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Data loss is an error condition in information systems in which information is destroyed by failures or neglect in storage, transmission, or processing. Information systems implement backup and disaster recovery equipment and processes to prevent data loss or restore lost data.

Data loss is distinguished from data unavailability, which may arise from a network outage. Although the two have substantially similar consequences for users, data unavailability is temporary, while data loss may be permanent. Data loss is also distinct from data breach, incident where data falls into the wrong hands, although the term data loss has been used in those incidents.

Personal info spills from another poorly secured Amazon service A voting machine supplier for dozens of US states left records on 1.8 million Americans unsecured, in public view for anyone to download, in a misconfigured AWS storage system.…
An Uruguayan student found a bug which could have allowed the leak of sensitive data.

IT threat evolution Q2 2017

The threat from ransomware continues to grow.

Between April 2016 and March 2017, we blocked ransomware on the computers of 2,581,026 Kaspersky Lab customers.
In May, we saw the biggest ransomware epidemic in history, called WannaCry.
Fancy Bear used Eternal Blue 3 months after it was leaked by a mysterious group.
Google feared questioners would face threats if their names leaked online.
One of Tuesday's Flash Player patches was a do-over after the researcher who privately reported the problem earlier this year discovered the original patch incompletely resolved the issue.
Google says the post “advanced incorrect assumptions about gender.”
Bot set up by Quartz reporter Keith Collins catches linked wallets being emptied.
No spoilers: Leak contains GoT info, unaired episodes of other shows, and internal docs.
Kids Pass tries to explain why it gave folks reporting the security hole the virtual middle finger A UK web biz has been slammed for blocking people on Twitter just for reporting a security vulnerability that potentially leaked people's contact details.…
Entertainment giant acknowledges attack, stays mum on details HBO is the latest entertainment giant to have its precious content stolen and leaked by hackers, including program episodes and possibly Game of Thrones scripts.…
Video for episodes of Ballers and Room 104 also reportedly stolen.