Tag: Breach

This item describes an incident directly or indirectly related to a data breach

Gravatar Data “Scraped” From Site

“Interwebs”, should be aware that data, including your email address, real name and username have been “scraped” from the site using a technique published by a security researcher. Of the 167 million accounts scraped, 114 million have had their hashed (sort of like encrypted) email address cracked and distributed within the hacking community. While no passwords for the site were captured, you must realize that this information is “out there” and could be used to attempt to manipulate you into compromising related accounts.

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Data Breach Notification: Nitro PDF

In September of 2020 there was a breach of the Nitro PDF service. There were 77 million records exposed, which included email addresses, names and passwords for the service. There were 161 berry.edu or vikings.berry.edu email addresses included in the…

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December News from Information Security

Welcome to one of the strangest Decembers we’ve ever had here at Berry. It is certainly the strangest of my 30 years here. The students are gone, but not done. Finals loom for some of them, then almost two full…

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Data Breach Notification: LiveJournal

In 2019, there was news of a possible breach of LiveJournal data. In May of 2020, the breach was confirmed by the release of the data on a hacking forum. There were 26 million records exposed from the site, which…

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Data Breach Notification: Covve

In February of 2020, it was revealed that Covve, who bills their address book app as the “smartest, simplest, contacts app”, experienced a data breach. Covve left a database exposed to the Internet without a password. There were nearly 23…

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February News from Information Security

Welcome to the much delayed February newsletter! I apologize for the tardiness of this edition. There is a fair amount of news to share, some of it WAY overdue, so I’ll start there. First, if you are using multi-factor authentication…

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Data Breach Notification: Adult Friend Finder Website

In October of 2016, the website Adult Friend Finder experienced a data breach. This was a part of the larger Friend Finder Networks breach. There were nearly 170 million records exposed from the site, which included email addresses, passwords, spoken…

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