Reddit Says Some User Data Accessed in Security Incident

Reddit Says Some User Data Accessed in Security Incident

Reddit said that a digital attacker infiltrated some of its systems and accessed user data during a recent security incident. On 1 August, the social news aggregation website revealed that an attacker ...
Breach at Electronics Retailer Might Have Exposed 10M Data Records

Breach at Electronics Retailer Might Have Exposed 10M Data Records

A 2017 breach at one of the largest consumer electronics retailers in Europe might have exposed 10 million records containing personal data. On 31 July, Dixon’s Carphone issued an “Update on Investigation ...

A week in security (July 16 – July 22)

A round up of the security news from July 16 – July 22, including the release of our quarterly Cybercrime tactics and techniques report, breaches, airport security, bug bounties, and more. Categories: ...
Four Healthcare IT Companies Warn PHO Put 800K Patients’ Data at Risk

Four Healthcare IT Companies Warn PHO Put 800K Patients’ Data at Risk

Four healthcare IT companies warned that a primary health organization (PHO) put up to 800,000 patients’ medical data at risk. On 17 July, New Zealand and Australian healthcare companies HealthLink, Medtech Global, ...
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Does an organisation’s size matter when it comes to data breach fines?

In June, the UK ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) began investigating a data breach at Dixons Carphone that affected almost 6 million payment cards and 1.2 million records containing non-financial information such as ...

2017 was a big year for data breaches – What will 2018 be like as GDPR finally kicks in?

Last year many companies had to deal with data breaches and cyber threats. Hardly a week passed without an organisation like Uber, Xbox and Yahoo suffering a major data breach and many ...

Major data breaches at Adidas, Ticketmaster pummel web users

There's been a number of major data breaches and leaks revealed in the last few days, and we take a look at three of the biggest: Adidas, Ticketmaster, and marketing firm Exactis ...
Japanese Hotel Chain Notifies 125K Guests of Software Provider Breach

Japanese Hotel Chain Notifies 125K Guests of Software Provider Breach

A Japanese hotel chain company notified approximately 125,000 guests about a data breach that affected one of its software providers. On 26 June, Prince Hotels & Resorts published a statement on its ...

Privacy and Your Ancestry – The Implications of Sharing Data

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The high-profile Golden State Killer case is causing experts to debate the privacy implications of using genealogical data from open-source sites, like GEDmatch.com, in criminal investigations. There are no laws prohibiting detectives ...

OAIC Told to Investigate HealthEngine’s Sharing Client Data with Lawyers

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) received instructions to investigate HealthEngine’s practice of sharing clients’ personal information with lawyers. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), a spokesperson for Australia’s ...
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