Posts Tagged ‘databreach’

Russian site ‘hit by huge data breach’

September 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Login names and passwords for more than 98 million users of the Russian email service have reportedly been stolen and put online. The data included email addresses and passwords that had been stored without any protection, a security firm said. Leaked Source said the massive cache of credentials dated from 2012 but had only […]

Opera announces data breach: stored passwords stolen for 1.7M users

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Opera was once a proudly Norwegian browser that was different from the rest in more than just look and feel. Most other browsers used one of three main core components: Microsoft’s, Mozilla’s or WebKit’s.  (WebKit originated from Apple but has now diverged into separate development streams used in browsers like Apple’s Safari, and browsers like […]

Reported UK Data Breaches Soar 88% in a Year

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

The volume of data breach incidents reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has almost doubled in the space of a year, according to a new Freedom of Information (FoI) request. The figure rose from 1,089 in the period April 2014-March 2015 to 2,048 in virtually the same period a year later, according to Huntsman Security. […]

Yahoo probes possible huge data breach

August 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Yahoo is investigating claims the hacker linked to “mega-breaches” at MySpace and LinkedIn has posted details of 200 million Yahoo accounts to a marketplace on the dark web. Usernames, passwords and dates of birth are being offered for sale for three bitcoins (£1,360). Using the name Peace, the hacker said the data was “most likely” […]

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in July

July 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Data breach StarCare Specialty Health System notifies patients after burglar snatches laptop, paper files O2 customer data sold on dark net King’s counselling department breaches students’ privacy Athens Orthopedic Clinic to begin notifying patients of hack WikiLeaks Put Women in Turkey in Danger, for No Reason 10 million customer’s data leaked from online shopping site […]

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