Security researchers have captured 120,000 emails intended for Fortune 500 companies by exploiting a basic typo.
The emails included trade secrets, business invoices, personal information about employees, network diagrams and passwords.
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has her personal phone number released onto the web, via WikiLeaks diplomatic cables.
Even regal grandmothers can find they have been exposed by WikiLeaks.
The cone of silence over WikiLeaks' thousands of sources - many of whose lives are at risk if identified - has been shattered, all thanks to the most mundane, all-too-human security screwup imaginable.
To wit: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wrote down the password on a piece of paper.
Did hackers really hack into Julianne Hough's iPhone and steal her private photos?
The actress/singer/dancer may have not wanted this kind of exposure.
It appears that the experts in data leakage have accidentally lost some of their own data. Uncensored copies of the stolen diplomatic cables WikiLeaks was trusted with have been accidentally disclosed.
With children as young as five now being told it's mandatory to bring an iPad into the classroom, what can be done to ensure safe and secure surfing?
Hackers have broken into Epson Korea's computer systems, and stole information including passwords, phone numbers, names, and email addresses of customers who had registered with the company.
The Sun newspaper has warned that thousands of people who participated in competitions on its website might have had their personal information stolen.
Victims included applicants for the Miss Scotland beauty contest.
Greater Manchester Police hunt for a stolen USB stick, containing details of an ongoing criminal investigation.
Anonymous is claiming to have got its hands on 8GB of "secret documents" from CNAIPIC, Italy's cybercrime unit charged with defending the country's critical IT infrastructure.
A gang of hackers known as SwagSec announced at the tail end of last week that they had hacked into Lady Gaga's UK website and made off with a database of names and email addresses of fans.
To prove their point, they published the stolen data online.
The international investigation into the notorious LulzSec hacking gang continues, with news that FBI agents have searched a house in Hamilton, Ohio.