Non-U.S.

StayFriends members’ personal info exposed by SQL injection

The same individual, “unu,” who has been exposing other web sites vulnerable to SQL injection, has issued some screen shots showing how the German site, StayFriends, left its over 7 million users’ personal information vulnerable to exposure or access. According to the account of the hack, the exposure involved names, email addresses, passwords, some...

UK: ICO takes enforcement action against Hastings and Rother PCT for data loss

From the press release (pdf) from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has taken enforcement action against Hastings and Rother Primary Care Trust (PCT) following a breach of the Data Protection Act. This is the eighth time the ICO has taken enforcement action against an NHS organisation for breaching the...