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Amazon breach exposes an unknown number of email addresses

Amazon blamed a technical error for accidentally exposing your email address ahead of Black Friday. The company still has not revealed any details about this latest breach, but it did say that a fix has been implemented.
Computing

Newegg was cracked, customer data has leaked, and security is clearly scrambled

Online electronics retailer Newegg has found themselves at the heart of an online security breach as the company's payment system was breached, giving hackers of the notorious group, Magecart, potential access to confidential customer data…
Computing

Attacker stole user data from Reddit through employee accounts

Reddit reports that an attacker broke into a few systems on the company’s network and stole user data. The theft consisted of a 2007 database backup containing salted hashed passwords along with “some” current email addresses.
Computing

92 million accounts at DNA testing service MyHeritage have been hacked

Popular DNA testing service MyHeritage said on Monday that a third-party security researcher discovered a file on a private server outside MyHeritage's network that contained email addresses and hashed passwords.
Computing

If you’re a Best Buy customer, you may want to check your accounts

Just a day after Sears, Kmart, and Delta admitted that they were affected by the breach of the data firm [24]7.ai, Best Buy has come forth with a statement of its own, noting that it too has been impacted.
Computing

Equifax could make money from its own breach; 2.4 million more are exposed

A double-whammy for Equifax: Senator Elizabeth Warren claims the company could make money from the breach, the credit-rating agency revealed another 2.4 million people were exposed in the 2017 hack.
Social Media

Vine bug may have exposed users’ email addresses and phone numbers

Twitter has alerted Vine users to the possibility that a recent bug that affected the site's video archive may have exposed their email addresses and phone numbers. It's warning users to be cautious of emails from unknown senders.
Web

Customer data and images leaked from Home Depot MyInstall complaint service

Home Depot's complaint system for its MyInstall service leaked customer information by not securing it in any fashion. The data was crawlable by search engines and included names, addresses, and images of customers.
Computing

Clogged arteries and compromised credit cards could come from eating at Arby's

On Thursday, security blog KrebsOnSecurity reported that Arby's had "recently remediated a breach involving malicious software installed on payment card systems at hundreds of its restaurant locations nationwide."
Web

The SEC opens an investigation into Yahoo regarding its data breaches

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into Yahoo, examining whether the hacks it incurred should have been reported in a more timely fashion to investors.
Computing

Could the Chinese military be linked to FDIC cyberattacks?

The FBI is investigating how hackers managed to make their way into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Unfortunately, this isn't a new case -- it's been going on since at least 2010.
Web

Are you a Lynda.com user? You may want to check your email

Another day, another digital breach. The latest victim of a cyberattack is online learning company Lynda.com, a LinkedIn subsidiary, who sent out an email this weekend to certain users to inform them of a database hack.
Computing

Reported data breach affects personal info for more than 130,000 Navy sailors

The latest data breach to make headlines has not exposed credit card information or hospital records, but rather, has left the "personal and sensitive information" of 134,386 U.S. sailors compromised.
Web

Confirmed: A hacker accessed records of more than 500 million Yahoo accounts

Yahoo on Thursday confirmed a major security breach of its user database. It said more than 500 million accounts were compromised by a "state-sponsored actor."
Computing

Office of Personnel Management and its CIO ruled responsible for 2014-2015 hacks

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has finished its report on the 2014-2015 breaches at the Office of Personnel Management, and has ruled that the agency was at fault, laying particular blame on former CIO Donna Seymour.
Web

Feeling naked? Porn site Brazzers sees leak that leaves 800,000 users exposed

Passwords, usernames and emails have all been made available for some 800,000 users in the latest big name leak, this time from porn network Brazzers. Although there are a few duplicates in there, most are genuine, leaving many people…
Computing

Security researchers find yet another leak in HTTPS, and it won’t be easy to patch

End user information could be far more easily pilfered from HTTPS data packets if the HEIST exploit becomes common place. It enables tracking of HTTPS data size, which is enough for older breaches to decode it.
Web

Online privacy worries increasingly keeping Americans off the internet, study says

A new sobering survey from the U.S. Department of Commerce suggests that Americans are so worried about the lack of privacy online that it's actually deterring them from using the internet. Does this mean the hackers have won?