CNN: At least 50,000 license plates leaked in hack of border contractor not authorized to retain them

CNN: At least 50,000 license plates leaked in hack of border contractor not authorized to retain them. “At least 50,000 American license plate numbers have been made available on the dark web after a company hired by Customs and Border Protection was at the center of a major data breach, according to CNN analysis of the hacked data. What’s more, the company was never authorized to keep the information, the agency told CNN.”

The Guardian: Cybersecurity giant Symantec plays down unreported breach of test data

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

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

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.”

Business Standard: Instagram leak to online frauds, Indian firms have a ‘cyber battle’ ahead

Business Standard: Instagram leak to online frauds, Indian firms have a ‘cyber battle’ ahead. “Recently, private contact information of millions of Instagram users was found in an unguarded online database, and the cache was traced back to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox. Before that, security lapse in one of State Bank of India (SBI) servers had leaked data of its SBI Quick service customers. These breaches are just a few examples underscoring Indian firms’ vulnerability, despite warnings from past incidents.”

CNET: Collections firm breach exposes data on 7.7M LabCorp customers

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.”