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GoDaddy says data breach exposed over a million user accounts

Web hosting giant GoDaddy has reported a data breach, and warns that data on 1.2 million customers may have been accessed. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, GoDaddy’s chie

US education software company exposed personal data of 1.2M students

SmarterSelect, a U.S.-based company that provides software for managing the application process for scholarships, exposed the personal data of thousands of applicants because of a misconfigured Google

California Pizza Kitchen spills over 100,000 employee Social Security numbers

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has revealed a data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of more than 100,000 current and former employees. The U.S. pizza chain, which has more than 250 loca

UK Labour Party blames breach of members’ data on third-party cyberattack

The U.K.’s Labour Party has confirmed a cyberattack on a third-party company has led to the compromise of members’ data. In an email sent to all party members and posted to its website, Labour

Piiano raises $9M to help businesses protect their PII

Tel Aviv-based Piiano wants businesses to keep their customers’ data private. The company is coming out of stealth today and announcing a $9 million funding round led by YL Ventures, together wi

Twitch confirms hack after source code and creator payout data leaks online

A huge cache of source code repositories, creator payouts and other internal data from Twitch has been published online after a data breach, the company has confirmed. In a post on Tuesday (but which

FTC says health apps must notify consumers about data breaches — or face fines

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned apps and devices that collect personal health information must notify consumers if their data is breached or shared with third parties without their

SEC fines brokerage firms over email hacks that exposed client data

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has fined several brokerage firms a total of $750,000 for exposing the sensitive personally identifiable information of thousands of customers and clients a

T-Mobile says at least 47M current and former customers affected by hack

T-Mobile has confirmed that millions of current and former customers had their information stolen in a data breach, following reports of a hack over the weekend. In a statement, T-Mobile, which has mo

Pearson to pay $1M fine for misleading investors about 2018 data breach

Pearson, a London-based publishing and education giant that provides software to schools and universities has agreed to pay $1 million to settle charges that it misled investors about a 2018 data brea

Equity Monday: Hacks, IPOs and the next generation of American tech giants

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest pri

Calgary’s parking authority exposed drivers’ personal data and tickets

A review of the logs by TechCrunch found contact information, details of parking tickets and parking offenses, and some partial card payment numbers and expiry dates.

The Accellion data breach continues to get messier

Morgan Stanley has joined the growing list of Accellion hack victims — more than six months after attackers first breached the vendor’s 20-year-old file-sharing product.  The investment banking f

An email sent by One Medical exposed hundreds of customers’ email addresses

Primary care company One Medical has apologized after it sent out an email that exposed hundreds of customers’ email addresses. The email sent out by One Medical on Wednesday asked to “ver

DOJ files 7 new charges against alleged Capital One hacker

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed seven new charges against Paige Thompson, the former Amazon Web Services (AWS) engineer accused of hacking Capital One and stealing the personal data of

For startups, trustworthy security means going above and beyond compliance standards

Compliance means that a company meets a minimum set of controls. Security encompasses a broad range of best practices and software that help address risks associated with the company’s operations.

Click Studios asks customers to stop tweeting about its Passwordstate data breach

Australian security software house Click Studios has told customers not to post emails sent by the company about its data breach, which allowed malicious hackers to push a malicious update to its fla

DigitalOcean says customer billing data accessed in data breach

DigitalOcean has emailed customers warning of a data breach involving customers’ billing data, TechCrunch has learned. The cloud infrastructure giant told customers in an email on Wednesday, obt

Enterprise security attackers are one password away from your worst day

IT organizations must shift their enterprise security strategy to detect credential-based attacks before they become a problem.

Grocery startup Mercato spilled years of data, but didn’t tell its customers

A security lapse at online grocery delivery startup Mercato exposed tens of thousands of customer orders, TechCrunch has learned. A person with knowledge of the incident told TechCrunch that the incid
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