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MyHeritage leaks 98 million email addresses

Genealogy website MyHeritage has suffered a data breach which exposed nearly 100 million email addresses, the company has said. Users who signed up for the service, which is based in Israel and runs DNA tests, puts together family trees and helps people find family members, prior to October 26, 2017, have had their email addresses… Read More


Police discouraged TalkTalk from going public with breach

The Met Police initially discouraged TalkTalk from going public with information on its data breach in 2015, the company’s former CEO has revealed. The telco’s huge data breach, which revealed 156,959 customers’ personal information and 15,656 banking details and led to a £400,000 fine, was “consciously” publicised by the company, according to Baroness Dido Harding, who… Read More


Zerto previews 7.0 and releases IT resilience platform

Zerto has released an IT resilience platform designed to merge backup and disaster recovery as part of a preview of its release of Zerto 7. The company’s IT Resilience Platform was announced at the opening of its annual conference, held in Boston, and is designed to change the way businesses look after their data. Its… Read More


AimBrain releases free biometrics platform for small businesses

A biometrics-based security firm has released a free platform to help smaller businesses move towards identity-based authentication. AimBrain’s product is designed to replace more traditional methods of security, such as passwords and PINS, with biometric-based security. It sells to customers that run services like online banking apps. It has always used open-source software development kits… Read More


A week before GDPR, Greenwich University fined for data breach

The University of Greenwich has been handed a £120,000 fine by the ICO for a data breach involving nearly 20,000 people, which included medical information. Contact details, including names addresses and phone numbers, of 19,500 students, staff and alumni were leaked. As well as contact details, information about learning difficulties and staff sickness records were accessed… Read More



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