Recent Breaches

British Airways faces £183m fine over passenger data breach

British Airways faces £183m fine over passenger data breach

ICO says personal data of 500,000 customers was stolen from website and mobile app British Airways is to be fined more than £183m by the Information Commissioner’s Office after hackers stole the personal data of half a million of the airline’s customers. The ICO said...

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UK watchdog plans to fine Marriott £99m

UK watchdog plans to fine Marriott £99m

The UK's data privacy regulator has said it plans to fine the US hotel group Marriott International £99.2m. The penalty relates to a data breach that resulted in about 339 million guests having had their personal details exposed. The incident is thought to date back...

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HMRC forced to delete five million voice files

HMRC forced to delete five million voice files

The voice records of five million taxpayers are being deleted by the UK's tax authority, as the way they were collected broke privacy rules. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) failed to gain explicit consent from individuals before signing them up to the voice ID system...

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Payment data stolen from thousands of Vision Direct customers

Payment data stolen from thousands of Vision Direct customers

As many as 6,600 customers of online contact lens shop Vision Direct are at risk of having their personal details, including financial information, stolen in a November data breach. A total of 16,300 people were thought to be at risk of the breach, although 9,700 of...

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Quora hack exposes up to 100 million user accounts

Quora hack exposes up to 100 million user accounts

Up to 100 million Quora user accounts have been compromised after hackers breached the systems of the question-and-answer website. Quora CEO Adam D'Angelo revealed in a blog post that the company discovered "some user data was compromised as a result of unauthorised...

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Massive Bundestag, political parties hack in Germany

Massive Bundestag, political parties hack in Germany

Major figures from the German political establishment - minus the far-right Alternative für Deutschland - have been victim to a wide-ranging cyber attack that has affected hundreds of Germany politicians as well as stealing personal data from celebrities and...

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