Data Breach

Millions caught in South Africa's 'worst data breach'

<b>Authorities in South Africa are investigating a data breach which has seen the personal details of more than 30 million citizens leaked on the internet - placing them at risk of identity theft.</b><p>The information contained in a 27GB file was discovered by Australia-based internet security expert Tony …

Identity Theft

Whole Foods Data Breach Affected About 100 Taprooms, Restaurants

Hack didn’t impact transactions at its grocery stores or through Amazon<p>Whole Foods Market said Friday that a data breach involving credit-card charges made at the grocer’s taprooms and full-service restaurants affected about 100 venues in its stores over a six-month period.<p>The company said the hack …

Whole Foods

MCMC and police probing data breach - Nation

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and police are investigating claims that illegally-obtained private data …

Security

Equifax hack may shake up US consumer data laws

Federal lawmakers are pushing to give you more control over your data, after hackers stole information from 145 million Americans.<p>There's nothing like a disaster to prompt a call for change.<p>In early October, Congress grilled Equifax's former CEO, Richard Smith, in four separate committee hearings …

Technology

Hawks to probe data breach as SA braces for fraud attack

The Hawks’ Cybercrime Unit has been instructed to investigate the Master Deeds leak, which saw the personal details of tens of millions of South …

News (South Africa)

Check for your email address in massive data breach

Johannesburg - The website which revealed the massive data breach involving 50 million South Africans, has now loaded a search function for people to …

Business (South Africa)

Did you hear about the Whole Foods data breach? - MarketWatch

Shoppers at various Whole Foods locations found out in late September they may have been the latest victims of a data breach, which in recent years …

Business

Hawks confirm probe into alleged mass data breach

The Hawks have confirmed that they are investigating what has been dubbed the largest known personal data breach to date in South Africa.

Security

What Does the Latest F-35 Data Breach Teach Us About Defense Industrial Espionage?

The latest breach in the F-35 program has come out of Australia, where a subcontractor reportedly lost unclassified data on the fighter (and the P-8 …

U.S. Department of Defense

Impersonation attacks loom after SA's biggest data leak

SA's top real estate companies are being blamed as the source of the data leak.<p>Following the exposure of 30 million personal records of South …

Cybersecurity

#SADataBreach: Local experts say don't panic

Johannesburg - Local internet expert Steven Ambrose has urged the public not to panic after the country’s largest data breach.<p>Ambrose, who is the CEO …

Identity Theft

Home Affairs set to investigate massive data breach

PRETORIA - The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed that it will be investigating the massive data breach that was reported early this week.<p>This …

Security

South Africa’s biggest data breach affects over 30 million citizens — and nobody knows where it came from

Earlier on 18 October 2017, the team at iAfrikan and I published all the details we knew at the time regarding what we thought was South Africa’s largest-ever data breach. This was after I had called Troy Hunt, the security consultant, researcher and founder of have i been pwned?, who had initially …

Security

Revealed: the real source of SA's massive data breach

<b>The largest data</b> leak recorded in South Africa has been traced to a Web server registered to a real estate company based in Pretoria.<p>“Whois lookup” …

Security

SA's data breach cause for concern

On Tuesday night, it emerged that South Africa has suffered a massive data breach – possibly the biggest to date – in which the personal information …

News (South Africa)

Data breach hits 30m South Africans

The hack could expose sensitive data which would facilitate fraud, identity theft and other criminal...

Identity Theft

A frugal athlete and Hollywood’s most profitable stars - MarketWatch

Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers! We’re nearing the end of the week. Here are your top stories in personal finance.<p>Personal FinanceWhen he’s not on the …

Business

​OAIC received 114 voluntary data breach notifications in 2016-17

The office led by Information and Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim received 114 voluntary data breach notifications, 35 mandatory digital health …

Privacy

Top real estate company admits to being unwitting source of country’s largest personal data breach

One of South Africa’s top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source of the largest known personal data breach to date in the …

Real Estate

Realty1 and Jigsaw likely responsible for SA’s largest data breach

The largest data breach in SA seems to have come from a property company called Realty1 and its service provider Jigsaw; and the data appears to have …

Business (South Africa)

South Africans' Personal Details Leaked in Massive Data Breach

Australian web security expert Troy Hunt has said that a data breach containing the private information of 30 million South Africans "is one of the …

Security

Former Eskom CEO 'lured' to meet Guptas and latest on huge SA data breach

Cape Town - In case you missed it, here is a roundup of Wednesday's top 5 reads on Fin24.<p><b>Former Eskom CEO says he was lured to Gupta meeting</b><p>The …

Business (South Africa)

Podcast | The inside scoop on SA's giant data breach

<b>In this special</b> edition of the podcast, Andrew Fraser, who ensured TechCentral was the first media outlet this week to publish the news of the …

Podcasting

Suffering a Data Breach Will Cost You Customers Who've Been Hacked, Too

There’s a strong connection between customer loyalty and data security, according to a recent report from Bank of America Merchant Services and …

Small Business

Data breach exposes millions of South Africans’ personal records

A huge trove of data, containing the personal information of millions of South Africans, including property ownership, employment history, income and …

Identity Theft

Microsoft Suffered Breach of Its Vulnerabilities Database Back in 2013

Five former employees told Reuters that Microsoft quietly dealt with a hack of its vulnerabilities and bug reports database back in 2013 without …

Security

Hyatt Suffers Second Data Breach in Two Years

For the second time in two years, Hyatt has had a credit card data breach at its hotels.<p>Hyatt revealed last week it suffered a breach of its payment …

Identity Theft

Pizza Hut data breach shows need for board control

The poor handling of the data breach by fast food chain Pizza Hut shows that company boards need to take control, a London-based law firm advises

Business Technology

Data breach at Arden Hills-based Catholic financial services provider affects nearly 130K accounts

A data breach at an Arden Hills-based financial services company serving Catholic Church members in the upper Midwest has affected nearly 130,000 …

Security

John Oliver Tears Into Equifax Executives for Colossal Data Breach

On Sunday, John Oliver turned his attention to Equifax, one of the three big credit reporting agencies that revealed last month that hackers had …

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