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Oklahoma gov data leak exposes FBI investigation records, millions of department files

Researchers have disclosed the existence of a server exposed to the public which not only contained terabytes of confidential government data but information relating to FBI investigations, the website ZDNet reports.

How Politicians Become Data Breach Victims and Leakers

Politicians inevitably access restricted information, such as state secrets, election campaign plans, personal data of party members, and other information that can be leaked as a result of various incidents. This is a digest of recent data leaks from executive and legislative bodies and political organizations, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Biometric Data Are Always in Danger

Even though fingerprints, iris images, voice prints, and other biometric data are used more and more for system user authentication and customer service as very convenient and accurate recognition methods, they do not ensure 100% information security. This is a digest of recent biometric data leaks and incidents of bypassing relevant security systems, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Soldier allegedly honey-trapped, passed information to ISI about unit

A soldier allegedly caught passing information to operatives of Pakistan spy agency ISI after being honey-trapped on social media, has been arrested, the Army confirmed today. He was produced in court and will be interrogated by intelligence officials. Sources, however said, the information is unlikely to be sensitive since he is too junior to have access to it, the website ndtv.com reports.

IHiS fined record S$750,000, SingHealth with S$250,000 for Singapore's worst data breach

Singapore's privacy watchdog has meted out its largest fine of S$750,000 to Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) for lapses in securing patient data which resulted in the nation's worst data breach, The Business Times reports.

CVs containing sensitive info of over 202 million Chinese users left exposed online

A security researcher has stumbled over an unsecured MongoDB database server that contained highly detailed CVs for over 202 million Chinese users. Data appears to have originated from a data scraping app that collected resumes from Chinese job portals, the portal ZDNet reports.

Multistate settles with Neiman Marcus over 2013 data breach

43 State Attorneys General and the District of Columbia announced yesterday a settlement with Neiman Marcus Group LLC resolving the states’ investigation into the company’s 2013 data breach and its security practices, The Ad Law Access reports.

BASF workers in Taiwan suspected of leaking company secrets to Chinese firm

Taiwan is investigating six current and former employees of BASF’s local operations suspected of leaking corporate secrets to a rival Chinese company, according to The Epoch Times.

German hacker behind massive political data leak identified

German authorities say a 20-year-old, acting alone, was behind a huge leak of personal data concerning leading politicians and celebrities. The man has confessed, but questions remain about German cyber security, The Deutsche Welle reports.

French watchdog fines Bouygues 250,000 euros for data security breach

Reuters reports that the CNIL has fined the Parisian telecom, but they don’t provide any real details as to what happened, the website DataBreaches.net writes.

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