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Yahoo faces congressional action and class action lawsuits following historic data breach

Yahoo faces congressional action and class action lawsuits following historic data breach

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Yahoo is facing both legal and congressional action in the form of multiple class-action lawsuits and one senators call for a congressional probe.

Discover Financial Services reports three data breaches to California AG

Discover Financial Services reports three data breaches to California AG

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For the second time this year, Discover Financial Services reported a set of data breaches on the same day to the California Attorney General's Office.

Hotel operation run by Donald Trump settles breach suit with $500K fine

Hotel operation run by Donald Trump settles breach suit with $500K fine

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In a settlement, the hotel chain operated by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will fork over $500K in fines and improve the security of its computer network.

Yahoo breach; State-sponsored actors suspected, at least 500 million accounts affected

Yahoo breach; State-sponsored actors suspected, at least 500 million accounts affected

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On the cusp of a $4.8 billion acquisition by Verizon, Yahoo today disclosed a data breach in which a state-sponsored actor is believed to have stolen a copy of data linked to at least 500 million accounts.

Global data breaches up 15 percent in first half of 2016

Global data breaches up 15 percent in first half of 2016

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Data breaches were up 15 percent during the first half of 2016 compared to previous six months as Gemalto researchers reported a total of 974 worldwide breaches.

324K Regpack users' info compromised when decrypted files placed on public-facing server

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Independent Security Researcher Troy Hunt spotted a database containing the information of nearly 324,000 Regpack accounts.

Sixth Circuit: Nationwide insurance co.'s breach victims have standing to sue

Sixth Circuit: Nationwide insurance co.'s breach victims have standing to sue

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A federal Appeals Court has reinstated a class-action lawsuit against insurance company Nationwide after concluding that individuals whose personal data was exposed in a 2012 breach have sufficient standing to sue.

Moral breach: Edward Snowden goes to Hollywood

Moral breach: Edward Snowden goes to Hollywood

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The film Snowden opens this week recounting recent events that have sent reverberations around the world.

Eurekalert news service attacked

Eurekalert news service attacked

Scientific news service EurekAlert suffered a breach which saw the login details of thousands of journalists stolen. The company has now reformed the technology behind its website and is promising a brand new login system.

Sites associated with both presidential contenders spring leaks

Sites associated with both presidential contenders spring leaks

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Data theft knows no boundaries. Personal information has been siphoned out from databases connected to both presidential campaigns.

ClixSense breached through old server, 6.6M users potentially affected

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ClixSense, a company that pays people to take surveys, reported it was breached with several million users being affected.

VoIPtalk informs customers of possible data breach

VoIPtalk informs customers of possible data breach

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The U.K. voice over IP provider VoIPtalk has emailed a notification to customers warning of the potential compromise of user login credentials.

Seagate staff to sue company over data protection failure

Seagate staff to sue company over data protection failure

A hardware manufacturer may soon be sued by employees who claim the employer did not do nearly enough to protect their data.

Leaked Rambler data highlights long-term risk post-breach

Leaked Rambler data highlights long-term risk post-breach

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100 million user passwords from a 2012 breach at Russian internet giant Rambler were leaked online.

Oregon credit union sues Noodles & Company over breach

Oregon credit union sues Noodles & Company over breach

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Oregon credit union filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday against Noodles & Company on behalf of other financial institutions affected by a POS breach at the restaurant chain.

UAE medical centre hit, hacker claims good intentions

UAE medical centre hit, hacker claims good intentions

A medical centre in the UAE has been modestly breached by a hacker who claims to want to teach them a lesson in security.

U.S. investigating intrusions, Clinton implies Russians hackers could tilt Trump victory

U.S. investigating intrusions, Clinton implies Russians hackers could tilt Trump victory

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As the November election nears, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Monday accused the Kremlin of wanting to interfere with the U.S. election.

Congressional report faults OPM over breach preparedness and response

Congressional report faults OPM over breach preparedness and response

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The massive breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) might have been prevented had the agency followed basic cybersecurity guidelines, a congressional investigation claimed.

University of Alaska breach may have exposed student info

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On Tuesday, officials announced an attacker using employee credentials may have accessed University of Alaska student information.

Hutton Hotel guests credit card info exposed during three-year long breach

Hutton Hotel guests credit card info exposed during three-year long breach

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The Hutton Hotel payment processing system was vulnerable between September 2012 and 2015 exposing guests payment card information.

Old breach of Brazzers porn forum exposes users

Old breach of Brazzers porn forum exposes users

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An old data breach has come back to haunt the pornography site Brazzers and its users, as close to 800,000 unique accounts registered with the site and its online forum was found published online.

Your own (not so) private Idaho

Your own (not so) private Idaho

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A hacker, dubbing himself Mr. High, announced he had stolen the personal details of 6.5 million people across Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Kentucky.

M. Holdings Security issues warning on possible data breach

M. Holdings Security issues warning on possible data breach

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M. Holdings Securities is notifying some of its clients of a potential data breach due to a laptop being stolen from an employee's car.

Guccifer gets 52 months in U.S. prison

Guccifer gets 52 months in U.S. prison

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Guccifer's two-year hacking spree, which exposed Hillary Clinton's controversial use of a private email server, has ended with a more than four-year prison sentence.

User data of 43.6M Last.fm subscribers made public

User data of 43.6M Last.fm subscribers made public

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The user data of 43,570,999 subscribers to the Last.fm music site were posted on the pwned repository LeakedSource.

Kimpton Hotels details data breach, dozens of properties impacted

Kimpton Hotels details data breach, dozens of properties impacted

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The Kimpton Hotel chain officially notified its customers that its point-of-sale system severs had been infected with malware earlier this year, possibly exposing payment card information and cardholder names.

SWIFT warns of new attacks, pushes for security upgrades

SWIFT warns of new attacks, pushes for security upgrades

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In a letter to clients, SWIFT said a fresh wave of attacks had hit other member banks and urged clients to adopt the latest version of its software by November 19.

Jerry's Artarama hit with hack

Jerry's Artarama hit with hack

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A letter has gone out to customers of Jerry's Artarama advising that its online portal "may have been attacked" by a hacker and customer information "may have been compromised."

Comey calls for more FBI involvement in private sector cyberattacks

Comey calls for more FBI involvement in private sector cyberattacks

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FBI Director James Comey reached out to businesses asking for his agency to be included in their cybersecurity plans and broached the lightning rod topic of encryption during a speech at the 2016 Symantec Government Symposium.

Voter database hack in Illinois by foreign intruder compromises info of 200K

Voter database hack in Illinois by foreign intruder compromises info of 200K

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Personal information of Illinois voters is believed to have been siphoned in a cyberattack, possibly of foreign origin.

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