Recent Breaches

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

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

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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EE employee stalks ex-girlfriend after accessing her account

An EE employee accessed his ex-girlfriend's mobile account, switched her number to a new handset and changed her registered address so that all her texts and calls made to her were instead sent to him. The perpetrator also gained access to her bank details and new...

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Largest data breach ever seen discovered

A cyber security researcher has discovered the largest ever collection of leaked data, an 87GB package of 12,000 files, including more than 772 million email addresses and 21 million passwords. Troy Hunt, who runs the Have I Been Pwned website, found the trove after...

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