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DHS tech manager admits stealing data on 150,000 internal investigations, nearly 250,000 workers

A federal technology manager admitted to conspiring with a former acting inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to steal a data­base managing more than 150,000 internal investigations and containing personal data of nearly 250,000 DHS employees, as court filings show, The Washington Post writes.

Newham Council data breach saw “Gangs Matrix” fall into gang hands

A sensitive police database detailing 203 alleged gang members and the weapons they are believed to carry was leaked by a London council in January 2017 and subsequently fell into gang hands, The Computer Business Review reveals with a reference to an Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) report.

Former senator Hassan aide stole gigabytes of ‘high value’ data

A former IT aide to New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan mounted an “extraordinarily extensive data-theft scheme” against the office, as the culprit’s plea agreement states, The Daily Caller writes.

540 Million Facebook user records exposed online, plus passwords, comments, and more

Researchers at the cybersecurity firm UpGuard on Wednesday said they had discovered the existence of two datasets together containing the personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users, Gizmodo reports. Both were left publicly accessible.

Indian government agency left details of millions of pregnant women exposed online

A database managed by an Indian government healthcare agency was left connected to the Internet without a password, where it exposed more than 12.5 million medical records for pregnant women, ZDNet has learned.

Toyota announces second security breach in the last five weeks

Japanese car maker Toyota announced its second data breach today, making it the second cyber-security incident the company acknowledged in the past five weeks, The ZDNet reports.

Security researcher accused of hacking into Microsoft and Nintendo’s servers

A 24-year-old security researcher, Zammis Clark, was nearly sent to prison today after he admitted that he hacked into Microsoft and Nintendo servers and stole confidential information, The Gadget Bridge writes.

Noida: 9 executives steal data of IT firm, US clients

An IT firm in Sector 62, which serves US-based clients, has  lodged a police complaint against nine former officials who  allegedly stole confidential data of the company and its customers, The Times of India reports.

University of Washington Medicine Exposes Information of Nearly 1 Million Patients

The medical files of nearly 1 million patients at the University of Washington Medicine were exposed for three weeks on the internet in December 2018 due to a data breach, Security Boulevard reports.

Optometry Group to pay $3.5M settlement in data breach case

The National Board of Examiners in Optometry plans to allot $3.25 million in a cash settlement fund to compensate approximately 61,000 victims of an alleged data breach that hit the profession nearly three years ago, the website InvisionMag reports with reference to the American Optometric Association.

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