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Top 5 Leaks in Q3 2018

In Q3 2018, InfoWatch Analytical Center registered almost 20% more confidential data leaks year over year. This is a digest of top five incidents revealed during the period from July to September.

Bupa fined £175,000 due to worker attempting to sell customer data on the dark web

Bupa has been fined £175,000 by the ICO after one of its employees tried to sell the records of 547,000 Bupa Global customers on the dark web early last year, The IT PRO writes.

Voya broker-dealer unit settles with SEC following cybersecurity intrusion

According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Voya Financial Advisors will pay $1 million to settle claims it violated two rules designed to protect confidential customer information and protect customers from the risk of identity theft, the website Pensions&Investments reports.

Payment Data Breaches

Unauthorized access to bank card details may cause a serious damage to its holder, who may end up with all the money being withdrawn by criminals. This is a digest of payment data leaks prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Uber to pay $148 Million in settlement over 2016 data breach

Uber Technologies Inc. will pay $148 million to settle claims related to a large-scale data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 25 million of its U.S. users The Bloomberg reports.

Data Breaches Hit Car Manufacturers

Know-how, trade secrets, and personal data of employees and customers are the most common data types leaked from manufacturers by hackers and malicious or negligent insiders. This is a digest of recent confidential information leaks from car manufacturing companies, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Data Breaches by Contractors

In today’s digital era, businesses share more and more corporate information with their partners and therefore should pick service providers with great care and subject to confidentiality agreements. This is a digest of data leaks by contractors, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Vodafone: You used 1234 as your password and were hacked? You cover the cost

If you use a simple, easy-to-guess password such as "QWERTY" or "1234," you might pay for your mistake by having someone access your online accounts without permission - and you may also find yourself paying out for subsequent damages and lost funds. That is, if Vodafone reportedly has its way, the portal ZDNet writes.

Education Data Breaches

As students are soon back to schools and universities, InfoWatch Analytical Center has prepared a digest of recent education data leaks.

Another former engineer for Taiwan chipmaker caught trying to transfer trade secrets to China

A former employee of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, has been charged with breach of trust and theft of trade secrets, with the intention of providing them to a mainland Chinese firm, according to The Epoch Times with a reference to Taiwanese newspaper the Liberty Times.

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