Top CyberSecurity News For October 28th 2016

  1. Red Cross Blood Service admits to personal data breach affecting half a million donorsFrom 

    The personal data of 550,000 blood donors that includes information about “at-risk sexual behaviour” has been leaked from the Red Cross Blood Service in what has been described as Australia’s largest security breach.

    Key points:

    Data from blood donor registration form posted insecurely online
    Leak included identifying information and “personal details” of 550,000 donors
    All copies of the data believed to be destroyed
    The organisation said it was told on Wednesday that a file containing donor information was placed on an “insecure computer environment” and “accessed by an unauthorised person”.


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