Tag: breach

Wyze Breach enabled 13,000 customers to see into other people’s homes

Wyze claims a breach allowed 13,000 customers to view other people’s camera feeds. In an online forum, Wyze blamed the problem on a caching issue with a third-party library. The incident follows a data breach in 2019 that exposed the online data of 2.4 million Wyze users. Thanks for recording!…

Wyze security camera breach actually affected 13,000 users, not 14

Remember the Wyze security camera leak a few days ago, which showed 14 users footage from inside other people’s homes? It turns out that the number of people affected was more like 13,000. Wyze informed users of the February 16 security breach via email, admitting that approximately 930 times more…

EU opens investigation into TikTok’s potential breach of obligations to protect minors

The European Union will investigate whether TikTok broke online content rules, Reuters has revealed. The ByteDance-owned social network may have failed to protect children or ensure transparent advertising and could face a fine of up to 6% of its global revenue. According to Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal…

Wyze camera breach allows strangers to peer into other people’s homes

Wyze has built a following by offering smart security cameras and other home gadgets at reasonable prices, and the company generally has a good reputation among its customers. But another security breach, that of recent days, will certainly test the confidence of some customers in the company. The latest incident…

Security breach at BMW revealed sensitive company information, researcher says

A misconfigured cloud storage server belonging to automotive giant BMW exposed sensitive company information, including private keys and internal data, TechCrunch has learned. Can Yoleri, a security researcher at threat intelligence firm SOCRadar, told TechCrunch that he discovered the exposed BMW cloud storage server during a regular scan of the…

US military reports data breach to 20,000 people after cloud email leak

The US Department of Defense notified tens of thousands of people that their personal information was exposed in an email data breach last year. According to the breach notification letter sent to affected individuals on February 1, the Defense Intelligence Agency – the military intelligence agency of the DOD –…

HopSkipDrive claims 155,000 drivers’ personal data stolen in data breach

Student ride-hailing startup HopSkipDrive has confirmed a data breach involving the personal data of more than 155,000 drivers. HopSkipDrive, based in Los Angeles, offers an Uber-style ride-sharing service for children and teens. The startup, which has raised at least $90 million since its founding in 2014, partners with school districts…

FTC orders Blackbaud to delete data and improve security practices after 2020 breach

Blackbaud agreed to delete excess sensitive data it held about its customers and completely revamp its data retention and security policies as part of the agreement it formalized with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), following a catastrophic data breach in 2020. Blackbaud was breached in February 2020 by anonymous threat…

Mastodon hit by security breach – top Twitter alternative acts quickly to fix critical security issue that could have allowed hackers to hijack user accounts

Mastodon, the best alternative to Twitter, was found to carry a high-severity vulnerability that could have been used by hackers to impersonate people and take control of their accounts. The flaw is identified as CVE-2024-23832 and has a severity rating of 9.4. This affects all versions of Mastodon prior to…

FTC orders Blackbaud to overhaul ‘reckless’ security practices following 2020 breach

Education technology company Blackbaud has agreed to settle with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the company’s security practices that led to a 2020 data breach. The FTC alleges that Blackbaud, a U.S.-based company that provides financial and administrative software to universities, nonprofits, healthcare organizations and far-right organizations, had “lax”…