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Man Prosecuted & Police Force Given Undertaking, After Sensitive Data Leak

A Kent man who posted sensitive police information on Twitter has appeared in court after he admitted breaking the Data Protection Act. William Godfrey, 30, of Bull Lane, Bethersden, had previously been in a relationship with a probationary…
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Company Fined for 75 million Nuisance Automated Calls

A company which made 75 million nuisance calls in four months has been fined £350,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Miss-sold Products UK Ltd made the automated marketing calls between 16 November 2015 and 7 March 2016.…
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VTech Fined $650,000 Over Data Breach

Electronic toymaker VTech will pay $650,000 (£480,000) to settle charges that it failed to protect the privacy of children using its gadgets. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) levelled the charges at VTech following a data breach in 2015. While…
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Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000

Carphone Warehouse has been issued with one of the largest fines by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after one of their computer systems was compromised as a result of a cyber-attack in 2015. The company’s failure to secure…
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Virus-Infected Devices Given Out By Police

Police have apologised after giving infected memory sticks as prizes in a government-run cyber-security quiz. Taiwan's national police agency said 54 of the flash drives it gave out at an event highlighting a government's cybercrime crackdown…
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Aadhaar: 'Leak' in World's Biggest Database Worries Indians

Indian officials in charge of a controversial biometric identity scheme have filed a police complaint after a report that citizens' personal details were being sold for as little as 500 rupees ($7.8;£5.8) online. The Unique Identification…
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Uber - 2.7m Brits Hit by Breach that was Covered Up

Uber has revealed that 2.7 million British riders and drivers were affected by a 2016 data breach that it covered up for more than a year. A total of 57 million worldwide had data exposed in the breach, but the firm had not specified how…
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Fasten Database Error Exposed One Million Customers

A popular US ride-hailing service has become the latest firm to publicly expose customer details after researchers found data on an estimated one million users of the service and thousands of drivers. The privacy snafu came as a result of…
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Forever 21 Confirms Data Breach

Fashion retailer Forever 21 has confirmed there has been unauthorized access to data from payment cards used at some of its stores. The company is notifying its customers that it recently received a report from a third party that about the…
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Huddle's 'Highly Secure' Work Tool Exposed KPMG and BBC Files

The BBC has discovered a security flaw in the office collaboration tool Huddle that led to private documents being exposed to unauthorised parties. A BBC journalist was inadvertently signed in to a KPMG account, with full access to private…