• May 19, 2020
  • Caleb Chen
  • News, Privacy, Security,

UK’s largest airline, easyJet, reveals January 2020 breach of 9 million customer records

The largest airline in the United Kingdom, easyJet, revealed that they had been hacked by a “sophisticated attack” in January of 2020. All in all, approximately 9 million customers were affected by the EasyJet hack. The affected customers had their travel records and emails exposed. The EasyJet disclosure also revealed that 2,208 of the 9 … Continue reading “UK’s largest airline, easyJet, reveals January 2020 breach of 9 million customer records”

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  • Aug 28, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • News, Privacy, Security,

A major security breach raises a key question: what happens when your biometric data is exfiltrated from a system?

It’s no secret that password security is often terrible. Good passwords – ones that are long and include a mix of lower case, upper case, numbers, and special characters – are hard to remember unless you use a password manager, which few seem to do. As a result, people tend to choose easy-to-guess passwords like … Continue reading “A major security breach raises a key question: what happens when your biometric data is exfiltrated from a system?”

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Quora Data Breach Affects 100 Million Users

On December 3rd, 2018, the infamous Question and Answer site, Quora announced that the private messages and account information from around 100 million users was exposed by a “malicious third party.” The breach was first discovered by Quora on Friday, according to chief executive, Adam D’Angelo, and an investigation is still underway. In addition, D’Angelo … Continue reading “Quora Data Breach Affects 100 Million Users”

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