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Australia jet and navy data stolen in 'extensive' hack

Sensitive information about Australia’s defence programmes has been stolen in an “extensive” cyber hack. About 30GB of data was compromised in the hack on a government contractor, including details about new fighter planes and navy vessels. The data was commercially sensitive but not classified, the government said. It did not know if a state was involved. Australian cyber security officials dubbed the mystery hacker “Alf”, after a character on TV soap Home and Away. The breach began in July last year, but the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) was not alerted…

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Customer data stolen at games store CEX

Second-hand gadget and video games retailer CEX has said up to two million customers have had their data stolen in an online breach. The company said the stolen data included customers’ names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and some old credit card information. It has urged customers to change their password, especially if they reused their CEX password on other websites. The company said it was working with the police following the breach. CEX has more than 300 stores in the UK where people can trade in gadgets and video…

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India's Zomato says data from 17 million users stolen

Global restaurant guide Zomato says hackers have stolen data on about 17 million users. The Indian firm, which uses a digital platform to provide information, said the breach includes swathes of personal information, including email addresses and hashed passwords. Payment-related information is safe as it was stored separately, Zomato said. The firm said it had reset the passwords of affected users and logged them out of the app and the website. More than 120 million users visit Zomato – an online and mobile service offering restaurant and nightlife information, including…

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Emma Watson private photos stolen in 'hack'

Emma Watson is taking legal action after dozens of private images of her appeared online. A spokesman for the Beauty and the Beast star confirmed the pictures – which show her trying on various outfits – were stolen. “Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen,” her publicist said. “They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.” News of the theft comes a week after Watson sparked fierce debate over whether she was…

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