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The mayor in Australia’s Victoria state apologises after breaching his own social-distancing advice.

Houseparty, the popular video chat application acquired by Fortnite maker Epic Games in 2019, has seen massive growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With government lockdowns keeping people from being able to visit friends and other loved ones in person, consu…

Sarah Perez

The exposed credentials are not the result of a breach but, rather, of what's called a credential stuffing attack. What you need to know Nearly half a million Zoom accounts have been exposed and are being sold on the dark web. The exposed credentials are not …

Muhammad Jarir Kanji

There are over 500,000 stolen Zoom logins floating around the dark web. That’s not good, especially since they’re being sold for next to nothing, but it’s a great reminder that you should not be using the same credentials for different services. Read more...

Brendan Hesse and David Murphy

A breach of Nintendo’s internal documents back in 2016 led to a range of curious discoveries regarding early Pokémon games. The latest info includes details on something called Pokémon Pink.

Patricia Hernandez

Attack methods logically exploit changes in the global environment. Mass working over remote connection leads to mass remote login activity.

Walter Thompson

The Valorant closed beta comes with five free characters and five characters that have to be unlocked. Here’s how to unlock Viper, Raze, Cypher, Omen, and Breach using Contracts or by buying them with Valorant Points.

Austen Goslin

Popular data-breach tracker Have I Been Pwned is closing in on 10 billion compromised accounts. Just think about that for a minute: ten. billion. accounts. To put that figure in perspective, the Earth has around 7.7 billion people on it. It would be as if eve…

David Murphy

Gaming's biggest physical events have been evaporating because of the pandemic, and now the game industry is scrambling for solutions to fill that breach.

Dean Takahashi

Just days after SoftBank announced that it would not consummate its $3 billion tender offer for WeWork shares that would have bought out some of the equity held by the company’s co-founder Adam Neumann along with venture capital firms like Benchmark and many …

Danny Crichton

The Frenchman was trying to walk from France to Spain to buy cheap cigarettes, reports say.

Kyle Walker faces disciplinary action from Manchester City after reportedly breaking lockdown rules by hosting a party involving two sex workers.


While other companies have been regularly churning out hardware that lets aging gamers enjoy retro titles, Atari has turned the production of its own throwback console into a drawn-out soap opera, with the latest episode featuring a lawsuit from the console’s…

Andrew Liszewski

On Tuesday, March 31st, Marriott International announced that there may have been a data breach that compromised the information of over 5.2 million guests. This is the second time in the past two years that the hotel group has experienced such a massive brea…

Imani Bashir

Researchers reveal a number of security issues with videoconferencing app Zoom, investors warn Indian startups of tough times ahead and Uber Eats expands its grocery options internationally. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 1, 2020. 1. Maybe we shouldn’t us…

Anthony Ha

There's a new Humble Bundle on offer, and it's packed with great deals for a great cause. The special one-week COVID-19 Bundle features more than $1,000 worth of games and comics and can be yours for just $30 (£25.50) -- or more, if you're feeling charitable,…

Rachel England

It’s been a bad month for hotel chain Marriott International. Last week, it furloughed tens of thousands of workers as travel plummeted in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, and its stock price has plummeted over 50 percent from the start of the year. On Tues…

Tom McKay

Marriott International has announced a massive data breach that exposed over 5 million hotel guests' information. No, not that breach. It's a new one this time. "At the end of February 2020, we identified that an unexpected amount of guest information may hav…

Amanda Yeo

For $30, the Humble Bundle to “Conquer COVID-19” includes games like Hollow Knight, Into The Breach, Superhot, Undertale, and several ebooks and digital comics.

Cameron Faulkner

Lawmakers and security experts have long warned of security flaws in the underbelly of the world’s cell networks. Now a whistleblower says the Saudi government is exploiting those flaws to track its citizens across the U.S. as part of a “systematic” surveilla…

Zack Whittaker

We look at an in-depth screener app for COVID-19, U.S. stocks take another tumble and Apple extends its free trial for Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 27, 2020. Stay safe and socially distanced this weekend! 1. Clearstep’s COVI…

Anthony Ha

Chubb, a major cybersecurity insurance provider for businesses hit by data breaches, has itself become a target of a data breach. The insurance giant told TechCrunch it was investigating a “security incident” involving the unauthorized access to data belongin…

Zack Whittaker

Kimchuk, a medical and military electronics maker, has been hit by data-stealing ransomware, TechCrunch has learned. The Danbury, Conn.-based manufacturer, which builds electronics for medical equipment, telecoms systems, and energy grids, also makes nuclear …

Zack Whittaker

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has stepped into the breach as the Trump administration's point man to rescue the economy from coronavirus devastation, taking on the role his former Goldman Sachs boss, Hank Paulson, played over a decade ago.

David Lawder

LIST: Online classes suspensions due to COVID-19 CNN Philippines PH now has 202 coronavirus cases; 3 more patients die Rappler 'Coronavirus cases in PH may peak at 75000 in 3 months' Covid-19 cases up to 193 — DoH – The Manila Times The Manila Ti…


Unfortunately, the old saying that 'all press is good press' is wrong. But you can survive.

Cheryl Snapp Conner

A new documentary makes crystal clear how little time remains to protect the 2020 election.

Lily Hay Newman

Travel might be the last thing on our minds right now (for most of us, at least )—so naturally, this is the perfect time for a popular travel line to announce some of its passenger’s most personal details might’ve been caught in a massive data breach. Read mo…

Shoshana Wodinsky

Princess Cruises last week announced a data breach involving customers' personal, financial, and health data, as first reported by TechCrunch. Princess said it discovered the breach — which occurred between April and July 2019 —in late May of that year, nearl…

Tyler Sonnemaker

Princess Cruises, the cruise liner forced to halt its global operations after two of its ships confirmed outbreaks of coronavirus on board, has now confirmed a data breach. The notice posted on its website, believed to have been posted in early March, said th…

Zack Whittaker

Australia’s privacy watchdog is suing Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica data breach — which, back in 2018, became a global scandal that wiped billions off the tech giant’s share price yet only led to Facebook picking up a $5BN FTC fine. Should Australia p…

Natasha Lomas

Virgin says the information accessed was limited. Some customers would beg to differ.

Dan Goodin

A former employee of Google and Uber credited as being one of the top engineers in the self-driving vehicle space, Anthony Levandowski, has reportedly filed for bankruptcy after he was ordered to cough up $179 million to settle with Google over an apparent co…

Catie Keck

The breach included data like addresses, account numbers, and some billing information. What you need to know T-Mobile notified customers of a data breach it detected and quashed recently. A malicious third-party was able to gain access to some T-Mobile emplo…

Michael Allison

Chuck Schumer warned Republicans who supported Donald Trump's appointment of conservative Supreme Court justices will "pay the price" as opponents prepare for a crucial blow to abortion rights.In an unprecedented breach of the Supreme Court's impartial view f…

Alex Woodward

Clothing giant J.Crew said an unknown number of customers had their online accounts accessed “by an unauthorized party” almost a year ago, but is only now disclosing the incident. The company said in a filing on Tuesday with the California attorney general th…

Zack Whittaker

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said he told Turkey on Wednesday that the situation at the border with Greece was unacceptable and Turkey should not encourage further movement of migrants toward the border with EU states.

Reuters Editorial

Cathay Pacific has been issued with a £500,000 penalty by the UK’s data watchdog for security lapses which exposed the personal details of some 9.4 million customers globally — 111,578 of whom were from the UK. The penalty, which is the maximum fine possible …

Natasha Lomas

One more time unto the breach, dear friends.

Simon Cardy

A precision parts maker for space and defense contractors has confirmed a “cybersecurity incident,” which TechCrunch has learned was likely caused by ransomware. Visser Precision, a Denver, Colorado-based manufacturer, makes custom parts for a number of indus…

Zack Whittaker

Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund invester and climate change activist, is betting everything on South Carolina. He'll learn Saturday if it paid off.

Juana Summers

Big Tech wants to play doctor, and federal rules set to drop soon will pave the way for it to do just that. A high-tech healthcare system sounds like a great idea. Imagine going to a new doctor's office, and being able to transfer your medical records to them…

Rachel Kraus

OnlyFans denies any breach of their systems.

Samantha Cole, Emanuel Maiberg, Jason Koebler

The on-demand food delivery wars continue to heat up in the US. Today DoorDash announced that it has filed confidentially to go public. The company noted that its Form S-1, a draft registration statement, was filed with the SEC and is now being reviewed. It d…

Ingrid Lunden

A scathing opinion piece in the BMJ is accusing the World Health Organization of conducting a pilot program in Africa for an experimental malaria vaccine without acquiring the informed consent of participants. Experts are calling it a “serious breach” of in…

George Dvorsky

A security breach at a face-recognition startup, already embattled over its unfettered collection of Americans’ personal data on behalf of its hundreds of law enforcement clients, further underscores the potential hazards faced by consumers at the hands of a …

Dell Cameron

“Security is Clearview’s top priority.” Tor Eklund, attorney for Clearview AI. Clearview AI, the dubious startup that’s cozied up to the US law enforcement community with its facial recognition software, has managed to crap the metaphorical bed by allowing an…

Tristan Greene

Losing data to an intruder is not a great look for a law enforcement partner.

Kate Cox

The breach impacted email addresses, passwords, phone numbers, and other sensitive information, according to a breach notification obtained by Motherboard.

Joseph Cox, Jason Koebler

If you’ve ever adorned your laptop or smartphone with a pretty, customized vinyl skin, odds are good you got it from Slickwraps—or have at least heard of the popular creator of ready-made and customized skins. Unfortunately, Slickwraps recently suffered a dat…

David Murphy

Smart home gadget maker Wyze is planning new devices for 2020, including the Wyze Band with built-in Alexa capabilities, a step counter, sleep tracker, and heart rate sensor. Wyze is also working on an outdoor camera, a doorbell cam, a lock, and a scale.

Kim Lyons

Personal information from more than 10.6 million people was published online this week, reports ZDNet -- all from people who'd stayed at MGM Resorts hotels (which include the Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, and ARIA): Besides details for regular tourists and traveler…


If you have an account with Slickwraps, you'll want to change your password as soon as possible. The company, one of the more popular manufacturers of vinyl skins for phones, computers, tablets and game consoles, disclosed today that its website was hacked. I…

Igor Bonifacic

Slickwraps, a mobile device case retailer, has suffered a major data breach exposing employee resumes, personal customer information, API credentials, and more. Bleeping Computer reports: In a post to Medium, a security researcher named Lynx states that in Ja…


A U.S. defense agency charged with providing information technology and communications support to the U.S. government, including the president and other senior officials, says its network may have been “compromised.” The Defense Information Systems Agency sen…

Zack Whittaker

An appeals court annuls a previous Dutch ruling favouring Russia, in a fight with shareholders.

