Breaches and leaks

  • India: an unsecured MongoDB instance was found, holding medical data on no less than 7 million pregnant women. It took a month between disclosure and it being closed up. Ffs.
  • Earl Enterprise: owner of restaurant chains like Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, Planet Hollywood. Their point-of-sale systems were infected, compromising about 2 million credit cards.
  • Georgia Tech: a vulnerability in a web application gave an attacker access to personal data of 1.3 million people.
  • Toyota: their systems were compromised, with 3.1 million customers potentially impacted. Kudos for disclosing without being certain that something bad happened.
Dieter Van der Stock