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Sensitive data of Indian pension fund holders exposed online

A huge cache of data containing the full name, bank account number and nominee information of pension fund holders in India has surfaced online. Security researcher Bob Diachenko found two separate IP

Flipkart’s Cleartrip confirms data breach after hackers put data for sale

Cleartrip, one of the popular travel-booking platforms in India, has confirmed a data breach after hackers claimed to post the stolen data on the dark web. Responding to a request for comment by TechC

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A huge data leak of 1 billion records exposes China’s vast surveillance state

A massive store of data containing information on about one billion Chinese residents could be one of the biggest breaches of personal information in history. Portions of the leaked data appeared last

Hotel giant Marriott confirms yet another data breach

Hotel group Marriott International has confirmed another data breach, with hackers claiming to have stolen 20 gigabytes of sensitive data, including guests’ credit card information. The incident, fi

Hackers stole Social Security numbers in Flagstar data breach affecting 1.5 million customers

Flagstar Bank, one of the largest financial service providers in the United States, has notified more than 1.5 million customers of a data breach in which Social Security numbers were stolen — its s

A hacked Kaiser Permanente employee’s emails led to breach of 70,000 patient records

Kaiser Permanente, the largest nonprofit health plan provider in the United States, has disclosed a data breach that exposed the sensitive health information of almost 70,000 patients. In a notice to

Health startup myNurse to shut down after data breach exposed health records

myNurse, a healthcare startup that provides chronic care management and remote patient monitoring services, said it will shut down at the end of the month after reporting a data breach that exposed pe

Lapsus$ hackers targeted T-Mobile source code in latest data breach

The Lapsus$ hacking group has claimed another victim: U.S. telecom giant T-Mobile. T-Mobile’s latest security incident — the seventh data breach in the past four years — was first revealed b

Block confirms Cash App breach after former employee accessed US customer data

Block has confirmed a data breach involving a former employee who downloaded reports from Cash App that contained some U.S. customer information. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commissio

Lapsus$ hacking group claims software consultancy giant Globant as its latest breach victim

Just days after police in the U.K. arrested seven people over suspected connections to the now-infamous hacking and extortion group, Lapsus$ is claiming its latest victim. Lapsus$, whose recent victim

UK police arrest 7 people in connection with Lapsus$ hacks

Police in the United Kingdom have arrested seven people over suspected connections to the Lapsus$ hacking group, which has in recent weeks targeted tech giants including Samsung, Nvidia, Microsoft and

Okta says hundreds of companies impacted by security breach

Okta says 366 corporate customers, or about 2.5% of its customer base, were impacted by a security breach that allowed hackers to access the company’s internal network. The authentication giant

FTC to fine CafePress for covering up 2019 data breach

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has proposed a settlement that will fine the former owner of U.S. custom clothing and merchandise retailer CafePress $500,000 for attempting to cover up a 2019 data b

Facebook fined $18.6M over string of 2018 breaches of EU’s GDPR

Facebook’s parent company, Meta, has been fined €17 million (~$18.6 million) by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) over a string of historical data breaches. The security lapses in que

Hackers leak names of ‘Freedom Convoy’ donors after GiveSendGo breach

A leak site says it has received a cache of information, including about donors to the Ottawa truckers’ Freedom Convoy protest, after fundraising site GiveSendGo was targeted by hackers overnigh

FTC settles with data analytics firm after millions of Americans’ mortgage files exposed

The Federal Trade Commission has approved a settlement with a mortgage data analytics firm for a 2019 security lapse that exposed millions of sensitive mortgage documents containing the private inform

GoDaddy says data breach exposed over a million user accounts

Web hosting giant GoDaddy has reported a data breach, and warns that data on 1.2 million customers may have been accessed. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, GoDaddy’s chie

US education software company exposed personal data of 1.2M students

SmarterSelect, a U.S.-based company that provides software for managing the application process for scholarships, exposed the personal data of thousands of applicants because of a misconfigured Google

California Pizza Kitchen spills over 100,000 employee Social Security numbers

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has revealed a data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of more than 100,000 current and former employees. The U.S. pizza chain, which has more than 250 loca
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