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Massive Nitro data breach impacts Microsoft, Google, and Apple Special

A large data breach has been suffered by the Nitro PDF service. The data loss has impacted many large technology organizations, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Chase, and Citibank.

Broadvoice database: 350 million customer records exposed online Special

A Broadvoice database cluster holding more than 350 million records, many including personal details and voicemail transcripts of Broadvoice clients’ customers, was found to have been left open online for anyone to view.

Fashion chain Moda Operandi used an unsecure data server Special

Fashion retailer Moda Operandi has provided a further example of a company using an unsecured data server. Looking at this all-too-common pattern is Bitglass's Anurag Kahol.

Prison phone service Telmate exposes messages Special

In the U.S.,Telmate provides a communications service to enable the incarcerated the opportunity to speak with those on the outside. The service was recently caught out in a data breach.

How Veteran's affairs came to be hit by data breach Special

A security breach breach related to the Department of Veteran's Affairs has taken place. How did this type of attack reach the heart of government and what are the implications. Two experts weigh in.

Assist Wireless caught out in major data breach Special

U.S. cell carrier Assist Wireless left tens of thousands of personal customer documents on its website by mistake. This error has potentially placed personally identifiable information in the hands of criminals.

Round-up of the latest major global data breaches

Breach Clarity uses a proprietary algorithm to deeply analyze every publicly-reported data breach, affording a score between on a scale to ten. We look at the latest "Richter Scale" information for data breaches.

Millions of Instagram, TikTok and YouTube profiles exposed Special

The security research team at Comparitech has disclosed how an unsecured database left almost 235 million Instagram, TikTok and YouTube user profiles exposed online. This represents a massive data leak.

BHIM breach exposes millions of users Special

It's been identified that a major data breach at mobile payment app Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) has exposed the personal and financial data of millions of Indians.

Another Twitter security flaw, affecting millions of users Special

Twitter has found yet another security issue, this time affecting a number of Android users. The flaw could potentially allow malicious apps to access private messages.

In the cyber-vulnerable world how much do we trust the banks?

Digital banking is increasingly becoming the standard way for businesses and consumers to complete transactions and to manage money. As the check withers, does digital finance have our full support and trust?

Cosmetics firm Avon leaks 19 million customer records Special

The latest data breach has struck the purveyor of lower-cost cosmetics - Avon. Once a staple of door-to-door selling, the company has operated a successful online business for many years.

Drizly, an alcohol delivery startup, experiences data breach Special

Drizly, an alcohol delivery startup, has announced that it has experienced a data breach. The company indicates that no financial data was taken in the breach, although data appears to be on sale on the dark web.

Looking behind the Gedmatch data breach and law enforcement Special

Gedmatch, a DNA analysis site, confirmed today that they suffered two breaches on consecutive days during July 2020. This comes after the site was pulled offline while it investigated how user profile data became available to law enforcement.

US actor casting company leaks private data of wanabee stars Special

It has been revealed that the online agency,, which is a popular website used to cast U.S. talent in movies and television shows, exposed the data of roughly 260,000 individuals online.

Frost & Sullivan suffers from global data breach Special

Frost & Sullivan, the business consulting firm involved in market research and analysis, has suffered from a major wide data breach, resulting in the exposure of some personal data.

Fitness brand leaks personal data linked to fitness trainers Special

Security researchers have found an unsecured Amazon servicer (AWS S3) bucket belonging to fitness brand V Shred. This led to personally identifiable information relating to trainers and customers being exposed online.

Aspire News suffers from a data loss Special

A data breach has struck Aspire News, an app backed by Dr.Phil to help domestic violence victims covertly signal distress. This led to some personally identifiable information being exposed.

How an unsecured OneClass database exposed students Special

Over one million students in the U.S. have had personal data exposed onto the web. This followed a popular online learning platform leaving data in a publicly accessible cloud database.

Frost & Sullivan exposes data: What this means for customers Special

It has been announced that Frost & Sullivan experienced a data breach exposing sensitive information such as first and last names, log in names, and hashed passwords. This carries implications for customers.

Bharat Interface for Money hit by major data breach Special

Bharat Interface for Money suffered a data breach that exposed the personal details of over 7 million users, including dates of birth, addresses, names and Ardaar cards.

Transport firm Amtrak hit by significant data breach Special

Amtrak, the U.S. public transportation unit, announced that it has suffered a data breach causing Amtrak to reset user passwords after a Guest Rewards data breach.

Quidd data breach exposes 4 million users, including youngsters Special

Quidd, an online marketplace for trading stickers, cards, toys, and other collectibles, has suffered a data breach and the details of 4 millions users have been exposed.

ShinyHunters hacker: Mathway data breach reported Special

ShinyHunters hackers have hit the education site Mathway, causing a data breach. As a result of the hack, more than 25 million emails and passwords have been stolen. Many of these are most likely to belong to children.

Home Chef involved in a significant data breach Special

Home Chef, a US-based meal kit and food delivery service, announced a data breach today after a hacker sold 8 million user records on a dark web marketplace.The user records for Home Chef was one of the databases being sold.

Australia: NSW hit by data breach via phishing attack Special

The New South Wales Government (NSW) has confirmed that it has fallen victim to a phishing attack, putting citizen data at risk. Some 50 staff Service NSW email accounts were accessed.

Do U.S. citizens have the world's weakest passwords? Special

How good is your password? When did you last update it? Is it formed of a combination of letters, numbers and symbols? While your own password might be secure, you'll be surprised just how weak many are.

Website provider GoDaddy suffers from a data breach Special

GoDaddy has confirmed a data breach that occurred back in October, impacting web hosting account credentials. The breach was caused by an unauthorized individual.

Five tips for creating a stronger password Special

May 7 each year marks World Passport Day. Despite repeated advice, many people still have weak passwords, and while biometric technology is still in its infancy most people remain reliant upon the keyboard password.

Edtech company suffers from third data breach Special

Edtech company Chegg confirmed earlier today that it had suffered its third breach in as many years. This not only raises questions around the company itself, it also raises concerns about corporate security overall.
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