Were Inside Citrix for Five Months. “Networking software giant Citrix Systems says malicious hackers were inside its networks for five months between 2018 and 2019, making off with personal and financial data on company employees, contractors, interns, job candidates and their dependents. The disclosure comes almost a year after Citrix acknowledged that digital intruders had broken in by probing its employee accounts for weak passwords.”

Exclusive: Details of 10.6 million MGM hotel guests posted on a hacking forum (ZDNet)

ZDNet: Exclusive: Details of 10.6 million MGM hotel guests posted on a hacking forum. “The personal details of more than 10.6 million users who stayed at MGM Resorts hotels have been published on a hacking forum this week. Besides details for regular tourists and travelers, included in the leaked files are also personal and contact details for celebrities, tech CEOs, reporters, government officials, and employees at some of the world’s largest tech companies.”

Global News: Personal information of nearly 360,000 Quebec teachers exposed in data breach

Global News: Personal information of nearly 360,000 Quebec teachers exposed in data breach. “The personal information of nearly 360,000 teachers in Quebec may have been stolen in a data theft, the Quebec government confirmed on Friday. Quebec’s Treasury Board took stock in the wake of the ongoing investigation by the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) into identity theft of people working or having worked as teachers.”

BDaily News: Over 27 Million People Affected in Healthcare Data Breaches Last Year

BDaily News: Over 27 Million People Affected in Healthcare Data Breaches Last Year. “Bitglass has released its sixth annual Healthcare Breach Report. Each year, Bitglass analyses data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ ‘Wall of Shame,’ a database containing information about breaches of protected health information (PHI). In 2019, these breaches collectively affected over 27 million individuals. Bitglass’ latest report analyses the breaches of 2019, compares them to those of previous years, and reveals key trends and cybersecurity challenges facing the healthcare industry.”

The Register-Guard: How Chinese military hackers allegedly pulled off the Equifax data breach

The Register-Guard: How Chinese military hackers allegedly pulled off the Equifax data breach. “The criminals identified a flaw in the credit agency’s security system, executed a plan of attack to penetrate it and devised a scheme to cover their tracks on their way out, according to a criminal indictment unsealed Monday. Those alleged criminals, four members of the Chinese military, exploited a flaw in software that allowed U.S. consumers to dispute problems with their Equifax credit reports. That gave the hackers access to Americans’ personal information, according to the indictment.”

BetaNews: 15.1 billion records exposed in 2019 as data breaches hit a new high

BetaNews: 15.1 billion records exposed in 2019 as data breaches hit a new high. “The total number of records exposed by data breaches increased by 284 percent last year compared to 2018, with over 15.1 billion records exposed in total. This is one of the findings of the 2019 Year End Data Breach QuickView Report from Risk Based Security although the total number of 2019 breaches disclosed so far (7,098) is up only one percent.”

New Zealand Herald: Phil Goff’s emails hacked – 15,000 emails over 12 years offered for sale

New Zealand Herald: Phil Goff’s emails hacked – 15,000 emails over 12 years offered for sale. “Emails apparently sent and received by Auckland mayor Phil Goff over a 12-year period have been offered with a $20,000 price tag and appear to contain deeply personal information alongside council and Parliamentary work.”