No, the OurMine group isn't done defacing high-profile sites. Twitter has confirmed reports that OurMine hijacked accounts for both the Olympics and FC Barcelona on February 15th, using the opportunity to make a less-than-sincere offer to "improve your [accou…

Jon Fingas

News that billionaire and Oracle co-founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison plans to hold “Golf Outing and Reception” fundraiser at his home in support of Donald Trump’s reelection campaign roiled employees of the tech giant. Though it has well earned a …

Bryan Menegus

Popular photo printing app PhotoSquared has exposed thousands of customer photos, addresses, and orders details. At least ten thousand shipping labels were stored in a public Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket. There was no password on the bucket, allow…

Zack Whittaker

It's not just Ring committing to improving the security of its smart home systems in 2020. Google's Nest has announced that, as of this spring, it will require email-based two-factor authentication for everyone who hasn't previously enabled the feature or mig…

Jon Fingas

North Korea continued to enhance its nuclear and ballistic missile programs last year in breach of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday.

Michelle Nichols

The U.S. Department of Justice indicted four members of the Chinese military for the 2017 Equifax breaches, which exposed the data of more than 145 million Americans. U.S. Attorney General William Barr made the announcement at a press conference Monday mornin…

Marcus Gilmer

Champions England beat Scotland in freezing conditions at Murrayfield to go top of the Women's Six Nations standings.


The United States has charged four Chinese military hackers in the 2017 breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency that affected nearly 150 million American citizens, Attorney General William Barr said Monday.

Reuters Editorial

U.S. prosecutors have charged four hackers said to be working for the Chinese military for the 2018 cyberattack at Equifax, which led to the theft of more than 147 million credit reports in a massive data breach. Attorney general William Barr accused the four…

Zack Whittaker

The folks behind the largest known hack of user data to date are finally paying up. Yahoo, now owned by Verizon, recently agreed to pay $117.5 million as part of a proposed class action settlement stemming from a series of breaches in the 2010s that affected …

Alyse Stanley

Preventing a data breach within your small business or large business is very vital. Cyber attackers and hackers targets websites, emails of an employee, and customer data mainly, as they are an easy target. Data breaches are becoming and growing more powerfu…

Jitendra Dabhi

There are already ways to siphon data from computers without a network connection or old-fashioned physical theft, but this might be one of the cleverer examples. Researchers have found a way to steal data from "air-gapped" computers (that is, no way to conne…

Jon Fingas

On the same day that a data ethics advisor to the UK government has urged action to regulate online targeting a study conducted by pro-privacy browser Brave has highlighted how Brits are being profiled by the behavioral ad industry when they visit their local…

Natasha Lomas

Opera singer involved in Mar-a-Lago car chase refuses to appear before judge Washington Examiner Gunfire erupts near Trump's Mar-a-Lago ABC News Security breach at Mar-a-Lago: Live updates CNN After breaching Mar-a-Lago security, she picked up her mom at airp…

People are leaving and entering China's Hubei province by foot over a bridge spanning the Yangtze river despite a virtual lockdown on vehicle traffic due to a coronavirus epidemic that has killed about 200 people. The Yangtze marks the dividing line between J…

By Martin Pollard

SpiceJet, one of India's largest privately owned airlines, suffered a data breach involving the details of more than a million of its passengers, a security researcher told TechCrunch. From the report: The security researcher, who described their actions as "…


SpiceJet, one of India’s largest privately owned airlines, has confirmed a data breach involving the details of over a million of its passengers. The security researcher, who described their actions as “ethical hacking” but whom we are not naming as they like…

Manish Singh

With less than a week to go until Super Bowl LIV, the NFL is dealing with a breach that saw the Twitter accounts for nearly half of the league's teams get hacked.

Allen Kim, CNN

You’ve probably seen some scary-looking headlines about 250 million Microsoft users being compromised in a recent data breach. While those numbers are accurate, they don’t tell the whole story—it wasn’t quite as dangerous as it sounds. Let’s quickly go over t…

Brendan Hesse

A new United Nations report says a mobile hacking tool built by mobile spyware maker, the NSO Group, was “most likely” used to hack into the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ phone. The report, published by U.N. human rights experts on Wednesday, said the Israeli-ba…

Zack Whittaker

The breach was likely triggered by an infected video file sent via WhatsApp. It's unclear what was taken from the Amazon CEO's phone.

Carrie Mihalcik

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

Alex Baker-Whitcomb

The UK’s data protection regulator has been slammed by privacy experts for once again failing to take enforcement action over systematic breaches of the law linked to behaviorally targeted ads — despite warning last summer that the adtech industry is out of c…

Natasha Lomas

Mass surveillance regimes in the UK, Belgium and France which require bulk collection of digital data for a national security purpose may be at least partially in breach of fundamental privacy rights of European Union citizens, per the opinion of an influenti…

Natasha Lomas

The U.S. cybersecurity firm that discovered the breach said it could be an "early warning" of similar efforts to influence the upcoming presidential election.

Jordan Freiman

Waterfront high-rises are demolished after the Supreme Court ruled they violated environmental laws.

China’s military outposts in the South China Sea are a breach of Beijing’s agreement to not militarize the sea.

Kyle Mizokami

It’s not clear when the OnePlus 8 would be available but if true, it would be the first time its phones were available on Verizon and not just TMobile in the US.

Kim Lyons

Amazon has fired an employee after it shared user email address and phone number with a third-party “in violation of our policies,” according to an email seen by TechCrunch. The email, which was sent to customers on Friday afternoon, said the employee was “te…

Zack Whittaker

Two-time London Marathon winner and London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Wilson Kipsang is provisionally suspended for an anti-doping breach.


Cybersecurity firm Check Point Research recently came out with a pretty damning article about TikTok vulnerabilities that gave hackers a great way to infiltrate users’ accounts. TikTok has since patched the issues, so you’re safe, but the creative way that th…

David Murphy

Foreign exchange company Travelex has been targeted by hackers demanding $6 million (£4.6 million), in an attack many believe could have been averted months ago. The ransomware gang known as Sodinokibi -- also as REvil -- says it has downloaded more than 5GB …

Rachel England

<p>The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is seeing low probability that inflation may breach this year’s target on threat that the escalating US-Iran tensions would keep global oil prices at elevated levels.</p>

MB Business

Iraqi President Barham Salih rejected on Tuesday attempts to breach the United States embassy in Baghdad, saying they were a violation of binding international agreements to protect foreign missions that the Iraqi government is signatory to.

Reuters Editorial

The senator tweeted about the U.S. response to a breach of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

Sara Boboltz

All American personnel of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad are secure and there has been no breach of the facility, where protesters and militia fighters enraged by U.S. air strikes on Iraq staged a violent protest on Tuesday, the State Department said.

Reuters Editorial

A recent security breach has leaked the information of over 2.4 million Wyze security camera users. The compromised database was left unsecured and publically accessible, and it appears that the information was being collected and stored by the Alibaba cloud …

Brendan Hesse

A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against medical services company LifeLabs over a data breach that allowed hackers to access the personal information of up to 15 million customers.


A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against medical services company LifeLabs over a data breach that allowed hackers to gain access to the personal information of up to 15 million customers.

The Canadian Press

The breach was not responsibly disclosed and remains unconfirmed. What you need to know Wyze's database was allegedly publicly exposed to the Internet, a breach reported by a security blog. Wyze has yet to confirm the breach but has signed out all users as a …

Nicholas Sutrich

Ring and its parent company, Amazon, are facing a class-action lawsuit over allegations of negligence, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment for the allegedly lax security standards that have left thousands of cameras vulnerable to ha…

Dhruv Mehrotra

We saw a lot of unpleasant data breaches this year. So many, that I’d be surprised if you weren’t affected by at least one, if not more. And while I’m not looking forward covering even more calamity in 2020, I think it’s important to take a look back at some …

David Murphy

Wawa has called in the FBI to probe its nine-month-long data breach The Philadelphia Inquirer The Wawa Credit Card Breach: What You Need to Know Philadelphia magazine Wawa hit with massive data breach, potentially affecting more than 850 locations, CEO says T…

Christian Hetrick

I hate to say it, but the Federal Trade Commission was right. We’re not going to see anything near that piddly $125 we were hoping to get out of Equifax’s massive data breach. But you know who will be seeing a pretty payday in the case? The attorneys who repr…

Catie Keck

What you need to know about the Wawa data breach WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa. View full coverage on Google News

Brian Roche

A Chinese woman was arrested and charged with trespassing on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property, according to Palm Beach Police. CNN's Brian Todd reports


The leaked information included Facebook IDs, phone numbers, and real names. What you need to know A massive data breach affecting 267 million Facebook users was publicized this week. The database was exposed on the internet and accessible without any authent…

Muhammad Jarir Kanji

I love starting off my day with an email from Firefox Monitor that one of my login and password combinations has, once again, leaked out to the web. Today, it’s Zynga’s turn for mea culpas, and I’m starting to regret all those rounds of Words With Friends I’v…

David Murphy

The former intelligence contractor did not let federal intelligence agencies vet his book before it was published in breach of his agreements with the agencies, the judge said.

Mihir Zaveri

Chinese Embassy officials trespassed onto a Virginia base that is home to Special Operations forces. Their expulsions added to tensions between Washington and Beijing.

Edward Wong and Julian E. Barnes

Telegram hacks in Russia, Senate encryption hearings, and more in the week’s top security news.

Lily Hay Newman, Andy Greenberg

Fleeting efforts at persuasion by members of the Judiciary Committee gave way to disputes over basic facts during a marathon debate over articles of impeachment.

Michael D. Shear

We’ve talked about securing your startup, the need to understand phishing risks and how not to handle a data breach. But we haven’t yet discussed one of the more damaging threats that all businesses large and small face: the insider threat. The insider threat…

Zack Whittaker

An online firm that helps customers obtain copies of their birth certificates from state and local authorities left some 720,000 applications on an unsecured Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage system, TechCrunch reported on Monday. Read more...

Tom McKay

Microsoft’s decision to reset the passwords of 44 million accounts, is actually a good thing. If your account is affected, thank Father Gates, because Microsoft is alerting you to the fact that it searched a database of more than three billion leaked accounts…

David Murphy

We blame hackers for breaches, but shadowy brokers are often just as culpable, and need to be held accountable.

Anouk Ruhaak

Company security analyst sent session cookie allowing account take-over.

Dan Goodin

Mattress and bedding giant Tuft & Needle left hundreds of thousands of FedEx shipping labels containing customer names, addresses, and phone numbers on an unprotected cloud server. More than 236,400 shipping labels were found on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) s…

Zack Whittaker

A data breach at Mixcloud, a U.K.-based audio streaming platform, has left more than 20 million user accounts exposed after the data was put on sale on the dark web. The data breach happened earlier in November, according to a dark web seller who supplied a p…

Zack Whittaker

Classic PC game service has a big Black Friday sale, with discounts on a huge range of titles including No Man’s Sky, The Witcher 3, Fallout New Vegas, Dead Cells, Myst, Hollow Knight, and more.

Andrew Webster

A federal judge said up to 29 million Facebook Inc users whose personal information was stolen in a September 2018 data breach cannot sue as a group for damages, but can seek better security at the social media company after a series of privacy lapses.

Jonathan Stempel

Just one-third of the 2020 U.S. presidential candidates are using an email security feature that could prevent a similar attack that hobbled the Democrats’ during the 2016 election. Out of the 21 presidential candidates in the race according to Reuters, seven…

Zack Whittaker

Regularly uninstalling unused apps from your smartphone (and disabling unnecessary app permissions) does more than just free up extra storage space—it helps keep your personal data safe. Case in point: Several third-party Android apps were recently implicated…

Brendan Hesse

T-Mobile has confirmed a data breach has affected a subset of its customers, with additional reporting from TechCrunch putting that figure at an estimated 1M+ accounts (or so). In other words, this is a big breach, but you shouldn’t freak out. Don’t ignore it…

David Murphy

As the saying goes, I am, therefore I am hacked. Or something like that. Read more...

