Tag: Data Breach

Hacker Claims Theft of Thousands of Passport Numbers from Russian Consulate

A hacker claims to have stolen thousands of passport numbers and other pieces of personal information from the website of a Russian consular department.The hacker, who calls himself Kapustkiy, plans to publish around a thousand records out of the 30,000 or so he allegedly obtained. The apparent target was ambru.nl, the website for the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Netherlands.

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Dutch Hospitals Report A Data Breach Almost Every Day

Dutch hospitals reported 304 separate incidents of patient data loss since January 1. According to the Authority for Personal Data (AP), the hospitals rarely encrypted the data. They also reported that the majority of the data loss occurred due to human error. Many data losses occurred after employees misplaced essential USB drives and other storage mediums. For example, a doctor from Antoni van Leeuwenhoekziekenhuis lost a hard drive with 800 patient records. Hackers have also accessed electronic healthcare records (EHR) through compromised email addresses.

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Japanese hosting company Kagoya hacked; credit card data stolen

Kagoya, a famous hosting service provider in Japan has suffered a security breach in which personal and financial data of its customers has been stolen. In an email to their customers, Kagoya stated that the hack attack was discovered this month after an in-house screening which revealed that customers who used their credit cards between April 1, 2015, to September 21, 2016, are among the impacted ones.

Full article on HackRead

US Navy Admits To Data Breach, 130,000 Exposed

The US Navy has admitted to a data breach that exposed personal and sensitive information of 130,000 current and former sailors. According to a US Navy statement, the organization was initially made aware of the breach at the end of October by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. HPE said that a company laptop being used by an “employee supporting a Navy contract” was compromised. Sensitive information – including names and Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of 134,386 sailors – was accessed by “unknown individuals.”

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