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Exploit.in Data Breach Classification

Exploit.in Data Breach Classification

Preface Data breach classification is a part of BreachDirectory. Data breach classification is made possible by using classifiers that can provide strong assumptions in regards to what’s going to happen next in the data breach world by looking at data. Simply put, this classifier learns from data. The more data is provided, the more accurate the calculations get. Classification – email addresses The following table depicts the probability of email domain usage in the next data breach: # Email Domain…

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Zynga Data Breach Analysis

Zynga Data Breach Analysis

Introduction Zynga is an American social game developer. The company was founded in April 2007 with headquarters in San Francisco, California, United States. The company has a mission to “connect the world through video games”. The company has developed multiple well-known games including Farmville, Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Mafia Wars and Empires & Allies amongst others. Zynga acknowledged the breach in September 2019 – in total, the data breach contains 206,267,210 records including duplicates and 150,363,954 records without duplicates….

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Edmodo Data Breach Analysis

Edmodo Data Breach Analysis

Preface Edmodo, an educational technology company offering a communication, collaboration and coaching platform to K-12 schools and teachers, suffered a data breach in the spring of 2017. The stolen data includes usernames, email addresses and passwords. After the company found out about the data breach, they contracted third party cybersecurity experts to conduct a full analysis to determine how the hackers managed to access their system. What data is at risk? The breached Edmodo data includes IDs, usernames, email addresses…

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Exploit.in Data Breach Analysis

Exploit.in Data Breach Analysis

Preface The 2013 Verizon Breach Report found that 76% of intrusions exploited weak or stolen credentials. The problem is apparent – password reuse. It’s been there for a long time and as sad as it is, it seems that we’re not moving away from passwords anytime soon. The Exploit.in data breach is one of the prime examples of this problem in the wild. What is it? The Exploit.in data breach does not originate from one particular website – rather, it…

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imgur.com Data Breach Analysis

imgur.com Data Breach Analysis

Preface On November 23, 2017 imgur was notified of a potential security breach. The breach affected email addresses and passwords of approximately 1.7 million imgur users – with duplicates, the data includes 1,757,680 records. What data is at risk? After the data breach was disclosed, the imgur team said that data at risk includes email addresses and passwords. The service says it always encrypted user passwords, but it admits passwords may have been cracked using brute force due to an…

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7k7k.com Data Breach Analysis

7k7k.com Data Breach Analysis

Foreword It is speculated that a Chinese gaming website 7k7k suffered a data breach in December 2011. The hack is thought to be part of a series of attacks directed at Chinese IT portals, gaming and social networking websites. The data leak has surfaced after China’s largest programmers’ website CSDN (China Software Developer Network) suffered a data breach. What data is at risk? The data that the 7k7k data breach has put at risk include email addresses and passwords. As…

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SheIn.com Data Breach Analysis

SheIn.com Data Breach Analysis

Foreword A women’s fashion retailer SHEIN, also spelled SheIn, is a US-based online store that had apparently suffered a data breach somewhere in June 2018, but the company only discovered the breach in late August 2018. SHEIN stated that the intruders managed to gain access to customers’ email addresses and encrypted passwords. What data is at risk? When the data breach was discovered, SHEIN stated that the hackers managed to gain access to email addresses and encrypted passwords that were…

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WeHeartIt Data Breach Analysis

WeHeartIt Data Breach Analysis

Preface WeHeartIt, an image sharing website, suffered a data breach in late 2013. However, the breach was not discovered until it suddenly appeared on the web a few years later. The company stated that the data breach affected over 8 million customers. What data is at risk? The WeHeartIt data breach took place in late 2013 and the breached data includes email addresses, usernames and passwords. According to WeHeartIt themselves, although the passwords were encrypted, the encryption algorithm was weak:…

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