Yahoo has said it believes "state-sponsored" actors were behind a massive data breach in 2013 that it only revealed today. The company said one billion user accounts could be affected. Customers have been advised to change all their passwords.
U.K. banking provider Tesco Bank has announced it has suspended all online transactions for its current account customers. The bank's chief executive confirmed criminals stole money from over 20,000 accounts over the weekend. It is currently unknown how.
It has been revealed that a hack of cloud storage provider Dropbox reported in 2012 actually affected nearly 70 million users. The hackers responsible for the theft have now dumped the data onto the Internet, revealing the true scale of the attack.
A hacker has released a database containing around 33 million Twitter user credentials on the dark web. The nature of the data suggests Twitter itself has not been hacked. Instead, it has been assembled using malware to steal passwords.
The user credentials of hundreds of millions of hacked Myspace and Tumblr accounts have turned up online in separate databases. The hack appears to have occurred several years ago and could be related to the recent release of LinkedIn user details.
The United States continues to present the largest market of “soft targets” for identity thieves.
As security upgrades continue to roll out among America’s millions credit cards, identity thieves are taking the path of least resistance to stay busy
The Chinese maker of some of the most popular tablet computers for young children has suffered a severe data breach. Hackers accessed VTech's servers and stole the personal information of nearly 5 million parents and over 200,000 kids.
Last month I entered a bank to enquire about a new savings account it was offering. A staff member at the bank arranged a meeting, took my mobile phone number and name. Within a day my phone was hot with cold callers.
With the FBI now warning all retailers on similar breach possibilities, Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is refocusing attention on the need for chip-based credit card technology adoption in the United States.
Target Corporation's CEO Gregg Steinhafel assured investors and consumers that its customers will not be on the hook financially for the data breach that appears to have been conducted by a 16-year-old Russian national.
Reports are surfacing today that a large number of Twitter users may have found they aren't able to access their accounts. The reason for this is that Twitter has reset the passwords for a "large number" of accounts.