A threat actor who goes by an online name ‘Achilles’ has claimed to have access to internal computer networks belonging to major organizations. Security firm AdvIntel, which outlined the activities of Achilles, said that the attacker had access to networks of UNICEF and many other high-profile corporations. The firm also suggested that the actor targeted private sector entities as well as public domains, government-affiliated companies, and international organizations.
Tech Data, a Fortune 500 company which specializes in IT products and services, has apparently left sensitive customer data out in the open. The exposed data was uncovered by security researchers from vpnMentor, led by experts Noam Rotem and Ran Locar. According to the researchers, a log management server leaked system-wide data that could have been exploited by attackers.
While it’s been about 13 years since one of the first major data breaches reverberated on the nation’s radar, there is still no slowing down—despite major security advancements—in the amount of incidents and consumers impacted every year.
British Airways, who describes itself as “The World’s Favorite Airline,” has confirmed a data breach that exposed personal details and credit-card numbers of up to 380,000 customers and lasted for more than two weeks
T-Mobile today confirmed that the telecom giant suffered a security breach on its US servers on August 20 that may have resulted in the leak of “some” personal information of up to 2 million T-Mobilecustomers.