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Karachi beware: Taiser Town’s online portal is giving your private information to strangers

There’s a major glitch in the online application portal that puts users at risk

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March 8, 2019


France fines Uber 400,000 euros over huge data breach

It says the breach could have been prevented if elementary security measures had been in place

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December 20, 2018


Uber settles for $148 million with 50 US states over 2016 data breach

Uber had failed to disclose a major data breach in 2016

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September 26, 2018


Britain to fine Facebook $0.6m for data breach

Britain’s data regulator has said it will fine Facebook half a million pounds ($660,000) for failing to protect users’ data, in an inquiry into whether personal information had been misused by campaigns on both sides of Britain’s 2016 EU referendum. An investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has focused on the social media giant…

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July 11, 2018


Probe into Facebook’s data breach broadens, says Washington Post report

A federal investigation into Facebook Inc’s data breach with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has broadened focus on the actions and statements of the tech giant, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the inquiries. The investigation involves three agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Washington Post report said. “We are…

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July 3, 2018


Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese companies including Huawei

Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone maker, which has come under scrutiny from U.S. intelligence agencies on security concerns. The social media company said Huawei (002502.SZ), computer maker Lenovo Group (0992.HK), and smartphone makers OPPO and TCL Corp (000100.SZ)…

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June 6, 2018


Careem data breach: Personal info of 14million customers compromised

The personal information of over 14 million worldwide customers has been compromised in a cyber-attack on Careems’ systems, a spokesman said. Careem in a statement issued here on April 23 said that online criminals had gained access to their computer systems on January 14, 2018. At the time of the attack, the company had 14…

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April 23, 2018


Facebook revamps privacy settings after data breach outcry

Washington: Facebook on Wednesday unveiled new privacy settings aiming to give its users more control over how their data is shared, following an outcry over hijacking of personal information at the giant social network. The updates include easier access to Facebook’s user settings and tools to easily search for, download and delete personal data stored…

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March 28, 2018


Your details are secretly being collected by ad tracking companies

NEWS DESK: Web users are having their details secretly collected by ad tracking companies, researchers say, reported The Independent. They’re abusing password managers, which help you sign into websites by remembering your login details for you. Researchers have found that ad tracking firms have been using invisible login forms to uncover and collect people’s email…

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January 3, 2018


Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret – sources

FILE PHOTO: The Uber logo is seen on mobile telephone in London, Britain, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON: A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally…

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December 7, 2017


Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breaches, blames Russians

WASHINGTON: Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for two massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents for at least one of them, at a hearing on the growing number of cyber attacks on major U.S. companies, reported Reuters. ”As CEO, these thefts occurred during my tenure, and I want…

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November 9, 2017


Yahoo says all three billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft

NEWS DESK: Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications Inc, reported Reuters. The news expands…

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October 4, 2017