CD Projekt Red: Hackers Are Ransoming Stolen Game Data

CD Projekt Red: Hackers Are Ransoming Stolen Game Data

Polish game developer CD Projekt Red has built up a rabid fan base thanks to its work on The Witcher games, most recently the widely praised The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The company has long been working on another game not connected to the Witcher universe, known as Cyberpunk 2077. According to a statement on Twitter, CD Projekt Red has been hacked and game files from Cyberpunk 2077 are in the hands of unknown people…

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Uber and Lyft ordered to share data with San Francisco

Uber and Lyft ordered to share data with San Francisco

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have been ordered to hand over details about their San Francisco operations. The city attorney wants access to four years’ worth of data about driver practices and the areas they serve. Dennis Herrera said he wanted to ensure they were complying with local laws on safety, accessibility and not creating “a public nuisance”. Uber and Lyft have 15 days to comply or face charges of contempt and other court-imposed penalties….

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NHS performance data 'likely to be delayed until after election'

NHS performance data 'likely to be delayed until after election'

It is likely that publication of key financial performance data from the NHS in England will be delayed until after the election, the BBC understands. Regulator NHS Improvement is understood to want to publish data on the scale of hospital deficits but has been advised against it by parts of the government. The British Medical Association said the government was “running scared” by delaying the release of the figures. The Department of Health and the…

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India's Zomato says data from 17 million users stolen

India's Zomato says data from 17 million users stolen

Global restaurant guide Zomato says hackers have stolen data on about 17 million users. The Indian firm, which uses a digital platform to provide information, said the breach includes swathes of personal information, including email addresses and hashed passwords. Payment-related information is safe as it was stored separately, Zomato said. The firm said it had reset the passwords of affected users and logged them out of the app and the website. More than 120 million…

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Guardian Soulmates users hit with spam after data exposure

Guardian Soulmates users hit with spam after data exposure

Users of Guardian Soulmates have been targeted with sexually explicit spam emails after their contact information was accidentally exposed on the dating site. Information from users’ profiles was included in the spam messages. The Guardian newspaper’s publisher, which runs the service, said “human error” was at fault. Guardian News & Media blamed a third-party technology provider for the problem, which has now been fixed. The BBC was contacted by one user who said they had…

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Debenhams Flowers data breach hits 26,000

Debenhams Flowers data breach hits 26,000

Retailer Debenhams has said that up to 26,000 customers of its Flowers website have had their personal data compromised following a cyber-attack. Payment details, names and addresses were potentially taken during the incident, which targeted Ecomnova, a third party e-commerce company. Debenhams said it has contacted customers whose data was accessed. Customers of Debenhams.com, a separate website, have not been affected, the company added. The attack took place between 24 February and 11 April and…

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UK protests Twitter's block on user data

UK protests Twitter's block on user data

The British government is protesting against Twitter’s decision to withdraw access to user data used to investigate potential terrorist plots. The information was previously used by the police and the MI5 intelligence agency. However, the Telegraph newspaper cited industry sources, in a report on 25 April, saying the government’s access had been “blocked”. Twitter declined to comment on the matter. “We are protesting this decision. We are in talks with Twitter on getting access to…

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Wonga data breach 'affects 245,000 UK customers'

Wonga data breach 'affects 245,000 UK customers'

The payday loan firm Wonga has suffered a data breach which may have affected up to 245,000 customers in the UK. The firm said it was “urgently investigating illegal and unauthorised access to the personal data of some of its customers”. The firm said it began contacting borrowers on Saturday and was offering support through a dedicated phone line. The information stolen includes names, addresses, phone numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes. Prof Alan…

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