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Patreon suffers from security breach, user information compromised

Today, Patreon revealed that it recently suffered a security breach, during which someone gained unauthorized access to one of the site’s databases containing user information. The security hole has already been patched up but names, email addresses and some shipping addresses were accessed. Patreon has let its users know via …

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Second Ashley Madison data dump reveals CEO’s emails

In response to claims from the company, that Ashley Madison customer data revealed earlier this week might not be real, the hackers responsible have released almost twice as much data again, this leak containing emails from the company’s CEO and founder, Noel Biderman. The dump also contained source code for the …

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Ashley Madison hack confirms paid-delete didn’t work

Although the hackers behind the recent data theft of infidelity website AshleyMadison.com claimed that they were doing so due to the twisted morality of the site, they also wanted to point out that the unscrupulous owners were happy to charge people to delete accounts and then not do so entirely. …

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Ashley Madison hacked data released in 10GB dump

Hackers that made off with the user account and financial details of some 40 million members of infidelity website, Ashey Madison, have made good on their threat and posted them online. The details, posted to a Dark Web address that is only accessibly by Tor, include usernames, passwords, account histories, …

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Hilary Clinton agrees to hand over private email server to FBI

Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton has been under fire from government agencies and the public, for her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state to the Obama administration. Since official emails are technically the property of government, the lack of oversight and the potential for …

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Carphone Warehouse suffers from cyber attack

The Carphone Warehouse is the latest company to be targeted by cyber criminals as a “sophisticated” hack took place on the 5th of August, putting personal details of up to 2.4 million customers at risk. In addition to that, around 90,000 Carphone Warehouse customers may have had their credit card …

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Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange ex-CEO arrested in Japan

Along with the claims of Silk Road founder, Ross Ulbricht’s defence team that he was the real Dread Pirate Roberts, Mt. Gox’s old CEO, Mark Karpeles has been linked with the disappearance of hundreds of thousands of bitcoins worth many tens of millions and it looks like enough evidence has …

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Hacked cheating ‘dating’ site drops account deletion fees

One of the more controversial aspects of the Ashley Madison ‘dating’ website, was that it actually charged users to delete their accounts, a practice that many felt was exploitative. So did the hackers, Impact Team, who claimed responsibility for the site’s recent hack and database thievery. With a threat hanging …

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Hackers threaten cheating site Ashley Madison over data dump

Dating sites often contain a lot more personal data on its users than your average website, so it’s important they keep that information secret. That goes doubly so for sites like Ashley Madison, which purport to help their members cheat on their spouses. Unfortunately for that particular networking tool however, hackers …

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US personnel data breach was far worse than we thought

When the White House’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was cracked wide open by some unknown actors earlier this year, it was thought that as many as 4.2 million people had had their records copied away. That included their medical histories, employment details and potentially confessions made to help them …

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LastPass has been hacked, password changes advised

LastPass, a password management service designed to keep your many different passwords secure in one place, has been hacked, so the company is now advising users to go ahead and change all of their passwords. The hack apparently took place some time last week, though it wasn’t revealed to users …

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Millions of US government workers’ data stolen

In the battleground for the internet, armies lob digital shells at each other almost as often as the masses sling insults, as it looks like millions of US government worker details may have been stolen by a foreign party. While an investigation is ongoing, China is the earliest named potential …

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Sony decries Wikileaks document release

Whistle blowing website Wikileaks announced yesterday that it had published all of the emails hacked from Sony’s servers as part of the digital backlash it received in the wake of announcing political satire The Interview late last year, and since then people from all over the world have poured over …

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Rockstar Social Club accounts may have been compromised

We’re receiving reports from some readers that their Rockstar Social Club accounts appear to have been compromised and taken over by nefarious individuals. While we all love to point the finger at user error in such instances, we’ve also been sent a link to a pastebin posting containing over 200 …

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Only two per cent of UK big businesses have hack insurance

Getting hacked is one of the worst scenarios for a modern day corporation. It damages reputation, relationships with your customers and can be a massive loss financially and in terms of secretive intellectual property. We’ve seen it happen with the likes of Sony multiple times in recent years and yet …

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US feds claim JPMorgan hackers ‘gettable’

Last year, JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banking institutions, was made to look foolish when over 83 million email addresses, phone numbers and business addresses of its customers were stolen by hackers. However, while many other large firms experiencing big data breaches have come up empty when it …

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Kaspersky claims NSA hid spyware in HDD firmware

Hot off of the heels of breaking news on the biggest digital bank heist run in history, Kaspersky labs, the anti-malware firm, has released a new batch of information that indirectly paints the NSA and the US government as having inserted malware into the firmware of commercial hard drives. While …

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Apple’s lightning connector opens door for Jailbreakers

Apple’s lightning connector protocols have been cracked open and could be a big breakthrough for the iOS Jailbreaking community. The exploit allows access to Apple’s serial kernel debugger, which was previously only available on past iOS devices. Apple Jailbreak site, iDownloadblog, has reported that past iOS hacks were developed for …

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