Neowin News Feed for: Breach Neowin News Feed for: Breach en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 GoDaddy reports breach to the SEC, says investigation is still ongoing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>GoDaddy has told the SEC that its systems have been compromised since September 6. It noticed the breach on November 17 and is now working to change exposed passwords and other affected data. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 22 Nov 2021 20:22:01 +0000 Twitch suffers massive data breach, sensitive details leaked <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Twitch has reportedly been the target of a massive data breach. The publicly leaked data contains encrypted credentials, source code for some software, and payout details related to popular streamers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:16:01 +0000 Facebook bans NYU Ad Observatory's accounts for unauthorized data scraping <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The NYU Ad Observatory project studies political ads on Facebook. Its access to the platform has now been shut down because it breached user privacy by scraping data, despite repeated warnings. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 04 Aug 2021 06:32:01 +0000 Clubhouse confirms security breach, deploys new safeguards <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Clubhouse has confirmed a security breach which allowed live audio to be siphoned. This follows concerns raised by multiple researchers around the integrity of the backend platform for the app. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 13:46:01 +0000 Microsoft Edge will now let you know if your password is compromised <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is rolling out Password Monitor for Edge users. As the name implies, the service monitors a database of breached credentials and lets you know if your password is unsafe to use. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 22 Jan 2021 08:52:01 +0000 Malwarebytes says it was targeted by SolarWinds hackers too <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The security firm, Malwarebytes, is the latest entity to reveal it was targeted by state-sponsored hackers implicated in the SolarWinds breach. The hackers gained access to a limited set of emails. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 20 Jan 2021 01:18:02 +0000 EFF tells Twitter to encrypt DMs after hacking incident <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The EFF has said that the recent Twitter breach further highlights the need for direct messages to be end-to-end encrypted. The firm, two years ago, told Senator Wyden it would add the feature. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 18 Jul 2020 20:42:01 +0000 Twitter reveals what information was accessed in recent breach <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Twitter has revealed what information hackers were able to access during the breach earlier this week. The firm has also clarified the actions it will take going forward to regain users&#039; trust. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 18 Jul 2020 18:12:02 +0000 Twitter claims that a social engineering attack led to the spread of the cryptocurrency scam <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The social media website has responded to last night&#039;s hack stating that the attack was socially engineered and targeted some Twitter employees with access to internal tools and systems. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Thu, 16 Jul 2020 06:44:01 +0000 Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and other prominent Twitter accounts hacked for Bitcoin scam [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Twitter accounts of prominent personalities and Bitcoin exchange companies were compromised earlier today. The hackers linked to a phishing website that siphoned off close to $25,000 already. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Abhay V) Wed, 15 Jul 2020 21:22:01 +0000 Google removed over 70 malicious Chrome add-ons from its web store <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>These add-ons amassed over 32 million downloads and were detected by Awake Security last month. The extensions claimed to warn users of malicious activity on websites or convert files&#039; format. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:22:01 +0000 UK: User data exposed by free Wi-Fi at several train stations <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A security researcher has uncovered a public database containing a plethora of information about users that connected to public Wi-Fi at UK train stations. Access has since been restricted. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:28:01 +0000 Microsoft Weekly: Series X ports, patches for a price, and stories in the cloud <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A number of things happened this past week, including the leak of some real-life images of the Series X (and its ports), some new cloud announcements from Microsoft, and more. Catch up below. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Florin Bodnarescu ) Sun, 26 Jan 2020 12:04:01 +0000 New analysis shows the Dutch are as bad as everyone else at passwords <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The top ten passwords used by Dutch netizens has been revealed. They&#039;re not too dissimilar from the type of passwords we&#039;ve seen before but some of the entries have a unique Dutch spin. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 06 Aug 2019 15:14:02 +0000 Cryptocurrency exchange gets hacked, loses a hefty $32m <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Bitpoint exhange in Japan has suspended its services, following a security breach in which $32m in digital currencies got stolen. Most of the funds that are lost belong to customers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:32:02 +0000 Private data of 6 million Instagram influencers and celebrities exposed [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Millions of Instagram accounts held by popular influencers, brands and celebrities had their private data such as contact information exposed. The leak has been traced back to Chtrbox in Mumbai. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Mon, 20 May 2019 22:10:01 +0000 Epic Games will focus on strengthening user account security this year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Epic Games has released a security bulletin detailing the steps that it takes to strengthen account security, as well as laying out its plans for the future, which include SMS-based authentication. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:36:02 +0000 Investigation underway into malware attack on the Police Federation of England and Wales <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Several bodies, including the National Crime Agency, are investigating a malware incident affecting the Police Federation of England and Wales. The National Cyber Security Centre is also involved. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:46:01 +0000 DailyMotion target of credential stuffing attack, several accounts breached <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>DailyMotion has reportedly suffered a credential stuffing attack, which has resulted in a &quot;limited&quot; number of accounts being compromised. The exact scale of the attack is currently unknown. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 27 Jan 2019 14:16:01 +0000 Free download: Cybersecurity - A Short Business Guide <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>No company is exempt from falling victim to a breach because of size - large and small companies are at risk. The best thing you can do for your business is to have a security-first mentality. <a href="">Read more...