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Ashley Madison: A timeline of events

The Ashley Madison attack could be one of the most notable instances of cybercrime in 2015. Here’s a timeline of key events.

Web.com experiences data breach

Web.com reveals that was the victim of a data breach this month, which affected up to 93,000 of its customers.

Impact Team releases stolen Ashley Madison data online

The Impact Team have released stolen Ashley Madison data on the dark web, which includes personal information belonging to 37 million users of the website.

IRS data breach more severe than originally thought

IRS admits that the data breach it experienced in May is far bigger than previously thought.

ICO investigating major data breach at Carphone Warehouse in the UK

The Information Commissioner’s Office is “making enquiries” into a major data breach at Carphone Warehouse in the UK.

Indiana’s AG launches investigation into major data breach

Indiana’s Attorney General has launched an investigation into a data breach at Medical Informatics Engineering, which has affected up to 4 million people.

37 million relationship cheats could be exposed by Ashley Madison hack

The 37 million users of hacked infidelity site Ashley Madison are at risk of having their names and private details leaked, reports The Verge.

Barclays compensates customers after personal data trove uncovered

Barclays bank is to pay out around £500,000 in compensation to 2,000 customers whose personal data was found on a USB stick in a flat on the south coast.

Millions of records lost in huge OPM US data breach

The US Office of Personnel Management has admitted that the widely-publicised data breach in June was more wide-reaching than at first thought.

Eastern England councils in slew of data breach errors

A series of more than 160 data breaches have struck local authorities in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire over the past year, according to new reports.

4 tips for recovering from an attack

Recent high-profile data breaches have illustrated criminals’ insatiable appetite for data and financial reward. Here’s some information on what to do after an attack.

CareFirst data breach leaves 1.1m health insurance customers vulnerable

More than 1.1 million health insurance customers have been left vulnerable by a vast data breach, after criminals gained access to a CareFirst database in a “sophisticated cyberattack.”

Target agrees to $19 million data breach settlement with MasterCard

Target has ended its dispute with MasterCard over the retail giant’s 2013 data breach by agreeing to a $19 million reimbursement to issuers.

Linux Australia conference database hit by hackers

Organizers of the Linux Australia conference have revealed that personal data of delegates may have been exposed after a hacker was able to gain access to a server, reports Security Affairs.

Three men indicted in ‘one of the largest’ data breaches in US history

The US Department of Justice has charged three men with what is being described as “one of the largest reported data breaches in US history,”

Uber security breach could leave 50,000 drivers exposed

As many as 50,000 Uber drivers could have been affected by a security breach last year, potentially leaving their personal data in the hands of an unauthorized third-party, reports Tech Crunch.

Fer O’Neil: Say What? Required contents of notice in data breach notifications

With so many data breaches happening these days, Americans are getting a lot of breach notification letters and emails, but do they deliver useful, readable content, other than a general warning to remain vigilant?

Obama calls for 30 day data breach notification and greater student privacy

President Barack Obama is today to propose legislation that would ensure companies inform customers of any leaks within 30 days of a data breach, reports Physorg.

Home Depot credit cards: chain confirms breach, fraud spikes

The world’s largest home improvement chain store, Home Depot, yesterday confirmed a data breach affecting credit cards and debit cards used in stores on the American mainland, which may have continued since April.

Data breach in South Korea hits 27 million – half the population

A data breach of staggering proportions has hit South Korea – involving 27 million people and 220 million private records – all bought from hackers with the goal of stealing money from online games.

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