Non-U.S.

AU: P&N Bank discloses data breach, customer account information, balances exposed

Charlie Osborne reports: P&N Bank is informing customers of a data breach in which personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive account information was exposed. On Wednesday, a security researcher going under the Twitter handle @vrNicknack pinged Troy Hunt, the operator of the Have I Been Pwned? search engine, with a notice he had received from the bank. Read...

“Real People,” real data leak: Production company leak exposed personal data of Dove ‘real people’ ad participants

Lucy Ingham reports: A data breach at UK-based Fresh Film Productions, which makes adverts for high-profile companies including Unilever, has exposed sensitive personal data of participants in antiperspirant brand Dove’s ‘real people’ campaign. The company inadvertently exposed the data, which included bank details and passport scans, by leaving a company server hosted online on...

Vietnam government drafts decree to protect personal data

Vietnam News/ANN reports: The Ministry of Public Security is drafting a governmental decree on personal data protection in order to protect the legal rights and interests of individuals and organisations. Vietnam is facing increasing cases of personal data theft, with more entities collecting, analysing and processing data for different purposes without notifying customers. ...

London: New data leak exposes owners of 400,000 anonymous companies

Richard L. Cassin reports: Millions of documents leaked from a corporate services firm with a posh London address are helping journalists unmask owners of secret offshore companies and the alleged criminal activities of some of those owners. The information about the secret companies was leaked from Formations House. The firm does business from a...