Andrew Couts

Well, this is certainly not great: An unprotected database of more than a billion users' records from across the internet — including "social media accounts, email addresses, and phone numbers" — was discovered on an unidentified server that could be accessed…

Marcus Gilmer

It's unclear when the breach took place. What you need to know On November 22, T-Mobile reported a security "incident." Customers' names, addresses, phone numbers, and more were breached. T-Mobile has made the issue known to the authorities. Friday is usually…

Joe Maring

What you need to know OnePlus is emailing customers about a database breach. Company says passwords and payment info are safe, but emails, contact numbers and shipping addresses were leaked. It's not clear when the breach happened or how many people were affe…

Daniel Bader

T-Mobile says it has suffered a data breach affecting some prepaid customers. No financial data, social security numbers, or passwords were accessed, but information associated with users' prepaid wireless accounts was obtained, including names, billing addre…


It’s kind of a random pairing—I get it—but two new websites have joined ‘have i been pwned’s’ illustrious list of breached sites. One is a cryptocurrency wallet and the other is a RuneScape bot. These sound like small potatoes, but the two breaches have poten…

David Murphy

Macy's has revealed its website suffered a security breach for a week in October exposing the personal information of customers including their payment details. As Bleeping Computer reports, the data breach occurred on and is known as a Magecart att…


According to numerous reports, a number of hacked Disney+ accounts have been popping up over the web lately. And those breaking into your account aren’t taking advantage of some crazy vulnerability in the streaming service. They’re either phishing your accoun…

David Murphy

For the second time in as many years, Macy’s customers have been hit by a data breach involving countless numbers of credit cards. In a filing with the California attorney general, the retail giant said hackers siphoned off customers’ names, addresses, and ph…

Zack Whittaker

Web pages are increasingly powerful—asking for notifications, webcam access, or location—but this great power comes with great vulnerabilities.

Lukasz Olejnik

Disney+ had a rocky launch last week, with technical issues and customer service complaints galore. Now, it looks as though Disney+ has a hacking problem as well. Read more...

Catie Keck

Manchester City fail in an initial bid to have the Court of Arbitration for Sport halt Uefa's investigation into a possible breach of Financial Fair Play rules.


Hacker's data archive file grew so big that the target's hard drive ran out of space.

Dan Goodin

Well, that didn't take long. Shortly after The Wall Street Journal blew the lid off Project Nightingale, regulators have announced that they'll start looking into Google's partnership with Ascension, the second-largest health system in the US. According to WS…

Mariella Moon

The Intelligence Committee chairman said bribery is a "breach of the public trust in a way where you're offering official acts for some personal or political reason, not in the nation's interest."

Jessica Taylor

Iran has begun enriching uranium at its underground Fordow site in the latest breach of its deal with major powers, the U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed on Monday, adding that Tehran's enriched uranium stock has continued to grow.

Reuters Editorial

Sometimes I wonder why everyone isn’t getting hacked all the time. We’re all so bad at security, and there are so many people who know how to abuse it! And then I remember that we are getting hacked all the time.Companies regularly dangle all our home address…

Nick Douglas

Veritas Genetics, a DNA-testing startup, has become the latest company to fall victim to a security incident that exposed customer information. According to Bloomberg, the company said it recently became aware of an instance of unauthorized access involving a…

Ravie Lakshmanan

Veritas Genetics, a DNA testing startup, has said a data breach resulted in the theft of some customer information. The Danvers, MA-based company said its customer facing portal had “recently” been breached but did not say when. Although the portal did not co…

Zack Whittaker

Capital One has replaced its cybersecurity chief, four months after the company disclosed a massive data breach involving the theft of sensitive data on more than 100 million customers. A spokesperson for Capital One confirmed the news in an email to TechCrun…

Zack Whittaker

Singapore police said on Thursday they are investigating an alleged meeting at a bar last month held to discuss anti-government protests in Hong Kong, in a possible breach of the city-state's law against unauthorized public assembly.

Reuters Editorial

Walmart has dropped a lawsuit that accused Tesla of breach of contract and gross negligence after rooftop solar panel systems on seven of the retailer’s stores allegedly caught fire. A settlement has been reached and stipulation of dismissal has been filed wi…

Kirsten Korosec

Facebook isn't entirely shying away from facial recognition, it seems. Code explorer Jane Manchun Wong has discovered a reference to a facial recognition system in Facebook's mobile app that would verify your identity. You'd have to take a "video selfie" wher…

Jon Fingas

The release of the first two transcripts of testimony taken privately in the impeachment inquiry offered the public its first glimpse of how the investigation was unfolding.

Michael D. Shear

Though there hasn't been a deluge of large fines, EU regulators are slowly beginning to flex their enforcement muscles.

Matt Burgess, WIRED UK

Meghan Markle has given an interview to the right-wing, Brexit-loving, fiercely traditional British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, in which she talks about the importance of vulnerability and speaks a great deal of therapy language that is unlikely to endear …

Yahoo News Video

The focus in November is on four murdered journalists, whose killers have not been held to account.


The Facebook-owned messaging company is taking on a notorious malware vendor in what could be an uphill battle.

Andy Greenberg

The American Cancer Society’s online store has become the latest victim of credit card stealing malware. Security researcher Willem de Groot found the malware on the organization’s store website, buried in obfuscated code designed to look like legitimate anal…

Zack Whittaker

Chrome 78 is here. With luck, your browser should have already updated by now to the brand-new version, which comes with bug fixes, security patches, and speedier, hovering boxes when you move your mouse over tabs. There are also two fun features buried withi…

David Murphy

Data security startup Very Good Security, has raised $35 million in its latest round of funding. Its Series B, announced Thursday, was led by Goldman Sachs, with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz — which led its $8.5 million Series A r…

Zack Whittaker

Renault lose the nine points they won at the Japanese Grand Prix after a Racing Point protest regarding an alleged breach of regulations is upheld.


Republican lawmakers who stormed a secured area on Capitol Hill in an attempt to obstruct ongoing impeachment testimony by a Pentagon official on Wednesday reportedly compromised the space by failing to leave their cellphones behind. Read more...

Dell Cameron

Back in June, Firefox launched Enhanced Tracking Protection, a feature that tries to protect your privacy by blocking more than a thousand third-party trackers by default. With its latest update, which you can download today, Firefox now provides a dashboard …

Igor Bonifacic

The breach occurred in March 2018. What you need to know NordVPN is one of the most popular virtual private network service providers. One of its data centers was breached back in March of 2018, the company recently admitted. It claims no user activity logs o…

Muhammad Jarir Kanji

An anonymous reader writes: Czech cyber-security software maker Avast disclosed today a security breach that impacted its internal network. In a statement published today, the company said it believed the attack's purpose was to insert malware into the CClean…


Virtual private network provider NordVPN has confirmed an attacker breached one of its servers, though the tangible impact of the breach seems to be pretty limited. There were no user activity logs on the server -- the company says it doesn't track, collect o…

Kris Holt

The hack happened in 2018 to a server in Finland.

Oscar Gonzalez

NordVPN, a virtual private network provider that promises to “protect your privacy online,” has confirmed it was hacked. The admission comes following rumors that the company had been breached. It first emerged that NordVPN had an expired internal private key…

Zack Whittaker

Do you remember when Zappos, the online shoe store owned by Amazon, had that data breach in 2012 that exposed the usernames and passwords of 24 million customers? No, you’ve forgotten about it amidst all the other data breaches since then: Equifax, Yahoo, Mar…

Lisa Rowan on Two Cents, shared by Lisa Rowan to Lifehacker

Largely out of the spotlight since 2016, Cozy Bear hackers have been caught perpetrating a years-long campaign.

Andy Greenberg

The timing of the original Portal’s launch was less than ideal. The company reportedly pushed things back as the Cambridge Analytica scandal hit full broil, only to be hit with another data breach disclosure. If there’s a lesson to be learned with this year’s…

Brian Heater

(Bloomberg) -- Somalia summoned Kenya’s ambassador after a Kenyan-registered plane landed in the port city of Kismayo in the southern state of Jubaland without “official permission,” amid a simmering maritime-border dispute between the neighbors.Jubaland won …

Mohammed Omar Ahmed

Former hacktivist Jeremy Hammond, a one-time WikiLeaks source, who admitted to leaking stolen files from a private intelligence firm, was held in contempt on Thursday after allegedly refusing to testify before a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of V…

Dell Cameron

Around 200 million players of the popular Words With Friends and Draw Something games from Zynga have had their accounts’ information stolen by “outside hackers,” as the company describes. While your linked credit cards and any other methods you use to buy st…

David Murphy

Words with Friends developer Zynga has suffered a security breach. What you need to know Zynga, the company behind the popular Words with Friends game, had a recent security breach. In their statement, Zynga explained that it appears no financial information …

Samuel Tolbert

Google is rolling out its handy Password Checkup tool to a wider audience because let’s be honest: How good is your password protocol? If you share your login credentials, re-use passwords across accounts (whether or not you perceive those accounts as low-ris…

Catie Keck

Israel's PM hopes to avoid being indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

Comodo, which bills itself as a “global leader in cybersecurity solutions,” said its forum was hacked. The admission came in no less than a forum post, which confirmed a hacker exploited a recently disclosed vulnerability in vBulletin, a popular forum softwar…

Zack Whittaker

Android "Words with Friends" developer Zynga has suffered a data breach that may have exposed player data to hackers. A hacker who claimed to be behind the attack told The Hacker News that the database he accessed included data for more than 218 million users… (Kevin Webb), Kevin Webb

A former Yahoo software engineer who worked at the tech company for more than a decade pleaded guilty on Monday to accessing email accounts belonging to thousands of customers while searching for sexually explicit content. Read more...

Jennings Brown

One of the most popular mobile games in the United States has reportedly been breached by a prolific hacker. Read more...

Jennings Brown

A UK police force auctioned off more than £240,000 of cryptocurrency that they confiscated from the teenage hacker behind the 2015 TalkTalk breach. In April 2018, police discovered that Elliott Gunton was stealing personal data in exchange for hundreds of tho…

Christine Fisher

Data breach at DoorDash sees 4.9 million users' personal information stolen CP24 Toronto's Breaking News A DoorDash Breach Exposes Data of 4.9 Million Customers WIRED DoorDash says data breach affected 4.9M users Newsy DoorDash Announces Data Breach Affecting…

Aleksandra Sagan

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook tries hiding Like counts to fight envy It looks like Fac…

Anthony Ha

One important detail from this week's admission from Doordash that they'd suffered (and remained silent about) a breach of 4.9 million records : Doordash, by its nature, includes the home addresses of people who otherwise avoid disclosing where they live. Peo…

Cory Doctorow

Doordash is the latest of the “services you probably use, or at least have an account with” companies to suffer a large data breach. And while your passwords likely haven’t been compromised, it’s possible that your physical address is floating around in the I…

David Murphy

DoorDash will contact all affected users directly. What you need to know DoorDash suffered a major server breach in May 2019. Almost 5 million users had their data accessed. Only accounts created before April 5, 2018, were affected. In a recent blog post, And…

Stephen Warwick

It’s that time to change your passwords again. Popular on-demand food delivery platform DoorDash has confirmed a data breach affecting 4.9 million customers, workers, and merchants. The data was accessed by an unnamed third-party service provider on May 4, in…

Ravie Lakshmanan

Another data security disaster for 'food delivery on demand' startup DoorDash, and it's not their first. The company confirms a data breach, and says sensitive information belonging to 4.9 million individual customers, delivery workers, and merchants -- all s…

Xeni Jardin

DoorDash has announced that the personal data of 4.9 million people on its platform—including customers, dashers, and its merchants—has been compromised in a security breach. Now is a good time to change your password. Read more...

