Here are the top cybersecurity stories of recent weeks:
- 1.5 billion files exposed due to misconfigurations
- Under Armour faces breach of 150 million users
- Cyberattacks target emergency responders
- 7.ai breach exposes Sears and Delta customers
- 7.ai breach exposes Best Buy customers
1.5 billion files exposed due to misconfigurations
Despite the impending arrival of GDPR, 1.5 billion files are currently exposed in the cloud due to improper configuration. Numerous breaches in past months have demonstrated the dangers of allowing these misconfigurations to go unaddressed.
Under Armour faces breach of 150 million users
150 million users of Under Armour's nutrition and fitness application recently had their information exposed in a breach. Users of MyFitnessPal, as the application is called, had their emails, usernames, and passwords exposed.
Cyberattacks target emergency responders
Baltimore's emergency dispatch system was targeted by hackers. The Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system was shut down by hackers, leading workers to manually take 911 calls – reducing efficiency and delaying help to those in need.
7.ai breach exposes Sears and Delta customers
7.ai, a technology company and online service provider that processes data for its customers, recently suffered a cybersecurity breach. Sears and Delta Air Lines were among the customers affected by said breach, with Sears disclosing that nearly 100,000 of its customers' credit cards were exposed.
7.ai breach exposes Best Buy customers
In addition to Sears and Delta, Best Buy is now among those affected by the 7.ai breach. While the number of customers exposed is not as high as that of Sears, some users of Best Buy's online services – online purchasing, specifically – have still had their data compromised.
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