Singapore’s worst-ever data breach prompted the nation to bolster its cyber defences

In 2018, Singapore suffered its worst ever data breach when inadequate cybersecurity at SingHealth saw a quarter of the population’s medical records stolen. The subsequent official review recommended remedies that should already be basic security policies. Two years after the Read More …

Data watchdog issues biggest ever fine over airline cyberattack

British Airways has been fined £20 million for “unacceptable” failures that led to personal details of hundreds of thousands of customers’ data being being stolen by hackers in 2018. The fine represents the largest financial penalty issued by the UK’s Read More …

Hackers leak details of 1,000 high-ranking Belarus police officers

A group of hackers has leaked on Saturday the names and personal details of more than 1,000 high-ranking Belarusian police officers in response to violent police crackdowns against anti-government demonstrations. The leaked data included names, dates of birth, and the Read More …

U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs data breach affects 46,000 veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has suffered a data breach that has led to the exposure of personal information for over 46,000 veterans. The VA department was created to ensure United States veterans receive the health services, benefits, Read More …

Australia: Data of 186,000 customers leaked in Service NSW cyber attack

Service NSW has confirmed that the personal data of 186,000 customers and staff were leaked after a cyber attack earlier this year, in which 47 employees had their email accounts compromised. A four-month investigation, which began in April, concluded that Read More …

UK Government admits its Test and Trace programme is unlawful

The government has admitted its contact tracing programme is unlawful in a legal letter which confirms it has been running in breach of data protection laws since it was launched in May. Confirmation the programme failed to adhere to privacy Read More …

BlueLeaks: Data from 200 US police departments & fusion centers published online

The files, dubbed BlueLeaks, have been published by Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets), a group that describes itself as a “transparency collective.” The data has been made available online on a searchable portal. According to the BlueLeaks portal, the leaked data Read More …

Contact-tracing app U-turn: UK ditches its own plan in favor of Google and Apple option

The UK government is changing course in the development of its contact-tracing app, and adopting the API put forward by Apple and Google as a backbone to build the tool, instead of rolling out the centralized model it has favored Read More …