The Week in Breach


This week, Dunkin’ faces a 2nd credential stuffing attack, a Canadian photo-sharing platform discovers hack, a French cybersecurity society is compromised and Australian property data is leaked.

Dark Web  Trends:
Top Source Hits: ID Theft Forums (99%) 
Top Compromise Type: Domain (99%)
Top Industry: Medical and Healthcare
Top Employee Count: 1 – 10 Employees (94%)

United States – Dunkin’ Donuts

correct severe gauge Exploit: Credential stuffing attack
Dunkin’ Donuts: One of the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chains
>> Read full details on our blog.

United States – Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House 

correct severe gauge Exploit: Malware injection into point-of-sale (POS) systems
Truluck’s: Houston-based chain restaurant.
>> Read full details on our blog. 

United States – DataCamp

correct severe gauge Exploit: Unauthorized system access
DataCamp: Online learning platform for data science
>> Read full details on our blog. 

Canada – 500px

extreme gauge Exploit: Server hack
500px: Photo-sharing platform 
>> Read full details on our blog. 

Canada – College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan

correct severe gauge Exploit: Employee breach
eHealth Saskatchewan: Electronic health record system
>> Read full details on our blog. 

France – CLUSIF

correct moderate gauge Exploit: Human error resulting in data leak
CLUSIF: Paris-based information security society
>> Read full details on our blog. 

Australia – LandMark White

correct severe gauge Exploit: Database leak
LandMark White: Large property evaluation firm
>> Read full details on our blog. 


Australia – Optus

correct severe gauge Exploit: Website glitch and phishing
Optus: Telecommunications company seeking to be first-in-market with 5G home broadband service
>> Read full details on our blog. 


In Other News:

MyFitnessPal and CoffeeMeetsBagel data go for sale on the Dark Web

After the breach of MyFitnessPal last year involving 150M user accounts, the data has finally been packaged up along with stolen credentials from 15 other websites to be sold on the Dark Web. The asking price? Less than $20,000 in Bitcoin…

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A Note for You:

5 quick and easy tips for updating your data security

It’s safe to say that data breaches are one of the primary threats affecting the ways in which small businesses operate. All industries face the risk of exposing valuable personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI). To compound the matter, innovations such as Internet of Things (IoT) become deeply integrated into operations and can create additional risk.

However, to mitigate even the most advanced cybersecurity concerns, we must begin by thinking simple and effective. Here are 5 steps for proactively preventing breaches and protecting your data in the event of a compromise.

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About Vic Levinson
Telecommunications and IT professional with over 27 years experience in Business Technology Solutions. Specializing in managed technologies solutions : hosted VoIP, cyber security, help desk, remote monitoring and maintenance, cloud work space and - the works. Founded Prime Telecommunications in 1993 and providing business communications solutions. Cloud Applications- everything from hosted network security, hosted Disaster Recovery, hosted printer management, data centers and colocation solutions for businesses.

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