Catie Keck

Facebook Inc and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday won dismissal of an investor lawsuit accusing them of deceiving investors about the likely impact of a privacy breach on its stock price, though the investors will be have a chance to refile the…

Brendan Pierson

President Trump’s appeal to a foreign power for dirt on former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is an astonishing breach of the norms governing the American presidency.

Peter Baker

People who had Yahoo accounts between 2012 and 2016 can now apply for a cash payment of $100, but the final amount you receive could be more or less than $100 depending on how many people file claims. From a report: It's also possible to file claims for up to…


Three-and-a-half years ago, a lawsuit hit the San Mateo, Ca. county court that briefly attracted the attention of the worldwide venture capital community given its salacious nature. The defendant: longtime VC Michael Goguen, who’d spent 20 years with Sequoia …

Connie Loizos

Thinkful, an online education site for developers, has confirmed a data breach, just days after it confirmed it would be acquired. “We recently discovered that an unauthorized party may have gained access to certain Thinkful company credentials so, out of an …

Zack Whittaker

With all the big corporate data breaches that have been discovered over the past few years, you might have forgotten about the one at Yahoo that exposed 500 million account passwords in 2016. Read more...

Lisa Rowan on Two Cents, shared by Lisa Rowan to Lifehacker

The controversial adverts featured realistic depictions of blood on pads and in the shower.

Snowden didn't submit it to gov't for pre-approval; DOJ says he's in breach of contract.

Sean Gallagher

The Justice Department has filed a civil lawsuit against Edward Snowden that would recover all proceeds of his recently released memoir, the department announced on Tuesday. The charges coincide with the official publication of the book, which is titled Perma…

Russell Brandom

Facebook has agreed to settle a lawsuit with the New Zealand-based company Social Media Series Limited, which it accused of selling fake engagement through bots.

Adi Robertson

The Canadian activist group Open Privacy Research Society has discovered that Vancouver, BC hospitals routinely wirelessly broadcast patient telemetry and admissions data, without encryption to doctor paging systems. It is trivial to intercept these transmiss…

Cory Doctorow

People whose data was compromised by the 2017 Equifax breach and are seeking compensation must take an additional step to have a shot at getting their $125 cash payout.

Clare Duffy, CNN Business

An exposed web server storing résumés of job seekers — including from recruitment site Monster — has been found online. The server contained résumés and CVs for job applicants spanning between 2014 and 2017, many of which included private information like pho…

Zack Whittaker

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has confirmed it’s put questions to the company about a major security breach that we reported on yesterday. “The DPC became aware of this issue through the recent media coverage and we immediately made cont…

Natasha Lomas

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Foxit Software, the company behind the Foxit PDF reader app, said today that hackers breached its servers and have made off with some user information. ZDNet learned of the breach from a Foxit customer who share…


An internal watchdog says the former FBI director failed to safeguard sensitive information.

The Department of Justice said today that a federal grand jury has indicted software engineer Paige Thompson on two counts related to the Capital One data breach that affected over 100 million customers. The charges in the indictment carry penalties of up to …

Catherine Shu

The Dutch data protection agency has asked Microsoft’s lead privacy regulator in Europe to investigate ongoing concerns it has attached to how Windows 10 gathers user data. Back in 2017 the privacy watchdog found Microsoft’s platform to be in breach of local …

Natasha Lomas

It seems not a week goes by where Engadget doesn't report on a data breach. Banks. Hotels. Credit monitoring. Medical records. Your smart home. Slack. Here at Engadget, we felt we needed to do more than just summarize the bleak facts of each new case and repe…

Dana Wollman

While most of our beloved smart products have been designed to streamline our responsibilities and make life easier, they’re still vulnerable to the odd security breach from time to time. From old passwords to unsecured Wi-Fi connections, there are a number o…


Hostinger said it has reset user passwords as a “precautionary measure” after it detected unauthorized access to a database containing information on millions of its customers. The breach is said to have happened on Thursday. The company said in a blog post i…

Zack Whittaker

Walmart came out swinging earlier this week in a lawsuit that accused Tesla of breach of contract and gross negligence over problems with rooftop solar panel systems installed at the retail giant’s stores. Now, just days later, the lawsuit has been placed on …

Kirsten Korosec

Smart home devices can make people uneasy, what with the “constantly listening to you” and the massive breach of privacy whereby paid human contractors turned out to be listening to recordings from Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook services witho…

Chaim Gartenberg

Three years after closing a $9.3 billion deal to acquire Netsuite, several Oracle board members have written an extraordinary letter to the Delaware Court, approving a shareholder lawsuit against company executives Larry Ellison and Safra Catz over the 2016 d…

Ron Miller

"The impact of this data breach on users could be devastating…Activity on adult sites like Luscious is the most private in nature, and nobody ever expects it to be revealed." Read more here. Read more... More about Tech, Mashable Video, Cybersecurity, Hacking…

Saavon Smalls

The great thing about the internet is that no one has to know you have a serious thing for hentai pornography. Unless, that is, the porn site you have an account on leaks your personal information. Over a million account holders faced that unexpe…

Jack Morse

Walmart is suing Tesla for breach of contract and gross negligence after rooftop solar panel systems on seven of the retailer’s stores allegedly caught fire, according to a filing. Walmart said the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in New York state court, aro…

Kirsten Korosec

Security breaches on widely used anonymous communities online threaten to out some of our most personal past-times, especially when those data leaks occur on platforms dedicated to user-created porn. Read more...

Melanie Ehrenkranz

One of the best things about having a solid password is that you don’t have to change it. If it’s strong, unique, and hasn’t been compromised by an attacker, you gain no security benefits by modifying it according to some arbitrary timetable. Just let it be. …

David Murphy

Adding to an already ridiculously long list of complaints, now Facebook’s content moderators say a higher-up asked company-appointed counselors to share their confidential information, according to a new report from the Intercept. Read more...

Alyse Stanley

Ahead of a massive data breach that exposed the personally identifiable information of more than 100 million people, a new report claims, Capital One may have failed to take measures to better detect potential hacks—which, from where now stand, seems like a p…

Catie Keck

Users have said they are receiving emails from Amazon containing invoices and order updates on other customers, TechCrunch has learned. Jake Williams, founder of cybersecurity firm Rendition Infosec, raised the alarm after he received an email from Amazon add…

Zack Whittaker

In February, Google did us lazy bums a favor by adding a Password Checkup extension for Chrome. The way it works is the extension will send you a warning to change your password whenever logging-in to a site using a username or password that’s previously been…

Victoria Song

The Capital One data breach is believed to have exposed the personally identifiable information of more than 100 million customers in both the U.S. and Canada. But a new court filing claims the alleged hacker behind the breach, Paige Thompson, may have stolen…

Catie Keck

The U.S. Department of Justice has applied to seize the Iranian tanker Grace 1, which is being held in Gibraltar on suspicion of smuggling oil to Syria in breach of European Union sanctions, the British overseas territory said on Thursday.

Reuters Editorial

Exposed passwords are bad enough. But fingerprint and facial recognition data? That’s terrifying. Suprema's Biostar 2 biometric security system came under scrutiny after vpnMentor and two researchers — Noam Rotem and Ran Locar — uncovered a major flaw that ex…

Marcus Gilmer

A huge cache of unsecured biometric credentials and personal information has been discovered by security researchers. It includes the fingerprint data of 1 million people and facial recognition information.

Jon Porter
2019-08-14T10:58:31Z breach, the bane of many security experts. Anybody can fall victim to a data breach at any time. The damage is usually extensive and expensive if not utterly debilitating. Breach…

Richard Parker

Massive data breaches have become a sad, numbing reality, where a hack or a compromised server leads to millions of peoples’ private data becoming public or landing in the hands of thieves. Bucking that trend, the Fire Department of New York has begun alertin…

Bryan Menegus

We literally just wrote about how it’s pretty crappy when companies lie to you about data breaches, and then CafePress rolls up and goes, “I can top that.” Read more...

David Murphy

A political campaign group working to elect Democratic senators left a spreadsheet containing the email addresses of 6.2 million Americans’ on an exposed server. Data breach researchers at security firm UpGuard found the data in late July, and traced the stor…

Zack Whittaker

StockX isn't the only company that appears to have warned users about a data breach through password resets. T-shirt seller CafePress has been asking customers to choose new passwords as part of an updated "password policy," but the news came soon after repor…

Jon Fingas

Last week, online sneaker-trading platform StockX asked its users to reset their passwords due to “recently completed system updates on the StockX platform.” In actuality, the company suffered a large data breach back in May, and only finally came clean about…

David Murphy

It looks like this week is dead set on proving that old superstition about bad omens: They always come in threes. Read more...

Alyse Stanley

It wasn’t “system updates” as it claimed. StockX was mopping up after a data breach, TechCrunch can confirm. The fashion and sneaker trading platform pushed out a password reset email to its users on Thursday citing “system updates,” but left users confused a…

Zack Whittaker

The Entertainment Software Association issued an apology of sorts after making available the contact information for more than 2,000 journalists and analysts who attended this year’s E3. “ESA was made aware of a website vulnerability that led to the contact l…

Brian Heater

Thanks to a staggering bit of negligence on the part of the organization that manages E3, the last and worst "leak" this year affects people from the media who covered the event. As pointed out on YouTube by Sophia Narwitz, a spreadsheet was available on the …

Richard Lawler

Chances are high that if you’ve resold clothes online any time recently (or bought them second-hand), you’ve done so on Poshmark. Unfortunately, it’s also the latest company to suffer a data breach. Read more...

Bryan Menegus

Clothing resale site Poshmark has been hacked. Data from users in the US, including full names, usernames, genders, email addresses, hashed passwords, clothing size preferences and social media profile information, were accessed by "an unauthorized third part…

Georgina Torbet

The individual suspected of being behind the massive Capital One data breach that compromised the data of an estimated 106,000 million people has been accused in a court filing of threatening to “shoot up” a California-based social media company and cause har…

Catie Keck

Poshmark, an online marketplace for buying and selling clothes, has reported a data breach. The company said in a brief blog post that user profile information, including names and usernames, gender and city data was taken by an “unauthorized third party.” Em…

Zack Whittaker

Pearson, the London-based educational software maker, said today that thousands of school and university accounts, mostly in the United States, were affected by a data breach. The company added that it has notified affected users already and that the vulnerab…

Catherine Shu

If you’re a Capital One customer, odds are good that you’re probably wrapped up in the company’s recent data breach —one that affected 106 million people (100 million in the U.S. and six million in Canada.) Here’s our question: Has Capital One actually told y…

David Murphy

The alleged Capital One hacker, Paige Thompson, didn’t seem interested in covering her tracks. Why not?

