Uber paid hacker $100G to keep data breach last year a secret

A 20-year-old Florida man, responsible for the data breach at Uber last year, was paid $100,000 to destroy the information through a “bug bounty” program, Reuters reported.

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Canadian 'hacker-for-hire' pleads guilty in Yahoo breach

A Canadian man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities say was directed by two Russian intelligence agents and affected at least a half billion user accounts.

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Tech Q&A: Recovering from Equifax, improving passwords, throwing Google off your scent and more

With the Equifax breach, I am worried that hackers can steal money from my bank account. What can I do?

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Consumers Gain More Power to Seek Data Breach Damages

There are no good outcomes of an electronic data system breach. At best, companies dealing with e-commerce technologies face the formidable task and the resulting cost of repairs. In addition having to fix information technology systems, companies suffering breaches may be increasingly vulnerable to legal action taken by customers whose personal data was affected. A federal appeals court decision handed down earlier this month underscores the potential legal leverage available to consumers whose electronic records are hacked.

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Hack of Half a Billion Records Takes Shine Off Yahoo's Data Trove

Yahoo on Thursday disclosed that a data breach in late 2014 resulted in the theft of information from at least 500 million customer accounts. Based on a recent investigation, it appears that state-sponsored hackers carried out the attack, the company said. Account information compromised includes names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords, and encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. Payment card and bank account information was not compromised, according to Yahoo.

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Yahoo to confirm hackers stole passwords for 200M accounts all the way back in 2012, report says

Yahoo will confirm later this week that hackers did breach its systems in 2012, stealing personal data for about 200 million accounts, including easily decrypted passwords, a report says.

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Dropbox data breach: 68 million user account details leaked

Four years after a data breach at cloud storage service Dropbox, details of more than 68 million user accounts have reportedly been leaked.

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FBI investigating possible cyberbreach of New York Times reporters' email accounts

The FBI is probing a possible cyber breach of numerous company email accounts belonging to New York Times reporters by Russian government-linked hackers, a law enforcement source close to the investigation told Fox News on Tuesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/23/fbi-investigating-possible-cyber-breach-new-york-times-reporter-email-accounts.html

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Russian Gang Suspected of Hacking Oracle's POS System

Oracle has been investigating a point-of-sale system breach that may be the work of Russian cyberthieves. Hackers compromised at least 700 computers on the MICROS POS system, used by hundreds of thousands of hotels, restaurants and retail outlets worldwide to process credit card transactions, Krebs on Security reported earlier this month. More than 330,000 cash registers worldwide use MICROS, which ranks as one the world’s three largest POS systems. Oracle confirmed that it has alerted its customers about the intrusion.

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Hackers discover more than 100 vulnerabilities in Pentagon websites

High-tech hackers brought in by the Pentagon to breach Defense Department websites were able to burrow in and find 138 different security gaps, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

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Report: Hacker puts data from 167 million LinkedIn accounts up for sale

In 2012, LinkedIn suffered a major data breach that saw 6.5 million hashed passwords leaked online — and now there’s evidence that it was just the beginning of a bigger scandal.

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Wendy's: Data breach hit 5 percent of our restaurants

Wendy’s said Wednesday that an investigation into the recent data breach at the fast food-chain found that less than 5 percent of its restaurants were affected.

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Dell apologizes for Superfish-like scandal, offers eDellRoot removal instructions

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Dell has already responded to its major security breach by offering manual removal instructions and a software update — but while the company’s speed is commendable, this really needs to stop happening.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/218544-dell-apologizes-for-superfish-like-scandal-offers-edellroot-removal-instructions

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Federal Cybersecurity Performance Gets Mixed Reviews

The spectacular database breach that affected nearly 21 million people highlighted the continuing vulnerability of U.S. government information technology systems, despite the expenditure of billions each year for cybersecurity programs. The breach, which the federal Office of Personnel Management revealed this summer, resulted in the departure of the head of the agency and triggered widespread questioning about the adequacy of federal IT security by members of Congress.

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Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

The CEO of adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/28/ashley-madison-ceo-steps-down-in-wake-hacking/

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