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Startups disclose data breaches after massive 386M records leak

Posted on Jul 30, 2020
Startups disclose data breaches after massive 386M records leak

Startups have begun to disclose data breaches after a massive leak of stolen databases was published on a hacker forum this month.

This week, BleepingComputer was the first to report that ShinyHunters, a threat actor known for data breaches, began to leak the stolen databases of eighteen web sites for free on a hacker forum.

Most of the companies targeted by these attacks appear to be startups.

ShinyHunters told BleepingComputer that they released the databases for free to benefit the "community" and as they already made enough money from selling them in private sales.

Days after contacting these companies about the breaches, data breach disclosures have started to trickle in, with Drizly and Scentbird being the first ones.

Full article on https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/startups-disclose-data-breaches-after-massive-386m-records-leak/

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