Category: Data breach

Report: Nearly Half(!) of all UK Businesses Struck by Cyberattacks

Nearly half of all UK businesses have suffered a cyberattack or a breach in 2016, according to an official report. Cyberattacks targeting UK businesses have doubled in 2016, with a staggering 46% of...

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1.4 Million Illinois Job Seekers’ Data May be Compromised

After the hack of an Illinois State Department’s employment security agency vendor, the personal data of nearly 1.4 million job seekers in Illinois could be at risk, according to the governor’s...

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Apple Denies Breach Allegations of 600 Million iCloud Accounts

Contrary to the claims of a hacker group who has supposedly breached Apple’s systems to compromise over 600 million iCloud accounts, Apple has stated users’ data remains safe. A report on...

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US Justice Department to Announce Charges against Russians & Canadian in Yahoo Breach

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly set to announce indictments against suspected hackers involved in at least one of multiple hacking attacks against Yahoo that resulted in two of the...

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Yahoo: Your Email Accounts May Have Been Hacked, Again

For the third time in less than 6 months, Yahoo has, once again, warned users that their email accounts may have been hacked. On the day where Verizon is reportedly renegotiating its deal to acquire...

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Most Common Passwords Found In Data Breaches

Creating a strong password is one of the fundamental ways to keep your account safe.  A strong password can help reduce the chances your private information from getting stolen, whereas a weak...

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Breach Database Website LeakedSource Busted by Feds

LeakedSource, a breach notification website that also sold database access to over 3 billion hacked accounts is now offline, disappearing in murky circumstances with one insider claiming that the...

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Report: The SEC is Probing Yahoo Over Data Breaches

Authorities are investigating whether Yahoo should have reported its two significant data breaches to investors sooner than it did, according to a Wall Street Journal report. According to sources of...

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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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412 Million FriendFinder Accounts Leaked in Mega Breach

FriendFinder Networks Inc., the parent company behind a number of the world’s largest adult-centric social and community websites has been the target of a mega-breach, with the compromise of...

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Weebly Hack Sees 43 Million User Credentials Stolen

San Francisco-based Weebly.com, a “drag-n-drop” website creator has seen its main database breached, leaking the user details of over 43 million users in an incident from February 2016, it...

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The Russian Hacker Arrested in Prague is Allegedly Behind the LinkedIn Breach

A Russian-national hacker in Prague has been arrested by the Czech police in a cooperative effort with the FBI. The accused hacker is said to be behind the comprehensive LinkedIn breach of 2012...

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Hacker Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Helping ISIS

For the first time, the United States has sentenced a hacker with ties to terrorism for 20 years in prison for his part in stealing and delivering a list of 1,300 U.S. military personnel to the...

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Yahoo Set to Confirm a “Massive” Data Breach

Technology giant Yahoo is preparing to confirm a massive data breach that it suffered in 2012, an incident that exposed several hundred million user accounts according to the hacker selling the...

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Russian Hackers Publish Health Records of Rio 2016 Athletes

A Russian hacking group that goes by the banner “Fancy Bear” has released the private health records of several Olympians from the United States and other countries on two separate...

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Investigation as a Service: The New Age of Forensics

Uriel Cohen, director of products from WireX System, shares his knowledge in security information and event management (SIEM) technology and explains how the current recognized shortage of skills...

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‘Russian Yahoo’ Rambler.ru Breached, 100 Million Records Leaked

A mind-boggling 100 million records have been leaked online in what is sure to count as a mega-breach. The website, this time, is Rambler.ru, commonly touted as the “Russian version of...

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Clinton Hacker "Guccifer" Sentenced to 52 Months in Prison

Romanian hacker Guccifer who was the first to expose the very existence of a private email server belonging to Hillary Clinton during her days as the secretary of state, has now been sentenced to 52...

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FBI Warns State Election Databases Breached by Foreign Hackers

 The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued an alert this month, urging US state election officials to increase cybersecurity measures after finding evidence that two state election databases...

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Mail.Ru Forums Hack Sees 25 Million Accounts Stolen

Hackers have stolen over 25 million forum accounts hosted by Russian internet giant Mail.ru.Separate attacks carried out in three game-related forums in July and August have resulted in a staggering...

