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Rogue Cops Go Digital and Leak Data

Police have powers to enforce laws, and the abuse of such powers may cause serious damage. This is particularly relevant to confidential information treatment.

US Court Cuts TCS Fine From $940M to $420M in Epic Lawsuit

A US court slashed the compensatory and punitive damages that major IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) must pay Epic Systems for a trade secret lawsuit by more than half, The EHR Intelligence writes.

Paradise Papers: these is the leak

The latest offshore data leak pries open the door on the wheeling and dealing of the super-rich and major corporations, The Suddeutsche Zeitung writes.

Gang conducted £2 Million fraud racket involving hundreds of students' personal data

A group of seven people who carried out a £2 million mobile phone fraud, which involved the dishonest use of the personal details of hundreds of UK students, have been jailed, the radio station Leading Britain's Conversation reports.

Hilton reaches $700 000 settlement over two data breaches

Global hotel chain Hilton has reached a $700,000 settlement agreement with two states over two separate data breaches discovered in 2015 that exposed more than 360,000 payment card numbers, reports.

46.2 Million Malaysian mobile phone numbers leaked from 2014 data breach

Following up on the report of roughly 46.2 million mobile phone numbers from Malaysian telcos and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) have been leaked online.

Hyderabad: Rs 40 Lakh pension money stolen by 3 men using Aadhaar details

In a classic case of identity theft, a possibility often denied by the Centre and UIDAI, Aadhaar details of nearly 300 people were stolen and their pension money was swindled, in Hyderabad, said a report by The Logical Indian with reference to The New Indian Express.

Man stole bank information from 13,000 cards in prolific SoCal ATM skimming operation

On paper, Atef Alkhateeb was unemployed. His family lived off his wife’s nursing salary. And, it turns out, other people’s money, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

RBI fines Yes Bank $1 Million for tardy breach reporting

The Reserve Bank of India has slapped a $1 million (U.S.) penalty on Yes Bank for failing to promptly notify the central bank of a 2016 data breach of its ATM network, The BankInfoSecurity reports. This is reportedly the first such penalty imposed on a bank.

Man who mistakenly called probation officer with victim's personal info sentenced

According to prosecutors, 26-year-old Kendell Rashad Bowden stole credit card information and accidentally texted his probation officer the victim's information, writes.


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