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In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:

Australian blunder exposes asylum seekers’ identities
The country’s immigration department accidentally posted, on its website, a database containing family information and other details on 10,000 people – a third of all asylum seekers held there.

U.S. citizen opposed to Ethiopian regime hacked by the country’s spies

An American originally from Ethiopia alleges foreign government agents infected his computer with “FinSpy” data-slurping software to snoop on his private communications.

Selfies snapped by robbery duo reveal stolen iPhone

Two teenagers wanted for a string of crimes in New York were arrested after they took self portraits with a victim’s mobile device.

University of Maryland hack compromises SSNs of 300,000 individuals
Hundreds of thousands of records on faculty, staff and students who had obtained school identification cards were breached.

ThreatWatch is a regularly updated catalog of data breaches successfully striking every sector of the globe, as reported by journalists, researchers and the victims themselves.

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