Would you do your online banking on an unsecured public Wi-Fi network? If you answered yes, you're not alone: a study from RMIT has just revealed two million Australians are doing just that every single day - and risking data breaches in the process.
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Back in September Yahoo released a statement admitting to a state-sponsored breach of the company's servers in 2014, resulting in the theft of personal information from 500 million accounts.
Now Yahoo has identified a new breach from August 2013 involving data associated with more than one billion accounts. That's twice what was previously revealed.
Remember when thieves took advantage of crappy security on the US IRS' online tax transcript website and stole the personal information of 100,000 people? We already knew that initial number was a lowball, but we didn't know how low — an IRS audit recently uncovered that over 700,000 people had their accounts breached, and 575,000 others were targeted but not successfully accessed.
We've seen boat loads of personal info dumps online in the last year, but none as bizarre as this: A discovery of personal data from millions of Americans who've voted since 2000, found by a researcher in a sloppily configured database. In other words, it was just hanging out on the web. For unknown reasons. And we have no idea who put it there.
Remember how Uber, in a Friday night post last week, admitted that the names and personal info of 50,000 drivers had been accessed by an unknown party? Well, Ars Technica has an update. A sad update.
Australia has a problem with asylum seekers. Not with the amount of people arriving per sé but with the treatment of them once they're intercepted along the way. Those seeking asylum are now the centre of potentially the largest data leak/breach in the nation's history as a data leak at the Immigration Department sees the details of 10,000 individuals released into the wild.