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Indian police have arrested four people following the online leaking of an episode of the hit HBO TV series “Game of Thrones”. Episode 4 of Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” was published online earlier this month, days before its scheduled official brodcast, with feverish fans directed to download the stolen episode from the likes of Google Drive and The Pirate Bay.

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A breach of a Kansas Department of Commerce system exposed more than 5 million Social Security numbers to hackers, according to a report from a local news outlet. The Kansas News Service obtained information through a public records request that revealed that roughly 5.5 million Social Security numbers from individuals in 10 states were accessed in the data breach in March.

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Some companies just make it far too easy for criminals to scoop up their data. Take WWE, for instance. The professional wrestling entertainment company has just been caught with its spandex leotard down, after a security researcher discovered a plaintext database containing the details of more than three million wrestling fans on an unprotected Amazon Web Services S3 server.

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