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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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'Text Bomb' is latest Apple Bug

A new "text bomb" affecting Apple's iPhone and Mac computers has been discovered. Abraham Masri, a software developer, tweeted about the flaw which typically causes an iPhone to crash and in some cases restart. Simply sending a message…
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Four Firms Fined a Total of £600,000 by ICO

Four companies that disrupted people with nuisance marketing have been fined a total of £600,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Hundreds of complaints from the public about the firms prompted four ICO investigations, and…
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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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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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Intel, ARM & AMD Chip Scare: What You Need To Know

Nearly all computers worldwide - and many other devices - have been exposed to security flaws which leave them vulnerable to attacks by hackers. Researchers discovered gaps in security stemming from Central Processing Units - better known…
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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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Apple's Major Password Bug

Apple has said it is working to fix a serious bug within its Mac operating system. The flaw in MacOS High Sierra - the most recent version - makes it possible to gain entry to the machine without a password, and also have access to powerful…
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Thousands of FTSE 100 Corporate Log-Ins Found on Dark Web

Over three-quarters (77%) of FTSE 100 companies are at risk of suffering a damaging cyber-attack because corporate log-ins including plain text passwords are available on the dark web, according to Anomali. The threat intelligence firm monitored…
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Oxford & Cambridge Club Members Face Hard Disk Theft

Members of an exclusive club restricted to selected graduates of Oxford and Cambridge universities are being warned that computer data containing their personal details is feared stolen. The Sunday Telegraph reported that the club believed a…