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Software bug exposes Uber driver’s tax info

A bug in Uber’s code has led to one of its drivers’ personal information being sent to an unknown number of other drivers.

With US 2015 tax submissions due shortly, the company had begun sharing its drivers’ personalised tax forms through its partners’ portal. 321 more words


T-Mobile customers hit by Experian breach get credit monitoring by Experian

Wireless carrier T-Mobile is warning 15 million customers whose personal information was compromised in a data breach at credit reporting company Experian.

In a bizarre twist of irony, those customers are currently being offered two years of free credit monitoring from… 666 more words


Three charged over largest email hack "in the history of the internet"

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has unsealed indictments against two Vietnamese citizens and one Canadian for their roles in what it described as “the largest data breach of names and email addresses in the history of the internet”. 526 more words


Hackers force closure of Canadian Bitcoin exchange Cavirtex

Canadian Bitcoin exchange Cavirtex has announced its imminent closure following an apparent security breach.

The exchange, believed to be Canada’s biggest, has already ceased taking new deposits and will halt withdrawals from 25 March. 485 more words


25,000 devices were lost on London transport links last year – is your company data protected?

25,000 devices were handed in across the Transport for London’s rail, bus and taxi networks last year according to a Freedom of Information request filed by ViaSat UK. 190 more words

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Home Depot facing 44 lawsuits over data breach as clean-up cost reaches $43m

Yesterday brought further proof – if any were needed – that data breaches are costly for everyone involved.

Home Depot, which revealed a huge data breach in September, said it now faces at least 44 civil lawsuits across the US and Canada after the security slip that left… 426 more words


Epidemic of medical data breaches leaking our most sensitive information

We’re all sick of data breaches and privacy intrusions, with just about every new day bringing new stories of shops, banks and restaurants leaking epic amounts of customer information and celebrities having their… 531 more words