Data security breaches
- March 02, 2017
A new SEC filing details who knew about the major Yahoo security breach in 2014, but experts are confused by the repercussions of the announcement.
- February 24, 2017
The Cloudflare bug in CDN is fixed after causing sensitive customer data to leak. Google Project Zero discovered the flaw, and users were warned to change passwords.
- 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 21, 2016
In its first move following the Blue Coat Systems merger, Symantec agreed to acquire identity protection firm LifeLock for $2.3 billion to bolster its consumer security business.
- 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.
- November 11, 2016
Adobe agreed to pay several states a total of $1 million and agreed to new compliance measures as part of a settlement over the company's 2013 data breach.
- 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 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 15, 2016
Following an embarrassing data breach, the Democratic National Committee has formed a cybersecurity advisory board, but experts have questioned the pedigree of board members.
- August 09, 2016
Oracle's MICROS PoS systems breached, possibly by Carbanak cybergang; Oracle issues mandatory password reset for customers.
- July 15, 2016
The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework takes effect, replacing Safe Harbor for transatlantic data flows; U.S. beefs up Cyber Command.
- June 29, 2016
Nearly 10 million patient records have been posted for sale on a dark web market, putting the personally identifiable information of many at risk for abuse.
- 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.