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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
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University of York data breach was kept quiet for two months
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University of York data breach was kept quiet for two months

Software provider Blackbaud said it paid a ransom on the assurance the criminals will delete the stolen data
22 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
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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
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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
Babylon Health admits to leak of GP video consultations
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Babylon Health admits to leak of GP video consultations

Patients were given access to the video consultations of others, with one user able to access more than 50 recordings
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
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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
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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
Kinomap data breach exposes 42 million records
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Kinomap data breach exposes 42 million records

40GB of exposed data includes users' names and personal details
22 Apr 2020
SOS Online Backup breach exposes 135 million customer records
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SOS Online Backup breach exposes 135 million customer records

This massive breach could have legal ramifications for this industry-leading provider
2 Apr 2020
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Marriott data breach exposes personal data of 5.2 million guests
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Marriott data breach exposes personal data of 5.2 million guests

The hotel chain has notified guests of a second massive data breach within 18 months
31 Mar 2020
General Electric employees hit by Canon data breach
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General Electric employees hit by Canon data breach

A raft of information, including passports and social security numbers, was accessed for 10 days in February
24 Mar 2020
Printing company exposes 343GB of sensitive military data
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Printing company exposes 343GB of sensitive military data

The leak is the latest in a series of data blunders discovered by vpnMentor's web-mapping project
20 Mar 2020