Latest data breaches
Toyota data breach
Japanese automaker, Toyota, announced on Saturday that a data breach resulted in the data of 3.1 million customers being compromised. This is in fact the second data breach the company faced in the last five weeks.
Hackers reportedly violated the company’s IT systems and gained access to sensitive customer information from multiple sales subsidiaries, the most prominent amongst which is luxury car maker Lexus.
Knowledge-sharing platform Quora targeted by hackers - user names, email IDs and encrypted passwords compromised. As of February 2018, there were an estimated 880,000 Quora users based in India.
Online security experts vpnMentor have investigated the accessibility of Amazon Echo by hacking into one unsuspecting family’s device, highlighting how easily it could be tampered with.
Cyber security firm, RiskIQ has released more details about the BA attack and linked it to Magecart, a hacker group specialising in skimming credit card details from unsecured payment forms on websites.
Earlier this week high street retailer Superdrug was contacted by a lone hacker claiming that they had stolen the personal information of up to 20,000 customers and demanded a ransom in exchange for the information.
Between 11 and 13 August, hackers originating from Canada extracted Rs 78 crore from ATMs across 28 countries, including Canada, Hong Kong and India. An additional Rs 13.92 was transferred to a Hong Kong-based account on 13 August.
Supreme Court of India
The Supreme Court website crashed on Thursday afternoon, minutes after the verdict in Justice B H Loya case was delivered. The website was offline and showed a message: “Site under maintenance.”
About a dozen government websites including that of the defence ministry went down for more than eight hours last Friday, with rumors that they have been hacked by the Chinese. However, the government ruled-out any hacking.
Nigerian hackers hack into Naukri.com’s servers, stealing 1 lakh resumes and contacting 10,000 job seekers for fake interviews.
Rajya Sabha website
Hacker group Lulzsec India claims to have breached and gained access to the Rajya Sabha website. The website is supposed to be accessed only by the Rajya Sabha members and its administrators. Lulzsec India claims to have gained access by breaching into BJP President and Rajya Sabha member, Amit Shah’s account.
A security researcher brings to light the absolute ease with which Aadhaar data can be accessed. French white hat hacker, Baptiste Robert breached Telangana government’s benefit disbursement portal, TSPost and exposed Aadhaar details of 56 lakh NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme) beneficiaries, and an additional 40 lakh SSP (Social Security Pensions) legatees.