</a> (News Staff) Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:00:01 +0000 Dell confirms it disrupted a hacking attempt on its website, resets user passwords <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Dell has revealed that it identified and blocked an attempt to extract customer information from its website earlier this month. Thankfully, the incident did not affect sensitive customer data. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:22:01 +0000 Mega's Chrome extension suffers breach, steals user credentials and crypto keys <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mega witnessed a breach with its Chrome Web Store account, allowing an attacker to push a malicious version of its extension that captured user credentials and crypto keys from several websites. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vishal Laul) Wed, 05 Sep 2018 14:32:01 +0000 Google slapped with record €4.34 billion fine for breaching EU antitrust rules <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The European Commission has issued a hefty €4.34 billion fine to Google over illegal Android antitrust practices, with three type of restrictions imposed by the company being regarded in particular. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:18:01 +0000 PayPal sends deceased customer payment notice, claiming her death a "breach" of its rules <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After being informed that a customer had passed away, PayPal sent her an outstanding balance notice, demanding repayment and terming her death a &quot;breach&quot; of its rules. The firm has since apologized. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:40:01 +0000 China hacked a U.S. Navy contractor, stealing highly sensitive undersea warfare plans <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to reports, Chinese government hackers compromised a U.S. Navy contractor, managing to secure a huge amount of data on submarine warfare. The breaches took place earlier this year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Sat, 09 Jun 2018 13:20:01 +0000 T-Mobile Austria stores passwords in plain text because its security is 'amazingly good' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a mind-boggling series of tweets, T-Mobile Austria&#039;s social media managers have confirmed that it stores customer passwords as plain text because its security is &quot;amazingly good&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 08 Apr 2018 08:04:02 +0000 Undisclosed amount of bitcoin stolen in NiceHash breach <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With Bitcoin reaching stratospheric heights, another security breach has struck, this time affecting the mining and trading platform NiceHash, which has lost a yet-to-be-determined amount of bitcoin. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dreyer Smit) Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:26:01 +0000 Uber covered up a hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It has been revealed in a new report that the ride-sharing company Uber concealed a security breach that leaked over 57 million customer&#039;s and driver&#039;s private information in 2016. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dreyer Smit) Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:58:02 +0000 Report: Russian hackers stole sensitive NSA information on US cyber defense <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new report by The Wall Street Journal claims a Russian-backed breach of the NSA allowed hackers to steal sensitive data on US cyber defense, possibly through the use of Kaspersky software. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:04:01 +0000 You can access any Myspace account just by knowing the person's birthday <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Security researcher Leigh-Anne Galloway has disclosed a massive flaw in Myspace&#039;s account recovery page, that allows anyone to gain access to any account just by knowing the person&#039;s birthday. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stergios Georgopoulos) Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:12:02 +0000 Over 1000 InterContinental and Holiday Inn hotels infected with credit card stealing malware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Though the hotel operator originally said just a dozen locations had been affected, new data has been released, which shows over 1000 hotels in the US alone were overrun with malware. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:02:02 +0000 US Department of Justice going after four people involved in the massive Yahoo data breaches <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The DoJ is looking to indict four people who were allegedly involved in at least one of the attacks that left hundreds of millions of Yahoo user accounts exposed. Three of them are living in Russia. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:24:01 +0000 Personal data on 130,000 US Navy sailors gets leaked after laptop is "compromised" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The US Navy has said that data on over 130,000 of its sailors, including social security numbers, has been accessed by &quot;unknown individuals&quot;. The situation is currently being monitored. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:02:01 +0000 Tesco Bank halts online banking after 20,000 accounts got robbed [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tesco Bank has had around 40,000 accounts breached over the weekend, with half of those having money stolen out of them. The bank has stopped online payments and is promising refunds for all affected. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:04:01 +0000 20 high-end hotels like Marriott, Westin and Starwood had malware on their payment systems <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Patrons of these hotels would do well to keep a close eye on their bank accounts and credit cards, because the malware has likely stolen sensitive data including payment details and security codes. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:40:01 +0000 Iranian Rocket Kitten hacking group breach Telegram; get 15 million local phone numbers, IDs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Government-linked hackers have targeted Iranian journalists, activists and other people, breaching Telegram accounts and absconding with 15 million phone numbers and IDs belonging to Iranian citizens. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:20:01 +0000 A supposed $65 million worth of bitcoins disappeared from Bitfinex exchange <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bad news has hit bitcoin traders today as one of the popular exchanges, Bitfinex, halted trading after announced it had found a security breach. Currently, $65 million are rumored to be missing. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 03 Aug 2016 06:44:01 +0000 Acer suffers privacy breach exposing customer information <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An undisclosed number of customers may have had their personal information, including credit card details, stolen after Acer suffered a security breach of its online store. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Sat, 18 Jun 2016 11:32:01 +0000 Flaws found in Samsung's SmartThings platform give attackers access to your home <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Researchers from University of Michigan and Microsoft have found worrying flaws in Samsung&#039;s SmartThings IoT platform that allows attackers to gain access to homes and snoop on users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 03 May 2016 10:56:01 +0000 Badly configured database reveals data of 191 million US voters, authorities shut it down <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Security researcher, Chris Vickery, managed to find a publicly available server which held the details of all US voters. Luckily, public access to the database has now been cut off. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 29 Dec 2015 22:16:01 +0000