Another Day, Two More Database Hacks: Experian & Patreon

Another Day, Two More Database Hacks: Experian & Patreon

One big one, and one small one.


This one is the big one, on Sept. 15, 2015 Experian discovered an unauthorized party accessed T-Mobile data housed in an Experian server. The unauthorized access was in an isolated incident over a limited period of time. It included access to a server that contained personal information for consumers who applied for T-Mobile USA postpaid services between Sept. 1, 2013 and Sept. 16, 2015.

Yep that’s right, the people that you trust with your credit reports, can’t secure it’s own servers.

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Source: Experian

Patreon Online

Artist Crowdfunding Website Patreon Online let it’s information leak out today, Patreon, a crowdfunding website designed to let fans pay artists, has just had 15GB of its user’s data — and the site’s source code — dumped online.

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Hunt said the release appears to include the entire database taken in the hack, including a fair number of private messages sent and received by users. “Obviously all the campaigns, supporters and pledges are there too,” he wrote in one tweet. “You can determine how much those using Patreon are making.” In a separate tweet, he wrote: “The dollar figure for the Patreon campaigns isn’t the issue, it’s supporters identities, messages, etc. Everything private now public.”

Source: Ars Technica




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