Feb 282017

Can an Australian government agency disclose someone’s personal information to refute criticisms?  Christopher Knaus and Paul Farrell report: Releasing an individual’s Centrelink information to counter their public criticism is legally a “very debatable” move, welfare advocates have said after the public disclosure of welfare recipient Andie Fox’s personal history. The government has [Read More…]

Feb 272017

Troy Hunt reports that a misconfigured MongoDB installation resulted in audio files of children’s and parents’ conversations recorded by CloudPets being exposed in a Shodan search. And as we’ve seen many other times, the exposed files were deleted by an attacker, and a purported “ransom” note left in place of the database – [Read More…]

Feb 222017
 February 22, 2017  Breaches, Court No Responses »

Mara H. Gottfried reports: The St. Paul City Council agreed Wednesday to pay $29,500 to settle the lawsuit brought by a Minneapolis police officer who accused St. Paul officers of snooping in her personal driver’s license information. Amy Krekelberg’s federal lawsuit initially named officers and employees from more than 40 [Read More…]