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Major Breaches This Thanksgiving Season

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  • While America was busy with Thanksgiving celebrations, cyberspace was busy battling the after-effects of major breaches that impacted millions.
  • The past week witnessed multiple major breaches being reported or disclosed by affected organizations.

Let’s take a look at the breaches at Adobe, Mixcloud, and TrueDialog.

Adobe discloses Magento Marketplace breach - November 27, 2019

A security breach in the company’s Magento Marketplace was disclosed by Adobe. The breach involved unauthorized third-party access to account details of registered users.

Users registered on the site to buy plugins and themes, as well as developers of the plugins and themes are said to be impacted by this incident. The potentially exposed data includes names, emails, phone numbers, billing and shipping addresses, store usernames, and some amount of commercial information. Adobe said that passwords and financial information were not impacted.

Mixcloud accounts breached - November 30, 2019

Mixcloud, a U.K. music streaming service, reportedly suffered a data breach that exposed 21 million user accounts on the dark web.

The company said that it was investigating the breach and that there was no reason to believe that passwords were compromised. The allegedly stolen data includes usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords.

TrueDialog data breach - December 02, 2019

Researchers discovered a breached database that belonged to TrueDialog, an American communications firm. A massive amount of private data was reported to be exposed, including tens of millions of SMS text messages.

The sensitive data in the database included recipient names, TrueDialog account holders and users, message content, phone numbers, and email addresses, among others. This database has been secured now.

The takeaway

Several shopping scams were in the spotlight this holiday season along with the afore-mentioned security breaches. With cybercriminals being active during times like these, we need to keep our vigil up always, more so during the holidays.

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