Russell Brandom

A look at Paige Thompson, the former Amazon Web Services employee who was arrested in the Capital One data breach.

Mike Baker

Following news this week that a mammoth data breach affected the personal information of millions of Capital One users, and with an individual now arrested in connection to the incident, Attorney General Letitia James of New York has announced her office is l…

Catie Keck

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Capital One hacked, over 100 million customers affected Another d…

Anthony Ha

Capital One has already started the notification process for its most recent data breach —affecting approximately 100 million people in the U.S. and an additional six million in Canada (for now). If you happened to catch the company’s announcement about the i…

David Murphy

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that her office plans to investigate Capital One after a data breach that impacted more than 100 million people and compromised more than 100,000 Social Security numbers.

Ashley Carman

On Monday night, Capital One reported that a hacker gained access to more than 100 million of their customers’ accounts and credit card applications. According to a press release, this breach included access to users’ names, addresses, phone numbers, date of …

Josh Ocampo

Capital One was hacked earlier this month, the company has disclosed. A notice about the data breach is currently being broadcast from the company’s home page. Here’s what we know so far: Capital One believes the breach exposed credit card application data fo…

Greg Kumparak

The breach of an irrigation canal left more than 100,000 acres of farmland in Nebraska and Wyoming without water at a critical point in the growing cycle.

Mitch Smith

If you’re claiming your $125 in settlement money from the 2017 Equifax data breach, don’t add that extra cash into your budget just yet—because you might not get the full amount. Read more...

Nicole Dieker on Two Cents, shared by Nicole Dieker to Lifehacker

Do you go for the free money or the free service? And what does the fine print say? The Federal Trade Commission confirmed on July 22 that Equifax will pay as much as $700 million — and no less than $575 million — for the 2017 data breach that affected the pe…

Adam Rosenberg

You can't un-breach data, but you can claim some cash for dealing with the mess.

Kate Cox

If you were affected by Equifax’s massive data breach in 2017, you can finally request compensation. The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with the credit bureau that includes $425 million for the 147 million people who had their data compro…

Lisa Rowan on Two Cents, shared by Lisa Rowan to Lifehacker

Several U.S. lawmakers have called for further action in the wake of a $700 settlement reached by state prosecutors with the credit bureau Equifax over its disastrous 2017 data breach. Read more...

Dell Cameron

In 2017, credit-reporting company Equifax disclosed that they had experienced a major data breach, affecting up to 143 million people. The company joined Yahoo, Myspace, Target, LinkedIn and more on the list of largest data breaches in history.​


Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement The Associated Press Equifax Agrees to Pay Data Breach Victims Up to $20,000 for Their Troubles Gizmodo Equifax to pay at least $575 million in FTC settlement over security breach | USA TODAY USA TODAY Paul…

Sarah Skidmore Sell

New Hampshire to receive $1M in settlement with Equifax after 2017 data breach The Union Leader Equifax breach: How to claim your share of the $700 million settlement CNET Equifax Agrees to Pay Data Breach Victims Up to $20,000 for Their Troubles Gizmodo Equi…

Paul Feely New Hampshire Union Leader

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday that Equifax Inc. will pay up to $700 million for a data breach that exposed millions of consumers' personal information.

Bryan Pietsch

Nearly two years after the catastrophic Equifax data breach of 2017 was announced, it looks like the company is readying to cough up damages to any of the 147 million people whose personal information was exposed in the breach. Read more...

Catie Keck

The credit reporting company may have to pay up to $700 million over a 2017 data breach.

Sean Keane

Credit reporting agency Equifax has reached a deal to pay up to $700 million to state and federal regulators to settle probes stemming from a data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 150 million people.

Victoria Cavaliere and Brian Fung, CNN Business

Israeli spyware company NSO Group’s powerful Pegasus malware—the same spyware implicated in a breach of WhatsApp earlier this year—is capable of scraping a target’s data from the servers of Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft, according to a report…

Tom McKay

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Netflix reports net subscriber loss in the US, misses global subs…

Anthony Ha

Slack is resetting roughly 100,000 user passwords for accounts that were active in 2015. The company has only recently learned that an old security breach from four years ago was perhaps worse than previously thought. Read more...

Matt Novak

You can’t spend hours combing through archives of breached data to see if your login credentials were leaked, so Mozilla’s rebranded in-browser password manager, Lockwise, will soon notify users if their saved usernames or passwords were exposed in a data bre…

Andrew Liszewski

Sprint customers, change your account password right away—especially if you own a Samsung device. Read more...

Brendan Hesse

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Amazon's use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace is in breach of EU competition rules.

Reuters Editorial

Someone stole the personal and financial information of millions of Bulgarian taxpayers—likely the majority of the adult population. Read more...

Jennings Brown

Another clinical lab ensnared in the AMCA data breach has come forward. Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) says 2.2 million patients may have had their names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, dates of service, balance information and treatment pro…

Zack Whittaker

Amazon doesn't have a shining reputation when it comes to the way it handles its third-party sellers. Merchants have reported restrictions on where they can sell, being kicked off the site for no obvious reasons and issues with counterfeiting. But Germany has…

Rachel England

Sprint claims the information accessed by hackers did not pose any risk of fraud or identity theft. What you need to know Sprint has said that hackers managed to break into its customer accounts through Samsung's 'add a line' website. The carrier claims to ha…

Babu Mohan

Many Sprint customers recently learned that their accounts were compromised through the Samsung website. Read more...

Jennings Brown

Amid renewed interest in UFOs following a series of articles detailing strange sightings by U.S. military pilots—and recognitions of those concerns by the Navy—over 1.2 million have signed up for a “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” Facebook event sla…

Tom McKay

At a Homeland Security hearing this week that largely focused on the unsolved mystery of whether it’s illegal to use face recognition software on U.S. citizens at airports, a senior Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official proved unable to answer the mos…

Dell Cameron

Marriott International facing legal backlash for online reservations The Washington Post Marriott Faces MASSIVE Fine Over Data Breach One Mile at a Time Marriott gets slammed with $123 million fine after a major data breach AOL Marriott fined $123m for 2018 d…


The U.K. data protection authority said it will serve hotel giant Marriott with a £99 million ($123M) fine for a data breach that exposed up to 383 million guests. Marriott revealed last year that its acquired Starwood properties had its central reservation d…

Zack Whittaker

Marriott might soon face a stiff penalty for the massive November 2018 data breach. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office plans to fine the hotel chain £99,200,396 (about $123.7 million) for allegedly violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation…

Jon Fingas

President Trump’s statement came close to declaring Kim Darroch, the ambassador, persona non grata — an extraordinary breach between the United States and one of its closest allies.

Mark Landler

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. It was a really bad month for the internet In the past month, the…

Anthony Ha

AmiMoJo writes: British Airways is facing a record fine of 183m Pound ($230m) for last year's breach of its security systems. The Information Commissioner's Office said the incident took place after users of British Airways' website were diverted to a fraudul…


The UK’s Information Commissioner is starting off the week with a GDPR bang: this morning, it announced that it has fined British Airways and its parent International Airlines Group (IAG) £183.39 million ($230 million) in connection with a data breach that to…

Ingrid Lunden

The UK’s data watchdog has announced plans to fine British Airways £183 million over last year’s data breach. In a statement the ICO said that “poor security arrangements” at the company compromised 500,000 customers data.

Jon Porter

7-Eleven Japan's mobile payment app had such poor security measures, the company had to shut it down just a couple of days after its release. In an announcement explaining the issue, the company admitted that hackers were able to break into 900 users' account…

Mariella Moon

Ransomware attacks, supply chain hacks, escalating tensions with Iran—the first six months of 2019 have been anything but boring.

Lily Hay Newman

US Customs and Border Protection has suspended all federal contracts with Perceptics, a surveillance contractor suspected of suffering a data breach.

Russell Brandom

The question is no longer “how do I get to 100 percent security?” It’s “how do I galvanize my resources to reduce the risk of a successful breach?”

Karim Toubba, Kenna Security

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Remy Tumin and Hiroko Masuike

Iran said on Monday its accumulation of more enriched uranium than permitted under its nuclear deal with world powers was not a violation of the pact, since it was exercising its right to respond to the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement last year.

Reuters Editorial

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said he was "deeply worried" after Iran said it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 agreement with major powers, but said that Britain still backed the deal.

Reuters Editorial

Iran has breached the limit of its enriched uranium stockpile set in a 2015 deal with major powers, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday, according to the ISNA news agency. Exceeding the limit could culminate in the return of all international…

Michelle Nichols

An anonymous reader quotes CNET: A former Equifax executive who sold his stock in the consumer credit reporting firm before it announced a massive data breach has been sentenced to four months in federal prison for insider trading. Jun Ying, former chief info…


According to a Reuters report, hackers working for Western intelligence agencies reportedly broke into Yandex, the company often referred to as "Russia's Google." The hackers were allegedly looking for technical information that would indicate how Yandex auth…

Christine Fisher

Even as Homeland Security officials attempted to downplay the impact of a security intrusion that reached deep into the network of a federal surveillance contractor, secret documents, handbooks, and slides concerning the nation’s border control operations are…

Dell Cameron

A billing collections agency that was hacked last year in an incident believed to impact millions of medical patients is now seeking a federal bankruptcy court’s protection from its own creditors. Read more...

Dell Cameron

Salesforce announced it is making progress toward releasing a Customer Data Platform (CDP) this week at Salesforce Connections in Chicago. While the company is talking in greater detail about the platform, they are calling Customer 360, it won’t be available …

Ron Miller

A federal watchdog says the government should stop relying on the credit agencies to verify the identifies of those using government services. In a report out this week, the the Government Accountability Office said several government departments still rely o…

Zack Whittaker

GOP in disarray as budget impasse threatens shutdown, deep cuts — and default The Washington Post No clear way forward as government shutdown, spending cuts and potential debt limit breach loom.


Lawmakers on Friday continued to press for answers about the breach of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data reportedly stolen by hackers, an incident said to affect as many as 100,000 individuals who crossed the U.S. border over a month-and-a-half period.…

Dell Cameron

Data including a purported list of clients was reportedly stolen from the leading antivirus maker Symantec in a breach the company has downplayed as having no ramifications. Read more...

Dell Cameron

Security researcher Troy Hunt revealed on Tuesday that he is planning to sell his data breach service Have I Been Pwned (HIPB). Read more...

Jennings Brown

Troy Hunt has revealed he’s looking for an acquirer for the breach notification service he set up more than five years ago — aka: Have I Been Pwned. In a blog post discussing the future of the service, Hunt details how traffic to the site has exploded since J…

Natasha Lomas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed a data breach has involved the photos of passengers traveling in and out of the United States. The photos were stolen from a subcontractor’s network through a “malicious cyberattack,” a CBP spokesperson told Te…

Zack Whittaker

It’s pretty obvious why you’d want to keep personal information private, like passwords and credit card data. But medical data might not be as obvious: why would hackers care whether I have diabetes? Thanks to a new report, we now know a little more about wha…

Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker

Data exposed could include names, credit card information and medical providers, among others.

