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General Electric suffers data breach after service provider hack

General Electric (GE) has revealed that one of its service providers has fallen victim to a data breach which resulted in the personally identifiable information of current and former employees as well as beneficiaries being exposed online. In a notice of data breach filed with the Office of the California …

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Equinix closes some European data centers as coronavirus crisis hits

To prevent the coronavirus from spreading at its facilities, Equinix has decided to close its data centers in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. As part of the company’s coronavirus protection measures, “visitors, customers, customer contractors and non-critical  Equinix Vendors will not be permitted to enter the IBX facilities” in those …

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Data of over 500 million Weibo users for sale online

Hackers have put up a database containing personal details of over 538 million Weibo users for sale on the dark web for just $238 or CNY 1,799. The database contains personal information including names, Weibo IDs, number of posts, number of followers, gender and location and contact numbers for nearly …

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hide.me VPN boosts data transfer limit

At a time when VPN usage has seen massive growth due to a huge number of people now working from home, hide.me has announced that it has raised the data transfer limit of its free plan from 2GB to 10GB. New users that sign up for the VPN company’s ‘Free’ …

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Major data breach exposes database of 200 million users

Security analysts at CyberNews have discovered an unprotected database online which contains over 800GB of personal information including detailed records on over 200m US users. The records stored in the unsecured database contained the full names and titles of the exposed individuals, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, credit …

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