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FatFace tells customers to keep its data breach ‘strictly private’

Clothing giant FatFace had a data breach, but doesn’t want you to tell anyone about it. The company sent an email to customers this week disclosing that it first detected a breach on January 17.

Ubiquiti says customer data may have been accessed in data breach

Ubiquiti, one of the biggest sellers of networking gear, including routers, webcams and mesh networks, has alerted its customers to a data breach. In a short email to customers on Monday, the tech com

T-Mobile says hackers accessed some customer call records in data breach

T-Mobile, the third-largest cell carrier in the U.S. after completing its recent $26 billion merger with Sprint, ended 2020 by announcing its second data breach of the year. The cell giant said in a n

TaskRabbit is resetting customer passwords after finding ‘suspicious activity’ on its network

TaskRabbit has reset an unknown number of customer passwords after confirming it detected “suspicious activity” on its network. The IKEA-owned online marketplace for on-demand labor said i

Twitter fined ~$550K over a data breach in Ireland’s first major GDPR decision

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has issued Twitter with a fine of €450,000 (~$547,000) for failing to promptly declare and properly document a data breach under Europe’s Gener

Spotify resets passwords after a security bug exposed users’ private account information

Spotify said it has reset an undisclosed number of user passwords after blaming a software vulnerability in its systems for exposing private account information to its business partners. In a data bre

Thousands of US lab results and medical records spilled online after a security lapse

NTreatment, a technology company that manages electronic health and patient records for doctors and psychiatrists, left thousands of sensitive health records exposed to the internet because one of its

Messaging app Go SMS Pro exposed millions of users’ private photos and files

Go SMS Pro, one of the most popular messaging apps for Android, is exposing photos, videos and other files sent privately by its users. Worse, the app maker has done nothing to fix the bug. Security r

Animal Jam was hacked, and data stolen; here’s what parents need to know

WildWorks, the gaming company that makes the popular kids game Animal Jam, has confirmed a data breach. Animal Jam is one of the most popular games for kids, ranking in the top five games in the 9-11

‘Resident Evil’ game maker Capcom confirms data breach after ransomware attack

Capcom, the Japanese game maker behind the “Resident Evil” and “Street Fighter” franchises, has confirmed that hackers stole customer data and files from its internal network f

Twitter could face its first GDPR penalty within days

European data protection regulators have inched toward an enforcement decision for a Twitter breach that the company publicly disclosed in 2019, after a majority of EU data supervisors agreed to back

UK watchdog reduces Marriott data breach fine to $23.8M, down from $123M

The U.K.’s ICO has reduced the size of a data breach penalty for hotel business Marriott — dropping it to £14.4 million (~$23.8 million) in a final penalty notice, down from the £99 mill

Fragomen, a law firm used by Google, confirms data breach

Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy has confirmed a data breach involving the personal information of current and former Google employees. The New York-based law firm provides

UK’s ICO reduces British Airways data breach fine to £20M, after originally setting it at £184M

One of the biggest data breaches in U.K. corporate history has been closed off by regulators not with a bang, but a whimper. Today the Information Commissioner’s Office, the U.K.’s data wa

Decrypted: The major ransomware attack you probably didn’t hear about

Watching the news this past week was like drinking from a firehose. Speaking of which, you probably missed a busy week in cybersecurity, so here are the big stories from the past week. THE BIG PICTURE

Daily Crunch: Shopify confirms data breach

Shopify blames “rogue” employees for a data breach, Google Maps adds COVID-19 data and China pushes back against the TikTok deal. This is your Daily Crunch for September 23, 2020. The big

Shopify says two support staff stole customer data from sellers

Shopify has confirmed a data breach, in which two “rogue members” of its support team stole customer data from at least 100 merchants. In a blog post, the online shopping site said that it

Data breach at New York Sports Clubs owner exposed customer data

Town Sports International, the parent company of New York Sports Clubs and Christi’s Fitness gyms, is mopping up after a security lapse exposed customer data. Security researcher Bob Diachenko r

United Airlines’ website bug exposed traveler ticket data

A bug in United Airlines’ website let anyone access the ticket information for travelers who requested a refund. The airline’s website lets users check their refund status by entering thei

How to respond to a data breach

I cover a lot of data breaches. From inadvertent exposures to data-exfiltrating hacks, I’ve seen it all. But not every data breach is the same. How a company responds to a data breach — whethe
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