“Bad actors will certainly use the information for social engineering, scamming, hacking and marketing,” tweeted Alon Gal, the co-founder of an Israeli cybercrime intelligence company called Hudson Rock, who flagged the release of the Facebook data Saturday. Social engineering involves getting access to people’s confidential information by gaining their trust rather than overcoming technical barriers — for example, by impersonating a tech support person.
“I have yet to see Facebook acknowledging this absolute negligence of your data,” Gal tweeted. Gal said the compromised data also included Facebook IDs, full names, locations, some email addresses, relationship statuses and other details.
Flagstar Bank is warning customers that their personal information, including social security numbers, may have been stolen in a ransomeware attack.
The company said the hack was discovered in January but customers said they were recently notified.
Local 4 learned that the thieves got social security numbers as well home addresses not only of customers but also possibly employees. Flagstar has reached out to customers impacted and offering a credit monitoring service.
Contact Flagstar if you’ve been affected or have concerns.
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We are learning more about a recent cyber attack on Millersville University that shut down the school’s computer system.On Wednesday, university President Daniel Wubah sent out a letter that said the personal information of a “handful” of individuals had been compromised.Spokesperson Janet Kacskos couldn’t give an exact number but said it’s “very few individuals.”The university said all of the people affected are being notified and are being provided with resources to deal with the breach.Millersville said it has not yet pinpointed the source of the attack and is still working to repair it.While this breach was successful, the school said … Read More
When Justin Thomas shot a final-round 68 at TPC Sawgrass Sunday to win the Players Championship, he was surely thinking only about the prestige that comes from emerging as the last man standing against the strongest field in golf. Pulling out the victory, his 14th PGA Tour title, to go with the PGA Championship he won in 2017, cements Thomas as one of the best players of his generation at just 27 years old.
It also earned him the single biggest payday of his impressive career.
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Humana is notifying approximately 65,000 health plan members, including approximately 3,000 in Kentucky, that some of their personal information may have been inappropriately shared after an incident involving the employee of a subcontractor.According to a statement from the company Friday, one of the separate companies Humana uses to request medical records to verify data — Cotiviti — used a subcontractor to review those collected medical records.One of the employees of the subcontractors, who was authorized to access and use the data for Humana purposes, then inappropriately disclosed the information to unapproved individuals for unauthorized training purposes that took place between … Read More
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