Nearly 50m Facebook accounts were compromised by an attack that gave hackers the ability to take over users’ accounts, Facebook revealed on Friday. The breach was discovered by Facebook engineers on Tuesday 25 September, the company said, and patched on Thursday. Users whose accounts were affected will be notified by Facebook. Those users will be… Read More


The breach, revealed last year, granted hackers access to the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers. Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet, rather than report the incident. Uber has agreed to pay $148 million in connection with a 2016 data breach and subsequent cover-up, according… Read More


While the dust is settling on the British Airways compromise, the Magecart actor behind it has not stopped their work, hitting yet another large merchant: Newegg. Last week we published details on the British Airways compromise immediately after the company made its first advisory public linking the breach of customer credit card information to Magecart.… Read More


The following is intended to provide technical details for those with interest in the specifics of the information security incident Timehop has experienced. It is also to be transparent about what has happened, and correct some earlier inaccuracies. There are still some highly specific details we are withholding about an incident that remains the subject… Read More


Ticketmaster has warned customers that their personal information may have been compromised, after malicious code was discovered running on its website. Up to 40,000 UK customers who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets between February and June 23, 2018 are thought to be affected. In addition, international customers who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets… Read More


The company says it became aware of the breach on Tuesday, June 26, when it learned that an unauthorized party was claiming to have acquired the details of Adidas customers. The company said it’s still investigating the breach with law enforcement and security firms. The sportswear company did not include a tally of affected customers,… Read More


Dixons Carphone has admitted a huge data breach involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records. It is investigating the hacking attempt, which began in July last year. Dixons Carphone said it had no evidence that any of the cards had been used fraudulently following the breach. There was ‘an attempt to… Read More


Family genealogy and DNA testing site MyHeritage announced on Monday a security breach during which an attacker made off with account details for over 92 million MyHeritage users. The incident came to light after a security researcher found an archive on a third-party server containing the personal details of 92,283,889 MyHeritage users. The archive contained… Read More