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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

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

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

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

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

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

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