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Data Breach Notice: Verifications.io – 763,117,241 breached accounts

In February 2019, the email address validation service verifications.io suffered a data breach. The breach was due to the data being stored in a MongoDB instance left publicly facing without a password and resulted in 763 million unique email addresses being exposed. Many records within the data also included additional personal attributes such as names, phone numbers, IP addresses, dates of birth and genders. No passwords were included in the data. The Verifications.io website went offline during the disclosure [...]

Data Breach Notice: ShareThis.com – 40,960,499 breached accounts

In July 2018, the social bookmarking and sharing service ShareThis suffered a data breach. The incident exposed 41 million unique email addresses alongside names and in some cases, dates of birth and password hashes. In 2019, the data appeared listed for sale on a dark web marketplace (along with several other large breaches) and subsequently began circulating more broadly.

Data Breach Notice: MyFitnessPal – 143,606,147 breached accounts

In February 2018, the diet and exercise service MyFitnessPal suffered a data breach. The incident exposed 144 million unique email addresses alongside usernames, IP addresses and passwords stored as SHA-1 and bcrypt hashes (the former for earlier accounts, the latter for newer accounts). In 2019, the data appeared listed for sale on a dark web marketplace (along with several other large breaches) and subsequently began circulating more broadly. The data was provided to HIBP by a source who requested [...]

Data Breach Notice: MyHeritage – 91,991,358 breached accounts

In October 2017, the genealogy website MyHeritage suffered a data breach. The incident was reported 7 months later after a security researcher discovered the data and contacted MyHeritage. In total, more than 92M customer records were exposed and included email addresses and salted SHA-1 password hashes. In 2019, the data appeared listed for sale on a dark web marketplace (along with several other large breaches) and subsequently began circulating more broadly. The data was provided to HIBP by a [...]

Data Breach Notice: Dubsmash – 161,749,950 breached accounts

In December 2018, the video messaging service Dubsmash suffered a data breach. The incident exposed 162 million unique email addresses alongside usernames and PBKDF2 password hashes. In 2019, the data appeared listed for sale on a dark web marketplace (along with several other large breaches) and subsequently began circulating more broadly. The data was provided to HIBP by a source who requested it to be attributed to "[email protected]".

WHOIS, who was and where

What is WHOIS? WHOIS stands for "Who is?" and is a utility used to look up information on domain names. It is also the record system that identifies who owns a domain and how to get in contact with them. Every top-level-domain (e.g. .com, .net., .me, .name) handles records differently and they have their own WHOIS servers and record formats. Most countries also have have an organisation that regulates domain name registration and ownership; such as auDA (auda.org.au) in Australia.   Why is [...]

Our First Sponsored Accreditation

Well it's official! We now have our first sponsored Accreditation on the board. Jacaranda Clubhouse from Ipswich had registered their interest in our Accreditation as a recipient of a sponsored kit. They saw the value and benefits of the increased awareness and productivity that our program has to offer. Literally within minutes we found a philanthropic partner, Chalmers Industries, who philanthropically sponsored their Assessment Kit to start their ICTAA™ Accreditation Process. Jacaranda Clubhouse is an Empowering Daily Living Skills Program for adults [...]

Cruise 4 Charity 2013

What a great weekend we had last week. On Sunday the 29th of September the 2013 Cruise 4 Charity event was held at QLD Raceway. ICT Accreditation Australia were proud to be involved as a sponsor for the event. Not only did we enjoy Pit access, we also managed to grab a ride in one of the pace cars! We've posted some great photos of the day on our Facebook page here.    

AAVIP Quality Reference Group

ICT Accreditation Australia is proud to announce our relationship with AAVIP - the Australian Association for Virtual Industry Professionals. As CEO of ICTAA, it is a privilege to be invited to be a part of the Quality Reference Group of Australia's first Not for Profit Association for Virtual Businesses. I'm looking forward to working in this focus group to help AAVIP establish a quality standards for their membership. Our values of helping others and providing a quality framework are closely [...]