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British 'Dark Overlord' hacker jailed for five years in the US
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British 'Dark Overlord' hacker jailed for five years in the US

Nathan Wyatt is the only member of the prolific hacking group to be identified
22 Sep 2020
Data breach exposes details of 18,000 people who tested positive for COVID-19
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Data breach exposes details of 18,000 people who tested positive for COVID-19

Human error sees Welsh residents' details leaked for 20 hours on a public-facing server
15 Sep 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: The myth of reputational damage
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The IT Pro Podcast: The myth of reputational damage

Is reputational damage from a data breach really worth worrying about?
10 Sep 2020
Former Uber CSO charged for data breach cover-up
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Former Uber CSO charged for data breach cover-up

Joseph Sullivan allegedly paid $100,000 to conceal the ride-hailing firm's 2016 data breach
21 Aug 2020
Marriott faces class-action lawsuit over 2018 data breach
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Marriott faces class-action lawsuit over 2018 data breach

The lawsuit is seeking compensation for the hotel's UK-based customers involved in the breach
19 Aug 2020
Hackers target the world’s biggest cruise operator with ransomware
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Hackers target the world’s biggest cruise operator with ransomware

The P&O parent company says it expects that cyber criminals accessed the personal data of guests and employees
18 Aug 2020
The Ritz suffers data breach after hackers pose as staff
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The Ritz suffers data breach after hackers pose as staff

Credit card fraudsters potentially compromised the personal data of guests visiting the five-star hotel
17 Aug 2020
Intel source code and internal documents hacked
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Intel source code and internal documents hacked

More than 20GB worth of sensitive data has been published online following a breach earlier in the year
7 Aug 2020
IBM: Stolen employee credentials lead to most expensive data breaches
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IBM: Stolen employee credentials lead to most expensive data breaches

Respondents to IBM's Cost of a Data Breach Report place blame with CISOs
29 Jul 2020
More than 1,000 Twitter employees had the security access needed to aid hackers
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More than 1,000 Twitter employees had the security access needed to aid hackers

Former staff say many had the power to make changes to user account settings as well as hand over the controls to third parties
24 Jul 2020
Hundreds of thousands of Instacart customers impacted by data breach
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Hundreds of thousands of Instacart customers impacted by data breach

Instacart denies the breach, but credit card data, addresses and transaction information are being sold on the dark web
23 Jul 2020
Twitter investigates possibility that DMs were accessed during Bitcoin hack
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Twitter investigates possibility that DMs were accessed during Bitcoin hack

Twitter maintains the attack was the result of 'social engineering', although reports suggest an employee may have been bribed
17 Jul 2020
Brave accuses the ICO of ‘falling asleep at the wheel’
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Brave accuses the ICO of ‘falling asleep at the wheel’

Brave highlights understaffing and a failure to use statutory powers to investigate the "UK's largest-ever data breach"
13 Jul 2020
Twitter alerts business customers after flagging data breach
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Twitter alerts business customers after flagging data breach

The company has apologised for an error that meant third-parties may have had local access to personal data
23 Jun 2020
Activists publish 269GB of hacked US police force data
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Activists publish 269GB of hacked US police force data

DDoSecrets publish more than one million 'BlueLeaks' files including documents, videos and emails
22 Jun 2020
Niche dating apps expose almost 1TB of user data
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Niche dating apps expose almost 1TB of user data

Sensitive material, including images and voice recordings, has been exposed due to a misconfigured AWS S3 bucket
16 Jun 2020
Nintendo hack was twice as big as first reported
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Nintendo hack was twice as big as first reported

The Japanese games company has admitted that 300,000 accounts were affected by recent breach
10 Jun 2020
Fitness Depot notifies customers of data breach
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Fitness Depot notifies customers of data breach

The fitness retailer has said its ISP was to blame for a breach of its online store
8 Jun 2020
Amtrak Guest Reward suffers a data breach
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Amtrak Guest Reward suffers a data breach

Amtrak discloses unauthorized third-party access to Amtrak Guest Rewards accounts
3 Jun 2020
EasyJet faces class-action lawsuit over data breach
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EasyJet faces class-action lawsuit over data breach

If successful, every customer impacted by the breach could receive a £2,000 payout
26 May 2020
Report finds 90% of data breaches are financially motivated
Data on screen, viewed by shadowy hacker
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Report finds 90% of data breaches are financially motivated

Verizon's Data Breach Investigation Report also found web application breaches rose 43% year-on-year
20 May 2020
EasyJet hack exposes details of nine million customers
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EasyJet hack exposes details of nine million customers

Data breach also saw attackers access the credit card details of 2,208 users
19 May 2020
GoDaddy admits it fell victim to data breach in October
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GoDaddy admits it fell victim to data breach in October

An unauthorised third-party gained access to login information used to connect to SSH protocol on hosting accounts
5 May 2020