Data on up to 143 million Americans, about 400,000 Britons and a number of Canadians may have been stolen by hackers between mid-May and July.
Source: Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff – BBC News
Journalists, financial firms and anti-doping bodies could receive exemptions under new laws to protect personal data.
Source: UK proposes exemptions to Data Protection Bill – BBC News
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A security flaw in the WordPress blogging software has let hackers attack and deface tens of thousands of sites.
One estimate suggests more than 1.5 million pages on blogs have been defaced.
The security firm that found the vulnerability said some hackers were now trying to use it to take over sites rather than just spoil pages.
WordPress urged site owners to update software to avoid falling victim.
More than a million pages have been defaced by hackers exploiting the bug, say security experts.
Source: WordPress blogs defaced in hack attacks – BBC News
Each year Britons throw away two million tonnes of electronic waste – but a growing number of groups are helping people bring old technology back to life.
Source: The groups giving old tech a new life – BBC News
Thousands of web-based databases have been deleted by cyberthieves seeking a ransom to restore the data.
Source: Web databases hit in ransom attacks – BBC News