T-Mobile Suffers 5th Data Breach in 3 Years

No this isn’t a case of déjà vu – T-Mobile suffered another data breach – their fifth in just three years. According to Forrester Research security and risk analyst Allie Mellen this is “the worst breach” to date.  In a published statement on August 20, 2021, the popular wireless carrier company announced that hackers were able to steal sensitive data of over 40 million customers who applied for credit with the company. This includes both social security numbers (SSN) as well as drivers license numbers.  

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Data Scraping 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse Leaks

Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse databases were not breached – according to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse. Instead - the three social media platforms say they were targets of data scraping which is super different than an out right data breach. So while your personal information is definitely floating around on the dark web thanks to these “data scraping” incidents– the CEOs of these three companies don’t want you to worry. While data scraping is technically legal – you should be concerned about these recent incidents if you ever stored sensitive information on any of these accounts.

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350 Million Customer Records Exposed due to Broadvoice Leak

Broadvoice takes data privacy and security seriously read the first sentence of the US-based cloud VoiP provider’s press release published on October 15, 2020 via Threatpost. For five days between September 28th and October 2nd, over 350 million customer records were left exposed online where anyone could access them.  

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DoorDash Announces Data Breach Effecting Nearly 5 Million People

DoorDash announced last Thursday that they were the victims of a data breach which occurred on May 4, 2019. The food delivery business, whose competition includes Grub Hub and Uber Eats, stated in a blog post that over 4.9 million people were affected by the breach. Those affected include customers, merchants, and workers who signed up for the app prior to April 5, 2018. The company states that at this point they do not have any evidence that those who signed up after the April 5th date were compromised.

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