Hackers Score IDs of S. Korean Population, Roil New Zealand Election and Drain Norwegian Oil

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Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:

Mozilla, Again, Accidentally Hacks its Developers

For the second time in a month, Mozilla, the maker of the popular Firefox browser, has inadvertently leaked programmers’ passwords and usernames.

Data Heist at 50 Oil Companies in Norway

The breach was the largest in the country’s history and might have affected an additional 250 oil and energy firms.

Hacker Toys with New Zealand General Election

Leaked materials in a new book by journalist Nicky Hager have sucked the oxygen out of the National party’s re-election campaign.

About 72% of S. Korean Adults Affected by Data Raid

A cybercrime ringleader received much of the data – including names, resident registration numbers, account names and passwords -- from a Chinese hacker, who he met in an online game in 2011.

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