Data Leak: News

14 May 2023


How data of over 2 million Toyota customers got leaked

Toyota, along with its luxury car division Lexus, has compromised the data of over two million car owners in Japan.

15 Feb 2023

Data privacy

Ex-employee stole staff data of thousands, says Credit Suisse

Switzerland's second-biggest bank, Credit Suisse, has come under fire yet again.

13 Feb 2023

Social Media

Indian social media app Slick exposes user data of minors

Bengaluru-based social media app Slick has placed the safety of its users, including school-going children, at risk.

28 Dec 2022

Indian Railways

Indian Railways data breach: Data of 30mn users on sale

The data of millions of railway passengers are possibly at the mercy of hackers. After targeting AIIMS last month, hackers have reportedly targeted Indian Railways.

30 Nov 2022


How to safeguard WhatsApp chats from a data breach?

In our technologically advanced world, data breaches can have serious repercussions, putting the privacy of a great number of people at risk.

29 Nov 2022


Meta fined €265mn over Facebook data breach by Irish watchdog

Last year, over half a billion Facebook users' personal information was leaked online courtesy of a data breach. The issue was investigated by Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC).

28 Nov 2022


WhatsApp data leak: Nearly 500mn phone numbers up for sale

WhatsApp, the world's most popular instant messaging platform, is considered fairly safe with its end-to-end encryption. Well, let's not jump to conclusions quickly.

21 Nov 2022


Data protection bill proposes amending RTI Act to protect 'privacy'

The Union government, in its draft of the Digital Data Personal Protection Bill, 2022, has proposed an amendment to the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

18 Nov 2022

Data privacy

Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022: Everything to know

The Union government released a draft of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, on Friday, seeking public feedback.

17 Oct 2021


Cyberattack targets Acer's Indian aftersales systems, steals 60GB of data

Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer Acer, on October 15, confirmed that it had been the victim of a recent cyberattack that targeted its aftersales service systems in India.

03 Oct 2021


Here's why security researchers think Amazon's Astro bot isn't safe

Amazon has been known to use robots at its warehouses for years. Last month, the company released a cute-looking robot for consumers called Astro.

20 Aug 2021


Researcher discovers FBI terrorist watchlist exposed online for three weeks

A security researcher called Volodymyr "Bob" Diachenko claims he found that the records of two million people had been accessible online for three weeks. Worryingly, the records belonged to people who were on the American Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) terrorist watchlist.

T-Mobile investigating alleged data hack affecting 100 million customers

American telecom operator T-Mobile has confirmed that it is investigating a data breach possibly involving around 100 million customers.

12 Jun 2021


Government claims Co-WIN data of 150 million Indians wasn't leaked

Recently, a website on the dark web claimed that the personal data of approximately 150 million people has been leaked. It claimed that the data was leaked from the Indian government's COVID-19 vaccination appointment booking portal called Co-WIN.

22 May 2021


Air India data breach: What exactly happened?

Data belonging to around 45 lakh Air India customers was leaked in a massive breach of its data processor in February. The airline made this information public on May 21, nearly three months after it was first informed of it.

22 May 2021

Air India

Data of 4.5 million Air India passengers leaked

Air India's passenger service system provider SITA faced a sophisticated cyber attack in the last week of February this year leading to the leaking of personal data of 4.5 million passengers, which included passengers of the national carrier from across the world, an official statement by the Air India said on Friday.

27 Apr 2021


Once again, WhatsApp is reminding users about privacy policy deadline

Despite facing severe global backlash for its unilateral privacy policy change, Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp decided it's a good idea to remind users of the policy change and the fast-approaching implementation deadline.

27 Apr 2021


Database consisting of 20 million BigBasket users leaked online

Indian firms continue to be targeted by cybercriminals. After the recent MobiKwik and Domino's India leaks, it's the turn of online grocery giant BigBasket.

19 Apr 2021


Domino's acknowledges data breach; Denies leak of million credit cards

Pizzas are usually considered bad for your health, but the latest Domino's India data leak could have serious consequences for your financial health as well. The latest security lapse has allegedly compromised customers' names, phone numbers, delivery addresses, and credit card details.

