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Lost devices leading cause of data breaches, report

Lost devices leading cause of data breaches, report

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Phishing scams and ransomware attacks may be grabbing the headlines, but for the financial sector lost or stolen mobile devices were the leading cause of data breaches over the last decade.

Data breach hits Whitehead Nursing Home in Northern Ireland

Data breach hits Whitehead Nursing Home in Northern Ireland

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A laptop taken home by an employee of the Whitehead Nursing Home was stolen.

GTAGaming breach compromised nearly 200K users

GTAGaming breach compromised nearly 200K users

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GTAGaming, a fan forum for the popular game "Grad Theft Auto," was hacked, compromising the data on nearly 200,000 users.

Eddie Bauer POS systems hit with malware

Eddie Bauer POS systems hit with malware

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Updated! Retailer Eddie Bauer's CEO reported that the chain's in-store point-of-sale network had been infected with malware for a six-month period during which time payment card information may have been accessed by unauthorized personnel.

Snowden says Shadow Broker leak is likely a warning from Russia

Snowden says Shadow Broker leak is likely a warning from Russia

The leaker to end all leakers has taken to Twitter to provide some insight in to the recent high profile auction of NSA hacking tools.

Sage suffers data breach from insider

Sage suffers data breach from insider

Software company Sage has reportedly suffered a data breach orchestrated by an insider of the company. The police are investigating and the ICO has been informed.

Researcher spots a SSRF bug in vBulletin

Researcher spots a SSRF bug in vBulletin

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A high-severity preauthorization SSRF vulnerability in vBulletin forum software allows an unauthenticated attacker to perform a port scan of internal services and execute arbitrary system commands.

Millions of Russians' personal data may be put at risk

Millions of Russians' personal data may be put at risk

A planned national database of personal data on Russian citizens could become a magnet for criminal cyber-attacks warn analysts.

UPDATED: Oregon State Hospital notifies patients of breach

UPDATED: Oregon State Hospital notifies patients of breach

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Oregon State Hospital's maximum security ward is notifying patients of a data breach.

Banner Health data breach impacts 3.7 million

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Phoenix-based Banner Health is notifying patients of a cyberattack that compromised patient records.

Klimpton Hotel chain investigating possible breach

Klimpton Hotel chain investigating possible breach

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Klimpton Hotels and Restaurants advised guests of a possible breach.

Legacy systems within U.S. financial sector likely to blame for breaches, report

Legacy systems within U.S. financial sector likely to blame for breaches, report

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A recent SecurityScorecard study claims America's financial industry is highly susceptible to data breaches, and legacy systems may be to blame.

Hacker "Peace" purportedly selling 200 million Yahoo user credentials on dark web

Hacker "Peace" purportedly selling 200 million Yahoo user credentials on dark web

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Updated! Yahoo and the company's users may be facing a data breach of epic proportions if a hacker who claims to be hawking 200 million Yahoo account credentials is proven true.

O2 customers' details sold on darkweb

O2 customers' details sold on darkweb

Customers of the popular mobile network O2 are having their details sold on a dark web marketplace

Kimpton Hotels investigates potential payment card breach

Kimpton Hotels investigates potential payment card breach

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The hotel chain said it had been made aware of unauthorized charges occurring on cards that were previously used legitimately at Kimpton properties.

2.3 million 'Warframe,' 'Clash of Kings' accounts compromised

2.3 million 'Warframe,' 'Clash of Kings' accounts compromised

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More than 2.3 million users records were compromised as two separate gaming companies announced they suffered data breaches.

NC State breach affects 38,000

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An attacker gained unauthorized access to a North Carolina State University account containing personally identifiable information.

Datadog breached, tells users to reset login credentials

Datadog breached, tells users to reset login credentials

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Cloud service data aggregator Datadog was hit with a data breach late last week and has sent a letter to its customers warning them to change their login credentials.

20 million Iranian mobile users' data leaked but operator denies being hacked

20 million Iranian mobile users' data leaked but operator denies being hacked

Iran's second largest mobile operator, Irancell, lost the personal information of 20 million customers in a data leak last week but denies being hacked.

Baton Rouge police server accessed, 50K files reportedly released

Baton Rouge police server accessed, 50K files reportedly released

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A hacker reportedly accessed and publicly posted 50,000 records from the Baton Rouge Police Department to protest the police killing of local resident Alton Sterling.

Ashley Madison facing FTC probe for using 'fembots'

Ashley Madison facing FTC probe for using 'fembots'

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The FTC is probing Avid, which faces a number of class action lawsuits on behalf of customers, for manipulating the Ashley Madison site by posting phony female profiles, or fembots, capable of conversing with male customers.

Dating website Muslim Match hacked, user info exposed

Dating website Muslim Match hacked, user info exposed

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Muslim Match, a dating website for Muslims, was hacked and user credentials and profiles of 150,000 subscribers posted online.

Massachusetts General Hospital data breach affects 4.3K patients

Massachusetts General Hospital data breach affects 4.3K patients

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Fingers are pointing at a third-party vendor as the culpable party behind the exposure of personally identifiable information of 4,300 patients of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas hit with POS breach

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas hit with POS breach

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The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Monday reported a data breach after point of sale malware was found on the resort's systems.

Lone hacker reportedly takes credit for DNC intrusions, releases opposition files on Trump

Lone hacker reportedly takes credit for DNC intrusions, releases opposition files on Trump

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A hacker called "Guccifer 2.0" claimed credit for breaking into the Democratic National Committee computer system and released the DNC's opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Ponemon puts a $4 million price tag placed on mitigating data breaches

Ponemon puts a $4 million price tag placed on mitigating data breaches

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Companies hit with a data breach will spend on average $4 million in 2016 to mitigate the problem with many firms exacerbating their costs by not following a few basic rules, like creating an incident response team, according to a new Ponemom/IBM study.

For sale: 51M iMesh user accounts

For sale: 51M iMesh user accounts

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A database of user accounts of the once popular video and music-sharing site iMesh has been made available on the dark web.

UPDATE: Possible POS breach at CiCi's Pizza

UPDATE: Possible POS breach at CiCi's Pizza

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CiCi's Pizza may have suffered a point-of-sale (POS) breach through third party vendor.

Following social media site breaches, Netflix requires password resets

Following social media site breaches, Netflix requires password resets

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Following several social media site breaches, Netflix said users whose passwords may have been compromised must change their login credentials.

48% of UK businesses fail to back up company data at least once a day

48% of UK businesses fail to back up company data at least once a day

One in five medium to-large businesses in the UK don't have a plan of action in place in case of a ransomware attack. Almost half (48 percent) of British businesses are failing to back up their company data at least once a day.

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