VPN Exposes Data for 1M Users, Leading to Researcher Questioning

Experts warn that virtual private networks are increasingly vulnerable to leaks and attack. Free virtual private network (VPN) service Quickfox, which provides access to Chinese websites from outside the country,…

Prison for UPMC Data Thief

Prison for UPMC Data Thief A hacker from Michigan who stole and sold the sensitive data of tens of thousands of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) employees has been…

Chinese VPN app Quickfox caught exposing 1 million users’ data

The Quickfox VPN is mainly used by Chinese citizens living abroad who need to access Chinese websites as most of these sites are geo-restricted. Wizcase’s team of ethical researchers, led…

FCC mulls over new rules demanding carriers block spam robot texts at network level

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is due to consider a new proposal to clamp down on robot texts. On October 18, FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel unveiled a new…

VPN Provider's Misconfiguration Exposes One Million Users

VPN Provider's Misconfiguration Exposes One Million Users At least one million users of a Chinese-run VPN service have had their personally identifiable information (PII) exposed due to a misconfigured Elasticsearch…

Accenture Discloses It Had Suffered Data Breach Following a Ransomware Attack

Accenture, an Irish-based multinational professional services company that specializes in IT services and consulting, confirmed it suffered a data breach as a result of a ransomware attack carried out by…

Brewer’s Token Gaffe Causes Massive PII Breach

Brewer’s Token Gaffe Causes Massive PII Breach An authentication error left the personal data of hundreds of thousands of BrewDog customers and Equity for Punks shareholders exposed for a year and a…

Apache Airflow Servers Leak Thousands of Credentials

Apache Airflow is one of the most popular open-source workflow management platforms. Researchers from Intezer have discovered while investigating a misconfiguration flaw in Apache Airflow a large number of exposed…

Ex-army admin jailed for 12 years over US military health data theft

Frederick Brown, a medical data technician & administrator associated with the 65th Medical Brigade of the US Army caused millions of dollars in losses Frederick Brown, a 40-year-old resident of…

Transnational Fraud Ring Bilks U.S. Military Service Members Out of Millions

A former medical records tech stole PII that was then used to fraudulently claim DoD and VA benefits, particularly targeting disabled veterans. More than 3,300 U.S. military service members, military…