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Popular Online Tutoring Marketplace 'Wyzant' Suffers Data Breach

Popular Online Tutoring Marketplace 'Wyzant' Suffers Data Breach

May 06, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Wyzant —an online marketplace that makes it easy for parents and students to connect with private tutors, in-person and online, in over 2...
Unprotected Database Exposes Personal Info of 80 Million American Households

Unprotected Database Exposes Personal Info of 80 Million American Households

April 30, 2019Wang Wei
A team of security researchers has claims to have found a publicly-accessible database that exposes information on more than 80 million U...
Georgia Tech Data Breach Exposes 1.3 Million Users' Personal Data

Georgia Tech Data Breach Exposes 1.3 Million Users' Personal Data

April 03, 2019Mohit Kumar
The Georgia Institute of Technology, well known as Georgia Tech, has confirmed a data breach that has exposed personal information of 1.3 ...
Mayday! NASA Warns Employees of Personal Information Breach

Mayday! NASA Warns Employees of Personal Information Breach

December 19, 2018Mohit Kumar
Another day, another data breach. This time it's the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NASA today ...
500 Million Marriott Guest Records Stolen in Starwood Data Breach

500 Million Marriott Guest Records Stolen in Starwood Data Breach

November 30, 2018Mohit Kumar
The world's biggest hotel chain Marriott International today disclosed that unknown hackers compromised guest reservation database it...
Omegle, the Popular 'Chat with Strangers' Service Leaks Your Dirty Chats and Personal Info

Omegle, the Popular 'Chat with Strangers' Service Leaks Your Dirty Chats and Personal Info

August 19, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Ever since the creation of online chat rooms and then social networking, people have changed the way they interact with their friends and...
Guccifer 2.0 Leaks Personal Info of Nearly 200 Congressional Democrats

Guccifer 2.0 Leaks Personal Info of Nearly 200 Congressional Democrats

August 13, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The hacker, who recently claimed responsibility for the high-profile hack of Democratic National Committee (DNC), has now taken credit fo...
France warns Microsoft to Stop Collecting Windows 10 Users' Personal Data

France warns Microsoft to Stop Collecting Windows 10 Users' Personal Data

July 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
We have heard a lot about privacy concerns surrounding Windows 10 and accusations on Microsoft of collecting too much data about users ...
Hacker Leaks Info of 30,000 FBI and DHS Employees

Hacker Leaks Info of 30,000 FBI and DHS Employees

February 09, 2016Swati Khandelwal
An unknown hacker who promised to release the personal information on government employees has dump online a list of nearly 20,000 Feder...
191 Million US Voters' Personal Info Exposed by Misconfigured Database

191 Million US Voters' Personal Info Exposed by Misconfigured Database

December 28, 2015Swati Khandelwal
BREAKING: A misconfigured database has resulted in the exposure of around 191 Million voter records including voters' full names, th...
China — OPM Hack was not State-Sponsored; Blames Chinese Criminal Gangs

China — OPM Hack was not State-Sponsored; Blames Chinese Criminal Gangs

December 03, 2015Mohit Kumar
In the most surprising manner, the Chinese government said it arrested criminal hackers behind the massive cyber attack on US Office of ...
Vulnerable Texas Transportation Site 'TxTag' leaves 1.2 Million Credit Cards at Risk

Vulnerable Texas Transportation Site 'TxTag' leaves 1.2 Million Credit Cards at Risk

April 05, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Do you know, Why another major company is getting hacked every week? Because of poor policies, Laziness to Incident Response and lack in...
Hacker sold personal data of 4 million US citizens online; risk of potential Identity Theft

Hacker sold personal data of 4 million US citizens online; risk of potential Identity Theft

September 27, 2013Wang Wei
An illegal service that sells personal data of US citizens online, which can then be used for identity theft hacked into the networks of thr...
Ubuntu Forums hacked; 2 million user's personal Information compromised

Ubuntu Forums hacked; 2 million user's personal Information compromised

July 21, 2013Mohit Kumar
Ubuntuforums.org , The popular Ubuntu Forums site, has posted a message on its index page, informing its near 2 million users that it ha...
Phishers hijacking Facebook Pages using apps

Phishers hijacking Facebook Pages using apps

March 08, 2013Mohit Kumar
Another phishing campaign come in action recently targeting Facebook accounts and company pages with millions of followers. Phishers c...
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