Last Summer, Equifax experienced one of the most devastating data breaches in history. In an incredible stroke of luck, several executives had dumped their stock in the company prior to the news going public. They were cleared of wrongdoing, but on Wednesday, the SEC filed insider trading charges against a different…
An American power company has reached a settlement to pay an unprecedented $2.7 million penalty over significant security oversights that could have allowed hackers to gain remote access to the power provider’s systems.
Equifax announced new details on Thursday regarding the personal consumer data stolen during its disastrous data breach last year.
If your password winds up in a mega-breach like the ones at Yahoo, Dropbox, or Tumblr, it can be easy for a hacker to take over your account—especially if you reuse the same password across multiple services. But it’s not always easy to tell if your password has been stolen, and companies can sometimes take years to…
Thousands of FedEx customers were exposed after the company left scanned passports, drivers licenses, and other documentation on a publicly accessible Amazon S3 server.
Confidential documents filed with the Senate Banking Committee suggest that Equifax could have lost considerably more personal information about over 145 million Americans to hackers than it’s publicly let on, CNN Money reported.
More than 12,000 prominent social media influencers from YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and the gaming platform Twitch were exposed last month by a data breach at a marketing firm that pairs online stars with top brands seeking product reviews and endorsements, according to researchers at the security firm UpGuard.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday confirmed a data breach involving the personally identifiable information of more than 240,000 current and former DHS employees.
If at any point last year you thought all the blustering in Congress over the Equifax breach would result in anything meaningful, let me be the first to say: You must be new here.
An Amazon AWS server believed to contain files on all of California’s registered voters was left exposed this year due to a misconfigured database, according to researchers at the Kromtech Security Center. The database was later stolen by cybercriminals demanding a ransom only payable in bitcoin.
Uber recently revealed that hackers stole data on 57 million passengers and drivers in October 2016, and instead of warning consumers about the breach, the company paid the hackers to stay quiet.
A trove of US military data, described by security researchers as being “highly sensitive,” was reportedly unearthed on a publicly accessible Amazon server two months ago. The data apparently lacked even the basic protection offered by a password.
Hackers accessed data belonging to 57 million Uber riders and drivers in late 2016, including email addresses, phone numbers, and drivers license numbers. Instead of disclosing the breach, Uber paid $100,000 to the hackers in exchange for their silence. The secret payment ultimately cost several Uber security…
The Pentagon accidentally left at least 1.8 billion publicly accessible posts it scraped from social media sites, forums and other web destinations unsecured on an Amazon S3 repository, where anyone with a free Amazon Web Services account could download the data, PC Mag reported.
Ride-hailing apps like Uber, Lyft, and countless smaller startups are afforded access to information you might prefer other people didn’t know. In most cases, you’re providing explicit details concerning your whereabouts, as well as your destination. As long as that data stays private, it’s all gravy: You safely get…
Former and current Equifax and Yahoo executives appeared on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify about the major consumer data breaches that occurred under their watch. An executive at Verizon, which acquired Yahoo this summer, was also called as a witness.
It didn’t seem possible, but Equifax may have screwed the pooch even harder than previously thought.
Tarte Cosmetics, a cruelty-free cosmetics brand carried by major retailers like Sephora and Ulta, exposed the personal information of nearly two million customers in two unsecured online databases.
The IRS announced late Thursday night that it has temporarily suspended a $7.25 million contract with Equifax to help verify taxpayers’ identities when creating accounts on the agency’s website, citing “new information available today.”
House Democrats and Republicans have found common ground in their joint effort to uncover precisely what Equifax knew prior to revealing an incredible data breach last month. That effort continued on Wednesday as lawmakers sought to learn more about what the embattled credit agency is doing to aid the roughly 145…