The Guardian: Yahoo fined £250,000 for hack that impacted 515,000 UK accounts. “Yahoo has been fined £250,000 over a hack from 2014 that affected more than 515,000 UK email accounts co-branded with Sky, the Information Commissioner’s Office has announced.” Oh yeah, THAT’LL learn ’em.
BetaNews: Dixons Carphone suffers two major security breaches exposing customers’ bank card details and personal information. “Another week, another cyberattack. This time around, it’s the Dixons Carphone group which says it has fallen victim to not one but two major breaches. The bank card details of 5.9 million customers have been accessed by hackers in the first breach. In the second, the personal records of 1.2 million people have been exposed.”
Miami Herald: Atlanta police: Cyberattack erased dashcam archive. “The Atlanta Police Department’s archive of dashboard camera video was wiped out in a March cyberattack, the police chief said. The loss might compromise a drunken driving case, Chief Erika Shields told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV , but she’s not greatly worried.”
Billboard: Ticketfly Hacked: Ticketing Service Taken Offline Following ‘Cyber Incident’. “Ticketfly, the indie-focused ticketing service that last year was purchased by Eventbrite, has fallen victim to what it describes as a “cyber incident” and has temporarily shut itself down. The company, which handles ticketing for events like Celebrate Brooklyn, Riot Fest and Music Tastes Good, confirmed the hack to Billboard on Thursday morning.”
USA Today: Chili’s data breach leaves credit and debit card information exposed. “While you were enjoying that slab of Chili’s Grill & Bar baby back ribs, hackers may have been feasting on your payment card information. The chain’s parent company Brinker International announced Saturday that a data incident at some Chili’s restaurants may have resulted in a credit and debit card data breach.”
Ars Technica: Report: Chinese government is behind a decade of hacks on software companies. “Researchers said Chinese intelligence officers are behind almost a decade’s worth of network intrusions that use advanced malware to penetrate software and gaming companies in the US, Europe, Russia, and elsewhere. The hackers have struck as recently as March in a campaign that used phishing emails in an attempt to access corporate-sensitive Office 365 and Gmail accounts. In the process, they made serious operational security errors that revealed key information about their targets and possible location.”
CNET: Company formerly known as Yahoo to pay $35M over massive breach. “Yahoo’s cybersecurity failures continue to haunt the company — now to the tune of $35 million. The US Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that Altaba, the company formed from the ashes of Yahoo’s sale to Verizon, has agreed to pay a penalty of that amount to settle charges that Yahoo failed to disclose a massive data breach from December 2014.”