12 Apr 2021


Another database of leaked Facebook users' phone numbers found online

Barely a week has passed since Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook sprang a data leak that put the personal data of around 533 million users out in the open.

12 Apr 2021

Information Security

Was data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users actually leaked?

Over the weekend, it was reported that invite-only audio-based social network Clubhouse suffered a data breach that affected around 1.3 million users.

09 Apr 2021


Massive LinkedIn data leak affects nearly 70 percent accounts

Private data belonging to a whopping 500 million LinkedIn users has been leaked. Leaked credentials include LinkedIn ID, email addresses, phone numbers, full names, and gender details.

09 Apr 2021


Facebook has no plans to notify users about data leak

The personal information of more than 530 million Facebook users was leaked and the data has been posted on a hacking forum for free.

07 Apr 2021


Facebook breach: How to check if your data was compromised

After the recent Facebook data breach which affected more than 533 million users including CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself, the first question that comes to mind is, "How do I know my Facebook account was affected?"

06 Apr 2021


Facebook-leaked phone number reveals that Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's phone number is among the personal data of 533 million Facebook users that was leaked recently. Dave Walker, a security researcher on Twitter revealed that Zuckerberg has an account on the Signal app.

04 Apr 2021


Data of over 500M Facebook users, including 6M Indians, leaked

The personal data of nearly 533 million Facebook users from over 100 countries was leaked online.

10 Mar 2021


Infosys: Top brands could lose $223 billion to data breaches

In a report that studies the link between Cybersecurity and its impact on brand value, Infosys and Interbrand said that the world's top 100 brands stand to lose $223 billion in the event of a data breach.

15 Feb 2021


Is the Clubhouse app safe? Apparently, not

Researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) have identified loopholes in Clubhouse's data security protocol, which could potentially allow the Chinese government to access user data.

Facebook data breach: CBI books Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a complaint against United Kingdom-based consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research in connection with the Facebook data theft case.

14 Jan 2021


Flo reaches settlement with FTC over misuse of period-tracking data

Flo, a popular period tracking app with a user base of over 100 million, was allegedly sharing user data with Facebook and Google discreetly. This was also reported in 2019 by The Wall Street Journal.

04 Jan 2021


Sensitive data of 100 million users leaked on Dark Web

Sensitive data of over 100 million users has been leaked on the Dark Web, according to security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia, who discovered the data dump last week.

30 Sep 2020


Edureka e-learning platform caught exposing data of 20 lakh students

Amid growing cases of cyber-attacks and data breaches, Edureka, a renowned Bengaluru-based online learning platform, has been caught exposing personal user information.

24 Aug 2020


#LeakAlert: RailYatri exposes personal data of over 700,000 passengers

RailYatri, a renowned Indian platform for train and bus bookings, has publicly exposed the personal data of more than 700,000 of its users.

27 Feb 2020


Decathlon exposes data of millions of customers, employees

Renowned sports retailer Decathlon has been embroiled in a major controversy.

17 Jan 2020


Sensitive photos, videos of thousands of porn actresses leaked online

In a major shocker, sensitive data of thousands of actresses associated with a porn cam affiliate network has been leaked on the internet.

17 Sep 2019


Data of most Ecuadorean citizens leaked, including 6.7 million children

In a shocking development, a major security breach has been reported which has leaked personal data of almost the entire population of Ecuador online.

30 May 2019


Here's how you can update Aadhaar address without valid address-proof

With so many government welfare-schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

28 May 2019


Here's how to download Aadhaar using your Aadhaar-registered mobile number

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold. Also, a vital proof of identity, it can come handy anywhere and anytime.

07 May 2019

Aadhaar Card

Here's how you can check your Aadhaar authentication history

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold. Also, a vital proof of identity, it can come handy anywhere and anytime.

28 Apr 2019


Now, Aadhaar not needed to get SIM card! Details here

Following the September 26, 2018 Supreme court verdict relating to Aadhaar authentication, the government has revamped the digital KYC norms.

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