Acer recently learned that its US-based e-commerce site had been compromised and is preparing to inform customers that may be affected according to a template letter sent to the California Attorney General’s office.
A string of high-profile data breaches over the past several weeks has put some major technology companies on high alert. The breaches in question – affecting LinkedIn, Myspace, Tumblr and VK – took place years ago meaning the stolen data…
Security researchers with Pen Test Partners have discovered a flaw that would allow a cyber attacker to remotely control Mitsubishi’s Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).
Account credentials belonging to more than 100 million users of VK.com (Russia’s equivalent to Facebook) are up for sale on a dark web marketplace.
Time Inc., which recently acquired pioneering social network Myspace, has confirmed reports that the site was hacked. Like the Tumblr breach that we reported on yesterday, the compromised Myspace data dates back several years.
Tumblr earlier this month revealed that a third party had obtained access to a set of user e-mail addresses and passwords dating back to early 2013. The company, now owned by Yahoo, didn’t reveal how many accounts were compromised but…
A collection of 167 million LinkedIn accounts is up for sale on a dark market website. The asking price? A mere five Bitcoins, or roughly $2,200.
Security researchers have discovered a critical vulnerability in ImageMagick, an image processor used by millions of websites. As of writing, there’s no fix for what’s being called ImageTragick and worse yet, it’s being actively exploited in the wild. …
Hackers have reportedly managed to infiltrate the Philippines’ Commission on Elections (COMELEC) entire database, potentially putting at risk some 55 million registered voters.
Hackers steal 1.5 million Verizon Enterprise client records, data now for sale on underground market
Security journalist Brian Krebs of KrebsOnSecurity has learned that Verizon Enterprise Solutions, a unit of the telecommunications company that provides nearly every Fortune 500 company with IT security and services, has fallen victim to a cyber attack.
Uber on Tuesday announced a bug bounty program that'll pay security researchers up to $10,000 in exchange for disclosing eligible vulnerabilities related to its various websites and apps. The transportation service provider is partnering with vulnerability disclosure company HackerOne on…
A couple of security researchers have disclosed a hack involving Nissan's Leaf that allows anyone with an Internet connection and a web browser to gather data and control certain aspects of the electric vehicle from anywhere in the world.
Time Warner Cable has revealed that sensitive data belonging to hundreds of thousands of customers may have been compromised.
Police in the UK have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the recent hack of children's toy maker VTech.
A bored security researcher by the name of Chris Vickery recently managed to infiltrate the databases of anti-virus maker Kromtech and make away with personal data on more than 13 million users.
VTech, makers of several popular educational toys for children, topped headlines last week after it was revealed that a hacker had infiltrated the company’s database and made away with personally-identifiable information belonging to nearly five million families.
Children’s toy maker VTech recently revealed that personal data belonging to nearly five million customers was compromised in a security breach that took place on November 14.
Hilton Hotels has confirmed a security breach that experts first suspected as early as August. The attacks – some dating back more than a year – involved malware loaded on point-of-sale systems in some of Hilton’s restaurants and gift shops. …
Vodafone UK over the weekend revealed that nearly 2,000 customers have had their accounts accessed by an unauthorized party that may have led to the theft of sensitive information including the customer’s name, mobile number, bank sort code and the…
Authorities in London have arrested – and released – a second teenager linked to the recent hack of wireless and broadband provider TalkTalk.
A hacker recently infiltrated the server hosting media service Plex’s forums and blog and is holding the compromised data at ransom.
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab revealed it recently detected and neutralized what it called a sophisticated, well-planned attack on their network, proving that sometimes, even the experts are vulnerable to hackers.
Whenever you hear of a security breach, the first thing that comes to mind is stolen passwords, credit card information or more recently, medical information. Rarely do you have to worry about your sexual orientation getting out but that’s exactly…
Slack, the company behind the team communication tool by the same name, revealed on Friday that its database was compromised by hackers during a four-day period in February.
Things took a turn from bad to worse from Lenovo this week. After the embarrassment that was Superfish last week, the Chinese computer maker’s website recently fell victim to hackers.