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Twitter has issued an apology to users after security information, including phone numbers and email addresses, was inadvertently used for targeted ads. This data was not available to third parties.
The Facebook-owned service has said in a statement that an API bug allowed attackers to procure personal information of several high-profile verified accounts, all of whom have been notified.
The ISIS-affiliated Islamic Cyber Army has hit back in force against the "ISIS day of trolling" declared by Anonymous members, releasing personal info on numerous U.S. and French military officials.
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.
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.
The FBI has released a confidential statement to retail companies warning them of future attacks, as well as the potential dangers of malware infections.