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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 point to say that no credit card data was accessed by the hackers. Kickstarter learned of the breach on Wednesday …

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Sochi Olympics: Will Security Be Tight Enough?

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are preparing to get underway as teams across the world begin competing for the gold, silver, and bronze on Thursday evening. Both snowboarding and team figure skating will be broadcast on Thursday, even though the Opening Ceremonies will not take place until Friday, February 7th at 7:30 p.m. EST. The Ceremonies will be held …

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Yahoo Adds SSL Encryption To Tumblr

Tumblr announced that users can now enable SSL security. This comes after Yahoo announced late last year that it would encrypt all info that moves between its data centers by the end of the first quarter. Enabling the option isn’t exactly encrypting all data, but at least it’s a start for the massively popular blogging service. The Tumblr staff blog …

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Yahoo Warns Users Of Big Yahoo Mail Hack Attempt

Yep, time for another announcement about an issue with Yahoo Mail. Yahoo announced that it identified a “coordinated effort” to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts, though it didn’t say how many. As others have pointed out it must be a substantial number since they bothered to make the announcement. The company said it took “immediate action” to protect …

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Facebook Awards Biggest Bug Bounty Payout Yet

Back in 2011, Facebook launched its bug bounty program, in which it would pay users disclosing security bugs that have previously gone undiscovered. The company kindly reminded people that it wouldn’t sue them if they gave it a reasonable amount of time to respond to the report before making any information public. This week, the company announced that it awarded …

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Mobile Hardware Security to Take in $1 Billion This Year

As the world becomes more connected, the inherent security flaws in our global network have been highlighted by security professionals, criminals, and national governments alike. With software security still struggling to stay ahead of hackers and government mandates, more and more businesses are turning to hardware-level security. Market research firm ABI Research today released a new cybersecurity report predicting that …

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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 investigation into the breach. Now, Neiman Marcus is sharing some of the preliminary findings and have admitted that the breach …

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CNN’s Twitter, Facebook 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 affected accounts included CNN’s main Facebook account, CNN Politics’ Facebook account and the Twitter pages for CNN and CNN’s Security …

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A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack

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 users had been breached by hackers. With a population of around 80 million, that means that 20% of Germany’s population …

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Target To Testify Before Congress Over Colossal Data Breach

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 in December the retail giant announced a massive data breach, claiming that criminals had gained access to customer information around …

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Target Now Says 70 Million Customers Had Personal Info Stolen, Announces Store Closings

It turns out that the much-publicized data breach that Target announced last month is way bigger than previously revealed. Target announced in December that 40 million credit and debit card accounts had been impacted between November 27th and December 15th. Hackers reportedly gained access to card numbers, expiration dates and security codes. On Friday, Target announced that up to 70 …

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Snapchat Updates App, Says It’s Sorry

Snapchat announced that it has finally released an update for its Android and iOS apps, which enables users to opt out of linking their phone numbers with their user names. The news comes roughly a week after a massive security breach, which saw 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers compromised due to a flaw with the Find Friends feature. The …

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