Identity Theft and Data Security Breaches
- December 22, 2016
Yahoo breach data from 1 billion users was sold to multiple groups on the deep web and questionable breach reporting kept Yahoo from informing users for months.
- December 15, 2016
A second Yahoo breach was disclosed, with more than 1 billion accounts compromised and users left at risk of further attacks for three years.
- November 15, 2016
Experts debated various aspects of password security in the aftermath of the FriendFinder Network breach, which left 400 million user accounts exposed.
- September 29, 2016
The Yahoo breach was the largest in history and the fallout is widespread, including a lawsuit, possible SEC investigation and questions about Yahoo's breach detection and response.
- September 23, 2016
Yahoo confirmed it was the victim of one of the largest breaches in history two years ago, when information on at least 500 million user accounts was stolen.
- August 30, 2016
Election registration databases in two states were attacked and the resulting voter data breach has led to questions of possible election tampering and inadequate state security.
- August 17, 2016
A PGP short ID collision attack on the creator of Linux brings to light a flaw that experts have known about for years with short ID keys.
- August 09, 2016
Oracle's MICROS PoS systems breached, possibly by Carbanak cybergang; Oracle issues mandatory password reset for customers.
- July 15, 2016
An investigation by a federal committee found the FDIC had multiple breaches, including an APT attack, spanning years but hid the hacks from Congress.
- June 21, 2016
Computer maker Acer was hit by a customer data breach of its e-commerce website, leaving approximately 34,500 customers' contact and payment information exposed for about a year.
- June 09, 2016
A rash of TeamViewer hacks has led to confusion concerning what the issues are and who is responsible for user security in this case.
- May 03, 2016
Craig Wright's second attempt to prove he's the bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, was debunked after fooling the mainstream press, but his motives are still a mystery.
- March 11, 2016
News roundup: DROWN attack affects millions of servers with an SSLv2 vulnerability; the Home Depot breach lawsuit settlement is pending; and Chinese smartphone-maker ZTE is sanctioned.
- February 11, 2016
An IRS hack has compromised thousands of tax returns, and the attack was made possible through the use of stolen Social Security numbers.
- February 05, 2016
Roundup: A new report may explain China's cyber targeting of health insurers. Plus, malware activity shows a big rise at year-end; more software vulnerabilities were reported.