This week saw two email blunders after a sexual health clinic in London and high street chain WHSmith unwittingly leaked customer data.
Meanwhile, it has been suggested that the Chinese and Russian governments are collecting the data from major hacks such as Ashley Madison for intelligence purposes.
Security firm Malwarebytes revealed that Match.com's ad networks are under attack from malware, and that the firm has disabled the networks while it investigates the problem.
China and Russia collecting Ashley Madison data for intelligence purposes
Intelligence services in China and Russia are said to be gathering and analysing sensitive data released from major hacks such as on Ashley Madison and the US Office of Personnel Management.
Match.com ad network malware attack affects millions of online daters
Dating website Match.com suspended advertising on its UK website after security firm Malwarebytes uncovered a potential malware attack on its advertising networks. Match.com said in a statement to V3 that it has taken "the precautionary measure of temporarily suspending advertising" while it investigates the problem.
London sexual health clinic leaks nearly 800 patient details in group email
A London sexual health clinic mistakenly sent out an email newsletter disclosing the names and email addresses of 780 people, revealing hundreds of HIV-positive patients.
WHSmith contact form bug spams out personal customer data
A flaw in high street chain WHSmith's website caused sensitive customer data, including names, addresses and phone numbers, to be emailed to other registered users of the website.
NCA website knocked offline by DDoS attack following Lizard Squad arrests
The UK's National Crime Agency website was briefly taken offline by a hacking collective known as Lizard Squad. The incident happened only days after six alleged members of the group were arrested for taking part in distributed denial-of-service attacks.
Former Secret Service agent pleads guilty to $820,000 Silk Road bitcoin theft
A former US Secret Service agent pleaded guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice for crimes committed during his investigation of the Silk Road dark web marketplace, the US Department of Justice revealed.
Hackers use KeyRaider iOS malware to steal over 225,000 Apple credentials
Users of third-party iOS software were warned to check for suspicious account activity after the discovery of a new malware variant coined KeyRaider that has compromised data from over 225,000 Apple accounts.
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