Cyber criminals publish more than 4,000 stolen Sepa files

Cyber criminals who stole thousands of digital files belonging to environmental regulator Sepa have published them on the internet.

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US cyber-attack: US energy department confirms it was hit by Sunburst hack

The US energy department is the latest agency to confirm it has been breached in what is being described as the worst-ever hack on the US government.

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Google users warned of potential data breach after global outage

GMAIL users have been warned about a potential data breach after Google services went down for millions of people across the world.

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Benefit scams worth £1bn foiled during lockdown

As much as £1bn in benefit fraud has been prevented from being paid to organised-crime groups in recent months, BBC News has learned.

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Ticketmaster fined £1.25m over payment data breach

Ticketmaster UK has been fined £1.25m for failing to keep its customers' personal data secure.

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Marriott Hotels fined £18.4m for data breach that hit millions

The UK's data privacy watchdog has fined the Marriott Hotels chain £18.4m for a major data breach that may have affected up to 339 million guests.

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British Airways fined £20m over data breach

British Airways has been fined £20m ($26m) by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a data breach which affected more than 400,000 customers.

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Privacy watchdog to probe Klarna after email backlash

The Information Commissioner's Office said it will make enquiries into Klarna after scores of angry people questioned why it had their details despite never doing business with the payments firm.

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Wisepay: School payments service hit by cyber-attack

Parents who made payments to UK schools in recent days via the Wisepay service have been warned their card details have been compromised.

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Blackbaud Hack: Universities lose data to ransomware attack

At least 10 universities in the UK, US and Canada have had data stolen about students and/or alumni after hackers attacked a cloud computing provider.

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EasyJet hack: I've been left in complete limbo?

EasyJet passengers whose card details were stolen in a "highly sophisticated cyber-attack" say they have been left frustrated and in limbo by the airline's response.

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Coronavirus: Serco apologises for sharing contact tracers' email addresses

Outsourcing firm Serco has apologised after accidentally sharing the email addresses of almost 300 contact tracers.

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EasyJet: Nine million customers' details 'accessed' by hackers

Easyjet has revealed that the personal details of nine million customers have been accessed by "highly sophisticated" hackers.

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Zoom boss apologises for security issues and promises fixes

Zoom is to pause the development of any new features to concentrate on safety and privacy issues, in the wake of criticism from users of the app.

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Houseparty: How safe is Epic Games' video chat app?

The messages began circulating at the weekend: "Delete the Houseparty app, it's hacked my Spotify account!"

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Cambridge Analytica: Australia takes Facebook to court over privacy

Australia's privacy regulator is taking Facebook to court over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Virgin Media breach 'linked customers to porn'

A customer database left unsecured online by Virgin Media contained details linking some customers to pornography and explicit websites.

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Virgin Media data breach affects 900,000 people

A Virgin Media database containing the personal details of 900,000 people was left unsecured and accessible online for 10 months, the company has admitted.

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Cathay Pacific fined £500,000 over customer data protection failure

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Cathay Pacific Airways £500,000 for failing to protect customers' personal data.

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Internet provider faces big GDPR fine for lax call centre checks

A German internet service provider faces a €9.6m ($10.6m; £8m) fine after being accused of failing to carry out tough enough customer ID checks.

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Amazon Echo and Google Home owners spied on by apps

Researchers build voice apps for smart speakers that can listen in on owners without them knowing.

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Facebook confirms millions of phone numbers exposed

Facebook has confirmed about 200 million phone numbers have been exposed in an online database.

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Teletext Holidays exposed customer calls

The recorded telephone calls of 200,000 customers were left exposed on a cloud server for three years, an investigation has found.

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First half 2019 sees 4,000 data breaches exposing 4 billion records

The number of data breaches reported and records exposed both increased by more than 50 percent during the first half of 2019.

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Capital One accused 'breached 30 other organisations'

A software developer accused of stealing data from finance company Capital One took files from over 30 other organisations.

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Wikipedia, list of data breaches

This is a list of data breaches, using data compiled from various sources, including press reports, government news releases, and mainstream news articles.

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Credit score agency Equifax has agreed to pay up to $700m (??561m) as part of a settlement with a US regulator following a data breach in 2017.

The Federal Trade Commission had alleged the Atlanta-based firm failed to take reasonable steps to secure its network.

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British Airways breach: How did hackers get in?

British Airways has revealed that hackers managed to breach its website and app

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British Airways faces record ??183m fine for data breach

British Airways faces record ??183m fine for data breach.

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