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Canada Post leaked personal data from orders of thousands of cannabis smokers

November 8, 2018 — The leaked information included names or the initials of nominated signatories, postcodes, dates of delivery, OCS reference numbers, Canada Post tracking numbers, and OCS corporate names and business addresses.   Don Duncan, Director at NuData comments on the stolen personal information in The Telegraph. While names and addresses are always useful to cybercriminals, companies can devalue that personally identifiable information by adding a layered security solution that includes passive biometrics and behavioural analytics so that customers

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Cathay Pacific says data of 9.4 million passengers stolen in hack

October 24, 2018 — The information included names, nationalities, passport numbers, date of birth, email, and home addresses of customers.  Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData comments on the stolen personal information in The Telegraph. Payment card information, combined with other user data from other breaches and social media, builds a complete profile. In the hands of fraudsters and criminal organisations, these valuable identity sets are usually sold to other cybercriminals and used for myriad criminal activities. For the complete article,

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Cheddar’s Restaurants Bitten By Credit-Card Breach

August 23, 2018 — Cheddar’s Restaurants Bitten By Credit-Card Breach Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, comments on the breach in 23 Cheddar’s restaurants, potentially exposing the personal information of over 500.000 customers.  Due to cybercriminals’ sophistication and how creatively they use the stolen data, this is not just a problem for Cheddar’s and their customers, but also for the payment-card providers and any other organizations with whom the victims hold accounts. Once personal and financial information such as this is

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SC Magazine: MongoDB database exposes more than 2 million Mexican patients

August 7, 2018 — The database was used to contain healthcare information of a Mexican hospital patrons. Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by SC Magazine, disclosing that massive amounts of PII on 2,373,764 Mexican patients were in a database, which had vulnerabilities allowing exposure to fraudsters without a password. Not only was PII left exposed, but so were email addresses and encrypted passwords for admin accounts at the hospital, leaving them vulnerable for more

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TEISS: Hackers targeting over 400 organisations using advanced phishing tactics

August 7, 2018 — Fraudsters leverage new tactics in a successful spear-phishing campaign. Robert Capps, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by TEISS, disclosing details of individual cases of those impacted by the highly targeted phishing campaign including PDFs infected with malware. One of the more interesting cases included a company executive being asked to download a piece of legitimate software, which worked, but included malware within the code than infected the executive’s device. This attack shows

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