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NordVPN confirms data server breach, plans external audit

NordVPN compromised in a data breach in 2018, admits the popular VPN service Virtual private network (VPN) provider NordVPN on Monday confirmed that a server it had rented from a Finland-based data center was breached in March 2018. However, the company claims that no user data was exfiltrated and that […]

GitHub sued over role in Capital One data breach

GitHub accused of aiding Capital One data breach; lawsuit filed We had recently reported how Capital One, one of the largest banks and one of the largest credit card issuers in the U.S., was involved in a massive data breach where more than 100 million of the company’s customer accounts […]

Capital One Data Breach: 100 million customers exposed in massive hack

100 million customers personal data exposed in Capital One data breach Capital One, the Virginia-based bank with a popular credit card business, on Monday, announced that a hacker gained access to more than 100 million of its customer accounts and credit card applications resulting in a massive data breach. According […]

Russian FSB Intel Agency Contractor Hacked, Secret Projects Exposed

Hackers steal massive trove of Russian-spy agency data and leak it to the media Hackers broke into the server of a major contractor for the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and stole 7.5 terabytes of data in what is possibly “the largest data leak in the history of the work […]

Hackers use a $25 Raspberry Pi computer to breach NASA JPL

NASA Lab was hacked using a $25 Raspberry Pi computer NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) department was compromised in April 2018 using an unsecured and unauthorized Raspberry Pi device, confirms an audit document from NASA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG). According to OIG’s report, JPL “has experienced several notable cybersecurity […]

6 million Instagram influencers account information exposed, says report

Unsecured database exposed personal data of 6 million Instagram influencers and celebrities A security researcher discovered a massive unprotected database online that exposed personal contact information of almost 50 million influencers and brands on Instagram, according to a report from TechCrunch. Anurag Sen, a security researcher, found the database hosted on an Amazon […]

Someone Hacked NASA And Gained Access To Employees’ Information

NASA is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. A few days ago this technologically advanced space research center sent an email to all employees. This email informed the employees’ about the recent data breach through […]

Dell.com announces potential cyber security breach

Dell.com resets all customer passwords after a network breach Dell Inc., the U.S. based hardware giant, announced yesterday that the company had suffered a security breach earlier this month, on November 9, 2018. However, the company said that it managed to stop hackers who were looking to access data such […]

HSBC Bank in U.S. suffers data breach

HSBC confirms 1% of bank customers affected by the data breach HSBC Bank, one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world, on Tuesday confirmed it suffered a data breach last month, which it believes affected less than 1% of its bank customers in the U.S. In […]

Yahoo agrees to pay $50M to users hit by biggest ever data breach

Yahoo agrees to pay $50 million in data-breach settlement and give affected users free credit monitoring services Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in data-breach settlement to 200 million victims of what is believed to be the biggest data breach ever. The company will also provide two years of […]