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Dixons Carphone data breach exposes 5.9 millino cards

Dixons Carphone data breach affects 5.9 million customers

Dixons has confirmed they suffered a data breach that started last July, leaking 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal records. The breach started last July, but Dixons was not able to find out until last week. This is not surprising considering the average data breach takes several months to be detected. The hackers stole 5.9 million payment cards, 100,000 of those cards are not protected by chip and pin, making it easier to use them fraudulently in the

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myheritage data breach

92 million user accounts compromised in MyHeritage breach

MyHeritage, an Israeli-based genealogy and DNA testing company, disclosed that a security researcher found a file containing email addresses and hashed passwords of more than 92 million of its users. In a statement on Monday, Omer Deutsch, MyHeritage’s chief information security officer, said, “there has not been evidence that the data in the file was ever used by the perpetrators.” However, it’s hard to measure the impact of a breach, especially considering this took place in October 2017. Based on

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SC Media: India’s 1.2 billion citizen national database reportedly breached

January 8, 2018 — India’s 1.2 billion citizen national database reportedly breached Lisa Baergen, director at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by SC Media, that 1.2 billion citizen national database was reportedly breached India’s national ID database containing the information of nearly 1.2 billion people was breached with cyber-criminals selling access to the information for US$ 8 (£6), though officials deny the extent of the incident. On 3 January, 2018, The Indian Tribune claimed to have purchased access

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Politico: Uber breach mimics recent incidents in some ways

November 22, 2017 — Uber breach mimics recent incidents in some ways Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData Security, comments on how the Uber breach mimics recent incidents in some ways. It could take stiffer penalties for companies to avoid leaving data vulnerable, multiple firms said. Ken Spinner, vice president of field engineering at Varonis, blamed the relatively small size of government financial penalties company can face in the United States versus what they will face in Europe when a new

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Security Week: Hyatt Hotels Hit by Another Card Breach

October 13, 2017 — Hyatt Hotels Hit by Another Card Breach Lisa Baergen, director at NuData, comments on the news of Hyatt Hotels informing customers this week that their credit card information may have been stolen by cybercriminals. Chicago-based hotel operator Hyatt Hotels Corporation informed customers this week that their credit card information may have been stolen by cybercriminals. This is the second data breach discovered by the company within a period of two years. The incident affects three hotels

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