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1Password bolts on a ‘pwned password’ check

Password management service 1Password has a neat new feature that lets users check whether a password they’re thinking of using has already been breached. At which point it will suggest they pic

UK’s Carphone Warehouse fined nearly $540k for 2015 hack

The UK's data watchdog has handed mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse a £400,000 fine -- just shy of the £500k maximum the regulator can currently issue -- for security failings attached to

Uber says 2.7M UK users affected by 2016 data breach

Uber's October 2016 data breach affected some 2.7 million UK users, it has now been revealed.

Uber faces another lawsuit over data breach

In light of Uber failing to report the massive data breach that affected potentially 57 million passengers and drivers worldwide, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a multimillio

Congress presses Uber for answers around the data breach it tried to hide

It looks like Congress won't be ignoring the recent thoroughly sketchy report that Uber failed to disclose — and made efforts to hide — about a data breach that affected 57 million users in 2016.

Imgur says 1.7M emails and passwords were breached in 2014 hack

Image-hosting site turned meme social network, Imgur, is the latest tech service to 'fess up to a security breach. In a blog post Friday it revealed that hackers had compromised its systems in 2014,

Uber data breach includes UK users — but it’s still not clear how many

The UK's digital minister has said the October 2016 data breach that Uber disclosed this week does affect UK users -- though it's still unclear how many are impacted at this stage.

FTC evaluating “serious issues” raised by Uber breach

The FTC has now put out a statement regarding the Uber data breach which the company concealed for the best part of a year before finally disclosing it, under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, on Tuesday by

Uber data breach “raises huge concerns”, says UK watchdog

The fallout from Uber's disclosure yesterday of a massive data breach affecting 57 million users and drivers that it concealed for a year continues: The UK's data protection watchdog has put out a str

New York attorney general launches investigation of Uber’s $100,000 hack cover-up

The revelation that Uber concealed a 2016 data breach affecting 57 million users and paid hackers to destroy the evidence is yet another PR nightmare for Uber, but it's also a problem when it comes t

Uber data breach from 2016 affected 57 million riders and drivers

Uber faced a data breach in 2016 that affected some 57 million customers, including both riders and drivers, revealing their names, email address and phone numbers. That affected group included 50 mil

Four years later, Yahoo still doesn’t know how 3 billion accounts were hacked

In a security hearing that called both Equifax and Yahoo's past and present executives to Washington, D.C., we're learning a bit more about what Yahoo didn't know about the biggest hack in history. Wh

Equifax hack being probed by UK’s financial watchdog

The fallout from the massive Equifax hack, publicly disclosed last month, continues: Today the UK's financial watchdog said it also wants to get to the bottom of what happened.   

Call to tighten UK law over data breaches

Consumer group Which? is unhappy with the U.K. data protection bill and has called on the government to amend the draft legislation to allow third-party organizations to seek collective redress for d

We Heart It says a data breach affected over 8 million accounts, included emails and passwords

We Heart It, an image-sharing site used by 40 million teens as of a couple of years ago, is informing users their personal data may have been compromised. The company was alerted to a possible securit

Former Equifax CEO says breach boiled down to one person not doing their job

In a continued effort to pass on any responsibility for the largest data breach in American history, Equifax’s recently departed CEO is blaming it all on a single person who failed to deploy a p

N.Y. regulators issued Equifax with a subpoena, per report

Equifax was issued a subpoena from New York state’s financial service regulators in regards to the massive data breach the company announced last month, Reuters reported today. The regulators wa

Exposure of your sensitive data isn’t a bug, it’s a feature

Another day, another breach. Equifax, SEC, Deloitte and the next one is coming soon. Nothing surprising there anymore, not for customers, not for the breached companies. So why does this keep happenin

Equifax breach disclosure would have failed Europe’s tough new rules

The US does not currently have a federal law requiring companies to inform the public about data breaches. Over the pond in the European Union it's a different story, and Equifax could have faced stif

What happened to Equifax today

Today was a terrible day for the 143 million consumers impacted by the Equifax data breach. Many of these folks had Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers c
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