Report: Firm Tracking Purchase, Transaction Histories of Millions Maybe Not Really Anonymizing Them

The nation’s largest financial data broker, Yodlee, holds extensive and supposedly anonymized banking and credit card transaction histories on millions of Americans. Internal documents obtained by Motherboard, however, appear to indicate that Yodlee clients could potentially de-anonymize those records by simply… Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/report-firm-tracking-purchase-and-transaction-historie-1841799352 Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. […]

Data breach at U.S. agency in charge of securing Trump’s communication

The Defense Information Systems Agency, which calls itself a combat support agency of the Defense Department on its website, employs 8,000 military and civilian employees. The DIA, which is responsible for secure White House communications, said Social Security numbers and other personal data its network held, was likely compromised, reports Reuters, citing a letter sent […]

U.S. indicts 4 Chinese military hackers for giant Equifax breach

The U.S. Department of Justice indicted four members of the Chinese military for the 2017 Equifax breaches, which exposed the data of more than 145 million Americans.  U.S. Attorney General William Barr made the announcement at a press conference Monday morning, calling the breach a “deliberate and sweeping intrusion into the private information of the […]

Google Photos bug sent private videos to strangers

If you used Google Takeout to back up your Photos files from November 21st to 25th, 2019, a stranger out there may have a copy of your videos. The tech giant has started sending out emails, warning users about a bug that may have affected their backu… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/04/google-photos-bug-videos/ Proactive Computing found this story and […]

Phishing scams leveled up and we didn’t

More than a bit of “I’m smarter than you” politics creates the divide between hacking headlines and what we actually need to worry about. On one side, researchers present findings at conferences hoping someone will raise the alarm and practical thing… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/31/phishing-scams-leveled-up-and-we-didnt/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article […]

Hackers are selling card info stolen in last year’s Wawa breach

If you purchased anything at the East Coast gas station and convenience store chain Wawa between March and December last year, there’s a chance your credit and debit card info is being sold on the dark web. Earlier this week, fraud intelligence compa… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/30/wawa-breach-stolen-data-sold-online/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. […]

Social media boosting service exposed thousands of Instagram passwords

A social media boosting startup, which bills itself as a service to increase increase a user’s Instagram followers, has exposed thousands of Instagram account passwords. The company, Social Captain, says it helps thousands of users to grow their Instagram follower counts by connecting their accounts to its platform. Users are asked to enter their Instagram […]

Microsoft accidently exposed 250 million customer service records

While most people were out celebrating the start of a new year, Microsoft’s security teams were working overtime to close a potentially enormous security loophole. On Thursday, the company disclosed a database error that temporarily left approximatel… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/22/microsoft-database-exposure/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By:

Porn cam network leaked sensitive data for thousands of models

Data leaks by their nature subject people to some kind of unnecessary risk, but this latest could be genuinely dangerous. Researchers at vpnMentor have discovered that a porn cam affiliate network, PussyCash, left nearly 20GB of models’ extremely se… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/16/data-leak-exposes-cam-models/ Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was […]

Wyze leaks personal data for 2.4 million security camera users

You buy a home monitoring camera to improve your security, but Wyze customers might have wound up achieving the opposite. The company, which makes $20 security cameras to pepper around your home, has admitted that data on more than 2.4 million users… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/30/wyze-leak-2-4-million-users/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The […]