Lord & Taylor and Saks Have Been Hacked to the Tune of Five Million Payment Card Accounts

Cybercriminals who ran off with info on five million payment cards from Saks Fifth Avenue (including its discount brand) and Lord & Taylor databases appear to be preparing to sell them on the dark web, according to a Sunday report from Gemini Advisory. Read More >>

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Under Armour Says Breach of MyFitnessPal Exposed Data From 150 Million Users

The Baltimore Sun reports that information exposed by the breach includes usernames and email addresses, as well as encrypted passwords. It’s unclear at this time how much, if any, users biometric data was also affected. Read More >>

Facebook Says It’s Putting All Your Privacy Settings in One Place, Which It Was Going to Do Anyway, So There

Facebook has been playing a shell game with your privacy for years, but now it says it will put all of the settings that control your data under one shell. Read More >>

1Password Helps You Find Out if Your Password Is Pwned

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 notify users of a breach. Read More >>

Report: Equifax Lost Even More Information on Consumers Than It Told the Public

Confidential documents filed with the US 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. Read More >>

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12,000 Social Media Influencers, Mostly Women, Exposed by Marketing Firm Data Breach

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. Read More >>

Uber Paid Hackers Nearly £75,500 to Cover Up Data Breach Affecting 57 Million Accounts

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 (£75,490) to the hackers in exchange for their silence. The secret payment ultimately cost several Uber security executives their jobs. Read More >>

Equifax and Yahoo Complain They Are Helpless Against State-Sponsored Hacks

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. Read More >>

Cosmetics Brand Tarte Exposed Personal Information About Nearly 2 Million Customers

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. Read More >>

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All 3 Billion Yahoo Accounts Affected in Catastrophic Breach

The Yahoo breach was already considered to be the largest known hack of user data when it was counted at 1 billion affected accounts. Now, that record-breaking breach has tripled in size. Read More >>

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Viacom Leak May Have Exposed Hundreds of Digital Properties—Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV, and More

An Amazon server containing roughly a gigabyte’s worth of credentials and configuration files belonging to behemoth media conglomerate Viacom were discovered online and unsecured, according to UpGuard, a California-based “cyber resiliency” firm. A security researcher working for the company discovered the server flapping in the wind last month—without so much as a password between it and the public web. Read More >>

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Hackers Steal Personal Information of 143 Million Americans in One Attack

Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the US, revealed today that it has suffered a massive data breach at the hand of hackers. The stolen data includes names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, and other personal information for 143 million Americans. Read More >>

Leaked Data Reveals Just How Freaking Expensive It Is to Put Spice Girls and Coldplay Songs in Crappy Movies

One of Hollywood’s top contract management firms was sent scrambling this week after informed of a breach involving a wealth of confidential and proprietary data. Contained in the leak was invaluable information about the earnings of some of the world’s biggest musical talent during the era of Now That’s What I Call Music! 45 through 74. Read More >>

What Does O2’s Phone Number-Leaking Scandal Mean For Me? (Updated, Again)

O2's facing a bit of a PR nightmare today! You may have noticed a storm of tweets, Facebook messages and articles already. It’s because O2 is in some potentially very hot water right now; having sent its customers' phone numbers to the sites they visit over its network. And that’s not good in anyone’s book. But how bad is it really? Read More >>

NHS Facing Record £375,000 Fine Over Medical Data Breach Drives Flogged Online

After hard drives containing sensitive patient data were sold-off on eBay, the NHS has a rather massive fine coming its way from the Information Commissioner's Office. Thing is, it wasn’t exactly the NHS’s fault. Read More >>