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Marriott Breached Again, 5.2 Million Accounts Compromised
On March 31st, Marriott International notified more than 5 million guests that their personal information was compromised due to a vulnerability in the company’s app.
Just Hours After Launching Disney+, Thousands of User Accounts Landed on the Dark Web
Did Disney get hacked? The very same day Disney’s new streaming service went live, hackers began stealing Disney+ user accounts and selling them on the...
841 Million User Records for Sale on the Dark Web
In the last few weeks, an unknown hacker has put 841 million user records up for sale on the dark web. The user records aren't...
The 20 Biggest Data Breaches of 2018
The digital information that we save and share online—our private, personal data—is sought after not only by hackers and cybercriminals, but even by foreign governments....
Quora Was Hacked: Here’s Everything You Need to Know
Quora, a popular online question-and-answer forum, announced last night that 100 million users may have had their data compromised in a breach. Quora CEO, Adam...
Facebook Was Hacked: Here’s Everything You Need to Know
Facebook, the social media giant with over two billion monthly active users, reported earlier today that their engineering team discovered an attack on their systems...
Reddit Was Hacked: Here’s Everything You Need to Know
Reddit, which bills itself as the front page of the internet, fell victim to one of the internet's oldest and most pressing issues: hacking. Earlier...
Twitter Asks 330 Million Users to Change Their Password—What Happened?
Yesterday, Twitter disclosed a bug that left 330 million user passwords exposed in plaintext in an internal log. Twitter has been adamant that there has thus...
Meltdown and Spectre: What you Need to Know to Stay Safe
Two critical security flaws were found, named "Meltdown" and "Spectre" which affect virtually all processors on the market. Nicole Perlroth, a New York Times cybersecurity...
Yahoo Breach Update: Every single Yahoo account was impacted by the 2013 breach, now three times larger than initially reported
The Yahoo data breach incident that happened in 2013 was initially reported to have only impacted 1 billion users at the time making it the...
Sensitive data for 143 Million US Equifax customers were exposed in a data breach. Here’s everything you need to know.
Credit reporting company Equifax announced Thursday that a “cybersecurity incident” could potentially affect up to 143 million of its US customers. This story is still...
Another global ransomware outbreak is occurring right now. Here’s what we know so far.
Last update: 6/28/2017 at 11:49am -- This is a developing story and we will update it as we learn of new details. What is going on?...
Everything You Need to Know about WannaCry Ransomware and How to Keep Your Accounts Safe
Updated: 5/30/2017 [Update] A massive ransomware attack affected thousands of schools, hospitals, and other organizations in more than 150 countries. In a recent blog post, researchers...
DDoS Attacks Are Crippling Twitter, Amazon, and Reddit. Here’s How.
Updated 10/24/2016 On Friday, October 21, Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, AirBnb, Github, and several major websites reported outages due to a Distributed Denial of Service attack...
What Nobody Is Telling You About the Anthem Inc. Breach
The Anthem Inc. breach is massive and making headlines this week. The company disclosed on Wednesday that personally identifiable information (PII) of 80 million current and former members...