Cyber breaches put 18.5 million Californians' data at risk in 2013: Report

Cyber intrusions and other data breaches put the personal records of 18.5 million Californians, nearly half the state`s population, at risk in 2013, a seven-fold increase over the year before, the state attorney general reported on Tuesday.

European Central Bank website hacked; ransom demanded for data

The European Central Bank (ECB) said on Thursday there had been a breach of security protecting a database serving its public website. This led to the theft of email addresses and other contact data left by people registering for events at ECB.

Bitly asks users to change passwords after data breach

URL-shotner portal Bitly announced on Saturday that its user account database has been hacked. It further requested all its users to immediately reset their passwords after the security scare.

Expert says global attack needed to catch credit thieves

Following a spurt in incidents of massive data breaches, a more sophisticated, collaborative approach by law enforcement agencies around the world is needed to put a stop to it, a Michigan State University cyber security expert argues.

One in three victims of Target card breach could face fraud: Survey

About one in three victims of data breach, like Target Corp`s mega exploit last December, could face fraud, a new survey has revealed.

Target says hackers used vendor`s stolen credentials to launch mega data breach

American retailer Target Corp. has reportedly revealed that cyber criminals who launched the mega data breach, compromising data of about 110 million customers, used a vendor`s credentials to exploit the system.

Target breach linked to global cybercrime: Researchers

The massive data breach at US retailer Target is probably linked to a broader global network of cybercrime that may have affected other merchants, security researchers said.

More US retailers experience data breach post mega attack on Target

More US retailers have reportedly become victims of data breaches following the mega hack attack carried on nationwide retailer Target.

Target Corp. confident breached encrypted customer PIN data is secure

Target Corp. has reportedly admitted that customers` PIN data was breached during a recent hack attack, but has insisted that the encrypted PIN numbers are safe and secure.

Facebook warns users to change login credentials after Adobe data breach

Facebook has warned users affected by a massive data breach at Adobe to change their login credentials on the social networking site.

Adobe data breach more extensive than previously disclosed

Adobe Systems Inc said on Tuesday that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts.

Google to alert users about ‘state-sponsored’ cyber attacks

Internet search giant Google has reportedly introduced an alert system that would warns its users when it thinks they may be the target of a state-sponsored cyber attack.

Sony CEO apologises for massive data breach

Sony Chief Executive Howard Stringer apologized for inconvenience caused by security breach.

Sony seen facing long battle to regain trust after data breach

Sony Corp will need time to restore trust in its online security systems.