Data loss

Sarah Palin’s Yahoo email account is hacked

Hackers claim to have broken into Sarah Palin’s Yahoo account and posted examples of her emails, addresses of her contacts, and family photos on Wikileaks.


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Fashion victim: Almost 100,000 payment cards stolen

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Lost memory stick contained confidential patient records

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Police force raids house in search of lost memory stick

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Lost USB drive leads to lost contract

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Troop secrets on lost USB stick found on nightclub floor

In July I blogged about how the British Ministry of Defence has lost over 120 USB flash drives since 2004. A tabloid newspaper has now revealed the latest careless incident involving a USB stick, in this case the portable drive outlined a military training exercise for 70 soldiers.

Details of locations, travel and accommodation for the troops from the 3rd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, were included on the device which was found on the floor of a nightclub in Newquay, Cornwall. A clubber found the memory stick and passed it on to the national press.


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Fake Graham Cluley tries to steal Sophos staff data

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Identities of 5000 British prison workers at risk, after hard disk lost

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Black hole broadcasting

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Best Western: 10 customers affected by data breach, not 8 million

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Are your bank details being sold on eBay?

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Confusion reigns over Best Western data security breach

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Lost on USB drive: Confidential data on every prisoner in England and Wales

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Whoops! Another website leaks data and dates of birth

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Confidential data on thousands of students exposed by test preparatory firm

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No scone unturned in hunt for kids’ TV cookery show data?

The BBC has apologised and set up a freephone helpline after it was discovered that the personal details of children who had applied to participate in a kids’ TV show had been stolen.

The BBC says it has suspended the production of “Gastronuts”, following the loss of a memory stick containing the names, addresses and dates of birth of 250 children who wished to take part in a new television cookery show.

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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