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Hotel chain Marriott International has today announced that it has been hit by a second data breach exposing the personal details of “up to approximately 5.2 million guests”.
The UK Home Office breached General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 100 times in its handling of EU citizens’ data, an investigation has found.
A data breach at UK-based Crew and Concierge Limited has exposed the personal data of 17,379 people of 50 different nationalities working in the yachting industry.
A data breach at UK-based Fresh Film Productions, which makes adverts for high-profile companies including Unilever, has exposed sensitive personal data of participants in antiperspirant brand Dove’s ‘real people’ campaign.
Over the course of 2019, over 38 million healthcare records have been exposed in data breaches in the US alone, according to research published today by the HIPAA Journal.
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India-based educational technology firm Vedantu has suffered a data breach, exposing “extensive personal information” on 687,000 users.
Home Group, one of the UK’s biggest housing associations, has suffered a data breach in which thousands of personal details are believed to have been stolen.
A Dutch website where users share reviews, experiences and tips on the sex industry has been compromised by hackers, exposing the details of its 250,000 users that had signed up to use the forum and leaving them vulnerable to exploitation.
The United Kingdom’s High Court has granted a group litigation order, allowing customers affected by British Airway’s (BA) 2018 data breach to launch mass legal action against the airline.
Users of popular word game app Words With Friends are being advised to change their passwords as game developer Zynga suffers large-scale data breach.
In September 2018, almost 50 million Facebook users were left exposed by a security breach.
Food delivery company DoorDash has announced that it has been the victim of a data breach impacting 4.9 million accounts, the second major cybersecurity incident to hit the company.
Two former contractors were responsible for the Malindo Air data breach in which millions of passenger details were posted on underground forums, the Malaysian airline has said.
Malindo Air, a subsidiary of Indonesian low-cost airline Lion Air, has confirmed it suffered a data breach, which saw millions of passenger details posted on data exchange forums for over a month before its was disclosed.
Researchers have uncovered a large data breach thought to impact the majority of the population of Ecuador, including records belonging to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
The United Nations Children’s Agency (Unicef) has suffered a data breach impacting thousands of users on its online learning portal Agora.
A third party with links to recruitment site Monster has left job seeker résumés and CVs exposed on an online server, exposing personal data.
British travel company Teletext Holidays has suffered a data breach in which some 212,000 customer call audio files were left unprotected on an online server for three years, exposing customer names, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.
The Suprema data breach, in which researchers say they discovered that the fingerprints, voice data, facial images, unencrypted usernames and passwords of more than one million people were publicly available, has drawn the condemnation of security experts and data privacy experts.
The average cost of a data breach is now $3.92m, according to analysis by IBM Security, the cybersecurity arm of the technology giant.
Credit score agency Equifax will pay up to $700m as part of a settlement for a 2017 data breach in which some 127 million of its customers had their personal data stolen.
US mobile network operator Sprint has confirmed that it suffered a data breach in which attackers had access to customer details such as first and last names, phone numbers and billing addresses.
The number of whistleblowers reporting a data breach to the UK’s data watchdog has soared by 175% since the introduction of GDPR, according to London-headquartered law firm RPC.
The UK’s data regulator has said it plans to fine hospitality group Marriott International £99.2m for failing to protect the records of millions of hotel guests.
IT and cloud solution provider PCM has confirmed that it suffered a breach in which threat actors reportedly sought customer information that could be used to carry out a gift card fraud attack.
News that US IT giant Tech Data has suffered a serious breach of customer and billing data highlights how even the best technology can be easily undermined by operational issues, cybersecurity experts have said.
‘Gnosticplayers’ appears to have struck again last week, with the notorious hacker claiming to be behind the 24 May data breach that saw the personal details of almost 140 million Canva users accessed.
New York-based charity People Inc.