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12:54 pm on Nov 27, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Imgur has said 1.7 million passwords and e-mails were stolen back in 2014, and it went unnoticed until Thursday last week.

Apparently, no real names, addresses or phone numbers were involved.

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Shocking (not)

What would actually be shocking is to go 6 months without reading about some huge data breach.
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It's all adding to the data for identity theft, so it's never good.

Yes, it's become far less of a shock, especially after the big ones of late, Yahoo and importantly, Equifax, which is probably one of the worst.
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Engine, nothing was more annoying than when I got my Netflix account hacked the night I was sitting down to watch Stranger Things!

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Irony, creative craig.
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Yahoo and importantly, Equifax


Though the Adobe was was pretty massive, but older.
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2014?

And no one noticed?

Do/did they even have anyone that was supposed to be watching for this stuff?
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Do/did they even have anyone that was supposed to be watching for this stuff?

This is, in part, what the Eu's GDPR is trying to get to grips with.
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...Equifax, which is probably one of the worst.
The class action suit (still in progress) will be one of the largest in history.
 

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