Five personal data lessons we need to learn from the Equifax hack

The Equifax data breach, which has leaked critical personal information including Social Security numbers and birth dates on an estimated 143m Americans, as well as Britons and Canadians, is one of the largest ever, both in scale and the importance of the data stolen. So what lessons can we - and must we - learn … Continue reading Five personal data lessons we need to learn from the Equifax hack

Were YOU hacked? The top data breaches of 2016

2016 was the year that records kept being broken for topping the league that no-one wants to be part of - biggest data breaches of all time. MySpace, Yahoo and FriendFinder were the big three (although there were countless 'smaller' ones) - all revealed in the last few months, despite being historic breaches. MySpace seemed … Continue reading Were YOU hacked? The top data breaches of 2016

Friend Finder massive personal data breach shows why French mega database is a bad idea

Personal details from 412 MILLION accounts registered on the adult Friend Finder Network have been leaked in one of the biggest data breaches so far seen. Dwarfing the number of users affected by the Ashley Madison and MySpace leaks, and second only to the 500m accounts leaked in the 2014 Yahoo attack that only recently … Continue reading Friend Finder massive personal data breach shows why French mega database is a bad idea