July 2018

Hacked email account source of data breach at Boys Town Children’s Hospital
Omaha-based Children’s Hospital, Boys Town National Research Hospital, confirmed on July 20 that it was involved in a security incident. The personal data of 105,309 individuals may have been exposed. [...]
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Singapore health system hack affects personal data of 1.5 million
Singapore is battling yet another government targeted cyber attack. It’s not the first to hit the Singapore government, a previous attack on the defence ministry was foiled and Prime Minister [...]
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ICO fines The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse £200,000 for bulk email data breach
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has been fined £200,000, under the Data Protection Act preceding the GDPR, for sending a bulk email to 90 recipients that identified [...]
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Telefonica leaks millions of customers’ personal information
Spain’s Telefonica, one of the largest telecommunications providers, delivering services to over 20 countries has experienced a security breach potentially leaking millions of its customers personal and financial information. A [...]
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Four proactive tactics for data protection success
Data volumes continue to grow, our digital footprint continues to spread and data breaches continue to rise.  We are battling a digital information privacy war and our businesses and data are [...]
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Typeform breach has significant knock-on effect and…the data was not encrypted!
Within a month of each other, two third-party data breaches one at PageUp and another at Typeform have impacted a multitude of businesses and thousands of individuals. Both companies offer [...]
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Gmail app developers are actually reading your emails!
Not long-ago Google pledged to stop scanning the inboxes of Gmail users for advertising purposes, however, it continues to allow outside app developers to read users’ private Gmail messages. A [...]
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Facebook opens up about its extensive data sharing habits
In a 747-page report delivered to Congress, Facebook has opened up about how it manages its Users’ data and has admitted to allowing technology companies and application developers special access [...]
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