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Slack gets hacked - rolls out two-factor authentication after user database breach

Slack is the latest start-up to make a big media splash in one of the worst possible ways - by acknowledging a data breach that exposed its users to malicious hackers.

Stolen Uber login credentials for sale on the dark web

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At least two sellers on the dark net appear to be selling Uber customer logins for as little as $1, with one offering a discount for bulk purchases.

Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit

Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit

Target has proposed a huge $10 million settlement for victims of its 2013 data breach in which at least 70 million records were compromised.

Stolen hard drives bring more data breach pain for US health services

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The Indiana State Medical Association has warned 39,090 of its clients that their private data may be at risk of leakage, after the "random" theft of a pair of backup hard drives.

US regulator says Anthem "refuses to cooperate" in security audit

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Anthem, the health insurance giant that recently suffered a massive data breach, is "refusing to cooperate" with US regulators attempting to conduct vulnerability scans and configuration tests on its IT systems.

Monday review - the hot 25 stories of the week

Monday review

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Bought PII from the government? PLEASE DON'T LOSE IT! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Anthem healthcare breach is smaller - and bigger - than first thought

There's good and bad news about Anthem's recent data breach.

The bad news includes the risk to between 8.8M and 18M non-customers who were in Anthem's database anyway...

10,000 motorists' names and addresses published online by parking fine company

10,000 motorists' names and addresses published online

Parking fine collection firm PaymyPCN.net accidentally published a database containing 10,000 drivers' names, addresses, photos and emails.

SSCC 185 - "I have a number for you: Eighty Million" [PODCAST]

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Zappos data breach: settlement reached

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Zappos, an online clothing and shoe retailer, has reached a settlement over a 2012 data breach which impacted up to 24 million of its customers.

SSCC 178 - Are we there yet? [PODCAST]

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Yes, ICANN keep your data safe...oops, sorry, no I can't - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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SSCC 177 - Will Sony's breach be the never ending story? [PODCAST]

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Sony Pictures calls on media to stop publishing its "stolen information"

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Sony Pictures Entertainment has warned the media not to publish the details of anything that was stolen in last month's hack by a group calling itself Guardians of Peace (GOP).

"Like fish and chips without the fish. Or the chips"... 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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SSCC 176 - My goodness, it seems there's been another breach [PODCAST]

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The worst password in the penitentiary - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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SSCC 173 - Lest we forget [PODCAST]

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US Postal Service breached, employee and customer data stolen

US Postal Service employee data stolen in alleged espionage attack

The United States Postal Service on Monday warned workers that their data had been compromised, along with people who had contacted the Customer Care Center between January and August this year.