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Millions Caught in Virtual Keyboard App Data Breach

Security researchers claim to have found the personal data of 31 million Android users of the keyboard app Ai.type after finding an open database online. The app offers themed keyboards for phones and tablets. The researchers claimed data…
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Hacking the House: Do MPs Care About Cyber-Security?

What's the cyber-security policy in your organisation? Is it common to share login passwords with your colleagues? Because that's how it works in the House every day - according to one MP at least. Responding to the row over just who might…
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Google Faces Mass Legal Action in UK Over Data Snooping

Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK. It focuses on allegations that Google unlawfully harvested information from 5.4 million UK users…
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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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Classified Pentagon Data Leaked on the Public Cloud

Classified Pentagon data was mistakenly left exposed on an unsecured public cloud server, cyber-security researchers have discovered. The 100GB of data is from a failed joint intelligence-sharing programme run by the US Army and National Security…
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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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Imgur Confirms 1.7 Million Users Hit by Data Breach

Image-sharing website Imgur has confirmed that the emails and passwords of 1.7 million users were compromised in 2014. The data breach has only recently come to light after being discovered by security researcher Troy Hunt. Mr Hunt said…
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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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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…