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Details of over a million Aadhaar numbers published on Jharkhand govt website

Jharkhand has over 1.6 million pensioners, 1.4 million of whom have seeded their bank accounts with their Aadhaar numbers to avail of direct bank transfers for their monthly pensions. Their personal details are now freely available, writes www.hindustantimes.com

3.7 Million Hong Kong Voters’ Data Stolen

The Hong Kong Registration and Electoral Office reported two laptops went missing with the personal data of 3.7 million voters being compromised, including their IDs, addresses and mobile phone numbers, scmp.com informs.

W-2 data breach at Westminster College

A breach of employee information in January at Westminster College in Missouri did not affect student academic records or financial aid information, officials stated this past Saturday, according to a report in the Columbia Daily Tribune.

IRS data breach puts 100,000 taxpayers at risk

There was a data breach at the IRS that may put the security of 100-thousand taxpayers at risk. If you fill out your FAFSA for federal student loans through the IRS when you file your taxes, you may be at risk, writes wwlp.com .

3.7 million Hong Kong voters’ data at risk

Laptops containing 3.7 million Hong Kong voters’ data were stolen after chief executive election. Devices contained ID card numbers, addresses and mobile numbers, writes www.scmp.com .

Data leak exposes details of 450,000 lottery subscribers

Nearly half a million subscribers to charity lotteries have been warned that their personal details may have been compromised by a data leak, writes DutchNews.nl.

Verifone has been hit by a data breach at gas stations

Verifone controllers at approximately two dozen gas station convenience stores were targeted by an intrusion in January, reports http://www.businessinsider.com on the ground of security blog Krebs on Security.

Major Spammer Accidentally Leaks Data on a Billion People

A huge email marketing organization called River City Media failed to safeguard backups of its database of 1.34 billion email accounts, resulting in all that user information being available for anyone to see, informs http://fortune.com.

As many as 7.5 million voter records involved in Georgia data breach

Millions of Georgia voters may have had their personal information compromised for the second time in as many years, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an investigation Friday at Kennesaw State University’s Center for Election Systems involving an alleged data breach, writes http://www.myajc.com.

Police in southern China bust six large data theft operations

Raids reveal professionally organised criminal operations, some run by loan sharks, that intercepted millions of items of personal data, http://www.scmp.com reports.

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