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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.

 No business like breach business

No business like breach business

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After every big data breach comes the Ghostbusters moment: Who you gonna call?

Alleged LinkedIn, Tumblr and Myspace hacker compromised 171M Russian site accounts

Alleged LinkedIn, Tumblr and Myspace hacker compromised 171M Russian site accounts

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A hacker that has targeted several American social media sites has now hit the Russian version of Facebook

Verity Health Systems employee data compromised in phishing scam

Verity Health Systems employee data compromised in phishing scam

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Verity Health Systems was targeted in an email phishing scam that resulted in the unauthorized release of employee information, including names and Social Security Numbers.

No business like breach business

No business like breach business

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Repeated exposure of private data is giving rise to a new class of companies promising to clean up the mess - and they don't come cheap. Lee Sustar reports.

Time confirms Myspace breach, 360M accounts potentially affected

Time confirms Myspace breach, 360M accounts potentially affected

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Time Inc. confirmed Tuesday that several Myspace accounts were breached just before the Memorial Day weekend.

65M Tumblr accounts for sale after 2013 breach

65M Tumblr accounts for sale after 2013 breach

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More than 65 million Tumblr accounts from a 2013 breach were spotted for sale on the dark web.

Email error leaks hundreds of Northern Ireland prison officer details

Email error leaks hundreds of Northern Ireland prison officer details

An email error made in Northern Ireland has accidentally leaked the personal details of hundreds of prison officers working in the country to an outside contractor.

The Southeast Eye Institute patient information compromised

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The Southeast Eye Institute, P.A. reported a possible data breach after an unauthorized individual gained access to patient data via a third-party affiliate.

Update: 117 million LinkedIn email credentials found for sale on the dark web

Update: 117 million LinkedIn email credentials found for sale on the dark web

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The 2012 LinkedIn data breach may be the breach that just keeps on giving with the news that 117 million customer email credentials originating from that hack were found for sale on the dark web.

Petya and Mischa - the Ransomware Twins (sort of)

Petya and Mischa - the Ransomware Twins (sort of)

These two malwares have been much in the news over the past week or so.

Hackers steal $2M in Bitcoin and other digital currency

Hackers steal $2M in Bitcoin and other digital currency

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Cyber criminals made off with the equivalent of $2 million in Bitcoin and Ethere from Gatecoin.

N.Y. bill would boost state IT department's cyberattack responsibility

N.Y. bill would boost state IT department's cyberattack responsibility

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The New York Office of Information Technology could gain additional responsibilities in the wake of a data breach if a bill now in the state senate is passed.

Children's National Health System breached, data of 4K patients compromised

Children's National Health System breached, data of 4K patients compromised

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More than 4,000 patients of the Children's National Health System received notices of a data breach following a former vendor disclosing patient health information on an FTP site viewable on the web.

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