Category: Breaches

Data Breach Hits over 1,000 Intercontinental Hotels

The Intercontinental Hotel Group, the operator of hotel chains like the Holiday Inn and the Intercontinental, has admitted to the discovery of a malware that compromised point-of-sale equipment used...

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Chinese Hackers Target Major US Trade Group

Researchers have claimed that a sophisticated state-sponsored Chinese hacking group broke into the website of a private U.S. trade group that sees some of America’s biggest companies as...

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Brazilian Hackers Pulled off Sweeping Compromise of Bank's 36 Domains

An unprecedented compromise of a Brazilian bank’s operations has been discovered by security researchers, with all 36 domains including DNS and corporate email under the control of...

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Russian Spies Hired Cybercriminals to Hack 500 Million Yahoo Accounts: Justice Dept

The United States government has directly implicated Russian agents of instigating and directing the hack of half a billion Yahoo user accounts by hiring cybercriminals. The US Justice Department has...

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WikiLeaks: CIA Malware Turned iPhones, smart TVs into Hacking Devices

WikiLeaks has leaked a large trove of CIA documents and hacking tools that were supposedly used by the agency to compromise smartphones, computers and even IoT devices such as smart televisions, in...

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Massive Data Breaches Cost Yahoo $350 Million in Sale to Verizon

Yahoo’s sale of its core business to Verizon for what was originally a $4.85 billion deal now sees amended terms wherein Verizon will also share costs of legal and regulatory liabilities related to...

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FBI: Business E-Mail Compromise Scams Increasing Dramatically

The Boston Division of the FBI has warned of a significant increase in BECs or business e-mail compromises that are targeting businesses of all sizes and types, resulting in massive financial losses...

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US Intelligence: Putin Launched Cyber Campaign to Aid Trump in Elections

A US intelligence report has revealed that Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has directed a hacking effort to undermine the Democrat nominee, Hillary Clinton, and helped Republican Donald Trump in...

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US Charges Chinese Citizens with Hacking Law Firms

U.S. prosecutors have charged three Chinese citizens with insider trading on confidential corporate information, allegedly gathered by hacking into the servers and networks of law firms involved in...

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Yahoo! Admits to Hack of a Billion(+) User Accounts

Yahoo! Inc, one of the biggest Internet companies during its heyday, has now revealed that a hack from August 2013 stole data associated with over a billion user accounts. It was September 2016 when...

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Navy Reveals Breach of 130,000+ Sailors’ Personal Data

The personal data of 134,386 current and former US sailors has been compromised in a security breach, the US Navy has revealed. A compromised laptop belonging to a Navy contractor could be the source...

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US and Russia ask Czechs to Extradite Alleged Russian Hacker

The alleged Russian hacker behind the breach of some major social media organizations' networks and computers is in the middle of extradition negotiations between the United States and...

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Three Mobile Breach Affects over 133,827 Customer Accounts

A data breach targeting prominent UK mobile network provider Three Networks sees a total of 133,827 customer accounts compromised, the company has confirmed. The mobile network provider has confirmed...

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OPM Hack Victims Now Targets of a Ransomware Attack

It was June 2015 when the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was revealed to be the victim of a breach, an infamous incident which was one of the largest breaches of a federal institution. Now, some...

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Timothy Eades on Software-based Segmentation

With over 20 years of leadership experience in sales, marketing, and executive management at the CEO level, Tim has deep expertise in driving high growth for computing, security and enterprise...

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UK Telecom Giant TalkTalk Sees a Record Fine for Data Breach

 TalkTalk, the telecom and internet service provider that saw a comprehensive hack in October 2015 has seen a record £400,000 fine (approx. $509,934) imposed by the UK government.TalkTalk...

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Dating Website Leak Sees 1.5 Million User Accounts Exposed

A group of researchers from Mackeeper, a security firm have identified a database belonging to a company that operates multiple dating apps and websites, that was leaking data online. Altogether, the...

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Hackers Reportedly Targeted Election Systems in 20 States

According to a Homeland Security Department official, hackers have targeted the voter registration systems at least 20 states over the past few months.Federal officials and cybersecurity experts have...

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Security firm Disputes Yahoo’s Claim of State-Sponsored Hacker Breach

Yahoo’s now-infamous breach that saw 500 million account details stolen was instigated by common cybercriminals rather than state-sponsored hackers, a security company has claimed.Contrary to...