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FBI is Investigating Cyberattack Against Democratic Congressional Group

A report has revealed that the FBI is investigating a cyberattack against the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee or DCCC, following an earlier hack against the Democratic National Committee...

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Nearly Half a BILLION Passwords Stolen in MySpace Breach

In what could prove to be one of the biggest data breaches of all time, Time Inc., has confirmed that Myspace, the social media website that it owns, had been hacked. Myspace, one of the earliest...

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65 Million Email Credentials Stolen from Tumblr Breach

While Tumblr admitted that it had only recently discovered a 2013 data breach affecting a particular “set” of users’ credentials, it did not reveal the number of users affected. That...

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The Panama Papers Hack is the Biggest in Modern Times

 The biggest leak in modern times, now known as the Panama Papers which account for 11 million documents from secretive Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has been revealed, making for a...

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USPS Hacked, 800,000 Employee Records Stolen

USPS has become the latest victim in the ongoing cyberwar. 800,000 records stolen.

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Darkhotel APT: An Elite Spying Group Targeting Executives

Extremely skilled, elite hackers, are targeting executives when they're vulnerable with surgical precision.

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How Much Did the Home Depot Breach Cost the Credit Unions?

Th Home Depot breach hit the credit unions hard, although it wasn't their weak security that caused this mess.

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APT28: Russia's Cyber Espionage Group

FireEye recently released another Advanced Persistent Threat report. This time examining a Russian group of attackers named APT28. The report is named "APT28: A Window Into Russia's Cyber Espionage...

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The Pirate Bay Founder Gets 3.5 Year Sentence for Hacking Denmark

Founder of The Pirate Bay gets 3.5 year prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking many Danish and European agencies in 2012.

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Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Under Attack (Again)

Xiaomi, the Chinese largest smartphone maker, is under attack, again.

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Why Did the Oregon Employment Department Notify the Victims Two Weeks After the Breach?

Why did the 850,000 victims of a data breach, whose social security numbers were stolen, get notified more than 2 weeks after it happened?

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Staples Likely Hacked Using POS Malware

A number of banks from the Northeastern region identified a pattern in fraudulent payment card charges that seem to have Staples Inc. as a common denominator. The current theory, which was first...

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Zero-Day Used to Hack the NATO, Ukraine, and Others

A Russian group of hackers is reported to have used a zero-day vulnerability within Windows operating system to spy on such targets as NATO, the Ukrainian and Polish governments, the European...

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AT&T Facing Trouble on Two Fronts

AT&T employee steals 1,600 customers' data while the company settles a 105 mil. lawsuit.

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JP Morgan Infiltrated by Obtaining Just One Employee's Password

New reports on the JP Morgan Chase case indicate that hackers initially gained access to just a single employee's password through which they gained access to a vulnerable server. From...

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Over 76 Million Households Affected by the Cyberattack on JP Morgan

A major data breach investigation results were made public today in a statement from JP Morgan Chase. Over 76 million clients' details have been compromised, along with 7 million small...

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TripAdvisor's Massive Data Breach: 1.4 Million Customers Affected

1.4 Million people affected in the most recent data breach targeting TripAdvisor's Viator.

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A New Study Finds That 72% of Businesses Do Not Trust That Cloud Providers Comply with Data Protection Laws

A new study, published by Netskope and Ponemon Institute, finds that 7 out of 10 European businesses do not trust cloud companies

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Home Depot Targeted in a Recent Cyber-Attack

Millions of credit card numbers might have been stolen in this recent Home Depot attack.

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Apple Defends Its iCloud

Apple fights the iCloud breach allegations.

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FBI Investigates Recent Attack on JP Morgan Chase

In a recent statement, the Federal Investigation Bureau confirmed they are investigating the recent attack on five US financial giants, among them the largest financial institution in the United States, JP Morgan Chase.

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The New Target For Hackers: Health Care Data

Chinese hackers steal 4.5 million people's health care data, including social security numbers.

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The Cost of Target's Data Breach

Almost eight months after Target first revealed a data breach had compromised millions of its customers’ credit and debit card information, the company is drilling down on what exactly the hack will cost shareholders. The number is...

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Record-breaking data breach reveals serious flaws in security

In what appears to be the biggest data breach ever, a Russian gang reportedly has stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords and more than 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites. The...

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