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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
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
Facebook sued by Australia over Cambridge Analytica scandal
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Facebook sued by Australia over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Company could be fined hundreds of billions of dollars if lawsuit representing 300,000 citizens is upheld
9 Mar 2020
Virgin Media 'likely to face maximum GDPR fine' following data leak
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Virgin Media 'likely to face maximum GDPR fine' following data leak

Company reveals that the details of 900,000 existing and potential customers were exposed online for at least ten months
7 Mar 2020
ICO fines Cathay Pacific £500,000 for 2018 data breach
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ICO fines Cathay Pacific £500,000 for 2018 data breach

Hong Kong airline hit with maximum fine under the Data Protection Act 2018 for "basic" security failures
4 Mar 2020
100 data breaches made during UK's handling of the EU Settlement Scheme
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100 data breaches made during UK's handling of the EU Settlement Scheme

Home Office in breach of GDPR with reports of misplaced ID documents
28 Feb 2020
Clearview AI client list hacked
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Clearview AI client list hacked

The facial recognition company reportedly works with the FBI and US law enforcement
27 Feb 2020
UK financial regulator rocked by self-inflicted data breach
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UK financial regulator rocked by self-inflicted data breach

The FCA accidentally disclosed confidential information of 1,600 people who complained against it
25 Feb 2020
White House security agency rocked by data breach
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White House security agency rocked by data breach

The personal details of 200,000, including social security numbers, were compromised in 2019
21 Feb 2020
US indicts four Chinese military officials over Equifax hack
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US indicts four Chinese military officials over Equifax hack

The indictments come as tensions between the US and China continue to escalate
11 Feb 2020
Yahoo’s $117 million data breach settlement rubber-stamped
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Yahoo’s $117 million data breach settlement rubber-stamped

Eligible users can claim up to an estimated $100 following the compromise of data in several major breaches
6 Feb 2020
United Nations hit by possible state-sponsored attack
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United Nations hit by possible state-sponsored attack

At least 40 servers were compromised over three separate European offices, according to a leaked report
30 Jan 2020
What is Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS)?
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What is Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS)?

Explaining the latest security tool helping organisations identify and rectify vulnerabilities in their cyber defences
29 Jan 2020
Our 5-minute guide to security awareness training
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Our 5-minute guide to security awareness training

How security awareness training can build resilience in your business and reduce the likelihood of a successful cyber attack
24 Jan 2020
Misconfigured security command exposes 250 million Microsoft customer records
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Misconfigured security command exposes 250 million Microsoft customer records

Some of the exposed records date as far back as 2005 and were accessible to anyone with a web browser
23 Jan 2020
Mitsubishi breached by suspected Chinese hackers
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Mitsubishi breached by suspected Chinese hackers

The electronics giant is one of Japan’s key defence and infrastructure contractors
20 Jan 2020
‘Huge’ data leak exposes thousands of consultants
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‘Huge’ data leak exposes thousands of consultants

Leaky S3 buckets held sensitive information including passport scans, personal details and financial documents
14 Jan 2020
Las Vegas IT teams quick to thwart cyber attack
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Las Vegas IT teams quick to thwart cyber attack

Viva Las Vegas' security systems as it prevents and resolves a cyber compromise within 48 hours
9 Jan 2020