The Hacker News Logo
Click to Subscribe

The Hacker News — Latest Cyber Security, Hacking & Tech News: data security

Foxit PDF Software Company Suffers Data Breach—Asks Users to Reset Password

Foxit PDF Software Company Suffers Data Breach—Asks Users to Reset Password
August 30, 2019Swati Khandelwal
If you have an online account with Foxit Software, you need to reset your account password immediately—as an unknown attacker has comprom...

Facebook to Pay $5 Billion Fine to Settle FTC Privacy Investigation

Facebook to Pay $5 Billion Fine to Settle FTC Privacy Investigation
July 13, 2019Swati Khandelwal
After months of negotiations, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a record $5 billion settlement with Facebook ...

Microsoft Adds 2FA-Protected "Personal Vault" Within OneDrive Cloud Storage

Microsoft Adds 2FA-Protected "Personal Vault" Within OneDrive Cloud Storage
June 26, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft has introduced a new password-protected folder within its OneDrive online file storage service that will allow you to keep your se...

MongoDB 4.2 Introduces End-to-End Field Level Encryption for Databases

MongoDB 4.2 Introduces End-to-End Field Level Encryption for Databases
June 20, 2019Swati Khandelwal
At its developer conference held earlier this week in New York, the MongoDB team announced the latest version of its database management ...

Core Elastic Stack Security Features Now Available For Free Users As Well

Core Elastic Stack Security Features Now Available For Free Users As Well
May 21, 2019Wang Wei
Elastic, the company behind the most widely used enterprise search engine ElasticSearch and the Elastic Stack, today announced that it ha...

Hackers Breach Stack Overflow Q&A Site, Some Users' Data Exposed

Hackers Breach Stack Overflow Q&A Site, Some Users' Data Exposed
May 17, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Note: We have updated this story to reflect new information after Stack Overflow changed its original announcement and shared more detai...

Russia Fines Facebook $47 Over Citizens' Data Privacy Dispute

Russia Fines Facebook $47 Over Citizens' Data Privacy Dispute
April 12, 2019Wang Wei
Yes, you read that right! Russia has fined Facebook with 3,000 rubles, roughly $47, for not complying with the country's controvers...

Thousands of Unprotected Kibana Instances Exposing Elasticsearch Databases

Thousands of Unprotected Kibana Instances Exposing Elasticsearch Databases
April 01, 2019Wang Wei
In today’s world, data plays a crucial role in the success of any organization, but if left unprotected, it could be a cybercriminal’s dre...

Round 4 — Hacker Puts 26 Million New Accounts Up For Sale On Dark Web

Round 4 — Hacker Puts 26 Million New Accounts Up For Sale On Dark Web
March 17, 2019Swati Khandelwal
A hacker who was selling details of nearly 890 million online accounts stolen from 32 popular websites in three separate rounds has now ...

Citrix Data Breach – Iranian Hackers Stole 6TB of Sensitive Data

Citrix Data Breach – Iranian Hackers Stole 6TB of Sensitive Data
March 11, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Popular enterprise software company Citrix that provides services to the U.S. military, the FBI, many U.S. corporations, and various U....

New Shamoon Malware Variant Targets Italian Oil and Gas Company

New Shamoon Malware Variant Targets Italian Oil and Gas Company
December 14, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Shamoon is back… one of the most destructive malware families that caused damage to Saudi Arabia's largest oil producer in 2012 and th...

Another Facebook Bug Could Have Exposed Your Private Information

Another Facebook Bug Could Have Exposed Your Private Information
November 13, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Another security vulnerability has been reported in Facebook that could have allowed attackers to obtain certain personal information abo...

Google launches 'Data Transfer Project' to make it easier to switch services

Google launches 'Data Transfer Project' to make it easier to switch services
July 23, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A lot of new online services are cropping up every day, making our life a lot easier. But it is always harder for users to switch to an...

Doctor Implanted 6 MicroChips Under His Skin to Unlock Doors and Secure Data

Doctor Implanted 6 MicroChips Under His Skin to Unlock Doors and Secure Data
August 21, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Biohacking could be a next big thing in this smart world. At the beginning of this month, several dozen employees of Three Square Marke...

How Top Companies Accidentally Leaking Terabytes of Sensitive Data Online

How Top Companies Accidentally Leaking Terabytes of Sensitive Data Online
August 09, 2017Swati Khandelwal
An anti-malware detection service provider and premium security firm has been accused of leaking terabytes of confidential data from seve...

Companies Could Face $22 Million Fine If They Fail to Protect Against Hackers

Companies Could Face $22 Million Fine If They Fail to Protect Against Hackers
August 09, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Over the past few years, massive data breaches have become more frequent and so common that pretty much every week we heard about some or...

Telegram Agrees to Register With Russia to Avoid Ban, But Won't Share User Data

Telegram Agrees to Register With Russia to Avoid Ban, But Won't Share User Data
June 29, 2017Mohit Kumar
After being threatened with a ban in Russia , end-to-end encrypted Telegram messaging app has finally agreed to register with new Russian...

European Parliament Proposes Ban On Encryption Backdoors

European Parliament Proposes Ban On Encryption Backdoors
June 19, 2017Mohit Kumar
Prime Minister Theresa May wants tech companies, like Facebook, Apple, and Google, to create controversial 'backdoors' for police, b...

Scientists Store One Bit of Data on a Single Atom — Future of Data Storage

Scientists Store One Bit of Data on a Single Atom — Future of Data Storage
March 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
Imagine a pocket-sized hard drive capable of storing the entire list of 35 Million Songs? This isn't yet practical, but IBM has just t...
Exclusive Deals

Stay Informed — Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for THN newsletter and get our latest stories delivered straight to your inbox.