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OurMine hack HBO to offer help against hackers

HBO has had a tough time with hackers lately, with sensitive information being ransacked and held to ransom. The American TV network has experienced yet another attack today, however in a twist of fate, the perpetrators are a lot more noble in their cause. Today’s attack came from OurMine, a …

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Google’s sign-out bug caused by ‘routine maintenance’

Update: On Friday morning, many Google account users woke up to find themselves either mysteriously signed out, or with a notification claiming changes were made to their account. At the time, Google said this was not a security breach but had some more investigating to do. Now, there is a proper …

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Verizon and Yahoo agree to $4.48 billion purchase price


Following lengthy debates and much fall out at the news that Yahoo had suffered a number of breaches over the past few years, a deal has been reached for the planned Verizon buyout. It won’t be quite the near $5 billion initially offered, but neither has Yahoo lost a billion …

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British companies to face big fines if data breaches occur


Despite being inclined to have firms collect endless amounts of data on their customers, the British government does at least want them to protect it. Accepting a new EU law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), means that when introduced in 2018, British firms will be mandated to …

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Three’s database was breached, 130,000 customer accounts accessed


It looks like Three has suffered from a security breach as the UK-based mobile network has confirmed today that the accounts of over 130,000 customers were breached recently. Three people were reportedly involved in the breach, using official employee logins to access the mobile network’s database of customers, with 133,827 …

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Mega confirms breach, but claims user data still safe


The Mega file locker has admitted that some of its corporate data, specifically relating to its blog and help-centre system was stolen by hackers. However, it categorically denies claims that its main file locker system has been compromised, and promises users that their data is safe and secure. When initially …

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Yahoo admits employees knew about 2014 hack


Earlier this year, Yahoo finally officially confirmed that it was hacked back in 2014, leaving 500 million user accounts exposed. While Yahoo only just got around to confirming that it was hacked a few months ago, we did not know when the company first discovered the breach. However, this week …

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