Data Leakage Archive
Another Bucket Leak: Third-Party PR Firm Serving Top-Name Brands Exposed Customers’ Data

Another Bucket Leak: Third-Party PR Firm Serving Top-Name Brands Exposed Customers’ Data

IPR, a PR company that provides CM software as well as marketing services to top-name brands,  exposed customers’ sensitive data through a publicly-accessible Amazon S3 bucket database, according to a recent news report(*). Among the sensitive information leaked through the bucket, there were details of 477,000 clients’ media contacts, business account information, 35,000 hashed user […]
Major Third-Party Data Breaches Revealed in September 2019

Major Third-Party Data Breaches Revealed in September 2019

A recent survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute reveals that 59% of companies have experienced a third-party breach in 2018, which is an increase of 3% compared to the previous year. Data breaches caused by third parties cost millions of dollars to large companies and devastating to small businesses. Third-parties are those companies that support […]
Major Third-Party Data Breaches Revealed in August 2019

Major Third-Party Data Breaches Revealed in August 2019

A recent survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute reveals that 59% of companies have experienced a third-party breach in 2018, which is an increase of 3% compared to the previous year. Data breaches caused by third parties cost millions of dollars to large companies and devastating to small businesses. Third-parties are those companies that support […]
Health Institutions Suffer Third-Party Data Breaches Exposing Millions of Patient Records: How Can You Protect Against Another Breach?

Health Institutions Suffer Third-Party Data Breaches Exposing Millions of Patient Records: How Can You Protect Against Another Breach?

The data breach experienced by American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a third-party bill-collection vendor for the health institutions, affected 17 health institutions including the United States’ biggest lab testing companies, Quest and LabCorps. The incident came to light in early June. Hackers exploited a vulnerability in AMCA’s web payment portal, the company’s database filled with […]
Steps to Mitigate What Happened in The Capital One Data Breach

Steps to Mitigate What Happened in The Capital One Data Breach

Capital One Bank announced [1] that on July 19, 2019, they determined an intrusion to their system that has affected approximately 100 million individuals in the United States and approximately 6 million in Canada. The stolen data includes “personal information Capital One routinely collects at the time it receives credit card applications, including names, addresses, […]
Major Third-party Breaches Revealed in June 2019

Major Third-party Breaches Revealed in June 2019

A recent survey conducted by Ponemon Institute reveals that 59% of companies have experienced a third-party breach in 2018, which is an increase of 3% compared to the previous year. Data breaches caused by third parties cost millions of dollars to large companies. Third-parties include a broad range of companies a company directly worked with […]

Major Third-party Breaches Revealed in May 2019

A recent survey conducted by Ponemon Institute reveals that 59% of companies have experienced a third-party breach in 2018, which is an increase of 3% compared to the previous year. Data breaches caused by third parties cost millions of dollars to large companies. Third-parties include broad range of companies a company directly worked with such […]

How To Measure What Hackers Know About You

Companies invest in cyber security to protect themselves against cyber attacks. They get cyber security products/solutions from SIEM solutions, SOC services to Firewalls, IPS/IDS devices, etc. to detect and remediate cyber incidents. With all these security measures, how safe are you? Is there a way to measure it? Or in other words, is it possible […]
Major third-party breaches revealed

Major Third-party Breaches Revealed in January 2019

A recent survey conducted by Ponemon Institute reveals that 59% of companies have experienced a third-party breach in 2018, which is an increase of 3% compared to previous year. Data breaches caused by third parties cost millions of dollars to large companies. Third-parties include broad range of entities a company directly worked with, such as […]
Top 3 Types of Third Party Caused a Data Breach

Top 3 Types of Third Party Caused a Data Breach

3rd-party (aka supply-chain) cyber attacks were one of the main reasons for major data breaches in 2018.  As NormShield, we regularly monitor, list, and analyze third-party data breaches. In our recent report, NormShield Major Third-Party Data Breaches of 2018, we provide a  recap of 3rd-party data breaches that hit the news in 2018. Third-party breaches […]