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WHSmith contact form spams out personal customer data

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Users of UK newsagent chain WHSmith's online services have reported large amounts of email arriving in their inboxes, containing personal contact data on other users.

Should companies be held responsible for a customer data breach? [POLL]

How much of the blame should you shoulder if you could have done more to protect your network and your customers?

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Credit card info for 93,000 Web.com customers nabbed in data breach

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Customers should keep an eye out for bogus charges on their credit/debit cards!

Ashley Madison hackers follow through on threat, dump user database online

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The 9.7 GB dump contains names, emails, addresses, sexual preferences and credit card transactions of 37 million members.

Execs face the chop after being hit by data breach

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With the often perceived need to hold someone to account for a data breach, the axe falls to the heads of senior executives.

Cheating site Ashley Madison breached by hackers threatening to expose users

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Attackers threaten to publish nude pictures, secret sexual fantasies, real names and addresses of Ashley Madison users: all as comeuppance for what they say is an unkept promise of secrecy.

Trump Hotel chain investigates potential payment card breach

Trump Hotel Properties investigates breach claims

Credit card hackers are said to have targeted a number of hotels, possibly as far back as February 2015.

Sony's post-breach woes continue as WikiLeaks dumps 276,000 more documents

Sony's post-breach woes continue as WikiLeaks dumps 276,000 more documents

WikiLeaks appears to be celebrating the third anniversary of Julian Assange's unplanned Ecuadorian embassy stay by releasing another cache of Sony documents, including an alleged bribery investigation.

Steel bin maker Brabantia breached, trashes passwords just to be safe

Steel bin maker Brabantia breached, trashes passwords just to be safe

It's not clear what data the intruders might have grabbed, but Brabantia said that it wasn't financial. Nor were passwords accessed.

SSCC 200 - If you can't trust the IRS, whom can you trust? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the latest security news in our weekly podcast.

It's entertaining and educational - news you can use!

We don't cover stupid, says cyber insurer that's fighting a payout

We don't cover stupid, says cyber insurer that's fighting a payout

After 2 months of patient data exposed for anyone to see, Cottage Health System's insurance policy should have come as a relief. It didn't.

You STILL support encryption designed to be crackable in 1995? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Watch this week's "60 Second Security" - the one-minute news roundup video with attitude!

Can the Rombertik malware really "destroy computers"? No, no, three times NO!

We didn't really want to get drawn into this one.

But it's hard to avoid commenting on malware that has variously been described as a "terrifying suicide bomber'" and as having a payload that "destroys computers."

White House hackers read emails from President Obama, Russia blamed

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In addition to acquiring the president's itinerary, hackers also managed to access some of his email correspondence when they penetrated a White House unclassified system in October, according to a news outlet.

WikiLeaks publishes massive searchable archive of hacked Sony documents

WikiLeaks publishes massive searchable archive of hacked Sony documents

Julian Assange of the whistle-blowing site, WikiLeaks, says that Sony Pictures' data should be publicly available due to its links with "geo-political conflict".

Target's settlement with MasterCard costs retailer $19 million

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Target says it reached a $19 million settlement with MasterCard to cover some of the damages to financial institutions after its December 2013 data breach. How much more is this breach going to cost?

White House hackers accessed schedule of President Obama's whereabouts

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It's unclassified, but it's still highly sensitive, officials say. It's just one non-public set of data gleaned by intruders who may have slipped in via the State Department's system.

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.