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Facebook Accused of Giving Over 60 Device-Makers Deep Access to User Data

Facebook Accused of Giving Over 60 Device-Makers Deep Access to User Data

June 04, 2018Swati Khandelwal
After being embroiled into controversies over its data sharing practices , it turns out that Facebook had granted inappropriate access to...
Finland's 3rd Largest Data Breach Exposes 130,000 Users' Plaintext Passwords

Finland's 3rd Largest Data Breach Exposes 130,000 Users' Plaintext Passwords

April 06, 2018Mohit Kumar
Over 130,000 Finnish citizens have had their credentials compromised in what appears to be third largest data breach ever faced by the co...
Facebook admits public data of its 2.2 billion users has been compromised

Facebook admits public data of its 2.2 billion users has been compromised

April 05, 2018Mohit Kumar
Facebook dropped another bombshell on its users by admitting that all of its 2.2 billion users should assume malicious third-party scrape...
Russian Hacker Who Allegedly Hacked LinkedIn and Dropbox Extradited to US

Russian Hacker Who Allegedly Hacked LinkedIn and Dropbox Extradited to US

March 31, 2018Mohit Kumar
A Russian man accused of hacking LinkedIn , Dropbox , and Formspring in 2012 and possibly compromising personal details of over 100 milli...
Facebook Collected Your Android Call History and SMS Data For Years

Facebook Collected Your Android Call History and SMS Data For Years

March 25, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Facebook knows a lot about you, your likes and dislikes—it's no surprise. But do you know, if you have installed Facebook Messenger...
Facebook and Cambridge Analytica – What's Happened So Far

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica – What's Happened So Far

March 23, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Top Story— Facebook has just lost over $60 billion in market value over the past two days—that's more than Tesla's entire market ...
Expedia Orbitz Travel, Flights, Hotel Booking Site Compromised

Expedia Orbitz Travel, Flights, Hotel Booking Site Compromised

March 21, 2018Wang Wei
Chicago-based online travel booking company Orbitz, a subsidiary of Expedia.com , reveals that one of its old websites has been hacked, ex...
Nearly Half of the Norway Population Exposed in HealthCare Data Breach

Nearly Half of the Norway Population Exposed in HealthCare Data Breach

January 22, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Cybercriminals have stolen a massive trove of Norway's healthcare data in a recent data breach, which likely impacts more than half o...
LeakedSource Founder Arrested for Selling 3 Billion Stolen Credentials

LeakedSource Founder Arrested for Selling 3 Billion Stolen Credentials

January 16, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Canadian authorities have arrested and charged an Ontario man for operating a website that collected 'stolen' personal identity r...
Forever 21 Confirms Security Breach Exposed Customer Credit Card Details

Forever 21 Confirms Security Breach Exposed Customer Credit Card Details

January 01, 2018Swati Khandelwal
First notified in November of a data breach incident, popular clothing retailer Forever 21 has now confirmed that hackers stole credit c...
Nissan Finance Canada Suffers Data Breach — Notifies 1.13 Million Customers

Nissan Finance Canada Suffers Data Breach — Notifies 1.13 Million Customers

December 22, 2017Mohit Kumar
It's the last month of this year, but possibly not the last data breach report. Nissan warns of a possible data breach of personal ...
Collection of 1.4 Billion Plain-Text Leaked Passwords Found Circulating Online

Collection of 1.4 Billion Plain-Text Leaked Passwords Found Circulating Online

December 12, 2017Mohit Kumar
Hackers always first go for the weakest link to quickly gain access to your online accounts. Online users habit of reusing the same pas...
Uber Paid 20-Year-Old Florida Hacker $100,000 to Keep Data Breach Secret

Uber Paid 20-Year-Old Florida Hacker $100,000 to Keep Data Breach Secret

December 07, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Last year, Uber received an email from an anonymous person demanding money in exchange for the stolen user database. It turns out that ...
Massive Breach Exposes Keyboard App that Collects Personal Data On Its 31 Million Users

Massive Breach Exposes Keyboard App that Collects Personal Data On Its 31 Million Users

December 05, 2017Mohit Kumar
In the digital age, one of the most popular sayings is—if you're not paying, then you're not the customer, you're the product...
PayPal Subsidiary Data Breach Hits Up to 1.6 Million Customers

PayPal Subsidiary Data Breach Hits Up to 1.6 Million Customers

December 04, 2017Wang Wei
Global e-commerce business PayPal has disclosed a data breach that may have compromised personally identifiable information for roughly 1...
Here's the NSA Employee Who Kept Top Secret Documents at Home

Here's the NSA Employee Who Kept Top Secret Documents at Home

December 02, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A former employee—who worked for an elite hacking group operated by the U.S. National Security Agency—pleaded guilty on Friday to illegal...
22-Year-Old Hacker Pleads Guilty to 2014 Yahoo Hack, Admits Helping Russian Intelligence

22-Year-Old Hacker Pleads Guilty to 2014 Yahoo Hack, Admits Helping Russian Intelligence

November 29, 2017Wang Wei
Karim Baratov , a 22-year-old Kazakhstan-born Canadian citizen, has pleaded guilty to hacking charges over his involvement in massive 201...
U.S. Charges Three Chinese Hackers for Hacking Siemens, Trimble & Moody

U.S. Charges Three Chinese Hackers for Hacking Siemens, Trimble & Moody

November 28, 2017Wang Wei
The United States Justice Department has charged three Chinese nationals for allegedly hacking Moody's Analytics economist, German el...
Imgur—Popular Image Sharing Site Was Hacked In 2014; Passwords Compromised

Imgur—Popular Image Sharing Site Was Hacked In 2014; Passwords Compromised

November 25, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Only after a few days of Uber admitting last year's data breach of 57 million customers , the popular image sharing site disclosed th...
After Getting Hacked, Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 to Keep Data Breach Secret

After Getting Hacked, Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 to Keep Data Breach Secret

November 22, 2017Mohit Kumar
Uber is in headlines once again—this time for concealing last year's data breach that exposed personal data of 57 million customers a...
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