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UK Data Protection Watchdog Slaps Biggest-Ever Fine on British Airways

Britain’s data protection watchdog said on Friday it has fined British Airways 20 million pounds – its biggest such penalty to date – for failing to protect data that left more than 400,000 of its customers’ details the subject of …

Texas Software Provider to Local Governments Reports Data Breach

A Texas-based provider of software services to local governments and schools across the United States, Tyler Technologies, told customers on Sept. 23 that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and information technology systems. It could not immediately be determined …

Shopify Customer Data Likely Exposed by 2 Employees Attempting to Steal Records

Shopify Inc. said on Tuesday data of customers who shopped at fewer than 200 merchants listed on the company’s e-commerce platform was likely exposed after two employees tried to steal transaction records. The data exposed includes email, name, and address, …

Capital One Will Pay $80 Million Fine for Data Breach During Cloud Transfer

Capital One Financial Corp will pay an $80 million penalty to a U.S. bank regulator after the bank suffered a massive data breach one year ago. The fine, announced Thursday by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, punishes …

UK-Based Tech Platform Xchanging Hit by Ransomware Attack

DXC Technology announced that certain systems of its subsidiary, Xchanging, have experienced a ransomware attack. Xchanging is primarily an insurance managed services business that operates on a standalone basis. Tysons, Va.-based DXC said it is confident that this incident is …

Canadian Privacy Panel Finds LifeLab’s Data Breach Was One of Biggest

Canadian laboratory testing company LifeLabs failed to adequately protect sensitive health information of millions of people, resulting in one of the biggest data breaches in the country last year, privacy commissioners for the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario said …

Ireland, Luxembourg Lag in Support for Policing EU Data Privacy Compliance

Ireland and Luxembourg, European headquarters to Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon, need a substantial boost in resources to deal with data breaches by U.S. tech giants, a European Union report said. The report by the European Commission, seen by Reuters, …

More Than 10,000 People Join Lawsuit Against EasyJet for Massive Data Breach

EasyJet Plc faces a lawsuit over a data breach disclosed last month that potentially exposed private details of 9 million passengers. More than 10,000 people have joined the suit since it was filed last month, according to law firm PGMBM. …

Chinese Hackers Blamed for Accessing Records of 9 Million easyJet Customers

Chinese hackers are suspected of accessing email and travel details of about nine million easyJet customers, said two sources familiar with the investigation into a cyber attack disclosed by the British airline on Tuesday. The sources said the hacking tools …

Show Them the Money: Cyber Attackers Desire Financial Gain More Than Espionage

Money trumped spying as the top motivator for data breaches last year, according to Verizon’s annual report on cyber crimes published on Tuesday. About nine out of 10 breaches were financially motivated, based on an examination of more than 32,000 …