Tag: Data Breach

  • The ‘Mother of All Data Breaches’ Just Exposed 26 Billion Records

    The ‘Mother of All Data Breaches’ Just Exposed 26 Billion Records

    A researcher at Security Discovery found the largest data leak ever, which exposed an estimated 26 billion records containing user’s personal information from dozens of sites, from Snapchat to MySpace. Bob Dyachenko, a cybersecurity researcher and owner of Security Discovery, discovered the breach along with Cybernews. This is the largest data leak ever found, comprised…

  • Paramount’s Parent Company Suffers Massive Data Breach

    Paramount’s Parent Company Suffers Massive Data Breach

    National Amusements, the corporate parent company of Paramount Global, CBS, and Showcase Cinemas, confirmed a security breach compromised the privacy of more than 82,000 people last year. The news was revealed in a legally required filing with Maine’s attorney general. Hackers stole the personal information of 82,128 people during a security breach from December 13…

  • What to Do if a Data Breach Exposes Your Passwords, Bank Account, Credit Cards and More

    What to Do if a Data Breach Exposes Your Passwords, Bank Account, Credit Cards and More

    It’s become a disturbingly common affair: a company discloses that it’s been the victim of a data breach, exposing the personal data of millions of customers. It’s easy to become numb to the headlines, but the fact that there have been so many cyber attacks is reason to be vigilant.  Just this year alone, we…

  • Freecycle Tells Members to Change Passwords After Data Breach

    Freecycle Tells Members to Change Passwords After Data Breach

    Popular goods swapping platform Freecyle got hacked and recommended users change their passwords “as soon as possible.” On August 30, Freecycle said its website had been the target of a data breach. User IDs, email addresses, passwords, and usernames were swiped. Freecycle said no other information was leaked but strongly recommended people change their passwords.…

  • Massive Data Breach Affecting Millions Could Have Broader Impact

    Massive Data Breach Affecting Millions Could Have Broader Impact

    Residents of Louisiana and Oregon are the victims of a massive security breach, which also appears to have affected the U.S. federal government. The breach was announced Thursday night and apparently has affected millions of people’s private data. Approximately 3.5 million people in Oregon with state ID cards and driver’s licenses were hit, according to…