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Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach – TechCrunch

Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach – TechCrunch Credit rating giant Equifax has been issued with the maximum possible penalty by the UK’s data protection agency for last year’s massive data breach. Albeit, the fine is only £500,000 because the loss of customer data occurred when …

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State Department confirms data breach, exposing employee data – TechCrunch

State Department confirms data breach, exposing employee data – TechCrunch The State Department has confirmed a data breach affecting an unknown number of employees. A spokesperson told TechCrunch that the breach affected “less than 1 percent” of unclassified employee inboxes. “We have not detected activity of concern in the Department’s …

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British Airways customer data stolen in data breach – TechCrunch

British Airways customer data stolen in data breach – TechCrunch British Airways has confirmed a data breach. The London-based airline, the largest in the UK, did not disclose much about the breach, only that hackers stole customer data from its website, ba.com. In a statement, BA said that the “personal …

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T-Mobile says hackers stole customer data in data breach – TechCrunch

T-Mobile says hackers stole customer data in data breach – TechCrunch T-Mobile has confirmed hackers breached its systems. The cell giant, currently merging with Sprint, said in a statement that hackers customer stole names, billing zip codes, phone numbers, email addresses, account numbers, and account type — such as if an …

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‘Legacy system’ exposed Black Hat 2018 attendees’ contact information – TechCrunch

‘Legacy system’ exposed Black Hat 2018 attendees’ contact information – TechCrunch A “legacy system” was to blame for exposing the contact information of attendees of this year’s Black Hat security conference. Colorado-based pen tester and security researcher who goes by the handle NinjaStyle said it would have taken about six …

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What can we learn from the Dixons data breach that blew up after disclosure – TechCrunch

What can we learn from the Dixons data breach that blew up after disclosure – TechCrunch European consumer electronics retailer Dixons Carphone’s apologetic admission yesterday that a 2017 data breach was in fact considerably worse than it first reported suggests disclosures of major breaches could get a bit more messy — at …

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Dixons Carphone now says ~8.8M more customers affected by 2017 breach – TechCrunch

Dixons Carphone now says ~8.8M more customers affected by 2017 breach – TechCrunch A Dixons Carphone data breach that was disclosed earlier this summer was worse than initially reported. The company is now saying that personal data of 10 million customers could also have been accessed when its systems were hacked. The …

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