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  A security researcher reported finding a database with the names, phone numbers and unique user IDs of more than 267 million Facebook users — nearly all U.S.-based — on the open internet. The data were likely harvested by criminals, said researcher Bob Diachenko, an independent security consultant.   The database, which Diachenko discovered with a search engine, was freely accessible online for at least 10 days beginning...

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  SINGAPORE: The personal data of 2,400 Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) personnel may be affected by a potential ST Logistics personal data breach.   ST Logistics said in a media release on Saturday (Dec 21) that the potential breach was a result of a recent series of email phishing activities involving malicious malware sent to its employees’ email accounts.   “This data, contained in working files...

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  Researchers analysed data leaked in various data breaches to bring this study forward.   Passwords ‘12345,’ ‘123456,’ and ‘123456789’ were the most common passwords, followed by ‘test1’ and, of course the password ‘password’.   A bunch of independent anonymous researchers composed a list of 200 most popular passwords that were leaked in data breaches during 2019 and shared it with security firm NordPass.     What Researchers Found?   NordPass collected and...

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  The impact of past breaches of government data would have been minimized - or the incidents even prevented - if data security measures announced yesterday had been in place, said Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean. These various data security incidents, like the cyber attack on SingHealth last year which saw the data of 1.5 million people stolen, had prompted the Government to set up the...

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  SINGAPORE - A local software development company that works with schools here has been slapped with a $60,000 fine for failing to secure the personal information of nearly 48,000 students, parents and staff in 2016.   According to documents released on Thursday (Dec 5) by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), the company, which provides schools here with attendance-taking technology, had created vulnerabilities in a school's attendance system,...

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