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Urban Massage exposed a huge customer database, including sensitive comments on its creepy clients

Urban  Massage, a popular massage startup that bills itself as providing “wellness that comes to you,” has leaked its entire customer database, the portal reports.

Significant GDPR fine of EUR 400,000 to Portuguese hospital

The first large fine within Europe has been imposed for violating the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Portugal. Due to irregular access to patient data, the Portuguese hospital has been fined a total sum of EUR 400,000 for two GDPR infringements, the website writes.

Data aggregator leaks 9.3m people’s personal information

Security researchers have discovered an unsecured database containing the contact information of more than 9.3 million people, including email addresses, phone numbers, social media data and more, the website IT PRO reports.

USPS patches API flaw that exposed data on 60 million users

The United States Postal Service reportedly patched an API exploit on Wednesday that would allow anyone with a account to view other users' account details. The security flaw impacted some 60 million USPS users, The Engadget reports.

Former Genentech employees accused of stealing biologic manufacturing process trade secrets

On October 25, 2018, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California filed an indictment against four individuals (three of whom were former Genentech employees) alleging theft of trade secrets, computer fraud and abuse, and other crimes.  The indictment alleges that the defendants stole trade secrets related to Genentech’s products Pulmozyme, Rituxan, Herceptin, and Avastin, as well as other trade secrets related to Genentech’s manufacturing processes, the website reports.

French cinema chain fires Dutch executives over 'CEO fraud' and two-factor codes

Witness French film production and cinema chain Pathé firing the two-person senior management team for its Amsterdam-based Pathé Theaters BV subsidiary in the Netherlands after the executives fell victim to such a scam, losing €19 million ($21 million), The Bank InfoSecurity writes.

A leaky database of SMS text messages exposed password resets and two-factor codes

A security lapse has exposed a massive database containing tens of millions of text messages, including password reset links, two-factor codes, shipping notifications and more, The TechCrunch reports.

Sensitive Information: When Leak Shocks Your Senses

Across a variety of personal data there is also the most sensitive intimate information, such as medical diagnoses, information about income and relationships, and contact details, which can seriously harm people and violate their privacy, often resulting in dramatic incidents or even tragedies.

This is a digest of sensitive personal data leaks, prepared by InfoWatch Analytics Center.

Six month prison sentence for motor industry employee in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation which carries a potential prison sentence.

Amex India accounts exposed by misconfigured MongoDB installation

American Express account holders in India had their personal information exposed in yet another instance of misconfigured data storage, The Daily Swig can reveal.


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