Research carried out by Google engineers and academics from the University of California, Berkeley and the International Computer Science Institute has revealed that phishing attacks pose a more significant threat to users losing access to their Google accounts when compared to keyloggers or password reuse.
Extortion can also be funny when it happens to the bad guys, and there's one extortion attempt going on right now that will put a big smile on your face.
Appleby, a Bermuda law firm that handles the finances for some of the world's richest people, admitted yesterday to a security breach that took place last year.
The Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the organization that manages domain name information for the Asia-Pacific region, fixed on Monday an error that exposed password hashes needed to access and edit domain ownership details.
Five former employees told Reuters that Microsoft quietly dealt with a hack of its vulnerabilities and bug reports database back in 2013 without telling anyone.
Pizza Hut has suffered a data breach, and a hacker has stolen payment card details for a small number of clients, the company admitted on Saturday in an email sent to affected customers.
For the second time since it fessed up to suffering a data breach last month, Equifax has issued a correction, acknowledging today in a press release that hackers stole details on over 15.2 million UK citizens.
Forrester, one of the world's leading market research and investment advisory firms, admitted late Friday afternoon to a security breach that took place during the past week.
Earlier today, on a late Friday evening, Disqus confirmed a data breach that appears to have taken place in the summer of 2012, and during which an unknown attacker(s) made off with details for at least 17.5 million user accounts.
In a statement posted online today, Yahoo — now rebranded as Oath and part of Verizon — corrected the estimation on a security breach announced last year from the initial assessment of one billion to "all Yahoo user accounts."
Security researchers, and what appears to be at least one hacker, have found an ElasticSearch server left exposed online that was hosting information about 1,133 National Football League (NFL) players and agents.
According to a press release issued by Equifax today, a study conducted by Mandiant concluded that approximately 2.5 million additional Americans were affected by Equifax security breach.
Deloitte, one of the world's biggest accounting, auditing, and corporate finance consulting firms, has suffered a data breach.
During the past year, there has been a surge in data breach reporting regarding Amazon S3 servers left accessible online, and which were exposing private information from all sorts of companies and their customers.
Yesterday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) — the US government agency that regulates the financial sector — admitted in a statement that hackers breached one of its systems.
LiteBit.eu — a multi-currency exchange based in the Netherlands — has suffered data breaches two months in a row. According to emails sent to affected customers after each event, no Bitcoin or altcoin funds were stolen in any of these two incidents.
In a press release published late Friday night, credit rating and reporting firm Equifax revealed new details about the security breach that exposed the personal details of over 143 million users, and also announced the immediate retirement of two high-ranking executives.
In an update posted to its security breach website, Equifax said hackers used an Apache Struts security bug to breach its servers and later steal data on over 143 million customers, from both the US and the UK.
Equifax — one of the largest providers of consumer credit reporting and other financial services in the US — said last night it was the victim of a hack during which attackers made off with details on over 143 million of its customers.