data breaches

Morgan Stanley agrees $60 million settlement in data breach lawsuit
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Morgan Stanley agrees $60 million settlement in data breach lawsuit

The two separate data incidents occurred in 2016 and 2019 and concerned the investment bank's handling of legacy IT equipment
4 Jan 2022
NCA donates 225 million passwords to Have I Been Pwned
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NCA donates 225 million passwords to Have I Been Pwned

The move comes as both UK and US national crime-fighting agencies collaborate with the popular compromised credential checker
21 Dec 2021
Sennheiser exposed personal data of 28,000 customers with leaky S3 bucket
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Amazon S3

Sennheiser exposed personal data of 28,000 customers with leaky S3 bucket

Server containing full names, email addresses, phone numbers, and supplier information was left open to the public for three years
16 Dec 2021
HMRC suffered 17 data breaches over 15 months
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HMRC suffered 17 data breaches over 15 months

According to a recent report, the breaches affected more than 3,000 individuals
13 Dec 2021
South Australia government data breached in ransomware attack
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South Australia government data breached in ransomware attack

Between 38,000 to 80,000 government employees might have been affected and potentially have had their data posted on the dark web
10 Dec 2021
Hackers publish Vestas data following cyber attack
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Hackers publish Vestas data following cyber attack

The move suggests the company didn’t comply with the hackers' ransom demands
9 Dec 2021
BitMart suspends withdrawals following hack
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BitMart suspends withdrawals following hack

Hackers managed to get away with at least $150 million (£113 million) in cryptocurrencies
6 Dec 2021
Planned Parenthood cyber attack exposes data of 400,000 patients
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Planned Parenthood cyber attack exposes data of 400,000 patients

Patients have been advised to check their health insurance statements for fraudulent activity
3 Dec 2021
Cabinet Office fined £500,000 for New Year Honours data leak
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Cabinet Office fined £500,000 for New Year Honours data leak

Error led to more than 1,000 people having their names and corresponding addresses posted online
3 Dec 2021
Ubiquiti data breach orchestrated by “trusted insider”, says DoJ
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Ubiquiti data breach orchestrated by “trusted insider”, says DoJ

Software engineer Nickolas Sharp faces 37 years in prison for allegedly exploiting his access credentials to extort his employer
2 Dec 2021
IT Pro News In Review: Atom Bank four-day work week, GoDaddy data breach, NHS Digital and NHSX merge
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IT Pro News In Review: Atom Bank four-day work week, GoDaddy data breach, NHS Digital and NHSX merge

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26 Nov 2021
GoDaddy data breach exposes over 1.2 million customer details
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GoDaddy data breach exposes over 1.2 million customer details

Attacker had access to admin passwords for over two months
23 Nov 2021
Pizza chain exposed 100,000 employees' Social Security numbers
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Pizza chain exposed 100,000 employees' Social Security numbers

Former and current staff at California Pizza Kitchen potentially burned by hackers
19 Nov 2021
FBI hacker is selling Robinhood customer data on hacking forum
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data breaches

FBI hacker is selling Robinhood customer data on hacking forum

The threat actor is looking for a minimum offer of “five figures” for the data, which includes seven million email addresses
16 Nov 2021
83% of critical infrastructure companies have experienced breaches in the last three years
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83% of critical infrastructure companies have experienced breaches in the last three years

Survey finds security practices are weak if not non-existent in critical firms
11 Nov 2021
Acer Taiwan falls victim to cyber attack
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Acer Taiwan falls victim to cyber attack

Hackers obtained employee data three days after they breached Acer India servers
18 Oct 2021
Acer confirms breach after cyber attack on Indian servers
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Acer confirms breach after cyber attack on Indian servers

The attackers claim the data belongs to several million customers
14 Oct 2021
BrewDog app flaw exposed data on 200,000 shareholders and customers, researchers claim
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BrewDog app flaw exposed data on 200,000 shareholders and customers, researchers claim

Researchers at Pen Test Partners say API token exploit could have allowed hackers to access personal information and account details
8 Oct 2021
SolarWinds hackers stole US sanctions policy data, Microsoft confirms
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SolarWinds hackers stole US sanctions policy data, Microsoft confirms

Unconfirmed reports also suggest data on threat hunting techniques, assessments of Russian threat actors, and source codes were also accessed
8 Oct 2021
Justice Department unveils civil cyber fraud initiative to battle online crime
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cyber attacks

Justice Department unveils civil cyber fraud initiative to battle online crime

New proposal will respond to cyber security breaches and cryptocurrency use in undertaking cyber fraud
7 Oct 2021
Twitch confirms data breach after server configuration error
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data breaches

Twitch confirms data breach after server configuration error

The popular streaming service says there's no indication that login information has been exposed
7 Oct 2021
Identity Automation launches credential breach monitoring service
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Identity Automation launches credential breach monitoring service

New monitoring solution adds to the firm’s flagship RapidIdentity platform
5 Oct 2021
Neiman Marcus data breach hits 4.6 million customers
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Neiman Marcus data breach hits 4.6 million customers

The breach took place last year, but details have only now come to light
4 Oct 2021