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Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen

Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen

By Chris Crum August 6, 2014

Wow, this is a big one. A first reported by The New York Times, Hold Security discovered that a Russian crime ring has stolen 1.2 billion user name and passwords combinations and over 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites …

Kickstarter Reveals Hack, Some User Info Compromised Kickstarter Reveals Hack, Some User Info Compromised

Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler took to the company blog over the weekend to announce that they had fallen victim to a hack–one that exposed some user info including email addresses, mailing address, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. Strickler makes a …

Neiman Marcus Data Breach Exposed 1.1M Cards Neiman Marcus Data Breach Exposed 1.1M Cards

Earlier this month, high-end retailer Neiman Marcus confirmed that they had been the target of a widespread data breach that saw hackers gain access to customer credit cards via a sophisticated malware attack. At that time, the company launched an …

CNN's Twitter Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army CNN's Twitter Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Late Thursday night, CNN had a bunch of social media accounts hacked. The group responsible, the Syrian Electronic Army, announced their intent to “retaliate against CNN’s viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in Syria.” According to CNN, “the …

A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack
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In gee-that’s-terrifying news, as much as one fifth of the German population is at risk after a massive email hack that targeted .de addresses. Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security announced that passwords and “other details” of 16 million email …

Free Credit Report Offered To Target Customers Free Credit Report Offered To Target Customers

After the breach of Target’s security system, that left many of their customers who used debit and credit cards vulnerable to hackers, Target has decided to offer a free credit report and credit monitoring service to those who were affected. …

Neiman Marcus Confirms Data Breach Neiman Marcus Confirms Data Breach

Upscale retailer Neiman Marcus is the latest chain to announce a data breach that may put its customers at risk for credit card fraud. According to Krebs on Security – the same site that broke news of the Target data …

Outdated system is blame in Target Hacking Outdated system is blame in Target Hacking

With the recent hacking of over 40 million customer’s credit and debit card data – credit card companies are scrambling to keep this from happening again. The recent theft instigated by cyber thieves is renewing pressure on the credit card …

Target Hackers Pounced On Outdated Security System Target Hackers Pounced On Outdated Security System

In the aftermath of the second-largest credit card security breach in American history, new details are emerging regarding what lead to it—and why it may very well happen again. On December 19th, the retailer Target announced that upwards of 40 …

Target Hackers selling stolen credit cards Target Hackers selling stolen credit cards

Target was hacked on Black Friday, and to their credit, it wasn’t but 3 weeks later that the company discovered their customers credit and debit card information was at risk. After the incident, Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said the company …

Millions Of Internet Passwords Compromised Millions Of Internet Passwords Compromised

Two million user passwords from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites were reportedly stolen and posted online. Daniel Chechik at Spider Labs posted about the findings, which is actually a follow-up to a June post about the Pony …

Cyber Monday Ads Could Lead Shoppers to Thieves Cyber Monday Ads Could Lead Shoppers to Thieves
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You’ve seen them everywhere on the internet. Cyber Monday Ads telling consumers where to shop and how much they are going to save. But there’s not always a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Hackers, scammers and …

Fox News Was Hacked, Maybe, For a Second [UPDATED] Fox News Was Hacked, Maybe, For a Second [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: Fox News has acknowledged the issue on Twitter. It’s an internal production problem, apparently: As you may have seen, http://t.co/m6O9czWONs is having issues. It's an internal production problem and will be fixed soon. #FoxNews — Fox News (@FoxNews) November …

iPhone 5s Fingerprint Scanner Already Hacked [Video] iPhone 5s Fingerprint Scanner Already Hacked [Video]
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Well, that didn’t take long. The iPhone 5s was released on Friday with its Touch ID fingerprint-scanning security technology, and it looks as though it may have already been hacked. In fact, it had already been done by Saturday, when …

Baby Monitor Hacked in Toddler’s Room
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Baby monitors are used by parents to do exactly as their name suggests, monitor the baby. We don’t imagine that we are possibly inviting strangers into the safety and security of our homes. Imagine putting your toddler to bed, and …

Chinese Hackers Targeted Obama, McCain in 2008 Chinese Hackers Targeted Obama, McCain in 2008
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In 2009, President Obama admitted that his campaign’s infrastructure had fallen victim to a hacking attack. He said that hackers had gained access to some emails, various campaign files, and policy position papers. But he didn’t attach any foreign entity …

Anonymous Announces #OpPetrol, Targets Oil Industry Anonymous Announces #OpPetrol, Targets Oil Industry

Anonymous has a bone to pick with the oil industry. Via various Anonymous related YouTube channels, the hacktivist group announced Operation Petrol this week. As the name implies, Anonymous will be targeting the oil industry. What’s interesting about this particular …