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Yahoo Data Breach Compromises Half a Billion User Accounts

Yahoo has finally confirmed the results of its investigation of a data breach and it does not make for pretty reading. The technology giant has stated that at least 500 million users’ account...

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FBI is Looking at Legal Measures Against Russian Hackers

The FBI is focusing efforts to procure the evidence required by the Department of Justice to indict some of the Russians that are alleged to be responsible for a spate of recent political...

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NSA Chief: Russian Hacking a Concern Ahead of U.S. Elections

NSA director Admiral Mike Rogers has revealed that American intelligence agencies are “actively concerned” about reports that foreign governments are looking to undermine the upcoming...

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Hacking Group Compromises 'Variety', Spams Subscribers

OurMine, a hacking collective infamous for its propensity for taking over social media accounts of prominent personalities such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s...

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Hackers Stole Over 60 Million Dropbox Account Details

Dropbox’s recent mandate of getting a certain group of users – those registered with the cloud storage firm in or before 2012 – is due to what is now revealed to be a massive breach...

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New York Times Targeted with Cyberattacks from Russian Hackers

The New York Times has revealed on Tuesday that its Moscow bureau was the target of a cyberattack initiated by Russian hackers.In a report published late on Tuesday, the New York Times has stated that...

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Hackers Steal Thousands of Ohio Health System Records

 A hacker has made the claim of stealing over one hundred thousand internal documents from a healthcare system based in Ohio. Many of those include personal health information on patients. In...

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Hillary Clinton States Russia is Behind DNC Hack

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for the US presidency has stated that Russian intelligence services and state-sponsored hackers are behind the breach of Democratic National Committee systems...

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Illinois Republican Lawmaker Resigns Due to CyberSecurity "Issues”

State representative Ron Sandack, a major Republican lawmaker in Illinois has announced his resignation from the Illinois House, citing “cybersecurity issues” that he has faced in recent...

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Hacker Puts up 10 Million Stolen Medical Records on the Black Market

A malicious hacker is selling 10 million patient records after claiming to have stolen them. The hacker, who goes by the moniker ‘thedarkoverlord’ is seeking 750 bitcoins for the data...

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T-Mobile Insider Hack Compromises 1.5 Million Customers’ Data

Another day, another breach. While nothing tends to surprise any longer in the realm of cybersecurity, this particular story stands out, for being an insider hack caused by a rogue employee at...

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45 Million Login Credentials Stolen from Over 1000 Websites

  Troves of records from data breaches just do not know when to quit. Some 45 million logins from over 1100 websites and popular forums including the likes of motorcycle.com and Techsupportforum.com...

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Lone Hacker Claims Hack of DNC's Donald Trump Research

In contrast to earlier reports that Russian state-sponsored hackers penetrated a server to steal a database of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) research on Donald Trump, a singular...

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Russian State Sponsored Hackers Steal Democrats’ Donald Trump Research

  According to a report today, Russian state hackers have breached and gained access to a trove belonging to the Democratic National Committee. A trove that notably contains research on...

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Defunct P2P Website iMesh Hacked, 51 Million User Records Stolen

The so-called “mega-breaches” just keep on coming. Following the likes of LinkedIn, Tumblr and Myspace – major websites and platforms that have notably been in recent times for...

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Hacker Trades Hundreds of Millions of Stolen Gmail & Yahoo Email Credentials

Hold Security, an independent security firm has revealed that hundreds of millions of hacked and stolen email credentials including user names and passwords were recovered after an exchange with a...

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Chinese Man in Philippines Makes Millions from Cyber Heist

An ethnic Chinese man in Manila, Philippines is said to have gathered over $30 million of the money that hackers stole in one of the biggest cyber heists of all time when the Bangladesh central...

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Bangladesh Bank: Hackers Tried to Steal $951 Million from US Fed Account

Bangladesh’s central bank has revealed that cyber criminals had tried to withdraw nearly a billion dollars from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to casinos in the Philippines....

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Hackers Breach Florida Cancer Clinic, 2.2 Million Records Stolen

Fort Myers-based 21st Century Oncology has revealed that it has begun warning 2.2 million patients about the possibility of their personal information being breached by a hacker(s) who broke into the...

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Brute-Force Attacks Affects Millions of Alibaba Accounts

A brute-force attack on TaoBao, an ecommerce site by Alibaba may have compromised up to 21 million user accounts. TaoBao, an online marketplace that could be compared to a version of eBay in China...

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