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How Hotels Leak Guest Details

Payment details and personal data of hotel customers are honey pies for cyber criminals who therefore break into Wi-Fi networks and booking systems. This is a digest of leaks from hotel chains, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

USB Sticks Behind Big Losses

In H1 2018, USB sticks and other removable media accounted for 2.1% of leaks worldwide. Although its share in the leakage breakdown decreased, this channel should not be ignored. DLP systems reliably control the use of removable media in the company, while it also makes sense to encrypt sensitive information for its secure transfer. This is a digest of recent leaks through removable media, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Google shuts down social media platform Google+ after 'covering up' data breach of half a million users

Google is to shut down its Google+ social network after the data of 500,000 users was leaked and nobody was told, The Daily Mail reports.

Heathrow fined for USB stick data breach

Heathrow Airport has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office for "serious" data protection failings. It comes after a staff member lost a USB stick last October containing "sensitive personal data", which was later found by a member of the public, The BBC reports.

Former Mt. Pleasant woman accused of ID theft, $144K fraud

A former Westmoreland County woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal wire fraud and identity theft laws, the website writes.

Oklahoma DHS could have sent private medical info to wrong addresses

Officials at the Department of Human Services said Monday that a small number of clients were affected this year by a computer error that labeled envelopes with incorrect addresses, the website reports.

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.


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