Latest security breaches
American Express confirms data leak of APAC employee details
American Express, a major US financial services company, reportedly experienced a significant data breach that exposed sensitive personal information of its Asia-Pacific region employees.
The breach was initially revealed through an Instagram account called "The Aussie Corporate," which shared an anonymous video detailing the breach's extent. The leaked information contained a wide range of personal data, such as bank account information, names, addresses, payment histories, and tax file numbers, making it a comprehensive repository for potential identity theft. The breach was attributed to a former employee based in India.
Metropolitan Police investigating suspected data breach
The Metropolitan Police in the UK is investigating a suspected data breach that has exposed the names, ranks, photos, vetting levels, and pay numbers of officers and staff held in a third-party supplier’s system.
The force has said that it has now taken additional security measures. It has also stated that the system “did not hold personal information such as addresses, phone numbers or financial details”.
Duolingo Data Breach Exposes 3 Million User Emails
Just under 3 million Duolingo users’ (2.68 million) email addresses were compromised and are being sold online following a data breach at the beginning of this year. According to new data from Surfshark, around a third of the compromised users were from U.S. accounts.
The new report found 967,000 U.S. email addresses were exposed, while accounts from South Sudan were second, followed by France and then the U.K.