Steven Musil

Quest Diagnostics is one of America's biggest medical testing companies; they have warned securities regulators that they lost 12,000,000 customer records (credit card numbers, bank account information, medical information, Social Security Numbers, and other …

Cory Doctorow

If you’ve ever had an overdue bill at a Quest Diagnostics office, it’s time to be more vigilant about your financial records. Yep: there’s been yet another data breach. Read more...

Lisa Rowan on Two Cents, shared by Lisa Rowan to Lifehacker

Quest Diagnostics says 12 million patients may have had their personal information exposed WCTV Blood testing giant Quest Diagnostics lost 12,000,000 patients' personal, financial and medical data Boing Boing Quest Diagnostics data breach may have compromised…

CNN Business

Clinical lab testing titan Quest Diagnostics acknowledged in a press release on Monday that an “unauthorized user” had gained access to personal information on around 11.9 million customers, including some financial and medical data. Read more...

Tom McKay

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Clinical laboratory giant Quest Diagnostics said on Monday that there had been a breach of financial information on nearly 11.9 million patients. The breach occurred at one of Quest's billing collections vendors, the American M…


Medical testing giant Quest Diagnostics has confirmed a third-party billing company has been hit by a data breach affecting 11.9 million patients. The laboratory testing company revealed the data breach in a filing on Monday with the Securities and Exchange C…

Zack Whittaker

The social news aggregator revealed unauthorized access of some of its databases, which contained some users’ private information. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Data Breach, Flipboard, Tech, and Big Tech Companies

Danica D'Souza

Flipboard, the news aggregation app and website, announced to its users in an email today that a massive security breach left account login information vulnerable and accessible to hackers for over nine months. The company is taking measures to keep user info…

Brendan Hesse

Flipboard says databases containing users' account information, including passwords and email addresses, were copied by hackers. What you need to know Flipboard says hackers gain unauthorized access to its databases containing user details. The databases in q…

Harish Jonnalagadda

Flipboard is the latest company to fall foul of a data breach. The news aggregation app announced in a post that it had identified unauthorized access of some of its internal systems, which contained some Flipboard users' account information and credentials. …

Johnny Lieu

The lawyer for an Australian teenager who twice breached Apple’s internal security says he did so because he thought it might land him a job at the California-based tech giant, the Australian Associated Press reports. Read more...

Dell Cameron

Hackers breached a company that provides license plate reader technology for the US government, including at the border with Mexico. From a report: The hackers posted what appears to be the internal data of the company, called Perceptics, on a dark web websit…


News just in from security reporter Brian Krebs: Fortune 500 real estate insurance giant First American exposed approximately 885 million sensitive records because of a bug in its website. Krebs reported that the company’s website was storing and leaking bank…

Zack Whittaker

Two years ago exactly, someone began hacking Equifax. Today, it’s starting to feel some pain. Read more...

Patrick Howell O'Neill

The publishing house dismissed Gary Fisketjon, a longtime editor who worked with such literary stars as Raymond Carver, Annie Dillard and Cormac McCarthy.


Developer knowledge sharing site Stack Overflow has confirmed hackers breached its systems, but said customer data is unaffected. “Over the weekend, there was an attack on Stack Overflow,” wrote Mary Ferguson, vice president of engineering. “We have confirmed…

Zack Whittaker

Breaching a heavily-defended enemy position is a complex and risky operation, one that requires suppressing fire, battlefield obscurants, electronic warfare capabilities, and a physical breach unit built to break through. These operations are exceptionally da…

Ryan Pickrell

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has resumed trading activity. Users can now cancel open orders, deposit crypto assets into their Binance account, and of course buy and sell cryptocurrencies. You can’t withdraw crypto assets to an external wallet just yet, but…

Romain Dillet

WhatsApp users everywhere: Update your app now. A vulnerability in the app has allowed one company to install surveillance software on both iPhones and Android phones by calling users on the app, regardless of whether they answered. Worse, after a call was pl…

Josh Ocampo

Sprint-owned virtual mobile network operator Boost Mobile quietly informed customers that it suffered a data breach that allowed hackers to access some user accounts. In a notice posted on the Boost Mobile website, the company said a previously undisclosed br…

AJ Dellinger

Boost Mobile, a virtual mobile network owned by Sprint, has confirmed hackers have broken into an unknown number of customer accounts. The company quietly posted a notification of its data breach almost exactly two months after March 14 when Boost said the br…

Zack Whittaker

Symantec, the maker of Norton Antivirus software, denied on Monday having ever been contacted in connection with reports that three major antivirus companies have been compromised. “We have no indication that Symantec has been impacted and do not believe ther…

Dell Cameron

Germany is working on maintaining a legal channel for trade with Iran, a government spokesman said on Monday, after Iran last week eased curbs on its nuclear program and threatened moves that might breach a 2015 international nuclear pact.

Reuters Editorial

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against South Korean data analytics company Rankwave over a breach of contract after the company allegedly failed to prove that it was complying with Facebook’s data policies. Read more...

Catie Keck

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. Uber opens at a disappointing $42 per share At long last, it’s lift-…

Anthony Ha

The US Department of Justice charged this week a Chinese national for his role as a member of an elite Chinese hacking group that breached at least four US companies, including Indianapolis-based health insurer Anthem Inc. in 2015. From a report: The DOJ indi…


Public prosecutor to drop breach of trust charge against Mark Norman CTV News Prosecutors expected to withdraw breach of trust charge against Mark Norman National Post Prosecutors to drop criminal case of breach of trust against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman CBC N… Staff

A security lapse at Canada’s fourth largest cell network Freedom Mobile exposed customer data. Security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar found an Elasticsearch server leaking five million logs containing customer data. The server wasn’t protected with a p…

Zack Whittaker

Israel Folau is found guilty of a "high level breach" of Rugby Australia's code of conduct after he said "hell awaits" gay people on social media.


Hackers gained access to technology giant Citrix’s networks six months before they were discovered, the company has confirmed. In a letter to California’s attorney general, the virtualization and security software maker said the hackers had “intermittent acce…

Zack Whittaker

Large-scale database exposures are sadly nothing new, but they're particularly worrisome when there isn't even a clear owner. Researchers Ran Locar and Noam Rotem have found an unguarded database hosted on a Microsoft server that holds sensitive info for more…

Jon Fingas

Third time lucky — unless you’re Facebook. The social networking giant was hit by a trio of investigations over its privacy practices Thursday following a particularly tumultuous month of security lapses and privacy violations — the latest in a string of emba…

Zack Whittaker

The New York attorney general's office will investigate Facebook's "unauthorized collection of 1.5M of their users' email contact databases." Earlier this month, it emerged the company had been scraping the contact lists of some users who joined the service a…

Kris Holt

When someone who is living paycheck to paycheck falls victim to an online fraud or a breach, the cascade of repercussions can be devastating.


Companies store a ton of data. You know this. Everyone knows this. But we’re not always happy about the kinds of data they store. We rightfully get pretty touchy when we hear our address, credit card number, mental health inquiries, or private conversations a…

Sean Hollister

Nissan Motor said on Monday it had filed a criminal complaint against former Chairman Carlos Ghosn related to an aggravated breach of trust under Japan's Companies Act.

Reuters Editorial

It’s been a busy week — it’s tough to keep up with all the cybersecurity news. We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week — from TechCrunch and afar — to keep you up to date with the latest hacks, privacy breaches and security sto…

Zack Whittaker

Names, soccer players, musicians and fictional characters make up some of the worst passwords of the year, according to the U.K. government’s National Cyber Security Center. But nothing beats “123456” as the worst password of all. It’s no shock to any seasone…

Zack Whittaker

The leaks are never-ending; but naturally, some are more sensitive than others. Read more...

Dell Cameron

Tokyo prosecutors are likely to indict former Nissan Motor Co Ltd boss Carlos Ghosn on an additional charge of aggravated breach of trust as early as Monday, when his current detention period expires, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.

Reuters Editorial

Two University of Colorado regents have spoken out about the morality of colleges supporting big-time football. “I can’t do this anymore,” said one who cast a vote against football.


North Korea had declared a moratorium on missile tests after the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile in November 2017.


Hackers spent months with full access to Outlook, Hotmail, and MSN email accounts—and got in through Microsoft's customer support platform.

Lily Hay Newman

A series of security reports published over the weekend have raised serious concerns about Microsoft’s transparency in the wake of a recent data breach. Read more...

Dell Cameron

A group of hackers has exploited the flaws of at least three FBI-affiliated websites and leaked thousands of federal and law enforcement agents' personal details. According to TechCrunch, the group infiltrated websites run by the FBI National Academy Associat…

Mariella Moon

On the heels of a trove of 773 million emails, and tens of millions of passwords, from a variety of domains getting leaked in January, Microsoft has faced another breach affecting its web-based email services. Microsoft has confirmed to TechCrunch that a cert…

Ingrid Lunden

Jos Buttler blitz helps RR breach the Wankhede fortress Cricbuzz IPL 2019: Jos Buttler 89 scripts Rajasthan Royals victory over Mumbai Indians India Today IPL 2019, MI vs RR Match at Wankhede: Royals Win by Four Wickets News18 MI vs RR Live Score, IPL 2019: J…


An earlier settlement was thrown out as not being adequate. Back in 2016, Yahoo announced that all 3 billion of its customers’ accounts had their login information stolen. Not only that, but Yahoo took three years to tell the public about the potentially stat…

Melissa Locker

At a time when every high-profile data breach sheds more light on how web activity is monitored, Firefox is launching anti-tracking tools to protect against fingerprinting and crypto-mining. Mozilla is again teaming up with Disconnect -- a software company th…

Saqib Shah

IPL 2019, CSK v KKR Preview: Local boy Karthik looks to breach Super Kings fortress Sportstar Dhoni bhai was very angry with me, but after the match he hugged me and said 'well done': Deepak Chahar Times of India IPL 2019 CSK vs KKR Preview: Rampage looms, ca…

Sattwik Biswal

Large corporations collecting our data and resetting passwords after every major data breach can feel like inevitabilities we just have to accept in 2019. But there are ways to protect your data and privacy. Read more...

Abu Zafar

The businessman, who faces charges of financial misconduct, was re-arrested last week.

The most popular speedrunning website,, has reverted all its rankings to their April 1 state after a security breach left many leaderboards at risk of tampering. After a similar issue in November 2018, the site’s owner is considering strengthened…

Heather Alexandra

Seemingly the sole government body policing tech platforms, the ole’ European Union, is now taking aim at desktop gaming’s biggest storefront, Steam, and its creator Valve. The commission sent a “Statements of Objections” to Valve and five other video game pu…

Lucas Matney

New audio was released of a Chinese woman the FBI is investigating, after she was arrested at Mar-a-Lago, accused of illegally entering the president's vacation home.


CNN's Jake Tapper reports on how the recent security breach at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate raises concerns over Trump's apparent disregard for a tight security protocol.


