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Microsoft discloses security breach of customer support database

Five servers storing customer support analytics were accidentally exposed online in December 2019.

Microsoft disclosed today a security breach that took place last month in December 2019.

In a blog post today, the OS maker said that an internal customer support database that was storing anonymised user analytics was accidentally exposed online without proper protections between Dec. 5 and Dec. 31.

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Police are about to deploy ‘privacy destroying’ facial recognition cameras across London

facial-recognitionThe capital’s Metropolitan Police say the technology will help fight crime – but critics warn that the scheme amounts to oppressive surveillance.

Facial recognition cameras are set to be deployed across London for the first time, the Metropolitan Police has announced.

The roll out of the live facial recognition technology is expected to begin within a month and is designed to help the police tackle serious crime by locating and arresting wanted suspects – but privacy groups have already criticised the decision.

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Travelex hackers shut down German car parts company Gedia in massive ‘cyber attack’

Car parts manufacturer says cyber attack will have far-reaching consequences for its business, and it has put emergency plans in place to continue deliveries.

The criminal group responsible for the cyber attack that has disrupted high-street banks and the foreign currency exchange chain Travelex for more than three weeks has launched what has been described as a “massive cyber attack” on a German automotive parts supplier.