Non-U.S.

UK: Data breach firm given access despite DfE probe

Billy Camden reports: The founder of a firm at the centre of a major education data breach involving betting companies was subject to a previous government investigation. Unions are now demanding an independent investigation over how the Department for Education gave the firm, which offers screening checks, access to the Learning Records Service database....

Greece says no data stolen in Turkish hacker attacks on state bodies

Ahval reports: An investigation into Turkish hackers’ attacks last week on websites of Greek state bodies indicated that no data were stolen, Greek daily Kathimerini reported on Wednesday. The attack claimed by a Turkish hacker group named the Anka Neferler Tim (Phoenix’s Helmets) made the institutions’ websites unavailable to users, Kathimerini said. Read...

No criminal charges filed in Revenu Québec data leak

Paul Cherry reports: No criminal charges will be filed in the investigation into how personal information pertaining to more than 23,000 Revenu Québec employees was transferred out of the provincial government agency’s data banks last year. Last summer, a 39-year-old Revenu Québec employee and her husband were arrested by the Sûreté du Québec in...

Data of sainik schools admission test hacked

Lalit Mohan reports: Data regarding entrance test for admissions to sainik schools has been hacked. Several residents of the Kangra region received phone calls today, demanding money to help their wards clear the examination. Balbir Kumar, a resident of Lunj area, submitted a complaint to the SP in this regard. Balbir, while talking to...