SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American Financial Corp.

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 20:30:17 +0000

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating a security failure on the Web site of real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. that exposed more than 885 million personal and financial records tied to mortgage deals going back to 2003, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

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Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:59:54 +0000

Federal prosecutors this week charged a Seattle woman with stealing data from more than 100 million credit applications made with Capital One Financial Corp. Incredibly, much of this breached played out publicly over several months on social media and other open online platforms. What follows is a closer look at the accused, and what this incident may mean for consumers and businesses.

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QuickBooks Cloud Hosting Firm iNSYNQ Hit in Ransomware Attack

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:40:07 +0000

Cloud hosting provider iNSYNQ says it is trying to recover from a ransomware attack that shut down its network and has left customers unable to access their accounting data for the past three days. Unfortunately for iNSYNQ, the company appears to be turning a deaf ear to the increasingly anxious cries from its users for more information about the incident.

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Collections Firm Behind LabCorp, Quest Breaches Files for Bankruptcy

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 01:47:03 +0000

A medical billing firm responsible for a recent eight-month data breach that exposed the personal information on nearly 20 million Americans has filed for bankruptcy, citing “enormous expenses” from notifying affected consumers and the loss of its four largest customers.

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Cybersecurity pros think the enemy is winning

Credit to Author: Joan Goodchild| Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Recent research from Malwarebytes, ISSA, and ESG find that security professionals have little confidence in their ability to prevent their organization from being breached. What’s behind this mindset? And how can we turn the tide to stay a step ahead of the criminals?

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LabCorp: 7.7 Million Consumers Hit in Collections Firm Breach

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 21:45:59 +0000

Medical testing giant LabCorp. said today personal and financial data on some 7.7 million consumers were exposed by a breach at a third-party billing collections firm. That third party — the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) — also recently notified competing firm Quest Diagnostics that an intrusion in its payments Web site exposed personal, financial and medical data on nearly 12 million Quest patients. Just a few days ago, the news was all about how Quest had suffered a major breach. But today’s disclosure by LabCorp. suggests we are nowhere near done hearing about other companies with millions of consumers victimized because of this incident: The AMCA is a New York company with a storied history of aggressively collecting debt for a broad range of businesses, including medical labs and hospitals, direct marketers, telecom companies, and state and local traffic/toll agencies.

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NY Investigates Exposure of 885 Million Mortgage Documents

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 13:58:59 +0000

New York regulators are investigating a weakness that exposed 885 million mortgage records at First American Financial Corp. [NYSE:FAF] as the first test of the state’s strict new cybersecurity regulation. That measure, which went into effect in March 2019 and is considered among the toughest in the nation, requires financial companies to regularly audit and report on how they protect sensitive data, and provides for fines in cases where violations were reckless or willful.

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First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 20:47:11 +0000

The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. [NYSE:FAF] leaked hundreds of millions of documents related to mortgage deals going back to 2003, until notified this week by KrebsOnSecurity. The digitized records — including bank account numbers and statements, mortgage and tax records, Social Security numbers, wire transaction receipts, and drivers license images — were available without authentication to anyone with a Web browser.

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