Amazon hit with a Data Breach right before Black Friday

Amazon hit with a Data Breach right before Black Friday

EXCERPTS:“Our website inadvertently disclosed your email address or name and email address due to a technical error. The issue has been fixed. This is not a result of anything you have done, and there is no need for you to change your password or take…

Hackers Steal Data of 75,000 Users in Healthcare.gov Breach

Hackers have infiltrated a government platform used by brokers and insurance agents to help customers gain healthcare plans, stealing the sensitive and personal data of some 75,000 individuals. In a late Friday announcement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services confirmed that the hacked system…

Facebook Discovered Security Vulnerability Affecting 50 Million Accounts

Facebook has disclosed a serious security concern that, if exploited, would have allowed hackers to access information and gain control of over 50 million accounts. In an announcement on Friday, Facebook said its engineering team had spotted a vulnerability that was already exploited by attackers…

Data Breach: Air Canada Tells 1.7 Million Customers to Reset App Passwords

Air Canada is advising customers to reset their passwords on their mobile application after detecting a potential data breach of customer records. In a notice, Air Canada says that a data breach it discovered last week impacted 20,000 profiles. However, the airline operator is urging…

Dixons Carphone Data Breach Leaks Credit Card Details of 5.9 Million Customers

An investigation into one of the UK’s biggest data breaches at a single firm is under way after the data-protection watchdog confirmed it was looking into the cyberattack that has affected nearly 6 million payment cards. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office and the National Cyber…

Equifax Fallout Continues with Driver License and Passport Details Stolen

Credit monitoring giant Equifax has sent a letter to several US Congressional committees admitting that additional thousands of Americans’ driving licenses and passport information were also compromised during last year’s mega breach. In the letter, Equifax said that some 38,000 drivers’ licenses and 3,200 passport…

Mark Zuckerberg Admits His Own Data Was Compromised by ‘Malicious’ Actors

On the second day of his congressional testimony, Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg had a startling admission to make. Taking his seat in front of the members of the House of Representatives, Zuckerberg was asked a series of questions in designated four-minute segments.…

US Health Department Outlines Breach Notification Guidelines

The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has clarified its requirements for entities and businesses to provide notification following a breach of unsecured health information. In a statement, the HHS has mandated that businesses covered under the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability…

Delta Airlines Admits to Data Breach of ‘Several Hundred Thousand' Customers

Major airline operator Delta has said that a cyberattack targeting a third-party contractor has potentially exposed the payment details of “several hundred thousand customers”. In a statement, Delta has said that payment-card information for about “several hundred thousand” airline customers may have been exposed by…