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Marine Forces Reserve data breach leaks data of about 21K

The personal information of thousands of Marines, sailors, and civilians was compromised after an unencrypted email was sent to the wrong email distribution list Monday morning.

Open AWS S3 bucket exposes private info on thousands of Fedex customers

In what has become an alarmingly routine occurrence, an unsecured Amazon S3 server - this time affiliated with FedEx - has exposed personal information of tens of thousands of users.

Equifax data breach may have exposed a wider range of data

Equifax revealed to a US Senate committee in a document that even more personal data than had been originally reported may have been exposed during last year's massive data breach the credit monitoring company experienced.

Ransomware attack on US newspaper database exposes 19.5M voter records

The Sacramento Bee newspaper in the US deleted two databases hosted by a third party after a ransomware attack exposed the voter records of 19.5 million voters and 53,000 current and former subscribers to the newspaper.

Aetna agrees to US$ 17 million (£12 million) to settle data breach

Aetna will pay a US$ 17.1 million (£12.3 million) as part of a settlement for a July 2017 data breach that may have compromised the personal health information of thousands of HIV patients.

US government DHS data breach affects 250,000

More than 250,000 of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees along with individuals involved in on-going DHS criminal investigations had their personally identifiable information (PII) compromised in a data breach.

Half of IT professionals question the safety of their personal data

IT decision makers across Europe are worried about how many organisations can access their personal data and have low levels of trust in the IT security capabilities of their industry peers.

IT valuation of PII data shows huge variations

US security professionals value their personally identifiable information more than twice as much as their UK counterparts, according to a new report.

Data breach at PayPal's TIO Networks unit affects 1.6 million customers

PayPal Holdings on Friday acknowledged that a data breach at recently acquired payments processor TIO Networks compromised the personally identifiable information of roughly 1.6 million customers.

OneLogin confirms bug which allows access to Secure Notes

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

'Hidden' data found in 92% of interactions with UK companies

Ground Labs have identified tonnes of data left lying around, and many UK organisations unaware of what that means for the incoming GDPR

Kiddicare suffers a data breach! 794,000 customer details are exposed

Baby retailer Kiddicare suffers a data breach that exposes 794K customer details