This Week in Breach News:
Bombardier and Steris get caught up in a third-party data breach, troubled crypto exchange Cryptopia gets hacked again and the shockingly large percentage of data breaches that are email-based (plus how to help businesses fight back).
United States – Gab
Gab: Social Media Platform
Risk to Business: 1.479 = Extreme
Right wing social media platform Gab was hacked by hacktivist group DDoSecrets. The platform is notorious for lax censorship of hate speech and is a haven for extremists including white supremacists, neo-Nazis, white nationalists, the alt-right, and QAnon conspiracy theorists. DDosSecrets has posted 70 GB of Gab content to its website including public posts, private posts, user profiles, hashed passwords for users, DMs, and plaintext passwords for groups in SQL format, along with over 70,000 messages in more than 19,000 chats with over 15,000 users in plaintext format.
Individual Risk: 1.447 = Extreme
It is unclear how many individuals may have been