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500 million Yahoo accounts breached

Information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts was stolen from the company in 2014, the company said Thursday, indicating it believes a state-sponsored actor was behind the hack. Read the full article

Sept 22, 2016 | Source:
Massive Data Breach Exposes 6.6 Million Plaintext Passwords from Ad Company

Another Day, Another Data Breach! And this time, it's worse than any recent data breaches. Why? Because the data breach has exposed plaintext passwords, usernames, email addresses, and a large trove of other personal information of more than 6.6 Million ClixSense users. Read the full article

Sept 14, 2016 | Source:
Hey, Music Lovers! Last.Fm Hack Leaks 43 Million Account Passwords

Another Day, Another Data Breach! If you love to listen to music online and have an account on website, your account details may have compromised in a data breach that leaked more than 43 Million user personal data online. Read the full article

Sept 2, 2016 | Source:
68 million Dropbox passwords stolen by hackers

Earlier this week, Dropbox reset user passwords for all accounts that hadn’t changed them since 2012, following its discovery of a file containing hashed and salted passwords that were obtained in a previous security breach. Read the full article

Aug 31, 2016 | Source:
Hillary Leaks Series: Wikileaks releases 20,000 DNC Emails

Today, whistleblowing website Wikileaks has finally published more than 19,000 e-mails, which contains more than 8,000 attachments from the US Democratic National Committee (DNC). Read the full article

July 22, 2016 | Source:
MySpace Fallout: More Big Breaches to Come?

MySpace on Tuesday confirmed it is resetting accounts affected by the release of 360 million usernames, email addresses and weakly hashed passwords. But according to one expert, there may be more huge data breaches to be announced, and a posting on an underground website points in that direction. Read the full article

June 1, 2016 | Source:
'Historical Mega Breaches' Continue: Tumblr Hacked

In the wake of reports that 65 million stolen credentials from micro-blogging platform Tumblr have surfaced in a darknet marketplace, it's clear that 2016 is fast becoming the year of "historical mega breaches." Read the full article

May 31, 2016 | Source:
Did a MySpace Hack Compromise 427 Million Passwords?

The breach notification site LeakedSource claims that social networking website MySpace has been hacked, with 360 million credentials containing 427 million encrypted passwords compromised. But LeakedSource acknowledges the age of the credentials is unknown. And the veracity of the data remains in question. Read the full article

May 27, 2016 | Source:
Another Day, Another Hack: 117 Million LinkedIn Emails And Passwords

Quite literally, every day someone gets hacked. Whether that's a telecommunications company having its customer data stolen, or another chain of businesses being ripped for all the credit cards it processes, today one hack just seems to melt into another. Read the full article

May 18, 2016 | Source:
Cyber Experts: Change Passwords After Massive Hack

Cybersecurity professionals warn that anyone with a personal email account might want to change their passwords following revelations of a massive cache of stolen user names and passwords being offered for sale on the Internet. The thefts involved some of the biggest email providers in the world such as Google, Yahoo, Hotmail and Microsoft. Read the full article

May 5, 2016 | Source:
The Shockingly Simple Way the Nude Photos of 'Celebgate' Were Stolen

The man expected to plead guilty to stealing private, nude photographs of celebrities used an email phishing scheme to access more than a hundred personal accounts. After a ton of speculation about how one of the biggest celebrity hacks in recent memory happened, it appears that the answer is relatively simple. Read the full article

March 17, 2016 | Source:
Scammers Stealing Tax Refunds Using Lifted Social Security Numbers

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Scammers are filing fraudulent income taxes and stealing refunds. The key to the crime? Stolen Social Security numbers... Read the full article

April 12, 2015 | Source:
This is how your Gmail account got hacked

If your Gmail account got hacked, blame your friends. You are 36 times more likely to get scammed if your contacts' accounts have been hacked, according to a study released this week by Google Read the full article

December 29, 2014 | Source:
Nude Pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Other Stars Leaked After Alleged iCloud Hack

Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media Sunday, in an apparent massive hacking leak, US media reported. Read the full article

Sept 1, 2014 | Source:
How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

IN THE SPACE of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into... Read the full article

Aug 06, 2012 | Source:
Man stole nude photos from women's e-mail accounts

A California man has pleaded guilty to charges that he broke into the e-mail accounts of thousands of women, scouring them for nude photos that he then posted to the Internet. George Bronk, 23, was arrested in late October after police found evidence that he'd hacked into more than 3,200 e-mail accounts. Read the full article

Jan 13, 2011 | Source: