Breaches and leaks

  • South Korea: the personal information of just under 1000 North-Korean defectors was breached. I honestly can't think of a good reason to have information like that on an Internet-connected network :-/
  • Abine: creators of the password manager Blur, among other privacy-related products, had an unsecured S3 bucket with information on 2.3 million users, including password hashes.
  • Town of Salem: a popular online RPG, had information of over 7.6 million players leaked, including e-mails and MD5-hashed passwords.
  • Victoria, Australia: the personal details of 30.000 government employees were downloaded, presumably after a successful phishing attack.
  • Nova Entertainment: an Australian broadcasting company. They had personal data leaked, impacting over 250.000 people.
  • Luas: the operator of the Dublin tram system, had its website defaced by hackers saying they had stolen data and wanted ransom.
  • Tribune Media: they publish papers like the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, among others. They suffered a ransomware attack through a Ryuk malware infection.
Dieter Van der Stock