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Almost 2,000 Accounts Affected in Robinhood Hack, Funds Stolen
What you need to know about the Robinhood hack, which compromised almost 2,000 accounts and led to siphoned customer funds.
Barnes & Noble Hacked Causing Nook Outages and Exposed Customer Info
What you need to know about Barnes & Noble’s hack, which compromised various customer information including names, email addresses, and phone numbers.
Parent Company of New York Sports Club and Other Gyms Impacted by Data Breach
When it comes to improving our health and fitness, there’s nothing like a gym. But as gym-brand parent company Town Sports recently discovered, protecting customer’s...
Over 250,000 Instacart Users’ Personal Data for Sale on the Dark Web
Instacart denies their systems have been breached, so what happened and what should you do now? We break it down.
Twitter Suffers Unprecedented Attack Affecting Accounts from President Barack Obama to Kim Kardashian
In the worst security breach in the history of the company, multiple high-profile Twitter accounts—including President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kanye West, and...
Almost 30 Million LiveJournal Accounts Compromised, Sold on Dark Web
In 2014, LiveJournal suffered a security breach, which compromised 26+ million user credentials. The breach was not reported, and it appears these credentials have been...
Home Chef One of 11 New Data Breaches Resulting in Millions of User Records for Sale on the Dark Web
Two weeks after Bleeping Computer reported that 8 million user records had been posted to a marketplace on the dark web, Home Chef has confirmed...
9 Million Emails Exposed and 2,000 Credit Cards Stolen in Sophisticated EasyJet Attack
EasyJet first became aware of the attack in January, but only notified the 2,208 customers whose credit card details had been stolen last month.
GoDaddy Hacked: Number of Affected Users Unclear
Following suspicious activity on its servers, GoDaddy investigated and confirmed a breach that occurred on October 19, 2019. It is unclear how many of their...
It’s All Fun & Games Until Someone Gets Hacked: What We Know About the Nintendo Cyberattacks
Details are emerging about cyberattacks against users of Nintendo’s Switch gaming console, specifically those using the Nintendo Switch Online service.
500,000 Zoom Accounts on the Dark Web
Half a million Zoom accounts have ended up on the dark web. Here's what information was exposed and what to do now.
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...