Former counterintelligence officer says Mar-a-Lago security breach over the weekend is "dangerous." (April 3)


Lisa Hawke Contributor Share on Twitter Lisa Hawke (@ldhawke) is VP of Security and Compliance at Everlaw, and Vice Chair of Women in Security and Privacy. Slack and other consumer-grade productivity tools have been taking off in workplaces large and small — …

Arman Tabatabai

The contractor, Harold Martin, was arrested in 2016, but investigators never found evidence that he had shared stolen classified information with anyone.


Joseph Tsidulko, writing for CRN: Oracle asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to not review an appellate court's decision finding Google violated Oracle's copyright of the Java platform when building the Android mobile operating system. In that oppositio…


In the increasingly digitized world of healthcare, how can all involved uphold their responsibilities, follow relevant laws and maintain the trust of patients when it comes to privacy?

David Riggs

HMD Global releases statement regarding Nokia 7 Plus alleged “data breach” gizmochina Nokia 7 Plus Data Breach Issue Already Fixed, No Data Compromised: HMD Global NDTV HMD Global Confirms Nokia 7 Plus Devices Sent Sensitive Data to China, Finnish Authorities…


The Federal Emergency Management Agency may have put the personally identifying information of millions of disaster survivors at risk of fraud and identity theft, according to a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector Gene…

Catie Keck

The attorney general for the District of Columbia may have obtained internal company emails showing that Facebook had knowledge of Cambridge Analytica’s data-harvesting efforts months sooner than CEO Mark Zuckerberg let on last year. But the company is now in…

Dell Cameron

The strategy game Into The Breach is elegant in its simplicity, but that’s because its designers had to scrap several huge sections of the game that just didn’t work. Matthew Davis and Justin Ma, the minds behind FTL and Into The Breach, came on Kotaku Splits…

Maddy Myers

Hundreds of millions of Facebook users’ passwords were stored in plain text, completely searchable by Facebook employees for years. Some users had their passwords stored in plain text as early as 2012, according to a senior Facebook source who spoke to KrebsO…

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England run in 12 tries in thrashing Scotland to seal a ninth Grand Slam and regain the Six Nations title.


When a company is hacked, consumers usually find out about it through the press or emails. You probably remember the Target hack that spilled data from millions of credit and debit card accounts. But do you remember the last publicly disclosed Congressional c…

Christine Fisher

Following the revelations of a $90 million golden parachute to Andy Rubin, a former Google executive accused of sexually harassing a subordinate, a recently unsealed complaint shows the company approved a further $45 million send-off to Amit Singhal, the comp…

Bryan Menegus

Dip into one of six schools of magic as you take on creatures from mythologies from around the world.

IGN Prime Team

Facebook sued two Ukrainian men for creating malicious plugins that compromised 63,000 Facebook users’ browsers and allowed the collection of private data.

Adi Robertson

Rapper 21 Savage is being sued by club promoter Sadaetirs Kent Smith for breach of contract and $1 million for emotional distress.

Associated Press

• England 55-0 Italy • Captain Sarah Hunter returns to score try in 112th game England’s women all but wrapped up the Six Nations title in Exeter and it is impossible to imagine Scotland denying them a grand slam at Twickenham next Saturday night. Sarah Hunte…

Ian Malin

Friday: Tech wealth is already a sore spot, and it’s even less likely to change with the crush of anticipated I.P.O.’s; demographic changes; and moronga


Wigan Warriors' two-point deduction for salary cap breaches is suspended until 2020 after an appeal.


Your startup needs customers to survive. If and when you make sales or generate installs, you are wading into the fast moving stream of commerce and exposing yourself to risk. Well-drafted customer contracts limit your liability and create legally enforceable…

Daniel McKenzie

For too many people, moving the digits around in some variation of Patriots69Lover is their idea of a strong password. So you might expect something complicated like” “ji32k7au4a83” would be a great password. But according to the data breach repository Have I…

Rhett Jones

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou files lawsuit alleging breach of constitutional rights The Globe and Mail China accuses detained Canadians of spying, days after Huawei extradition hearing approved The Globe and Mail Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou sues Canadian governm…


In this week's newsletter: Justin Caldbeck battles Jonathan Teo, venture capital flows to mental health and some tips on term sheets.

Kate Clark

itwbennett writes: If you're running Elasticsearch 1.4.2 and lower, you should make sure your patches are up to date. That's because researchers from Cisco's Talos group have "detected an increase in attacks targeting unsecured Elasticsearch clusters." At lea…


Justin Caldbeck, angry the Binary Capital co-founder couldn't save the firm following his own sexual harassment scandal, alleges breach of contract and fraud in the lawsuit.

Kate Clark

Justin Caldbeck, angry the Binary Capital co-founder couldn't save the firm following his own sexual harassment scandal, alleges breach of contract and fraud in the lawsuit.

Kate Clark

Benjamin Netanyahu is the dominant Israeli politician of his generation. No rival comes close in political skill to the Likud Party leader known widely as "Bibi".

Maayan Lubell

In September 2017, US-based credit reporting firm Equifax revealed that its site had suffered a breach, and 143 million citizens’ records were stolen in the attack – names, addresses, social security numbers, and all. The breach, as we subsequently learned, c…

Abhimanyu Ghoshal

Privacy and security remain a centerpiece of House Democrats’ agenda this year. To further efforts to pass comprehensive federal law protecting consumers from malfeasance from corporations like Facebook, hearings continue to be scheduled with experts to debat…

Dell Cameron

Prompted by last year’s Marriott International data breach, which saw more than 25 million unencrypted passport numbers leaked among other sensitive info, the state of California may soon require companies to notify customers when passport information and bio…

Dell Cameron

California, which has some of the strongest data breach notification laws in the U.S., thinks it can do ever better. The golden state’s attorney general Xavier Becerra announced a new bill Thursday that aims to close loopholes in its existing data breach noti…

Zack Whittaker

Party claims MP contacted its supporters after quitting for the Independence Group Labour has reported its former MP Joan Ryan to the Information Commissioner’s Office, though the MP strongly denies she she accessed party systems to contact members after resi…

Jessica Elgot Political correspondent

Review site Trustpilot says it’s creating more transparency around how businesses respond to consumer reviews. Founder and CEO Peter Mühlmann told me that while “the vast majority of companies” are using their ability to flag questionable reviews in “exactly …

Anthony Ha

A new ranking of nation-state hacker speed puts Russia on top by a span of hours.

Andy Greenberg

Security reporter Zack Whittaker writes: In my years covering cybersecurity, there's one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest. "We take your privacy and security seriously." You might have heard the phrase here and there. It's a common trope u…


Authorities say a man was arrested after he attempted to breach a security checkpoint at a Florida airport.

Associated Press

Hotel chain giant Marriott will now let you check if you’re a victim of the Starwood hack. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it has put in place “a mechanism to enable guests to look up individual passport numbers to see if they were included in the se…

Zack Whittaker

Nest is proactively locking people out of their accounts if it believes their passwords have been compromised. The company began sending out emails to affected users last night.

Jon Porter

Millions of people who use the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel woke up on Valentine's Day to some unsetting news: their personal information had been compromised. Coffee Meets Bagel reported a massive data breach affecting "approximately" six million users Thur…

Karissa Bell

Coffee Meets Bagel—the worst-named dating app in an extremely competitive field—spent Valentine’s Day performing one of the more intimate acts a company can engage in: informing its users of a data breach. Read more...

Bryan Menegus

If you were trying to find the love of your life on Coffee Meets Bagel before May 2018, your personal data was possibly stolen. The company sent out an email to users telling them that some of their personal information may have been breached.

Makena Kelly

Photo-sharing service 500px has announced that it was the victim of a hack back in July 2018 and that personal data was exposed for all the roughly 14.8 million accounts that existed at the time. PetaPixel reports: In an email sent out to users and an announc…


Every year, Reddit receives subpoenas, search warrants and court orders from governments, law enforcement and private parties around the world. Often they want information on users -- perhaps in an investigation or public emergency -- or for Reddit to take do…

Chris Ip

Debra Berlyn Contributor Share on Twitter Debra Berlyn is the president of Consumer Policy Solutions and the executive director of Project GOAL, a project to raise awareness of both the benefits and challenges of innovative new technologies for the aging comm…

Jonathan Shieber

It’s bad enough that dating sites are a pit of exaggerations and inevitable disappointment, they’re also a hot target for hackers. Dating sites aren’t considered the goldmine of personal information like banks or hospitals, but they’re still an intimate part …

Zack Whittaker

The final decision I made in Into the Breach cost me the life of one of my pilots, and almost cost me the entire game. Read more...

Narelle Ho Sang

England thrash Grand Slam champions France to claim a crucial bonus-point 41-26 win and become favourites to win the Women's Six Nations.


Preventive measure comes after breach at an another Vale-owned mine killed 150 people The Brazilian mining company Vale SA has evacuated about 500 people from a dam area in a mine in the state of Minas Gerais, two weeks after a dam breach at another mine run …

Reuters in São Paulo

Company apologises after bug meant users were able to log into accounts of strangers Mumsnet has reported itself to the information commissioner after a data breach resulted in users accidentally logging into the accounts of strangers. Related: Mumsnet forums…

Alex Hern

Google is rolling out two new tools today to help the password-challenged beef up their security game. The first is a Chrome extension called Password Checkup that can identify if you’re using a password that’s been exposed in a third-party data breach. The s…

Victoria Song

Houzz, a $4 billion-valued home improvement startup that recently laid off 10 percent of its staff, has admitted a data breach. A reader contacted TechCrunch on Thursday with a copy of an email sent by the company. It doesn’t say much — such as when the breac…

Zack Whittaker

Apple has shut down Facebook’s ability to distribute internal iOS apps, from early releases of the Facebook app to basic tools like a lunch menu. A person familiar with the situation tells The Verge that early versions of Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and a…

Tom Warren

A server security lapse has exposed a massive database of customer information belonging to Rubrik, an IT security and cloud data management giant. The company pulled the server offline Tuesday within an hour of TechCrunch alerting the company, after the data…

Zack Whittaker

A U.S. judge rejected Yahoo's proposed settlement with millions of people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen in the largest data breach in history, faulting the Internet services provider for a lack of transparency. From a report…


"Yahoo’s… lack of transparency related to the data breaches [is] egregious."

Cyrus Farivar

Someone at these companies, please update your software! Hundreds of major U.S. corporations are using the same flawed version of server software that led to the 2017 Equifax breach, according to open source software automation firm, Sonatype. In a report pub…

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Singapore HIV registry data leaked online in health breach BBC News HIV Status of More Than 14,000 People Leaked in Singapore Data Breach The Wall Street Journal U.S. citizen leaks data on thousands in Singapore with HIV, government says Reuters Gan Kim Yong …

Every year for many technology organizations, seeing daily headlines with reports of data breaches and cyberattacks from all corners of the globe is highlighting the need to ensure they are protected. Board rooms and executive management are more aware of the…


The longer the federal shutdown lasted, the more likely security breaches of government websites become, cyber specialists said. The shutdown could lead to security problems long after the government reopens.

KQED News Staff and Wires

Attackers took advantage of a bank employee to penetrate their computer infrastructure. Redbanc, a company responsible for administering the interbank ATM network in Chile, suffered a serious cybersecurity incident, reported network security and ethical hacki…


<b>Tyler Durden</b> - Conspicuously absent from the list? The United States.


