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Risk & Fraud

Millions of bank loan and mortgage documents have leaked online

“A trove of more than 24 million financial and banking documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages from some of the biggest banks in the U.S., has been found online after a server security lapse. The server, running an Elasticsearch database, had more than a decade’s worth of data, containing loan and mortgage agreements, repayment schedules and […]
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Risk & Fraud

Another huge database exposed millions of call logs and SMS text messages

“If you thought you’d heard this story before, you’re not wrong. Back in November, another telecoms company, Voxox, exposed a database containing millions of text messages — including password resets and two-factor codes. This time around, it’s a different company: Voipo, a Lake Forest, Calif. communications provider, exposed tens of gigabytes worth of customer data.”
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Risk & Fraud

Marriott Says Hackers Swiped Millions of Passport Numbers

“Marriott International Inc. said fewer customers were affected in a massive data breach than initially feared but confirmed that hackers had compromised the passport numbers of millions of people in what security analysts have described as a potential foreign-intelligence gold mine. Marriott, the world’s largest hotel company, disclosed in November that a hack in the reservation database for […]
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Reports

Study: Only 11% Of Consumers Trust Retailers To Handle Data Breaches Properly – Retail TouchPoints

“Retailers face a significant mistrust issue when it comes to data breaches: only 11% of consumers trust retailers to properly handle data breaches, according to a survey by First Data. High-profile events, such as the HBC data breach that affected as many a 5 millionshoppers in 2018, can erode trust across the entire industry. But retailers have many tools to help them […]
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Regulation

California to Close Data Breach Notification Loopholes Under New Law

“The golden state’s attorney general Xavier Becerra announced a new bill Thursday that aims to close loopholes in its existing data breach notification laws by expanding the requirements for companies to notify users or customers if their passport and government ID numbers, along with biometric data, such as fingerprints, and iris and facial recognition scans, […]
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Risk & Fraud

Researchers who claim to have discovered the Citrix breach say Iran-linked hackers stole at least 6TB of data and may have first gained access 10 years ago

“Iranian-backed hackers have stolen vast amounts of data from a major software company that handles sensitive computer projects for the White House communications agency, the U.S. military, the FBI and many American corporations, a cybersecurity firm told NBC News. Citrix Systems Inc. came under attack twice, once in December and again Monday, according to Resecurity, which notified […]