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Another database of leaked Facebook users' phone numbers found online

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.

Was data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users actually leaked?

12 Apr 2021

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.

Massive LinkedIn data leak affects nearly 70 percent accounts

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.

Facebook has no plans to notify users about data leak

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.

Facebook breach: How to check if your data was compromised

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?"

Facebook-leaked phone number reveals that Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Is the Clubhouse app safe? Apparently, not

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.

US Defense Intelligence Agency admits buying location data off brokers

24 Jan 2021

US Defense Intelligence Agency admits buying location data off brokers

In a memo to Senator Ron Wyden, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) admitted to buying location data of the public (and not just US residents) from data brokers.

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

22 Jan 2021

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.

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

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.

Sensitive data of 100 million users leaked on Dark Web

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Decathlon exposes data of millions of customers, employees

27 Feb 2020

Decathlon exposes data of millions of customers, employees

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

Sensitive photos, videos of thousands of porn actresses leaked online

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.

Data of most Ecuadorean citizens leaked, including 6.7 million children

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.

SBI data leaked: Millions of customers' information exposed from server

31 Jan 2019

SBI data leaked: Millions of customers' information exposed from server

The largest financial institution of our country, State Bank of India, has leaked data of millions of its customers.

Hundreds of German politicians, including Angela Merkel, targeted in cyber-attack

05 Jan 2019

Hundreds of German politicians, including Angela Merkel, targeted in cyber-attack

A massive cyber attack has rocked Germany, and the personal details of hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have been leaked online.

Cathay Pacific makes blunder, sells $16,000 premium seats for $675

02 Jan 2019

Cathay Pacific makes blunder, sells $16,000 premium seats for $675

In a big ticketing blunder, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. sold business class tickets from Vietnam to Canada and the US at economy prices this week.

Twitter alerts users about 'unusual' leak, suspects state-sponsored attack

18 Dec 2018

Twitter alerts users about 'unusual' leak, suspects state-sponsored attack

After Facebook and Google+, popular microblogging platform Twitter has also disclosed an 'unusual' bug.

Bug leaks 70 lakh users' photos; Facebook says 'sorry'

15 Dec 2018

Bug leaks 70 lakh users' photos; Facebook says 'sorry'

Seems like data privacy and Facebook just don't see eye to eye.

#GoogleHearing: Interesting revelations by CEO Sundar Pichai during Congressional hearing

13 Dec 2018

#GoogleHearing: Interesting revelations by CEO Sundar Pichai during Congressional hearing

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently testified before the US Congress on the tech giant's use of consumer data and was grilled on a range of issues.

Dating app for Trump fans leaks users' data on launch-day

16 Oct 2018

Dating app for Trump fans leaks users' data on launch-day

A new dating app, meant exclusively for Donald Trump supporters and American conservatives, has found itself in a soup.

Pentagon data breach: 30,000 DoD staffers' data compromised

15 Oct 2018

Pentagon data breach: 30,000 DoD staffers' data compromised

As many as 30,000 Department of Defense (DoD) staffers' details have been compromised in a breach affecting one of Pentagon's contractors.

#BritishAirwaysHack: All it took was 22 lines of code

12 Sep 2018

#BritishAirwaysHack: All it took was 22 lines of code

Following a massive security breach that left the data of 380,000 British Airways customers compromised, cybersecurity firm RiskIQ has now found that it took hackers a mere 22 lines of code to steal the data.

Major security breach: Aadhaar software and user-database hacked

11 Sep 2018

Major security breach: Aadhaar software and user-database hacked

Ever since its inception, Aadhaar has faced one security issue after another.

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

07 Sep 2018

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers who made bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving as many as 380,000 bank cards.

Hacking of banking data from sold smartphones is easy: Stellar

29 Aug 2018

Hacking of banking data from sold smartphones is easy: Stellar

At a time when hacking of banking data shows a sharp rise, retrieving your banking details from sold smartphones is a child's play.

#PANbreached: Delhi man owns 13 companies; Just that, he doesn't!

27 Aug 2018

#PANbreached: Delhi man owns 13 companies; Just that, he doesn't!

A 27-year-old got the shock of his life when he found out that he is a director of 13 companies and had made transactions worth over Rs. 20cr.

Chennai: Three held for leaking Class 10, 12 students' data

30 Jul 2018

Chennai: Three held for leaking Class 10, 12 students' data

Three people were arrested in Chennai on Saturday for allegedly leaking data of students who appeared for public school examinations.

ICICI, HDFC customers, beware! Fake Android apps targeting sensitive data

30 Jul 2018

ICICI, HDFC customers, beware! Fake Android apps targeting sensitive data

Customers of ICICI, HDFC and RBL, beware: bogus banking apps for these banks have been released on Google Play, which can dupe you of your money.

NEET candidates' data-leak: Rahul writes to CBSE chief; seeks inquiry

24 Jul 2018

NEET candidates' data-leak: Rahul writes to CBSE chief; seeks inquiry

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has written a letter to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) over media reports claiming massive data breach of the candidates who appeared for the NEET examination this year.

Vulnerability in Gmail feature could expose users' data

23 Jul 2018

Vulnerability in Gmail feature could expose users' data

Gmail is in the midst of a redesign drive involving addition of new features, but US officials are concerned about a vulnerability that could potentially expose personal data of the users.

Singapore PM's heath-record hacked, along with records of 1.5mn Singaporeans

20 Jul 2018

Singapore PM's heath-record hacked, along with records of 1.5mn Singaporeans

Hackers have stolen health records belonging to 1.5mn Singaporeans, including PM Lee Hsien Loong, who was specifically targeted in Singapore's biggest ever data breach, authorities said today.

Data of 2.4L NEET candidates on sale online at Rs.2L

19 Jul 2018

Data of 2.4L NEET candidates on sale online at Rs.2L

In yet another sign of how far India has come in terms of significance of the internet, personal data of 2.4L NEET candidates of 2018 are now available for sale online at Rs. 2L.

Unknown malware targets iPhones of 13 VVIPs in India

14 Jul 2018

Unknown malware targets iPhones of 13 VVIPs in India

Industry-leading threat intelligence group, Cisco Talos has discovered that a malware was used in a precise, targeted manner to infect 13 iPhones in India and steal data for three years.

JioMoney reportedly exposes user data, including Aadhaar and JioMoney mPIN

05 Jul 2018

JioMoney reportedly exposes user data, including Aadhaar and JioMoney mPIN

An online report has surfaced recently that claims that Reliance Jio's payments platform, Jio Money, carries a bug that exposes user data, including details like Aadhaar number, date of birth, and JioMoney mPIN.

Flaw in Facebook quiz app exposed data of 120mn users

29 Jun 2018

Flaw in Facebook quiz app exposed data of 120mn users

It has been found that a quiz app on Facebook called "NameTests" had a flaw which allowed anyone to access personal information of its over 120 million users.