Data breach

Twitch confirms massive data breach

More than 100GB of data was posted online on Wednesday.

The documents appear to show Twitch's top streamers each made millions of dollars from the Amazon-owned company in the past two years.

Twitch confirmed the breach and said it was "working with urgency" to understand the extent of it.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the company said it would "update the community as soon as additional information is available".

Fortnite streamer BBG Calc told BBC News: "The earnings list got my figure 100% correct."

British Airways fined £20m over data breach

The breach took place in 2018 and affected both personal and credit card data.

The fine is considerably smaller than the £183m that the ICO originally said it intended to issue back in 2019.

It said "the economic impact of Covid-19" had been taken into account.

However, it is still the largest penalty issued by the ICO to date.

The incident took place when BA's systems were compromised by its attackers, and then modified to harvest customers' details as they were input.

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US Navy sailors' data breached

The breach came after the laptop of an employee at Hewlett Packard Enterprise working on a naval contract was "compromised", the Navy said.

It added that "unknown individuals" accessed the sensitive information on current and former sailors.

The data included names and social security numbers, but the Navy does not currently believe it was misused.

Russian site 'hit by huge data breach'

The data included email addresses and passwords that had been stored without any protection, a security firm said.

Leaked Source said the massive cache of credentials dated from 2012 but had only now been leaked and put online.

And it had come from a hacker who had supplied security firms with 43 million user names from music service

Rambler has been described as the Russian equivalent of Yahoo as it offers email services as well as acting as a news and content hub for its users.

"We know about that database," said the service in a statement.