July 2018 External Threat Summary

 

External threats come in many forms, below are the stories that you need to know about.

 

Data Exposure

LifeLock vulnerability exposed millions of customer email accounts.

Identity theft protection firm LifeLock — a company that’s built a name for itself based on the promise of helping consumers protect their identities online — may have actually exposed customers to additional attacks from ID thieves and phishers.

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Social Media Threat

More than 70 million fake Twitter accounts purged.

Twitter suspensions double since October 2017 and Twitter suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June.

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Data Exposure

157 GB of confidential data of more than a hundred manufacturing companies exposed.

Sensitive documents for over a hundred manufacturing companies were exposed on a publicly accessible server belonging to Level One Robotics.

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Data Exposure

Robocent firm exposes thousands of US voter’s records.

RoboCent, a Virginia Beach-based political robocall firm, has exposed the personal details of hundreds of thousands of US voters, according to the findings of a security researcher who stumbled upon the company’s database online.

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Data Leak

Thousands of user credentials from file storage service Mega leaked online.

Thousands of credentials for accounts associated with New Zealand-based file storage service Mega have been published online.

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Online Fraud

Technical support scam targeting Dell customers ongoing.

A tech-support scam targeting Dell computer owners continues to raise questions about how the callers know sensitive information, including PC serial numbers and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses customers gave to the PC maker.

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Data Exposure

MedEvolve patient data left exposed.

MedEvolve reported an FTP containing a file from Premier Immediate Medical Care was left accessible from the Internet.

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Dark Web

Hacker reportedly selling sensitive military documents online.

A hacker is selling sensitive military documents on online hacking forums.

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Dark Web

Deceased patients’ medical records being sold on the Dark Web.

A vendor on the dark web offering the medical records of the deceased.

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