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Over 40m UK voters personal data breached in hack by China

In an unprecedented move, the United Kingdom’s government is poised to publicly accuse China of orchestrating a cyber breach into its Electoral Commission’s database. The breach, occurring between August 2021 and October 2022, saw over 40 million voter records compromised. Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden is slated to address Parliament, officially attributing the cyber-attack to […]

France data breach triggers among half of the populace

A significant cyber-attack has rocked France, with data from over 33 million individuals—roughly half of the country’s population—falling victim to this sophisticated breach earlier this month. This breach marks a potentially unprecedented event in the nation’s history, according to reports. Yann Padova, a prominent data protection lawyer and former secretary general of France’s Data Protection […]

Orange Espana data breach leads to more ransomware attacks

Orange España, the second-largest mobile operator in Spain, fell victim to a cyber-attack earlier this month, resulting in a disruption of mobile services lasting over three hours. Subsequent investigations by a group of security researchers unveiled that the assailants, identified as the hacking group “Snow,” successfully breached Orange España’s RIPE Network Coordination Centre. This intrusion […]

Taj Hotel Data Breach details

Taj Hotels, a subsidiary of Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), recently fell victim to a cyber-attack that resulted in the compromise of personal details belonging to more than 1.5 million customers. The leaked information encompasses a range of sensitive data, including addresses, membership IDs, mobile numbers, and other Personal Identifiable Information (PII) spanning the period […]

Top Cloud Misconfigurations Leading to Cloud Data Breaches

As organizations increasingly migrate their operations to the cloud, the security of their cloud infrastructure becomes a paramount concern. While cloud services offer numerous benefits, mis-configurations in cloud environments can inadvertently expose sensitive data and lead to catastrophic breaches. In this article, we’ll explore some of the top cloud mis-configurations that pose significant security risks […]

India witnesses biggest data breach of Aadhaar details via ICMR

Aadhaar, the unique identification number issued to every Indian citizen, has recently made headlines for all the wrong reasons. There are alarming reports suggesting that the personal information of approximately 815 million citizens was illicitly accessed by hackers through the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) website, which maintains records of Covid-19 vaccination details for […]

Data Breach of London Metropolitan Police turns serious

London Metropolitan Police has made headlines due to a sophisticated cyber attack that resulted in a significant data breach. Upon delving into the specifics, the agency fell victim to hackers who successfully breached the database of a third-party contractor responsible for storing and managing data associated with the police force. This data encompassed the issuance […]

Information Security News headlines trending on Google

First is regarding a ‘Rapid Security Update’ that is being issued by Apple Inc to all iOS devices and applies to iPads and macOS. The technology giant confirmed that the update is a necessity and can be automatically updated as well, if the settings are tweaked. It disallows hackers from taking control of the device […]

Data Breach lawsuits against companies increasing in the year 2023

Companies that fail to protect their customers’ information are likely to face lawsuits in the year 2023, as impacted customers are no longer willing to tolerate such acts at the expense of their privacy and financial losses. This legal turn is supported by a study conducted by BakerHostetler, which confirms that lawsuits against companies that […]

Indian ICICI Bank data breach exposes 3.8 million customer information

ICICI Bank, an Indian bank with a business presence in over 15 countries, has become a victim of a data breach, leaking information of more than 3.8 million customers or 38 lakh customers. The banking giant says that the news of the data breach is false, as its preliminary inquiries have revealed that the available […]

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