data breach

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Ex-CEO Blames Russians for Attacks on Yahoo Data

Marissa Mayer says she's sorry for hacks that affected all 3 billion Yahoo users

(Newser) - "I want to sincerely apologize to each and every one of our users,” Reuters quotes former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer as saying. Mayer testified in front of the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday regarding two massive data breaches at Yahoo. In 2013, all 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hacked... More »

Yahoo: Largest Data Breach in History Was Actually Even Larger

All 3B accounts were affected, not just1B

(Newser) - Yahoo has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying it affected all 3 billion of its users, not the 1 billion it revealed late last year, the AP reports. The company announced Tuesday that it's providing notice to additional user accounts affected by... More »

Now Whole Foods Is Warning of Credit Card Breach

It's unclear how many locations or customers were affected

(Newser) - Some Whole Foods customers may have had their credit card information stolen after the company stated Thursday it had been tipped about "unauthorized access of payment card information," Consumerist reports. The data breach would only affect cards used at the taprooms and full-service restaurants at some Whole Foods... More »

Eat at Sonic Recently? Your Card Info May Have Been Stolen

Fast-food chain warns of possible data breach

(Newser) - Anyone who's recently eaten at a Sonic Drive-In may have had their credit or debit card number stolen and put up for sale online, Krebs on Security reports. It's currently unclear how many restaurants or customers were affected, but Sonic serves approximately 3 million customers per day at... More »

Equifax's Latest Headache: a $10 Fake Website

Software engineer worked up a phony to expose company's phishing vulnerabilities

(Newser) - Still reeling from a double data breach and accusations of insider trading , the New York Times now reports that Equifax's latest problem comes via a software engineer who created a phony copy of its website about the data intrusion—which the company then included in a series of tweets.... More »

Equifax's New Thorn: Another Breach Earlier This Year

Intrusion found in March, nearly 5 months before discovery of much-publicized breach

(Newser) - As the feds investigate whether the Equifax breach that exposed data of up to 143 million Americans resulted in insider trading, the company has a new problem. Three sources tell Bloomberg that although Equifax learned of the intrusion in late July, the company knew of another breach as early as... More »

Equifax Security Chief's Degree Was in Music

She is one of 2 senior execs stepping down

(Newser) - Two senior Equifax execs have stepped down as the investigation of what may be the biggest data breach in US history continues. The credit-reporting firm says security chief Susan Mauldin and chief technology officer David Webb are retiring effective immediately, the New York Times reports. After the leak that exposed... More »

Warren Wants to Stop Equifax From Profiting Off Data Breach

She's introduced the Freedom From Equifax Exploitation Act

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren—and 11 other Democratic senators—introduced legislation Friday targeting credit reporting companies in the wake of the Equifax data breach that affected 143 million US consumers, Reuters reports. In short, the Freedom from Equifax Exploitation Act would keep Equifax from profiting off its own data breach, according... More »

Equifax Could Have Fixed Bug Exploited by Hackers. It Didn't

Patch for web application vulnerability was released 2 months before data breach

(Newser) - Remember that massive Equifax data breach that exposed the names, security numbers, and more of 143 million US consumers? It now appears Equifax had "clear and simple instructions" on how to avoid it and more than two months to follow them. The credit reporting company announced Thursday that hackers... More »

Facing Public Wrath, Equifax Ditches Fee

Company says credit freezes will be free until Nov. 21

(Newser) - Equifax has decided not to anger 143 million Americans any further by charging them to protect themselves from its massive data breach . The credit-monitoring company, facing a flood of complaints about its handling of the breach, bowed to public pressure Tuesday and said it would drop fees until Nov. 21... More »

If Firms Can't Protect Data, We Shouldn't Let Them Collect It

Farhad Manjoo writes that Equifax is unlikely to face consequences over breach

(Newser) - The way tech writer Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times sees it, Equifax had "one job"—to protect the mountains of sensitive financial data it has collected on Americans. As news of the recent mammoth breach made clear, the company failed at that one job, and the... More »

Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks Up to $70B From Equifax

Company accused of not doing enough to prevent massive data breach

(Newser) - After exposing the names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and more of 143 million Americans in a massive data breach , Equifax is now facing a potentially billion-dollar class-action lawsuit. USA Today reports a lawsuit was filed against the credit monitoring company Thursday in Oregon on behalf of customers Mary McHill... More »

Why 'Breathtaking' Equifax Breach May Be Worst One Ever

Amount of 'highly sensitive' data that was exposed may be unprecedented

(Newser) - Almost half of the US population may have been affected by the massive Equifax data breach , with the credit bureau revealing the personal info for as many as 143 million customers may have been exposed. Even as a handful of its top execs face a barrage of criticism for selling... More »

Social Security Numbers of 143M Exposed in Equifax Hack

Also names, addresses, birth dates, and more

(Newser) - The Social Security numbers and birth dates of up to 143 million US consumers were stolen from Equifax in what appears to be one of the largest data breaches in history, Bloomberg reports. According to the Los Angeles Times , Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting firms in the... More »

2 Russian Spies, 2 Hackers Behind Yahoo Hack: Reports

Sources say they're to be indicted Wednesday by Justice Department

(Newser) - The Justice Department is set to make a big announcement Wednesday about the massive 2014 Yahoo data breach, which affected 500 million users : the indictment of Dmitry Dokuchaev and his boss Igor Sushchin, both Russian spies from the Federal Security Service intelligence agency, as well as Russia-hired hackers Alexsey Belan... More »

Yahoo Is Now Warning Users of 'Forged Cookies'

More email accounts may have been breached

(Newser) - Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest development in the internet company's investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion users' data several years ago. Yahoo confirmed Wednesday that it was notifying users that their accounts had potentially been... More »

Verizon Wants 'Major Concessions' From Yahoo: Reports

It still might abandon the deal, add sources

(Newser) - Verizon is still interested in acquiring Yahoo after the largest data breach at an email provider—just not at the price initially agreed upon, a source tells Bloomberg . Verizon, which agreed to pay $4.8 billion for Yahoo in July, has a team exploring the possibility of a lower sale... More »

Navy: Personal Data on 134K Sailors Was Breached

'Unknown individuals' accessed compromised laptop

(Newser) - In a major data breach, "unknown individuals" accessed information on 134,386 current and former sailors, the Navy says. The data taken from a compromised Hewlett Packard laptop includes names and Social Security numbers, the Navy says in a press release . "The Navy takes this incident extremely seriously—... More »

Email Hack Could Keep Verizon From Buying Yahoo

Or at least Verizon may want some of its money back

(Newser) - It seems Verizon might be reconsidering its agreement to pay $4.8 billion to acquire Yahoo after the latter revealed last month that 500 million of its email accounts had been hacked, Reuters reports. Verizon had signed a deal to buy Yahoo in July, but a clause in the agreement... More »

Yahoo: Actually, 500M Accounts Got Hacked

Breach is described as 'widespread and serious'

(Newser) - Yahoo is confirming what Recode describes as a "widespread and serious" data breach affecting 500 million users. Yahoo blames "state-sponsored actors" for the personal data that was stolen in 2014 but only recently discovered to have been stolen, the AP reports. Yahoo had previously been expected to confirm... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB