Here’s your weekly #databreach news roundup:

Yum! Brands(Brand owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell), Hyundai, TasTafe, Kodi Foundation, and Coles.



Tasmania’s Tafe system, the state’s Teachers Registration Board and the office of the Commissioner for Children and Young People have been caught up in a recent Tasmanian government data breach — but a security expert says reporting about hack needs to be measured.

On Good Friday, the Tasmanian government said 16,000 documents had been released online after hackers accessed data from the Department of Education, Children and Young People through the third-party file transfer service GoAnywhere MFT.

Kodi Foundation


The Kodi Foundation has disclosed a data breach after hackers stole the organization’s MyBB forum database containing user data and private messages and attempted to sell it online.

Kodi is a cross-platform open-source media player, organizer, and streaming suite, that supports a vast array of third-party add-ons enabling the users to access content from various sources or customize their experience.

The now-shut down Kodi forum has roughly 401,000 members who used it to discuss media streaming, exchange tips, offer support, share new add-ons, and more in 3 million posts.

According to an announcement published by the platform on Saturday, hackers stole the forum database by logging into the Admin console using an inactive staff member’s credentials.

Yum! Brands(Brand owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell)

Yum! Brands, the brand owner of the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell fast food chains, is now sending data breach notification letters to an undisclosed number of individuals whose personal information was stolen in a January 13 ransomware attack.

This comes after the company said that although some data was stolen from its network, it has no evidence that the attackers exfiltrated any customer information.



Hyundai has disclosed a data breach impacting Italian and French car owners and those who booked a test drive, warning that hackers gained access to personal data.

Hyundai is a multinational automotive manufacturer selling over half a million vehicles per year in Europe, with a market share of roughly 3% in France and Italy.

According to multiple reports on Twitter and a sample of the notice shared by “HaveIBeenPwned” creator Troy Hunt, the incident has exposed the following types of data:

  • E-mail addresses
  • Physical addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • Vehicle chassis numbers

The letter also clarifies that the hacker who accessed Hyundai’s database did not steal financial data or identification numbers.



Supermarket giant Coles has confirmed it has been impacted by the Latitude Financial data breach, saying personal information used to issue historical Coles-branded credit cards has been stolen by a cyber criminal group.

The non-bank lender told the ASX it had detected unusual activity on its systems “over the last few days” that “appears to be a sophisticated and malicious cyber attack”.