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Uber hack: EU data protection bods launch taskforce

The European Union’s group of data protection watchdogs has launched a taskforce into the Uber data breach that affected 57 million users worldwide. The Article 29 Working Party discussed the breach, which took place in October 2016 but was only revealed last week, at its November plenary meeting yesterday. The taskforce will …
Rebecca Hill, 30 Nov 2017

Hacked Brit shipping giant Clarksons: A person may release some of our data today

British shipping company Clarkson has 'fessed up to a data breach, saying a miscreant has accessed its systems and the public should expect some of it to be made public. Clarkson PLC declined to answer The Register's inquiry about how much data had been compromised or whether it belonged to customers and merely referred us to …
Andrew Silver, 29 Nov 2017
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.GIF garage Imgur plugs 1.7 million-subscriber creds breach

The world's self-described “most awesome” collection of images, Imgur, has confessed to leaking 1.7 million user records in 2014. The company was advised of the breach by HaveIBeenPwned administrator Troy Hunt on November 23, 2017. Imgur's chief operating officer Roy Sehgal posted confirmation of the breach. Hunt took to …
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You're such a goober, Uber: UK regulators blast hushed breach

Brit regulators, security agencies and MPs have slammed Uber for covering up the massive data breach of 57 million customer and driver records. The company – already in hot water in London for its failure to toe the regulatory lines required of a taxi firm – has been widely condemned for concealing the 2016 breach. The UK's …
Rebecca Hill, 22 Nov 2017
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Loake Shoes admits: We've fallen victim to cybercrims

Miscreants, hackers – call 'em what you will – have pilfered email addresses from an unknown number of Loake Shoes customers. In a letter sent to punters on its database – seen by The Register – the premium footwear maker said it has been "the victim of a cyber attack". "Despite having stringent security measures in place, …
Andrew Silver, 22 Nov 2017
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Shut the front door: Jewson 'fesses up to data breach

Builders merchant Jewson has confirmed in writing to customers that their privates could have been exposed in a cyber break-in that occurred late this summer. In a letter sent to customers – seen by The Reg – Jewson stated: "As a Jewson Direct customers, we regrettably are writing to inform you that our website (www. …
Paul Kunert, 14 Nov 2017
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Punctual as ever, Equifax starts snail-mailing affected Brits about mega-breach

UK financial service regulators only learned of this year's Equifax mega-breach through media reports. The admission comes in correspondence from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released by Treasury Committee on Tuesday. A letter from the FCA to Nicky Morgan MP, chair of the Treasury Committee, confirms that the …
John Leyden, 1 Nov 2017

UK financial regulator confirms it is probing Equifax mega-breach

UK financial service regulators have launched an investigation into Equifax over its handling of the recent mega-breach. In a brief statement on Tuesday, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which could fine the firm or revoke its right to operate in the UK, said it was "investigating the circumstances surrounding a …
John Leyden, 24 Oct 2017
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WHOIS embarrassed about security? APNIC, after database leaks

Asia's internet numbers registry APNIC has apologised to network owners after a slip in its WHOIS database config leaked credentials, including weakly-hashed passwords. The breach affected those in the regional registry's Maintainer and Incident Response Team (IRT) database objects. During a June 2017 upgrade, those details …

UK Treasury Committee chairman calls on Equifax to answer for breach omnishambles

Equifax may soon face the wrath of UK politicians after the chairman of the country's House of Commons Treasury Committee demanded answers from the firm over its handling of its recent data breach. Nicky Morgan MP has written to the chief executive of Equifax Limited asking for further details about the scale of the breach, …
John Leyden, 12 Oct 2017

When Irish data's leaking: Supermarket shoppers urged to check bank statements

Shoppers at SuperValu, Centra and Mace have been told to review their bank statements following a cyber attack against Irish retailer Musgrave. Musgrave, which owns all three stores, urged customers to take the precaution amid fears that hackers may have extracted credit card and debit card numbers and expiry dates from its …
John Leyden, 11 Oct 2017

Equifax CEO falls on his sword weeks after credit biz admits mega-breach

Equifax's chairman and chief exec today resigned, weeks after the consumer credit reporting agency admitted a massive security breach. Richard Smith, who "retires" with immediate effect, has joined a growing list of senior people that exited Equifax in the wake of the mega leak that affected in excess of 100 million consumers …
John Leyden, 26 Sep 2017

Sensitive client emails, usernames, passwords exposed in Deloitte hack

Deloitte, one of the world's "big four" accountancy firms, has fallen victim to a cyberattack that exposed sensitive emails to hackers. The IT security breach dates back to November 2016 but was only discovered in March this year, according to The Guardian, which broke the news in an exclusive on Monday. Deloitte has …
John Leyden, 25 Sep 2017
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SEC 'fesses to security breach, says swiped info likely used for dodgy stock-market trading

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has admitted that hackers broke into its corporate filling system last year. As-yet unidentified miscreants may have profited from financial tip-offs and other data obtained after hacking into its online EDGAR filing system, the US government's financial trading watchdog admitted …
John Leyden, 21 Sep 2017
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What's that, Equifax? Most people expect to be notified of a breach within hours?

Equifax hasn't found time for a houseclean and is making claims of authority and competence about security breaches that, following its own recent high profile breach, come off as pretty cringeworthy. An autumn 2016 whitepaper from Equifax - still available here at the time of publication – attempts to position the credit …
John Leyden, 19 Sep 2017
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Equifax UK admits: 400,000 Brits caught up in mega-breach

Equifax UK has surfaced to say that British systems were not affected by a recently disclosed megahack, however 400,000 UK people were affected due to a “process failure.” The credit reference agency is saying that UK dedicated systems were not affected by the security breach at its US parent firm that exposed the personal …
John Leyden, 15 Sep 2017

Equifax mega-breach: Security bod flags header config conflict

Further evidence has emerged regarding the insecurity of Equifax’s web setup, as independent security researcher Scott Helme reports having uncovered all manner of problems with Equifax’s security header configuration. The finding from Helme comes as a date was confirmed for the Equifax CEO to appear before Congress earlier …
John Leyden, 15 Sep 2017

Defrosted starter for 10: Iceland home delivery site spills customer details

Iceland’s home delivery service exposed sensitive customer information for months until the problem was plugged this week, a UK security researcher discovered. Paul Moore went public with his findings after failing to get the retailer to act even 12 months after first reporting the issue. Public disclosure finally prompted …
John Leyden, 14 Sep 2017

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