News stories tagged with Data Breach

Proposals for EU DP Regulation: Mandatory DPOs and fines up to 2% of annual turnover

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25/01/2012 by:

The European Commission proposes more accountability – no general notification duty – but bigger fines for non-compliance in the official proposals published today by the European Commission. The highest fine that was being planned, 5% of annual...

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Evernote loses 50 million users' password data

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08/03/2013 by:

Evernote, a web-based app to organise and store business and personal data, revealed on 5  February that hackers had gained access to the personal information of more than 50 million of its users. The information lost included encrypted password...

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eBay suffers major data breach

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23/05/2014 by:

eBay has asked users to change their passwords because of a cyber-attack that compromised a database containing passwords and other personal data such as names, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. Cyber-attackers...

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Home Depot loses 56 million customers’ credit card data and offers remediation

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23/09/2014 by:

The US retailer Home Depot has confirmed that credit card details of potentially 56 million of its customers have been compromised due to a cyber attack. By the time the company learned on 8 September from banks and law enforcement that it had bee...

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Sage suffers data breach caused by unauthorised access

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17/08/2016 by:

UK software company Sage may have compromised personal information for employees at 280 UK businesses, the BBC reports. The company has informed the ICO which is investigating together with the police. It is understood that the breach was caused b...

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Italy issues highest ever fines in EU for a DP breach

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13/03/2017 by:

Italy’s Data Protection Authority, the Garante, on 10 March fined five companies in excess of 11 million euros for the unlawful processing of personal data. The data breach was discovered in the context of a broader financial police (Guardia di...

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Wonga loses personal data of 245,000 UK customers

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11/04/2017 by:

The payday loan firm, Wonga, has suffered a data breach that has exposed names, e-mail addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, the last four digits of card numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes. The ICO has confirmed that it has received ...

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Wonga loses personal data of 245,000 UK customers

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11/04/2017 by:

The payday loan firm, Wonga, has suffered a data breach that has exposed names, e-mail addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, the last four digits of card numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes. The ICO has confirmed that it has received ...

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