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A data breach is the exposure of private data by unauthorized users. The distinctive feature of it is that information is being accessed from an external source. Such incidents can happen for various reasons that include targeted malware attacks, weak passwords, exploiting system vulnerabilities, or drive-by downloads. Data breaches can significantly harm users and businesses.
Zoom is having more severe problems. About 530,000 accounts were sold for pennies, and some were even given away for free. Many companies, including Google, have barred employees from using the service.
An Unknown Hacker Stole the Source Code for AMD's Big Navi and Xbox Series X GPU “Arden” and Tried to Sell It for $100 Million
An Unknown hacker stole the source code for the Big Navi and Arden GPUs. He says that if no buyer appears, he will leak the data on the Internet. The hacker is trying to sell stolen info for $100 million.
The affected accounts were accessed through a third-party platform called Khoros – a social media management software for businesses.
Reportedly, a Saudi “white hat” hacking group is responsible for taking control of the NFL’s teams’ accounts.
The company says that the data leak occurred because of a human error that resulted in the temporary removal of security protocols on December 4th.
A security researcher was able to discover a bug by uploading millions of phone numbers to a Twitter’s Android app and matching them to user accounts.
The unprotected database contained sensitive information such as users’ full names, phone numbers, and Facebook IDs, and was available online for quite a while.