Data breach incidents saw hackers steel up to half a billion personal records last year

The 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report has found that hackers got hold of around 447 million data subject records last year – an increase of 126% on 2017’s figure of approximately 198 items of personal data being stolen. The report, conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center, described data breaches as a “normal, everyday occurrence.” […]

Houzz announces data breach

Another week, another case of user data slipping into the wrong hands. This time, home improvement site, Houzz, is the centre of data protection attention after an intrusion into documents that hold publically visible user information and private account data. Contacting affected users via email, Houzz said that a third party had gained unauthorised access […]