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Data breaches and headlines in the news...

Collection #1 is the largest database of compromised login details ever seen. (Independent) https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/collection-1-data-breach-latest-more-information-cyber-security-a8734736.html 

* UK data breach complaints soar under new EU rules (Financial Times) https://www.ft.com/content/152ce5e4-a9dd-11e8-94bd-cba20d67390c 

* The number of complaints over data protection breaches has more than doubled since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation came into force. (Insurancebusinessmag) https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/cyber/data-breach-complaints-more-than-double-after-gdpr--report-109941.aspx 

* British Airways confirmed that cyber criminals intercepted 380,000 transactions between 21 August and 5 September and compromised card numbers, expiration dates and CVV security codes. It is illegal for businesses to store CVV numbers and BA insisted it had not done so, suggesting hackers were able to intercept payments in real-time. (Tech Newstatesman) https://tech.newstatesman.com/security/british-airways-data-breach 

* Researchers have estimated that the stolen data could be worth up to £21.5m on the dark web.(NSM) https://tech.newstatesman.com/security/british-airways-data-breach 

* Top10VPN.com’s Dark Web Market Price Index shows that criminals are prepared to pay up to £56.50 per card. (NSM) https://tech.newstatesman.com/security/british-airways-data-breach 

* Almost half UK businesses suffered cyberattack or security breach last year, figures show. (The Independent) https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-businesses-cyber-attacks-security-breach-figures-fraud-hackers-government-report-a8321931.html 

* "Allianz predict Cyber Incidents as the second biggest risk to businesses in 2019'. (CIR Magazine) http://www.cirmagazine.com/cir/index.php 

* Equifax fined £500,000 for failing to protect customer data (MoneySavingExpert) - https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2018/09/equifax-fined-p500-000-for-failing-to-protect-customer-data/ 

* Marriott Hotel hack hits over 500 million Starwood guests, including “some combination” of names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and date of birth (BBC News) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46401890