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May 04, 2018
Twitter urges users to change their account passwords after a glitch made some of them readable in plain textA person familiar with the Twitter's response said the number was “substantial” and that they were exposed for “several months.”
Apr 05, 2018
US court rules that Equifax can be sued for data breach which exposed personal details of about 147 million peopleThe lawsuit alleged that Equifax should have known by March 2017 that a security vulnerability existed in computer code but it failed to patch or upgrade its software.
Mar 21, 2018
Stocks of social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Snap take a hit over concerns of potential regulationWith concerns that Facebook’s handling of users’ data would lead to stepped up government regulation, Twitter slumped 9.0 percent.
Jan 05, 2018
Aadhaar data breach: UIDAI must address privacy concerns urgently; simply denying leak not enoughAsserting the technical security of the Aadhaar card and the safety of the biometric data alone as a response to privacy allegations is not enough.
Dec 12, 2017
Understanding the Data Protection White Paper Part XI: Establishing proper deterrent consequences for privacy violationsLack of deterrent consequences is one of the key reasons why India’s current IT Act and Rules have failed to protect privacy
Nov 24, 2017
Year-end shopping spree: Spend your money, not informationLast year, UK consumers spent over £1.2 billion on Black Friday shopping alone; over the whole week period, it is thought to be more than £6 billion.
Nov 22, 2017
Uber reveals cover up of a data breach in 2016, which compromised the information of 57 million accountsAccording to Uber's statement, the 2016 incident revealed names, phone numbers and email addresses of about 50 million users across the world to hackers.
Nov 09, 2017
Yahoo apologises for data breach and blames Russian outfits for the cyberattackIn March, federal prosecutors charged two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers with masterminding a 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, the first time the US government has criminally charged Russian spies for cybercrimes.
Nov 02, 2017
Yahoo and Equifax to testify before US senate panel on 8 November regarding the two data breachesEquifax disclosed in September that the data breach affected as many as 145.5 million U.S. consumers, and Smith has testified on the issue before three committees.
Nov 01, 2017
Malaysia launches a probe to investigate an alleged attempt to sell data of more than 46 million mobile subscribersCustomers of Malaysia’s biggest mobile service providers, including Maxis, Axiata Group’s Celcom and DiGi, among others, were affected.