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Home Depot Hack Also Compromised 53 Million Email Addresses

Home Depot Hack Also Compromised 53 Million Email Addresses

By Josh Wolford November 7, 2014

A large and lengthy data breach put some 56 million credit cards at risk, Home Depot revealed back in September. Now, the largest home improvement retailer in the world says that it also exposed nearly the same amount of customer …

Twitter Warns a Bunch of Users of Hack in Error Twitter Warns a Bunch of Users of Hack in Error

An email sent to some Twitter users warning them that their accounts may have been compromised was sent in error, according to Twitter. “Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with …

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 hackā€“one that exposed some user info including email addresses, mailing address, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. Strickler makes a …

Six Month-Long Instagram Privacy Bug Fixed Six Month-Long Instagram Privacy Bug Fixed

It looks like Instagram users are lucky that a vulnerability was never utilized – even though the bug was there for at least 6 months. Barcelona-based security researcher Christian Lopez has just revealed that Facebook has effectively plugged a vulnerability …

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 …

Target To Testify Before Congress Over Data Breach Target To Testify Before Congress Over Data Breach
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The House subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing during the first week of February to “examine data breaches and their effect on consumers” – and Target is the guest of honor. As you may recall, back …

Wii U Gamepad Hacked To Work On A PC Wii U Gamepad Hacked To Work On A PC

The second screen experience isn’t just for home consoles anymore. For the past few years, Nvidia has been pushing a second screen experience on the PC with support for tablets and its own Shield handheld device. Now some intrepid hackers …

Does Facebook Need a ‘Sympathize’ Button? Does Facebook Need a ‘Sympathize’ Button?
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Sometimes, a “like” doesn’t really mean “like” – or it least it’s not supposed to come across like that. When you posted that your dog Roscoe died and that you were going to miss him forever, because he was such …

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 …

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 …

Chipotle Twitter Hack Was Fake and I Ain't Even Mad Chipotle Twitter Hack Was Fake and I Ain't Even Mad

In retrospect, we should’ve seen this coming. Earlier this week, the official Twitter account for Chipotle spent about an hour making some pretty odd tweets. “Find avocado store,” read ond tweet. “Mittens13 password leave,” read another. Here’s a screencap of …

CBS Reporter Hacked, Involved 'Exfiltration of Data' CBS Reporter Hacked, Involved 'Exfiltration of Data'
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An internal investigation by a cyber security firm, hired by CBS News, has confirmed that investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was “accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012.” Here’s CBS News’ statement on the …

Laundry's a Treat with 2-Sec Shirt-Folding Technique
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I hate laundry. You hate laundry. It’s not that we hate washing our clothes or anything – it’s just the folding part that’s so terrible. Well, here’s a 2-second shirt-folding tutorial to help. Yep. Two seconds. For faster laundry. Or, …

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 …

Twitter Finally Launches Two-Step Verification Twitter Finally Launches Two-Step Verification

After a series of high-profile hacks and calls from the user base, Twitter has finally unveiled their form of two-step verification. “Every day, a growing number of people log in to Twitter. Usually these login attempts come from the genuine …