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Fired CPS employee steals personal data of 70,000 people, charged with multiple felonies

When Chicago Public Schools fired an employee recently, she left her job with more than just her final paycheck. Police say the employee, 28-year-old Kristi Sims of Hickory Hills, allegedly took the personal information of about 70,000 people contained in a CPS private database, the portal CBS Chicago reports.

Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel, The Associated Press reports.

Customer data may not be secure with Arik Air

Customer data belonging to Arik Air may have leaked. An information technology expert who goes by the identity xxdesmus disclosed this in a post as well as a tweet from his handle. He said the data was found during his normal course of scanning for open/exposed/vulnerable Amazon S3 buckets, the portal writes.

U.S. charges Chinese spies and their recruited hackers in conspiracy to steal trade secrets

The Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed charges against 10 Chinese spies, hackers and others accused of conspiring to steal sensitive commercial airline and other secrets from U.S. and European companies, The Washington Post reports.

Cathay Pacific got hacked, compromising the data of millions of passengers

One of Asia's top airlines has discovered a data breach in which the personal information of more than 9 million passengers may have been stolen, The CNN reports.

Yahoo to pay $50M, other costs for massive security breach

Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history, The AP reports.

Bombardier sues Mitsubishi jet program over trade secrets

Canadian airplane maker Bombardier Inc has sued the aircraft unit of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, saying former Bombardier employees passed on trade secrets to help Mitsubishi’s oft-delayed regional jet project, The Reuters reports.

Anthem pays OCR $16 Million in record HIPAA settlement following largest U.S. health data breach in history

Anthem, Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and take substantial corrective action to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules after a series of cyberattacks led to the largest U.S. health data breach in history and exposed the electronic protected health information of almost 79 million people, the website reports.

Financial Sector Faces More Data Breaches by Hackers

According to the preliminary findings of InfoWatch Analytical Center, in 2018, banks, finance and insurance companies managed to stop the general growth of personal, payment, and other confidential data breaches, but at the same time suffered more leaks caused by hackers.

This is a digest of the top data leaks from banks, finance and insurance companies in 2018, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Over 30 Billion Personal Data Records Leaked Over Recent Years

This is a special digest prepared by InfoWatch Analytics Center in recognition of the International Data Privacy Day. This unusual holiday has been celebrated every year on January 28 ever since it was initiated on April 26, 2006, by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to commemorate the signing of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data on January 28, 1981.


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