30,000 US government officials’ data leaked

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30,000 US government officials’ data leaked-->

30,000 US government officials’ data leaked

Motherboard are reporting that the hacker who claimed to be planning to leak information on thousands of US government workers has made good on his threat. Data pertaining to approximately 20,000 employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 9,000 employees of the Department of Homeland Security was leaked online and shared with Motherboard. The […]

Malware strikes as thousands of Ukrainian homes left without power-->

Malware strikes as thousands of Ukrainian homes left without power

In what is apparently the first major cyber attack to successfully strike public utilities, hundreds of thousands of homes in Ukraine were left without electricity last week. It is reported that at least three substations in Ivano-Frankivsk were disconnected due to a malware infection. Unsurprisingly, given the geopolitics of the region, inferences of attribution are […]

Data breach affects over 650,000 JD Wetherspoon customers-->

Data breach affects over 650,000 JD Wetherspoon customers

JD Wetherspoon is the latest victim of a cyber attack, with 656,723 of its customers’ email addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth among data breached. It comes quickly after a number of similar high profile data breaches in recent months.   In a press release, the UK pub chain operator states that the breach […]

Toy firm breach affects hundreds of thousands of children-->

Toy firm breach affects hundreds of thousands of children

Toy firm breach affects hundreds of thousands of children Toy firm VTech has acknowledged a breach of its systems, including 4.8 million customer records and over 227,000 children’s records. Critically, the data in this breach made it possible to link photographs of children with their home addresses. An individual claiming responsibility for the attack contacted […]

Data breach affects over 150,000 TalkTalk customers-->

Data breach affects over 150,000 TalkTalk customers

It has been revealed that 156,959 customers’ personal details were accessed in last month’s cyber attack on the TalkTalk website. In a press release, the UK telecoms operators state that they have been working hard with the Metropolitan Police since the attack to establish exactly what happened and understand the extent of customer data stolen. […]