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Google Kept Google+ Data Breach Secret To Avoid Comparisons With Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Google is now shutting down Google+, but not because of the lack of users and activity. A data breach compromised the data of 500,000 users on the social network, but Google decided to keep the security incident a secret.

Google October 9, 2018

How A Quiz App Exposed The Data Of 120 Million Users Without Facebook Knowing About It

A security researcher discovered that a quiz app likely exposed the data of 120 million Facebook users. It was part of Facebook's Data Abuse Program, and there was an $8,000 bounty.

Apps/Software June 29, 2018

Change Your Password Right Now, Says Twitter: Here’s What Happened

Twitter asks everyone to change their passwords in light of a bug that it says it has already resolved. No accounts were compromised, and there is no evidence of password misuse, the company stresses.

Security May 4, 2018

Facebook Data Abuse Bounty Program Will Pay You Up To $40,000 For Catching Data Thieves Like Cambridge Analytica

Facebook launched the Data Abuse Bounty program, which invites users to help the social network identify apps and companies that are collecting and abusing Facebook data. The program is offering a reward of up to $40,000.

Security April 12, 2018

If Your Facebook Data Was Stolen, This Is What You'll See On Your News Feed

Facebook users will start to see notifications in their News Feed regarding the apps and websites that have used their data. The kind of notification will reveal if a user was affected by the data breach related to Cambridge Analytica.

Security April 9, 2018

Do You Use MyFitnessPal? Your Data May Have Just Been Breached

About 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts were compromised in February, owner Under Armour learned earlier this week. The fitness company is encouraging users to change their passwords as soon as possible.

Security March 30, 2018

Imgur Confirms 2014 Hack: Email Addresses And Passwords Stolen From 1.7 Million Accounts

Imgur was hacked in 2014 and didn’t know about it until this past Thursday, Nov. 23, when a security researcher notified the image sharing service about the breach. Besides email addresses and passwords, no other sensitive information was stolen.

Security November 25, 2017

Uber Revealed Massive Hack To SoftBank First Before Going Public, Because $10 Billion

SoftBank conducted a due diligence investigation before pouring billions of dollars in Uber, and secrets came out. Uber told SoftBank about its 2016 data breach before disclosing it to consumers and regulators.

Business Tech November 25, 2017

FTC Now ‘Closely Evaluating’ Massive Uber Data Breach, European Regulators Are On It, Too

It appears investigations are now being prompted after Uber’s shocking data breach revelation. In 2016, 57 million Uber accounts were put at risk, and the company paid hackers ransom money to keep quiet about the incident.

Business Tech November 24, 2017

When Uber Discovered A Major Security Breach, It Paid Hackers To Keep It A Secret: Report

Uber paid two hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about a massive data breach, current CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has admitted. Fifty-seven million driver and rider accounts were put at risk.

Security November 22, 2017

Phishing Is The Biggest Online Threat For Google Accounts, Study Says

Phishing has been ranked above keylogging and third-party breaches as the biggest online threat. Google says that hackers have stolen 12 million credentials using the method between March 2016 and March 2017.

Security November 12, 2017

Vevo Just Got Hacked: 3.12 TB Of Videos, Documents, And More Released By OurMine

Over 3 TB of data were stolen from Vevo by OurMine and uploaded online briefly. It wasn’t supposed to be published publicly, but Vevo made a huge mistake.

Security September 16, 2017

Equifax Hackers Demand $2.66 Million Ransom For Stolen Information, With Sept. 15 Deadline

The Equifax hackers have demanded a ransom of over 600 Bitcoin, or about $2.66 million, by Sept. 15. The victims of the Equifax data breach should safeguard their information, whether or not Equifax pays the ransom.

Security September 10, 2017

Equifax Data Breach Places 143 Million Customers At Risk: Are You One Of Them?

Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies in the United States, suffered a massive data breach. The cybersecurity incident places 143 million Americans at risk, and here is how to check if you are one of them.

Security September 8, 2017

Instagram Hack Bigger Than Initially Thought: Hackers Are Selling Contact Information Of 6 Million Accounts At $10 Per Query

Hackers have gotten ahold of accounts and email addresses of 6 million Instagram users, reports claim. The hackers created a database called Doxagram that lets you pull data at $10 per search.

Security September 2, 2017

Verizon Customer Service Partner Exposes Data Of 6 Million Accounts: Here's What Subscribers Should Do

Data belonging to at least 6 million Verizon subscribers were leaked online due to an unprotected Amazon Web Services server. Verizon customers who recently contacted the carrier's customer services should take certain steps to protect their accounts from being compromised.

