- 24 May 2019, 09:15 in Apps

Millions of golfer records from Game Golf app exposed

Millions of sensitive data points have been exposed on an unprotected server.

Security Discovery researcher, Bob Diachenko, discovered an Elastic database that was not password protected and thus visible on the internet. Further investigation revealed that the database belonged to Game Golf.

The compromised information included usernames, passwords, emails and Facebook login information as well as details on “134 million rounds of golf, 4.9 million user notifications and 19.2 million records in...

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- 1 April 2019, 07:00 in GDPR

Data Protection Magazine issue 3 now available online

The latest issue of Data Protection Magazine is now available to view online. Coming to...

- 24 April 2019, 08:00 in Social Media

Did Facebook use data to make money and gain competitive edge?

Documents have emerged that suggest Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke with the social network’s senior...

- 23 April 2019, 09:30 in Compliance

Millions still rely on simplest passwords, study finds

New research suggests that millions of us are still taking the lazy option when it comes to creating a password to accompany user log-in details....

- 18 April 2019, 09:00 in Social Media

New York launches privacy survey to improve state regulations

On Tuesday, New York State (NYS) customer protection officials launched a data privacy consumer survey to give New Yorkers the chance to give their opinion on current data privacy issues and to influence future policies.

- 17 April 2019, 08:45 in Offline

ICO fines funeral plan firm for unlawful marketing calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) wants people to support their elderly relatives or neighbours if they are receiving nuisance...

- 16 April 2019, 08:30 in Social Media

ICO propose to ban likes and streaks for underage users

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has warned social media giants that they must enforce tougher controls in order to protect the data of...

- 15 April 2019, 09:30 in Email Marketing

Bristol council marks GDPR pledge with a data breach

Thousands of residents in Bristol have received an email from the city’s council apologising for a data breach made as the department sought to...

- 9 April 2019, 06:00 in Social Media

Criminals trade stolen data within Facebook groups

A security company has said that cyber-criminals have been trading stolen goods on marketplaces and exchanges that are hosted on Facebook. Workers at...

- 8 April 2019, 08:30 in Compliance

Cyber-attacks ‘damage’ national infrastructure

A worrying trend has been highlighted by recent research, showing how a rise in hacking activity on key structures has put systems offline with...

- 5 April 2019, 09:00 in Trust

US: Georgia Tech hit by data breach

Georgia Institute of Technology has revealed it suffered a data breach after one of the college’s web apps exposed the information of 1.3...

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