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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…
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Equifax Profits Sink 27% Following Breach

Under-fire credit agency Equifax has seen profits tumble 27% year-on-year and costs spike by tens of millions during the previous quarter following a major data breach at the company revealed in September. Third quarter profits stood at $96.3m,…
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Heathrow Airport USB Alert Highlights Insider Threat

A major security alert sparked when a USB containing top secret information on Heathrow Airport was found in a London street, highlights the risks associated with the insider threat and the importance of encryption, according to experts. A…
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ICO Issues £80,000 Fine to Unlawful Data Supplier

A firm trading in people’s personal information and describing itself as ‘the UK’s Premier Lead Generation Provider’ has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Verso Group (UK) Limited failed to comply…
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Third of IoD Members Have Never Heard of GDPR

Nearly a third (30%) of UK business leaders have never heard of the GDPR, although those that are aware of the new regulation seem to progressing well on compliance, according to new research from the Institute of Directors (IoD). The study…
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Liverpool-based Company Fined £70,000

A Liverpool firm which made more than 100,000 nuisance calls has been fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The Lead Experts Limited was responsible for 111,072 automated calls to people who had not agreed to…
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Bradford-based Bank & London Advertising Firm Fined Over Illegal Marketing

A bank is among the latest firms to be fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending illegal marketing texts and emails. Vanquis Bank Limited, based in Bradford, instigated a campaign to send 870,849 spam text messages…