Alphabet Inc.'s Google received a hefty fine of $56.8 million from France's privacy regulator, which used its new powers to levy much higher penalties for the first time under European Union data protection rules. France's data authority CNIL said the amount …


A documentary examining every murder committed in 2017 takes awful tales of deep, abject grief and skims over every single one There is, of course, an unending, unyielding pathos to the stories told by the unendingly, unyieldingly bereaved people in a program…

Lucy Mangan

LONDON: Leading barristers representing a British PIO woman and an Indian man accused of plotting the murder of a 12-year-old Indian orphan to get mil.


Russia had denied developing what US intelligence calls the SSC-8/9M729 cruise missile system.


Free games. Watch this space for free apps tomorrow. Fit Toon – Series 1 Fit Toon is a game played by placing a color that matches the colorless character. Complete the colors of over 170 characters with an easy and simple game method using swipe. Complete my…

Anil Ganti

The stakes are raised as Maika and Corvo search desperately for their missing friend in the thrilling Monstress #19 from... Read More The post The Blood Runs Like a River in Monstress #19 [REVIEW] appeared first on Bleeding Cool News And Rumors.

Leigh Kade

L’escriptora nord-americana Jennifer Clement (Greenwich, 1960) ha visitat Catalunya com a presidenta del PEN Internacional, l’associació internacional d’escriptors que aplega 148 centres arreu del món. Aquest dilluns el PEN va publicar un manifest en què dema…

Xavier Cervantes Cervantes

Attorney General Josh Stein and Rep. Jason Saine announced updates designed to strengthen the state's identity theft protection legislation, targeting prevention and consumer protection boost in the face of breaches. [...]

Sergiu Gatlan

Attorney General Josh Stein and Rep. Jason Saine announced updates designed to strengthen the state's identity theft protection legislation, targeting prevention and consumer protection boost in the face of breaches. [...]

Sergiu Gatlan

Analyst Patrick Moorhead weighs in on why Apple didn't use Qualcomm modems in its 2018 models.

Patrick Moorhead, Contributor, Patrick Moorhead, Contributor

Jack Shepherd, 31, fled last March to avoid standing trial over the death of Charlotte Brown, 24, who was killed in December 2015 when his defective speedboat crashed on the Thames.

Diplomats write open letter to Xi Jinping as Ottawa-Beijing dispute escalates


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Sharma McCarthy

The hedge fund, which has demanded overhauls at a string of Britain's biggest firms, has been weighing up a purchase of a major shareholding in Dixons Carphone for several weeks.

A 2018 study by the Ponemon Institute reports that 27 percent of data breaches are caused by workforce error and negligent employees. The failure to train employees about cybersecurity and to institute a culture of security awareness can lead to disaster.

CityBusiness Guest Perspective

JUTC probing security breach at depot / The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) says it has launched a wide-scale investigation into an incident involving a former member of staff who drove away with a bus from one of its depots last month.  The ex-worker crashed i…


Foreign affairs officials on Monday assured the National Privacy Commission (NPC) that no passport data breach had taken place in the department, contrary to the claim made by Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on his Twitter post on Jan. 9. The personal da…


in a place where hackers could easily obtain it. Cybersecurity professionals continue to investigate the full ramifications of this massive security compromise, which remain uncertain. However, the editors at Solutions Review feel confident that, without ente…

Ben Canner

The security provided by access control systems is vital, which is why access control vulnerabilities found in a leading system are so troubling.

Karen D. Schwartz

Russia has rejected a US demand for Moscow to destroy a new cruise missile system.


Speaking at the Digital, Life, Design conference in Munich, Sandberg said the firm had 'acknowledged our mistakes' and was 'far from done' trying to fix them.

Last week, lawyers for Professor Rabab Abdulhadi filed suit in US District Court against San Francisco State University and top administrators including President Leslie Wong, seeking a permanent court judgment to protect the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and D…

David Spero

Lee Daniels' settlement money is paying off Dame Dash's $400K debt. The settlement that Lee Daniels paid to Dame Dash is getting put to good use. Dash has reportedly used the money Daniels owed him to pay off a six-figure debt that's been lingering over him f…

Aron A.

Far-reaching and industry-spanning privacy legislation finally matured in 2018. It is now a thing. After years of ramp-up and speculation as to its immediate impact, the GDPR finally became effective on May 25, 2018. Thus far, enforcement actions utilizing th…


Sources in the BSF headquarters in Delhi said there was no question of India accepting them as Bangladesh authorities have not yet provided any evidence of the Rohingya having crossed over from India.

Deeptiman Tiwary

Insurgents Attack Intelligence-Agency Base in Afghanistan, Killing Dozens The Wall Street Journal Afghanistan attack: More than 100 security officers killed in Taliban assault on military base The Independent Taliban kill ‘more than 100 people’ in attack on A…

Craig Nelson

A TAXI driver suspected of savage sexual assaults on two women he picked up is still working, senior sources say.

Ken Foy

Last week, Chilean Senator Felipe Harboe took to Twitter with alarming news – he had got wind that the company running the country’s ATM inter-bank network, Redbanc, had suffered a serious cyberattack at the end of December. Two days later, not long before a …


Alistair Jennings sums up some key science stories in 2018.

ABC News

Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says she has not been afforded the opportunity to make representations before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.


(Bloomberg)—Alphabet Inc.’s Google was at the receiving end of a hefty fine of 50 million euros ($56.8 million) by France’s privacy regulator, which used its new powers to levy much higher penalties for the first time under European Union data protection rule…

Bloomberg News

And while most of the protests outside of France happened last month, this is a good list to note where discontent is mounting. Bulgaria: Yellow Vests began protesting the same weekend as the French movement – coming out in force on November 16 to protest in …

Mike Rivero

Leeds United are unlikely to be hit with a points deduction over the 'spygate' controversy. The FA and EFL are both investigating the incident, but have yet to rule out any form of punishment.

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has been charged with misconduct after running onto the pitch in celebration of his side's late winner against Leicester.


Apple’s Giving program has raised US$365 million for non-profits around the world. It’s an internal program where employees can donate money. [Apple Promotes Giving Tuesday for Apple Pay-ready Charities] A Culture of Giving Apple’s Newsroom entry, titled ‘Out…

Andrew Orr

Google has been at the receiving end of a hefty fine of $56.8m by France’s privacy regulator, which used its new powers to levy much higher penalties for the first time under European Union data protection rules.


Caribou Coffee has appointed longtime Target executive John Butcher as CEO. Butcher has been president of the company since joining Caribou in June of 2017. He replaces Sarah Spiegel, who left the …

Nick Brown

Council bosses have revealed plans to up defences against cyber attackers with new training, software and safeguards. On January 17, Sunderland City Council’s Scrutiny Co-ordinating Committee heard a presentation about the council’s defences and “cyber hygien…


Friends, I have some good news and some bad news. That bad news, if you missed our PSA last week, is that a colossal breach exposed nearly 773 million emails and more than 21 million passwords. This is not ideal, I know. And if you have not already, this is a…

Catie Keck

I guess they wouldn't have numbered it if it was the only one. On Jan. 16, security research Troy Hunt uploaded a massive cache of leaked emails and passwords to his invaluable website have i been pwned. The 87GB dataset, dubbed "Collection #1," was admittedl…

Jack Morse

Fortnite security breach let hackers take over your account Epic Games will pause 'Fortnite' updates ahead of events to help pros Engadget Epic will hold off on releasing game-changing Fortnite updates before big tournaments The Verge How the E…


News of this week’s so-called “mega breach” might deeply trouble you. If so, that means it’s a perfect time to take control of your personal security. Yes, every company should be held responsible for practicing sloppy security, allowing your sensitive data t…

Dell Cameron

“Another day, another migraine” is a wonderful morning mantra from Spongebob’s Squidward Q. Tentacles, which you can also apply to your account security on a near-weekly basis. It feels like there is always some new data breach or unfortunate leak you have to…

David Murphy

There’s no shortage of data breaches these days, but this one should make you sit up and pay attention. The newly discovered “Collection #1&quot; is the largest public data breach by volume, with 772,904,991 unique emails and 21,222,975 unique passwords expos…

Victoria Song

If you're signed up for one of the many services that alerts you to data breaches when they're discovered (if you're not, you probably should be) then you likely have an email waiting for you. Troy Hunt runs Have I Been Pwned where he makes it his business to…

Richard Lawler

An unprotected server storing millions of call logs and text messages was left open for months before they were found by a security researcher. If you thought you’d heard this story before, you’re not wrong. Back in November, another telecoms company Voxox ex…

Zack Whittaker

NPC to hold fact-finding inquiry on passport 'data breach' ABS-CBN News Yasay: No data stolen; Locsin ‘misinformed’ about passport data breach PNP: Passport data breach a threat to identity, national security CNN Philippines 'Cumbersome': Palace …

Davinci Maru, ABS-CBN News

According to a report from HackenProof, a database containing resumes of over 200 million job seekers in China was exposed last month. "The leaked info included not just the name and working experience of people, but also their mobile phone number, email, mar…


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Luke Plunkett

Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain operator, has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit over the data breach now said to affect upwards of 300 million people. The suit, brought by more than 150 past hotel guests, according to Vox, is at least the sec…

Dell Cameron

Two months ago, NASA quietly fixed a buggy internal server that was leaking sensitive information about the agency’s staff and their work. The leaking server was — ironically — a bug reporting server, running the popular Jira bug triaging and tracking softwar…

Zack Whittaker

Amazon’s Dash buttons have been found to breach consumer ecommerce rules in Germany. The push-to-order gizmos were debuted by Amazon in 2015, in an attempt by the ecommerce giant to shave friction off of the online shopping process by encouraging consumers to…

Natasha Lomas

SCL Elections, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, pleaded guilty in UK court to violating the Data Protection Act after it failed to comply with a request for information submitted by a citizen and backed by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)…

AJ Dellinger

A 20-year-old is held over the leak of hundreds of politicians' information online.

Benjamin Braddock begins his affair with Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate by nervously checking into a hotel under the name Mr. Gladstone. After all, in our cultural imagination, booking a room in a hotel is a refuge for anonymity, and often, the vice that comes…

Rachel Kraus

While downsizing the estimate of how many guests were impacted by the historic breach of its hotel reservation system, Marriott International on Friday announced that roughly 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers are among the sensitive data illegally obt…

Dell Cameron

German government acknowledges breach of hundreds of documents dating back to 2017.

Sean Gallagher

Sensitive patient information inadvertently heard by man calling to change appointment A hospital has apologised after sensitive voicemail messages left by patients were heard by a man trying to change an appointment over the phone. Brian Newton reported that…

Amy Walker
2019-01-04T16:37:56Z, a large online custom mug and apparel store, had a four-month long data breach just before the busy Christmas holiday season. The company said in a letter to state attorney generals that hackers siphoned off credit card numbers from customer…

Zack Whittaker

The hackers who stole Orange is the New Black are back, and they've hit a new low. The group known as TheDarkOverlord claims to have stolen 18,000 documents from Hiscox Syndicates, Lloyds of London and Silverstein Properties, and threatened to release files p…

Jon Fingas

Hackers stole the personal information of 997 North Korean defectors after accessing a South Korean resettlement agency’s database, according to the South Korean Unification Ministry. Read more...

Jennings Brown