Imperva, a leading provider of Internet firewall services that help Web sites block malicious cyberattacks, alerted customers on Tuesday that a recent data breach exposed email addresses, scrambled passwords, API keys and SSL certificates for a subset of its firewall users.
Topic: Data Breach
Capital One and GitHub have been hit with a class-action lawsuit over the recent data breach that resulted in the data of over 100 million Capital One customers and credit card applicants being exposed. The law firm Tycko & Zavareei LLP filed the lawsuit on Thursday, arguing that GitHub and Capital One demonstrated negligence in their response to the breach.
Capital One, the Virginia-based bank with a popular credit card business, announced Monday that a hacker had accessed about 100 million credit card applications, and investigators say thousands of Social Security and bank account numbers were also taken.
The settlement fund for the breach that saw the exposure of 147 million Equifax customers' data was $31 million. Customers applying for a payout were initially offered $125 or free Equifax credit monitoring. Unsurprisingly, many people already had credit monitoring, or didn't want to take it from the firm that failed to safeguard their data. The result?
Equifax has agreed to a settlement over its 2017 data breach that saw as many as 147 million people's personal information, including names, birth dates, addresses, and social security numbers, exposed by the company.
Microsoft has admitted that its Outlook.com security breach was worse than the company initially revealed.
Commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced a data breach incident that impacted the company's "Commercial Aircraft business" information systems and led to third parties gaining unauthorized access to data.
There are breaches, and there are megabreaches, and there's Equifax. But a newly revealed trove of leaked data tops them all for sheer volume: 772,904,991 unique email addresses, over 21 million unique passwords, all recently posted to a hacking forum.