Security July 13, 2017

Reliance Jio May Have Suffered India's Worst Data Breach: Personal Information Of Over 120 Million Subscribers Possibly Compromised

Various reports claimed that the personal information of Reliance Jio subscribers were leaked online. If the allegations are true, the incident could be the worst data breach in India, with data of more than 120 million customers compromised.

Security July 10, 2017

Attention, GameStop Online Shoppers: Cybercriminals May Have Stolen Your Credit Cards, Company Says

Some GameStop customers may have had their credit cards stolen along with their names and addresses. Those who placed an online order between Aug. 10, 2016, and Feb. 9, 2017, are likely to have been affected.

Security June 10, 2017

Apple Employees And Distributors Arrested In China For Selling iPhone User Data On The Black Market

Chinese authorities have arrested 22 Apple employees and distributors for allegedly stealing iPhone user data and selling it on the black market. The individuals reportedly got the data from an internal Apple database they had access to.

Security June 8, 2017

Chipotle Data Breach Affected Most Restaurants: Hackers Stole Customers' Credit Card Information

Chipotle has suffered a malware attack and security breach, which affected a slew of Chipotle and Pizzeria Locale restaurants. Hackers stole credit/ debit card information, so customers should check for any unauthorized transactions.

Security May 27, 2017

GameStop Starts Investigation On Possible Security Breach: Customers, Check Your Credit Card Statements

GameStop has launched an investigation into an alleged security breach that compromised the credit card information of its online customers. Hackers were said to have posted the stolen data for sale on the black market.

Security April 10, 2017

4 Hackers To Be Charged For Yahoo Data Breaches, Report Claims: Are They Connected To Russia?

The Department of Justice is accusing four people of being participants in the hacking attacks launched against Yahoo. The data breaches, which affected over a billion users, were previously claimed to be connected with the Russian government.

Security March 15, 2017

Mike Pence Hacked: VP's Old Private Email Used For Official Duty As Indiana Governor Breached

In 2016, Vice President Mike Pence criticized Hillary Clinton’s error in using a private server for confidential information. But then he is also guilty of the same oversight.

Internet March 3, 2017

SEC Investigating Yahoo Over Data Breach

The SEC has been investigating two data breaches which happened at Yahoo in 2013 and 2014. The agency is also determining whether Yahoo complied with the civil security laws with regard to its data breach disclosure.

Security January 23, 2017

How The Internet Of Things Is The Perfect Target For DDoS Attacks And Data Breaches

The Internet of Things offers many benefits in everyday life. However, it also serves as the perfect target for DDoS attacks and data breaches.

Security January 14, 2017

Top 10 Tech News Of 2016: Galaxy Note 7, 'Pokémon GO,' Nintendo Switch, AirPods, Touch Bar, And More

As 2016 comes to a close, let’s take a brief glance at the controversy-addled year, filled with breaches, VR headsets, and exploding Note 7 devices. Here are the biggest tech news of 2016.

Gadgets December 31, 2016

Former New Hampshire Psychiatric Patient Posts Thousands Of Pieces Of Private Data Online

Officials from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services revealed that a former patient at a state hospital posted thousands of pieces of confidential information on social media. The data breach affects individuals who received services from the DHHS.

Public Health December 29, 2016

Biggest Data Breaches And Hacks Of 2016: Yahoo Data Breach, DNC Hacking, And More

It has been a long year for security experts with the slew of data breaches and hacking. Several incidents have already assumed historic proportions, making 2016 the worst so far for the government, companies, and individual users alike.

Security December 25, 2016

Navy Data Breach: Navy Reveals Personal Data Of 130,000 Sailors Hacked

The U.S. Navy confirmed that data of about 130,000 sailors were compromised as a result of a latest breach. The Navy has no information that suggests misuse of leaked data.

Security November 24, 2016

AdultFriendFinder Data Breach Exposes 300M Accounts, Even Those Deleted: Ashley Madison Hack Suddenly Seems Small

A massive data breach hit AdultFriendFinder, explosing more than 300 million accounts, even those that were deleted. The hack also affected other current or former holdings of Adult Friend Network, including Penthouse which it no longer owns.

Security November 13, 2016

Yahoo Beats Analyst Estimates For Q3 Earnings, Shows Usage Increased After Data Breach Disclosure: Is The Company Going Strong Or Just Hiding The Cracks?

