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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…
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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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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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2 Million Tarte Cosmetics Users Exposed in Latest Misconfig

Popular cruelty-free brand Tarte Cosmetics, found online and at major retailers like Sephora and Ulta, has become the latest company to misconfigure a database (actually two), exposing personal information for nearly two million customers to…
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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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Wi-fi Security Flaw 'Puts Devices at Risk of Hacks'

The wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack. It concerns an authentication system which is widely used to secure wireless connections. Experts…
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Supermarket Morrisons Sued by Staff Over Personal Data Leak

Thousands of Morrisons staff are suing the company after their personal details were posted on the internet. The High Court action is seeking to make the supermarket chain liable after a member of staff stole the data of nearly 100,000 employees…