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Google Chrome makes it easier to fix weak passwords
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Google Chrome makes it easier to fix weak passwords

The new tool will be rolled out over the coming weeks as users upgrade to the Chrome 88 browser version
21 Jan 2021
OpenWRT forum suffers data breach
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OpenWRT forum suffers data breach

Hackers have compromised the personal information of up to 27,000 users
19 Jan 2021
Capcom data breach adds another 40,000 estimated victims
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Capcom data breach adds another 40,000 estimated victims

The gaming company now estimates up to 390,000 have been affected
13 Jan 2021
Parler suffers data leak before being taken offline
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Parler suffers data leak before being taken offline

Hackers could combine leaked data with phishing emails to exploit users
12 Jan 2021
United Nations suffers potential data breach
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United Nations suffers potential data breach

Hackers could have breached the database long before the UN applied a patch
11 Jan 2021
SolarWinds hires former Trump cyber security chief
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SolarWinds hires former Trump cyber security chief

Chris Krebs is joined by former Facebook CSO Alex Stamos to help boost the company's security
8 Jan 2021
Hackers breach T-Mobile customer records
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Hackers breach T-Mobile customer records

The breach, which affects around 200,000 customers, contains data types the FCC considers "highly sensitive"
4 Jan 2021
Stolen card details now selling for 225% higher than in 2018
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Stolen card details now selling for 225% higher than in 2018

Report also finds UK passports are worth $3,500 each on the dark web
18 Dec 2020
People's Energy data breach affects all 270,000 customers
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People's Energy data breach affects all 270,000 customers

The company says financial data was kept in a separate system and remains secure
18 Dec 2020
Hackers accessed vaccine documents in EMA cyber attack
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Hackers accessed vaccine documents in EMA cyber attack

Information relating to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was targeted during the attack on the European Medicines Agency
10 Dec 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
9 Dec 2020
HMRC branded ‘incompetent’ following 11 serious data breaches
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HMRC branded ‘incompetent’ following 11 serious data breaches

The incidents, which were reported to the ICO, affected nearly 24,000 people
7 Dec 2020
Walsall-based construction firm hit by cyber attack
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Walsall-based construction firm hit by cyber attack

RMD Kwikform is cooperating with the NCSC to “investigate, contain and remedy the situation”
7 Dec 2020
Global cyber crime costs breach $1 trillion mark
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Global cyber crime costs breach $1 trillion mark

Losses due to cyber attacks surge 50% against figures from 2018
7 Dec 2020
US department store Kmart hit by Egregor ransomware
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US department store Kmart hit by Egregor ransomware

Struggling retailer's HR system remains offline after an attack on its network servers
4 Dec 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
2 Dec 2020
Sophos warns customers of potential data leak
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Sophos warns customers of potential data leak

The incident is the second the security firm has suffered in 2020
26 Nov 2020
Egregor ransomware could take up where Maze left off
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Egregor ransomware could take up where Maze left off

Security researchers warn that new ransomware has claimed at least 71 business victims around the world
26 Nov 2020
80% of cyber professionals say the Computer Misuse Act is working against them
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80% of cyber professionals say the Computer Misuse Act is working against them

techUK report calls for "rapid modernisation" of the 30-year-old law that's "stifling" penetration testing
20 Nov 2020
Up to 350,000 people affected by Capcom ransomware attack
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Up to 350,000 people affected by Capcom ransomware attack

Update following the initial disclosure suggests personal information and sensitive corporate material was compromised
16 Nov 2020
Hackers steal 8.3 million user records from 123RF
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Hackers steal 8.3 million user records from 123RF

Stolen data contained users’ names, addresses, hashed passwords
13 Nov 2020
Ticketmaster fined £1.25 million for 2018 data breach
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Ticketmaster fined £1.25 million for 2018 data breach

The incident affected 9.4 million customers and led to at least 60,000 instances of fraud
13 Nov 2020
46 million Animal Jam accounts leaked after comms software breach
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46 million Animal Jam accounts leaked after comms software breach

Billing data, email addresses, user names, and encrypted passwords all leaked to the dark web
13 Nov 2020
DWP exposed 6,000 people’s data online for two years
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DWP exposed 6,000 people’s data online for two years

The National Insurance numbers of thousands of individuals applying for disability benefit were left online
11 Nov 2020