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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.

Google, Facebook nervous over new data-privacy laws in India

12 Jun 2018

Google, Facebook nervous over new data-privacy laws in India

India is fast careening into the digital age, but its laws and regulations are dated and unsuited to the times, thereby raising concerns about privacy.

Data breach forces EPFO to suspend Aadhaar-seeding services

02 May 2018

Data breach forces EPFO to suspend Aadhaar-seeding services

New information has come to light about a data breach in the EPFO portal, which let subscribers link their Aadhaar to their Universal Account Number (UAN).

Testimony day 2: Zuckerberg's own data getting breached and more

12 Apr 2018

Testimony day 2: Zuckerberg's own data getting breached and more

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg definitely faced more grilling questions in his second day of hearing before the US Congress.

Facebook will maintain integrity of elections in India: Mark Zuckerberg

11 Apr 2018

Facebook will maintain integrity of elections in India: Mark Zuckerberg

In his first ever appearance before the US Congress on Tuesday, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took personal responsibility for the Cambridge Analytica data-breach scandal.

US lawmakers to probe Zuckerberg over Facebook data-privacy controversy

09 Apr 2018

US lawmakers to probe Zuckerberg over Facebook data-privacy controversy

Mark Zuckerberg will be grilled by a US senate panel on Tuesday and the House of Representatives lawmakers on Wednesday over the data-breach scandal as pressure mounts for stricter regulations for social media platforms.

Data breach: Whopping 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts compromised

30 Mar 2018

Data breach: Whopping 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts compromised

The MyFitnessPal app, which is a widely used as free calorie counter and exercise journal, has been affected by a data breach that has compromised personal information of as many as 150 million users.

Google Chrome isn't secure: Here are 6 safe, secure browsers

29 Mar 2018

Google Chrome isn't secure: Here are 6 safe, secure browsers

Google Chrome is undoubtedly the world's most popular browser, but unfortunately, it's not among the most secure ones as it spies on its users.

How many elections did Cambridge Analytica manipulate in India?

28 Mar 2018

How many elections did Cambridge Analytica manipulate in India?

Cambridge Analytica (CA)'s net in India extends far wider than previously thought. Christopher Wylie, whistleblower, said it carried out "all kinds of projects" in different parts of India.