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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.

Disney Is the Latest Cyber Extortion Victim

Hacker pirates threaten to pirate a movie about pirates, reports www.databreachtoday.asia .

Brooks Brothers suffers 11-month data breach.

Brooks Brothers acknowledged on Friday that a data breach had affected some of its retail locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico over 11 months from April 2016 to March 2017, according to a company press release.

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 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.

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