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Man fined for leaking CVs of rival job applicants to his partner

According to The CoventryLive, an ex Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council manager leaked rival CVs to his partner to help get her a job at the Town Hall, a court heard.

Dow Jones list of 2.4 million risky banking clients exposed online

A Dow Jones list of millions of people at risk for bribery and corruption, as well as high-profile criminals and terrorists, sat out in the open on an unsecured online database, a researcher has found, The CNet reports.

Trade secret misappropriation and related patent prosecution enjoined

On February 27, 2018, Ennis-Flint, Inc., a North Carolina-based developer and manufacturer of pavement marking technology, filed suit against its former Director of R&D, Robert Greer, and his company, GP Innovations, LLC, asserting a variety of claims including misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and breach of an employment agreement, the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend reports on its website.

Pittsburgh-based EQT claims employees stole trade secrets before being fired

Pittsburgh-based EQT Corporation says it was the victim of high tech theft by two former employees shortly before they were fired by the company, the portal CBS Pittsburgh reports.

Unmanned aerial systems manufacturer accuses former consultant of building a product using its trade secrets

On February 5, 2019, an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) manufacturer, Volans-I, filed a complaint in federal court in California against its former consultant, SpekterWorks, alleging that SpektreWorks used trade secrets obtained during their partnership to design and manufacture rival aircrafts, the portal Lexology reports.

2.7 million health-related calls, sensitive info exposed for six years

A server used to store real-time recordings of phone calls made to the 1177 Swedish Healthcare Guide service for health care information was found completely exposed to the Internet, with no user or password to protect it, The Bleeping Computer reports.

India’s state gas company leaks millions of Aadhaar numbers

Another security lapse has exposed millions of Aadhaar numbers. This time, India’s state-owned gas company Indane left exposed a part of its website for dealers and distributors, even though it’s only supposed to be accessible with a valid username and password. But the part of the site was indexed in Google, allowing anyone to bypass the login page altogether and gain unfettered access to the dealer database, The Techcrunch reports.

127 million user records from 8 companies put up for sale on the dark web

An individual who earlier this week was selling 620 million user records stolen from 16 companies has now put up a second batch of hacked data totaling 127 million, originating from eight companies, the portal ZDNet reports.

Ex-Coca-Cola engineer charged with stealing secrets for Chinese firm

US national You Xiaorong allegedly stole technology for valuable BPA-free packaging jointly owned by several companies, including a former "Atlanta-based" employer that was unnamed in the indictment, the website NDTV writes.

Wendy’s agrees to pay $50M to settle data breach claims

According to a website Restaurant Business Online, the company is paying a group of financial institutions over negligence claims following a 2015 cyber attack.

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