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36 billion personal records exposed by hacks in 2020 so far
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36 billion personal records exposed by hacks in 2020 so far

The tally smashes 2019’s record, despite a decline in the number of security incidents
29 Oct 2020
Amazon sacks employee over data breach
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Amazon sacks employee over data breach

The worker leaked customer email addresses to an unidentified third-party
27 Oct 2020
Insider data breaches set to increase due to remote work shift
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Insider data breaches set to increase due to remote work shift

Forrester expects internal incidents to cause a third of breaches next year, an 8% increase compared to 2020
26 Oct 2020
British Airways dodges £183 million data breach fine after coronavirus disruption
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British Airways dodges £183 million data breach fine after coronavirus disruption

The Information Commissioner's Office will now fine the airline £20 million for a data breach that affected over 400,000 customers
16 Oct 2020
What is hacktivism?
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What is hacktivism?

From Anonymous to Omega, here’s everything you need to know about hackers with a conscience
13 Oct 2020
FOI requests reveal "thousands" of government data breaches
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FOI requests reveal "thousands" of government data breaches

Government departments reported scores of breaches and made numerous notifications to the ICO between 2019 and 2020
13 Oct 2020
Webhose and Signal Corp boost data breach detection
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Webhose and Signal Corp boost data breach detection

Webhose will send dark web data to Signal Corp, allowing it to detect breaches early and alert enterprises
7 Oct 2020
Data: A resource much too valuable to leave unprotected
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Data: A resource much too valuable to leave unprotected

Protect your data to protect your company
7 Oct 2020
H&M fined £32 million for intrusive employee surveillance
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H&M fined £32 million for intrusive employee surveillance

German wing of the fashion retailer violated GDPR by chronicling and sharing employee holiday experiences
2 Oct 2020
Airbnb glitch exposed hosts' personal data
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Airbnb glitch exposed hosts' personal data

The company has blamed a "technical issue" for the leak that saw hosts' data made available to others
29 Sep 2020
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
Bletchley Park data caught up in Blackbaud breach
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Bletchley Park data caught up in Blackbaud breach

List of organisations compromised in the breach include universities, charities, the Labour Party and a donkey sanctuary
14 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
Labour Party donors caught up in Blackbaud data breach
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Labour Party donors caught up in Blackbaud data breach

List of compromised organisations continues to grow amid an ICO investigation
31 Jul 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