databreach

  • Data on 3 million Facebook users exposed, report says

    Researchers at the University of Cambridge uploaded user data from 3 million Facebook users onto a shared portal. They locked the data away with a username and password, but then students later posted the login credentials online, too, according to a report on Monday from New Scientist. That exposed...
  • Chili’s reports payment card data breach

    Did you go to a Chili’s Bar and Grill early this year? If so, you may want to examine your credit and debit card. In a statement released Saturday on its Facebook and Twitter pages, the restaurant chain announced that it discovered that some of its guests’ payment card...
  • Best Buy shoppers payment information may have been exposed in data breach

    Best Buy shoppers may had have had their payment information hacked, as the company becomes the latest to report its exposure in a data breach that occurred last year. The electronics retailer says that 7.ai , a company that provides the technology backing its chat services, was hacked between...
  • Customer payment information may have been exposed with Sears and Delta Airlines

    Department store chain Sears Holding Corp (SHLD.O) and Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) said on Wednesday some of their customer payment information may have been exposed in a cyber security breach at software service provider 7.ai. Sears said it was notified of the incident in mid-March and the...
  • Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue hit with a data breach

    A data breach at department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor has compromised the personal information of customers who shopped at the stores. The chains’ parent company, Canada-based Hudson’s Bay Co., announced the breach of its store payment systems on Sunday. The company said...
  • Facebook privacy settings revamped after scandal

    Facebook says an overhaul of its privacy tools will make it easier for people to find and edit the personal information the company holds. Details of the changes were announced in a blog. They follow intense criticism of the firm after it emerged that data about 50 million users...
  • Mozilla Announces End To Advertising On Facebook Amid Cambridge Analytica Breach

    Mozilla says it won’t advertise on Facebook until it sees proof that the social media giant has tightened data-privacy controls. This is the latest fallout from news that a political data-mining site improperly acquired data from 50 million Facebook profiles. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his company is redoubling...
  • Senators demand answers from Facebook over extraordinary data breach

    A group of lawmakers is demanding answers over the data breach and how it was able to happen. Officials were reacting to reports that Cambridge Analytica harvested 50 million users’ private information for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign  Call for Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee...
  • Judge rules Yahoo can be sued by data breach victims

    Yahoo has been ordered by a federal judge to face much of a lawsuit in the United States claiming that the personal information of all 3 billion users was compromised in a series of data breaches. In a decision on Friday night, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San...