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

Andy Greenberg

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

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

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