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Personal Info of 650,000 Voters Discovered on Poll Machine Sold on Ebay

When 650 thousand Tennesseans voted in the Memphis area, they probably didn’t expect their personal information would eventually be picked apart at a hacker conference at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, gizmodo.com (http://gizmodo.com/personal-info-of-650-000-voters-discovered-on-poll-ma...) writes.

Customer data for 14 million Verizon customers exposed in breach

The security vulnerability comes just one month after the company officially acquired Yahoo, which suffered the world’s largest hacks in 2014 and 2016, thinkprogress.org reports.

ION Orchard fined S$15,000 over customer data breach

The company that manages ION Orchard was on Thursday (Jul 6) fined S$15,000 by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) over a breach involving the personal data of its customers, writes channelnewsasia.com.

Former NSW Labor boss fined $4,000 for data breach

A former New South Wales Labor boss who intended to hand misused electoral roll information to a union official has been fined $4,000, after a magistrate was asked to take his “very, very” large mortgage into account, The Guardian  reports.

Republican marketing firm leaks personal data of 200 million voters

Data firm once contracted by the Republican National Committee exposed birth dates, emails, physical addresses, religion, race, and political leanings for more than half the U.S. population, writes thinkprogress.org.

WSU hard drive theft potentially impacts 1 million people

A safe containing a hard drive with the backup of the university’s Social and Economic Sciences Research Center was stolen in April, writes healthcareitnews.com.

China arrests 22 over sale of Apple private data

Of the 22 suspects, 20 were employees of an Apple “domestic direct sales company and outsourcing company”. Chinese authorities say they have uncovered a massive underground operation involving the sale of Apple users’ personal data, writes hindustantimes.com.

Chipotle says hackers stole payment card info in data breach

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Friday hackers used malware to access customers' card data, including its number, expiration date and internal verification codes, from payment systems at some of its restaurants between March 24 and April 18, says www.channelnewsasia.com .

Indian hacker pwned Air India, SpiceJet & Cleartrip; booked free flights

Kanishk Sajnani, a young ethical hacker who is in his early 20s, recently managed to conduct a hacking spree and reward himself a discounted flight, a free ticket and much more, writes www.hackread.com. However, instead of doing the things he could, he simply informed the respective companies about the flaws their systems had. This is what ethical hacking is all about.

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