Data breach

    • Biometric data of more than million users exposed

      Biometric data of more than million users exposed

      A biometrics system used by banks, governments and defence companies has suffered a major data breach, revealing the fingerprints of more than one million people as well as their facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and other personal information.

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    • Head of TAD Group: I am taking down the government

      Head of TAD Group: I am taking down the government

      Nearly a year before the 20-year-old Kristian Boykov stole the details of five million Bulgarian citizens from the information system of the National Revenue Agency (NRA), his employer TAD Group was already involved in cyberterrorism, data published on the website of the Specialised Prosecutor’s Office of Appeals reveals.

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    • British Airways faces $230m fine over data breach

      British Airways faces $230m fine over data breach

      The UK’s data watchdog has issued a "notice of intent" that it plans to fine the airline British Airways a record $230m after last year website failure compromised the personal details of roughly 500,000 customers, violating EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) it was company's '“poor security arrangements” that lead to the breach of credit card information, names, addresses, travel booking details, and logins of its customers.

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    • Hackers gained access to Hotmail, MSN, Outlook

      Hackers gained access to Hotmail, MSN, Outlook

      On Saturday, Microsoft confirmed to TechCrunch that some users of the company’s email service had been targeted by hackers. A hacker or group of hackers had first broken into a customer support account for Microsoft, and then used that to gain access to information related to customers’ email accounts such as the subject lines of their emails and who they’ve communicated with.

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    • About 60,000 EU data breaches filed under GDPR

      About 60,000 EU data breaches filed under GDPR

      The EU’s GDPR regulation and its attached fines appears to be encouraging data breach reports, fundamentally changing the risk profile for organisations suffering a cyber attack, a new study shows. According to the research from DLA Piper over 59,000 data breach notifications have been reported to regulators throughout the EU since GDPR went into effect on 25th May 2018 - far more than figures previously released by the European Commission show. And even though data breaches are showing no signs of slowing, the number of fines imposed lag far behind.

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    • Cybersecurity's weakest link: people

      Cybersecurity's weakest link: people

      Six months, 945 data breaches, 4.5 billion records exposed - that is how the beginning of 2018 looked like. Compared to the same period in 2017, these numbers represent a staggering increase of 133%, data from Gemalto's Breach Level Index shows. Things didn't go well in the second half of the year or in the beginning of 2019 either, with breaches and cyberattacks continuing to escalate, reaching an all-time high in database leaks.

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    • Largest public data breach in history is a fact

      Largest public data breach in history is a fact

      Data breaches these days started to become more and more massive and thanks to Internet security researcher Troy Hunt the world has now officially witnessed the biggest one. The newly discovered “Collection #1" undoubtedly represents the largest public data breach by volume, with 772,904,991 unique emails and 21,222,975 unique passwords exposed. Furthermore, it is reportedly made up of individual data breaches from more than 2,000 databases, instead of representing a single, easily identifiable service.

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    • Thousands of EU diplomatic cables compromised

      Thousands of EU diplomatic cables compromised

      Hackers spent years infiltrating the EU’s diplomatic communications network and downloading thousands of cables that reveal concerns about an unpredictable Trump administration and anxiety regarding Russia China and Iran. The operation was disrupted only after California-based Area 1 Security firm discovered hundreds of intercepted documents on the internet.

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