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Quora hit by data breach affecting around 100 million users

Quora has been targeted by hackers in a data breach affecting around 100 million of its users. The Mountain View, California-based company that operates the question-and-answer website said on Monday that it recently discovered unauthorized access to its computer systems. Data that “may have been compromised” includes account information such as name, email address, and […]

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HSBC bank confirms US data breach

HSBC has said some of its US customers’ bank accounts were hacked in October. The lender said that the perpetrators may have accessed information including account numbers and balances, statement and transaction histories and payee details, as well as users’ names, addresses and dates of birth. The BBC understands the firm believes that fewer than […]

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Hackers target major airline in data breach affecting nearly 10M customers

Cathay Pacific has revealed details of a massive hack that’s seen the personal data of nearly 10 million of its customers stolen. The major international airline, which operates out of Hong Kong and flies to seven U.S. cities, said on Wednesday it had discovered unauthorized access “to some of its information systems containing passenger data of […]

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Facebook Admits To New Security Breach, 50 Million People At Risk

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Friday that hackers had discovered a security flaw that allowed them to take over up to 50 million user accounts, a major breach that adds to a bruising year for the company’s reputation. Facebook, which has more than 2 billion monthly active users, said it has been unable to […]

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Facebook security breach: Up to 50m accounts attacked

Facebook says almost 50 million of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. The company said attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people’s accounts. The breach was discovered on Tuesday, Facebook said, and it has informed police. Users that had potentially […]

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British Airways breach: How did hackers get in?

British Airways has revealed that hackers managed to breach its website and app, stealing data from many thousands of customers in the process. But how was this possible? BA has not revealed any technical details about the breach, but cyber-security experts have some suggestions of possible methods used. Names, email addresses and credit card details […]

Mobile

T-Mobile Security Breach Exposes Personal Information

If you’re a T-Mobile or Metro PCS customer, there’s a chance some of your personal information has been accessed due to a security breach. The breach was discovered on Aug. 20 by T-Mobile’s cyber-security team and shut down, but not before the damage was done. T-Mobile is informing customers of the breach “out an abundance […]

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Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach

Ikea’s odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit is investigating a “cyber-security incident”, the company has announced. The app and website let people find freelance workers to complete household tasks such as cleaning, gardening or assembling flat-pack furniture. TaskRabbit has not revealed the nature of the incident, but said it was working with law enforcement and a cyber-security […]