Mastercard disclosed a data breach affecting the company's Priceless Specials loyalty program in Germany. The leaked data of approx. 90,000 customers includes names, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, gender, and dates of birth. According to Mastercard, the only payment card information leaked were the numbers of payment cards. After the data leak was discovered, the German Priceless Specials was suspended and the website taken down. The company also promised free credit monitoring and identity theft prevention to all affected users.
A coordinated ransomware attack hit 23 Texas local government agencies on August 16, crippling their vital operations (e.g. payments, police and other services). Only one of the targeted counties was able to stop the attack.