Data breach leaves hundreds of POS units infected with malware Nearly 140 bars, restaurants, and coffee shops all over the US have had POS systems infected with malware. Pregnancy club Bounty UK Limited has been fined £400,000 for illegally sharing and selling information belonging to 14 million individuals without their explicit consent. The fine was imposed by the UK’s data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Security Hacker group has been hijacking DNS traffic on D-Link routers for three months Why is it so hard for us to pay attention to cybersecurity? Chinese companies have leaked over 590 million resumes via open databases Over 540 million Facebook records found on exposed AWS servers Personal data relating to pregnancy, new mothers, mothers-to-be, and the birth dates & sex of children were shared. The ICO said the data was collected from those who were “potentially vulnerable.” Information was collected through membership registration in both the club’s website and mobile application, as well as by the hospital bedsides of new mothers through merchandise claiming cards, free samples, and vouchers. CNET: Data breaches can sucker-punch you. Prepare to fight back The ICO launched an investigation into Bounty and found that the company was not just gathering data for the purposes of the club. Bounty was, in fact, also operating as a data broker service which supplied this information to third-parties for direct electronic marketing purposes. The ICO says that between June 2017 and April 2018, 34.4 million records were illegally shared with 39 organizations… [Read full story]
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