10,000 people and businesses paying extortion money each month to avoid having their sensitive data, or Client data, released or scrambled. Source: Hackers steal data from 1.5 million user accounts after esports company refuses to pay ransom | VentureBeat | Security | by Jonathan Vanian, Fortune
SQL injection attacks are the workhorses of hacking incidents, tricking web sites into spilling credit card numbers and other sensitive data to hackers. Source: Hacker Lexicon: SQL Injections, an Everyday Hacker’s Favorite Attack | WIRED
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will release on May 9 a searchable database with information on more than 200,000 offshore entities that are part of the Panama Papers investigation Source: Coming Soon: ICIJ to Release Panama Papers Offshore Companies Data · ICIJ
The details of 87 million Mexican voter records were made publicly accessible on the internet, a US security researcher discovers. The same security expert that recently found an open accessible database with 191 million Americans now found a similar Mexican database with data on 87 million individuals. By using the free search engine for internet..
Source: European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – Joint Statement on the final adoption of the new EU rules for personal data protection