Breaches and leaks

  • Jackson County, Georgia: had a ransomware infection and ended up paying $400.000 to the attackers to get their files back. It was cheaper than rebuilding from the ground up.
  • Three Asian game makers were hacked and backdoors were placed into their games. Interesting read. This article goes into some more technical detail.
  • An unsecured Elasticsearch database was found containing 33 million profiles of Chinese jobseekers, with detailed personal information including phones, addresses and salary history: link.
  • I saved by far the creepiest for last: an unsecured database containing profiles on 1.8 million Chinese women was found, with very detailed personal information like GPS coordinates, "hasVideos" and a field called "BreedReady": link.
Dieter Van der Stock