Landry’s Suffers Malware Attack, Payment Data Exposed

What Happened?

On January 2, 2020, dining and entertainment conglomerate, Landry’s, announced a point-of-sale malware attack that targeted customers’ payment card data – the company’s second data breach since 2015. Landry’s owns over 600 popular American restaurants across the U.S., including Del Frisco’s Grill, Joe’s Crab Shack, Bubba Gump, Rainforest Café and more; 63 of Landry’s restaurant brands were impacted by the malware. The number of customers affected by the breach has not been disclosed, but the malicious code is expected to have picked up payment details from credit and debit cards swiped on Landry’s order entry systems occurring between March 13 and October 17, 2019. The hacked Personally Identifiable Information (PII) included credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, verification codes and cardholder names. Continue reading

Facebook Exposes 267 Million User Credentials, Wawa Payment Systems Breached

What Happened?

On December 19, 2019, Facebook came under fire once again, when over 267 million records belonging to the social site were found on an unsecured webpage. This is at least the third time in 2019 that Facebook has been in the news for leaving its users’ data unprotected. The exposed database disclosed names, Facebook IDs, and phone numbers of Facebook users, and was available to cybercriminals for two weeks or more. Continue reading

Apollo Breach Exposes Over 200 Million

What happened?

Apollo, a company who provides sales engagement solutions to its clients, recently confirmed a massive data breach – first discovered in July 2018 – affecting over 200 million of its contacts.

Hackers gained access to Apollo’s prospect databases to steal names, job titles, employers, social media handles, phone numbers, email addresses and other business contact information. 

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Uber Data Breach Exposes 57 Million

What Happened? 

Uber Technologies, Inc. recently confirmed a global data breach that exposed 57 million of its customers and drivers. 

Of the 57 million affected, 50 million were customers and 7 million were drivers. Of the 7 million drivers affected, 600,000 were from the U.S.  Names, email addresses, phone numbers and driver’s license numbers were exposed. 

According to Bloomberg News, the breach initially occurred in October 2016. Cybercriminals first hacked a private coding site used by Uber software developers. From there, hackers used the credentials obtained from that site to access the company’s internal databases and files.  Continue reading