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Hyatt Hotels has announced the presence of malware on computers which operate the hotel chain's payment processing systems, and warned customers to monitor their financial statements closely.
Police in the UK have arrested a 21-year-old man in relation to the November hack of toy maker VTech. The hacker was able to obtain access to the records of over 11 million people, many being minors.
A security breach has exposed sensitive credit card information belonging to the customers of 16 companies across the world, including numerous airlines, the CN Tower, and the San Diego Zoo.
Chinese toy maker, VTech suffered a data breach earlier in the month, resulting in the theft of data on more than 5 million parents and over 200,000 children.
Hilton Worldwide has issued a statement confirming that payment card information of some of its guests has been compromised due to malware attacks on its payment system since last year.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts has revealed that point-of-sale payment systems at some of its locations in North America were infiltrated with malware designed to collect payment card information.
Police investigating the recent TalkTalk cyberattack arrested a second teenager yesterday. But TalkTalk now admits that thousands of customers' banking details which were hacked were also unencrypted.
If you think the theft of millions of customer data records is bad, I suspect that you'll be longing for the "good ol' days" in the near future when the bad guys start changing customer data instead.
The personal details of 15 million T-Mobile customers have been stolen in a breach of a third-party credit company used to complete credit checks. The stolen data spans two years, from 2013 to 2015.
Kmart Australia has suffered a data breach, resulting in the theft of customer data along with purchase details. The company has reached out to affected customers via email.
Microsoft's Terry Myerson has offered a statement on the privacy concerns faced by some users in Windows 10, claiming that "unlike some other platforms", Microsoft does not collect personal data.
The team that cracked over 11 million passwords from the Ashley Madison breach have revealed details about those passwords. Many of the typically bad passwords make an appearance on the top 10 list.
The largest federal employee union has claimed in an internal letter that Chinese hackers in last week's attack stole the Social Security numbers and info of every single federal employee.
Chinese hackers have been blamed for an attack at the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management which may have compromised the data of up to 4 million people in every federal agency.
Russia is the prime suspect in what looks like a state-sponsored cyber attack upon the German parliament. The Bundestag's network was compromised and data was transferred outside of the country.
The CEO of the health insurer Anthem has published a memo informing that hackers have gained access to their systems and have stolen data. As many as 80m user accounts, including SSNs, are at risk.
As technology progresses, not only phones have become "smart" but TVs as well, which is not necessarily a good thing as it can mean that you have to give up your privacy.
The malware used in the massive Target data breach last December, which affected more than 110 million people, has now hit customers from almost every single Home Depot store in the United States.
P.F. Chang's has become the latest company to experience a data breach. The restaurant chain first learned of the breach on June 10th and it included credit and debit card data being compromised.
Hardware maker LaCie recently admitted that they have suffered from a year-long security breach which exposed the credit card info of an undisclosed number of people.
Reports suggest that online transactions with California's Department of Motor Vehicles may have resulted in a security breach which led to compromised credit cards.
An estimated 6,000,000 Twitter accounts were mistakenly reset yesterday, triggered by a system error. The social networking website assures users are not at risk and apologises for any inconvenience.
Neiman Marcus confirmed that they were recently breached, and word is at least three other well-known retailers were also hit in the last few weeks although details are somewhat lacking at this point.
The official LinkedIn blog made a rare weekend post for an update on how it the company is dealing with its recent security breach that caused over 6 million passwords to be leaked to the Internet.
Another high profile site and another data breach. Last.fm is reporting that they have discovered a breach of their security and are urging their users to update their passwords immediately.
A major technology security report reveals that the most common passwords used in business environments contain the word 'password', with weak passwords being blamed for 29% of security breaches.
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