Yahoo reported earnings of 20 cents per share in the third quarter, beating analyst estimates of 14 cents per share. Is the company going strong into the planned Verizon acquisition, or are there cracks that are being hidden?

Business Tech October 18, 2016

Verizon CEO Still Thinks Yahoo Is A 'Real Value Asset' Despite Massive Hack Of 500 Million Users

Verizon Communications chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam says that Yahoo is a 'real value asset.' McAdam makes the statement even with the current backlash that Yahoo is facing due to the reported 500-million-user-account data breach.

Business Tech October 11, 2016

Verizon Seeks $1 Billion Discount On Yahoo Acquisition Deal Due To Hacking, Email Scanning Scandals: Report

Verizon is reported to be in talks with Yahoo to slash $1 billion off the original $4.8 billion Yahoo acquisition deal. Verizon's desire for a price cut stems from the bad press Yahoo has recently been involved with.

Business Tech October 6, 2016

Who Was Behind The Massive Yahoo Data Breach? Cyber Security Firm InfoArmor Identifies Possible Links To Russia

New data was reported by the security company InfoArmor in the Yahoo data breach. The findings incriminate 'Group E,' possibly a Russian-based group of hackers found to mediate between their clients and potential customers of the data.

Security October 1, 2016

Yahoo Data Breach Could Have Effects That Extend Beyond Emails, Experts Warn

The impact of the recent accounts theft involving millions of Yahoo users will eventually be felt in the future. The presence of stolen information in the darknet market will allow accessibility to related databases and services.

Security September 28, 2016

Senator Wants Yahoo Data Breach Investigated By SEC

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner wants the SEC to investigate Yahoo and its senior executives regarding how the massive data breach involving 500 million users was handled. The senator also wants a probe on whether Yahoo made an accurate representation of its IT systems' security.

Business Tech September 27, 2016

Many Questions Still Unanswered After Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach

Yahoo's recent report regarding a data breach, which information of more than 500 million accounts got stolen, has raised concerns from its userbase. And with the lack of specifics in its report, plenty of questions need to be answered.

Internet September 25, 2016

Yahoo Sued For Gross Negligence Over Massive Data Breach

Yahoo recently confirmed that more than 500 million users got their data compromised in a 2014 hack. This prompted some customers to sue the company, and class-action lawsuits seem to be just around the corner.

Business Tech September 24, 2016

Yahoo Data Breach Is The Biggest In History: Hacker Named 'Peace' Selling Data Of 500 Million Yahoo Users On The Dark Web

Yahoo informs its userbase that at least 500 million Yahoo accounts are involved in a late 2014 hacking. The company believes that a 'state-sponsored' actor is responsible while the claims of the hacker named Peace still remain unverified.

Internet September 23, 2016

Yahoo Set To Confirm Massive Data Breach That Allegedly Exposed 200 Million Users: Report

Yahoo was under cyber-attack some time ago, and the company might confirm soon that it suffered a massive user data breach. The exposure of 200 million accounts from 2012 could impact the Yahoo-Verizon deal that is in the works.

Security September 22, 2016

Brazzers Compromised By Massive Hack: 800K Accounts Exposed

Brazzers users got their accounts compromised after a data breach hit the sister forum of the porn website. About 800,000 accounts were leaked, with emails, usernames and passwords up for grabs.

Internet September 7, 2016

68 Million Dropbox Accounts Hacked And That's Why You Need To Change Your Password Now

Dropbox seems to have dropped the ball in security four years ago, when over 68 million user accounts were compromised. Since then, the company deployed extra security measures to avoid such scandals and it seems to have worked.

Apps/Software August 31, 2016

Oracle Confirms Data Breach Involving MICROS Point-Of-Sale Systems

Oracle acknowledged a data breach in its retail unit. This confirms that hundred and thousands of cash registers using the MICROS point-of-sale system have been affected and could be vulnerable.

Security August 10, 2016

Ultra Secure Messaging App Telegram Breached, But Says The Massive Hack Is Not That Severe

Telegram was hacked in Iran, with a massive number of local accounts exposed. The company does not seem to be worried, although some of the human rights activists and journalists in the country might have reasons to.

Apps/Software August 3, 2016

World-Check Global Database Against Terrorism Gets Leaked Online

A database overseen by Thomson Reuters was breached and accessed by unauthorized personnel. The leaked material is a so-called world-check global database containing sensitive information about individuals who are highly suspected of committing illegal acts.

Security July 1, 2016

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