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UniCredit discloses 2015 data breach, three million Italians affected

October 29, 2019 -- UniCredit S.p.A., multinational financial business and Italy’s largest bank by assets, has disclosed a data breach incident involving a file containing roughly three million records.[quote]"Personal information, combined with other user data from other breaches and social media, builds a complete profile. In the hands of fraudsters and criminal organisations, these valuable identity sets are usually sold to other cyber-criminals and used for myriad criminal activities, both on the Internet and in the physical world."[/quote] For the

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Should you get your own bot?

October 17, 2019 -- It’s not even Halloween and some companies are already advertising deals for holiday sales. Will a bot help you land those hot toys, electronics and sneakers? Here’s why some say it’s time for you to bot up — and why others say you should stay away.[quote]"Consumer use of bots is unlikely to net them the coveted set of sneakers they are looking for, In fact, it will likely end in disappointment, and at worst may subject

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DoorDash data breach hits 4.9 million customers

September 27, 2019 -- San Francisco–based food delivery company DoorDash has confirmed a data breach, in which the information of their 4.9 million customers, delivery workers and merchants were stolen by hackers.The disclosure comes exactly a year after another instance in which dozens of people complained that their DoorDash accounts were improperly accessed and had fraudulent food deliveries charged to their account. [quote]"Data in the wrong hands – especially personally identifiable information – can have a huge impact on customers.

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Malaysian airline Malindo Air confirms massive data breach

September 18, 2019 -- Malindo Air, the Malaysian subsidiary of Lion Air, today confirmed that it recently suffered a major breach of customer records after hackers gained access to an Amazon Web Services cloud database that stored such details. Exactly a week ago, a security researcher posted a series of updates on Twitter, stating that an unnamed hacker had dumped two massive databases on the Dark Web that contained huge troves of customer and flight information belonging to Lion Air.[quote]"Organisations

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UNICEF Leaks Personal Data of 8,000 Users via Email Blunder

September 12, 2019 -- The charity organization UNICEF inadvertently leaked the personal details of thousands of people who use its online learning portal Agora by way of an errant email sent to 20,000 inboxes.The email was accidentally sent on August 26 by UNICEF and included the names, email addresses, gender and professional information of 8,253 users of Agora, according to a published report.[quote]"Once your data has been stolen, it is used by attackers in a number of ways, including account

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