Data Breach

Former insurance employees appear in court over data leak

Former insurance employees appear in court over data leak

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Two people have been charged with bribery offences, following an investigation into the suspected leak of confidential data by a former employee of insurance firm LV=.

VoIPtalk informs customers of possible data breach

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The UK voice over IP provider VoIPtalk has emailed a notification to customers warning of the potential compromise of user login credentials.

Porn site users urged to protect themselves by using 'safe words'

Porn site users urged to protect themselves by using 'safe words'

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Nearly 800,000 users' details have been stolen from porn chat site Brazzers, leading some pundits to advise users to be more creative with their passwords.

OneLogin confirms bug which allows access to Secure Notes

OneLogin confirms bug which allows access to Secure Notes

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OneLogin has confirmed that a bug has allowed a hacker to view some of its customers' encrypted Secure Notes.

Dropbox hack confirmed real, 68 million accounts affected

Dropbox hack confirmed real, 68 million accounts affected

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Dropbox hack of 68 million user account credentials has been confirmed by security researcher Troy Hunt and Motherboard. Company advising a swift change in passwords.

Russian government concern at rise in cyber-crime

Russian government concern at rise in cyber-crime

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Russian Internet giant Mail.Ru Group said that customer details stolen from 25 million customer accounts no longer have any value: Russian government reconsiders how to tackle cyber-crime.

Hackers spend a night at Opera's servers

Hackers spend a night at Opera's servers

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Browser company confirms sync servers breached, exposing passwords of millions of users

FBI investigating possible Russian hack of NY Times

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The FBI is investigating the possible hack by Russian intelligence agencies of the New York Times and other news organisations, according to a CNN report.

French submarine builder DCNS suffers data breach

French submarine builder DCNS suffers data breach

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22,000 documents have leaked from French shipbuilder DCNS which is building submarines for the Indian navy.

Sage suffers data breach from insider

Sage suffers data breach from insider

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Software company Sage has reportedly suffered a data breach orchestrated by an insider of the company. The police are investigating and the ICO has been informed.

Video: PIN is still the secret sauce for simple, effective security

Video: PIN is still the secret sauce for simple, effective security

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Protecting consumers' online digital personas is as important for the organisations collecting the data as it is for the people who are putting their faith in them.

Telegram API flaw leaks 15 million Iranian users' data

Telegram API flaw leaks 15 million Iranian users' data

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App flaw, use of SMS alerts causes Telegram to lose 15 million Iranian users' data.

200 million Yahoo user credentials for sale on dark web

200 million Yahoo user credentials for sale on dark web

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Yahoo and the company's users may be facing a data breach of epic proportions if a hacker who claims to be hawking 200 million Yahoo account credentials is proven true.

Israeli hacker breaches systems of Iranian ISP

Israeli hacker breaches systems of Iranian ISP

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An Israeli hacker claims to have breached the website of Iranian Internet Service Provider (ISP) Daba and stolen the details of 52,000 registered users.

23% of businesses say they stop a data breach every day

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Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of businesses claim that they stop a data breach every day.

Polish telecom suffers major data breach following hack

Polish telecom suffers major data breach following hack

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Customer data including bank details entered on web forms lost in major data breach at Polish telecom operator.

Datadog breached, tells users to reset login credentials

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Cloud service data aggregator Datadog was hit with a data breach late last week and has sent a letter to its customers warning them to change their login credentials.

20 million Iranian mobile users' data leaked but operator denies being hacked

20 million Iranian mobile users' data leaked but operator denies being hacked

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Iran's second largest mobile operator, Irancell, lost the personal information of 20 million customers in a data leak last week but denies being hacked.

Splunk report: Majority of european orgs not prepared for cyber-attacks

Splunk report: Majority of european orgs not prepared for cyber-attacks

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New Splunk study reveals reliance on outdated technologies is leaving firms vulnerable to breaches caused by malicious insiders and "hapless users".

Unauthorised access leads to data breach of Acer's e-commerce site

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Acer has suffered a data breach in its online store. Users that accessed its e-commerce site between 28 April 2016 and 12 May 2016 may have had their information compromised due to unauthorised access of a third party.

IBM & Ponemon study: Data breach costs rising, now £2.8 mil per incident

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IBM Security today announced the results of a global study which found that the average cost of a data breach for companies surveyed has grown to £2.8 million, representing a 29 percent increase since 2013.

Millions of nodes detected that shouldn't be exposed to public network

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Major risk of hack attacks against databases are possible due to millions of systems on the internet that offer services which should not be exposed to the public.

75% of UK consumers won't do biz with a company that has been hacked

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Three quarters of UK consumers would stop doing business or cancel memberships with an organisation if it was hacked.

Nine out of 10 UK organisations vulnerable to data threats

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Eighty-nine percent of UK organisations feel somewhat or more vulnerable than they have been in the past to internal and external threats to sensitive data.

117 million LinkedIn email credentials found for sale on the dark web

117 million LinkedIn email credentials found for sale on the dark web

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The 2012 LinkedIn data breach may be the breach that just keeps on giving with the news that 117 million customer email credentials originating from that hack were found for sale on the dark web.

Fetish forum breached: 107,000 users facing major humiliation

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Over 100,000 users are at risk of public humiliation or blackmail as Rosebutt Board, a web forum dedicated to the 'anal fisting' fetish, has suffered a data breach.

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