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Facebook faces trial over data breach affecting 30mn users

In September, Facebook admitted that unknown hackers exploited three bugs to steal the personal details of 50 million users -- later adjusted to 30 million.

Jun 25, 2019, 11:12 AM IST

Chancellor Angela Merkel, hundreds of German politicians' details leaked online in massive data breach

The country's cyber defence body BSI met held a crisis meeting immediately after the news of the hack emerged.

Jan 04, 2019, 23:25 PM IST

British Airways website suffers data breach; 380,000 payments affected

The thefts occurred during a data breach that affected bookings made on the airline`s website between Aug. 21 and Sept. 5.

Sep 07, 2018, 10:41 AM IST

CBI to probe Cambridge Analytica data breach, says Centre

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will be probing the Cambridge Analytica data breach, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday. The Centre has been sending notices to Cambridge Analytica but there have been no replies, Shankar said. 

Jul 26, 2018, 18:22 PM IST

5.6 lakh in India may have been hit by data leak, says Facebook; government awaits Cambridge Analytica's reply

Facebook has said that that personal data on as many as 87 million of its users was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Apr 05, 2018, 22:23 PM IST

Data breach: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress on April 11, says US panel

Facebook has come under fire in recent weeks after it was revealed that the personal data of 50 million users of the website fell into the hands of a political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

Apr 04, 2018, 18:41 PM IST

Facebook announces new privacy steps, allows users to delete personal stored data

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie has claimed that Cambridge Analytica created psychological profiles on 50 million Facebook users via a personality prediction app.

Mar 28, 2018, 18:22 PM IST

Cambridge Analytica dismisses ‘whistleblower’ Wylie’s claims, calls them speculation

India a country which is rife with political discord and opportunities for destabilisation, Wylie had said.

Mar 28, 2018, 07:27 AM IST

Twitter's chief information security officer quits

Coates` departure comes soon after reports surfaced that Facebook`s Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos is planning to leave the company by August.

Mar 22, 2018, 11:10 AM IST

BJP, Congress trade charges over 'data scandal': Top developments

The BJP on Wednesday accused the Congress of "data theft" to woo voters ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Mar 22, 2018, 00:57 AM IST

Facebook stock loses $25 billion amid Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal

Cambridge Analytica worked on Facebook ads for US President Donald Trump during the 2016 election.

Mar 19, 2018, 23:19 PM IST

Data breach hits 10,000 PNB credit, debit card customers: Report

The state-run lender is already reeling under Rs 11,400 crore financial fraud by diamantaire Nirav Modi and his maternal uncle Mehul Choksi.

Feb 22, 2018, 23:58 PM IST

Mexican authorities seek information from Uber about data breach

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico`s transparency body said on Sunday it would seek information from Uber about the consequences of a large data breach that the ride-hailing company disclosed on Tuesday.

Nov 27, 2017, 11:25 AM IST

No new HBO material leaked despite threat from hackers

Despite giving continuous threats of leaking more HBO material on Sunday, the hacker or hackers behind the recent HBO breach did not release any new material.

Aug 07, 2017, 19:00 PM IST

Reliance Jio acknowledges data breach, files police complaint over unlawful system access

India`s Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, which is looking into reports of a major leak of user data, has filed a police complaint alleging "unlawful access to its systems," a police officer involved in the investigation said on Wednesday.

Jul 12, 2017, 16:02 PM IST

Data breaches could cost Indian firms Rs 11 crore this year: IBM

Indian companies could lose Rs 11 crore to data breaches this year, up 12.3 percent from last year, a report by tech giant IBM today said.

Jun 20, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

1.1 billion identities exposed by cyber criminals in data breaches in 2016: Symantec

In a major breach of data across the globe, 1.1 billion identities were exposed by cyber criminals in 2016, as per a report by Symantec. The number is almost double that compared in 2015.

Apr 26, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Over 4.8 billion data records exposed since 2013, says survey

More than 4.8 billion data records have been exposed since 2013 with identity theft being the leading type of data breach, accounting for 64 percent of all data breaches, digital security giant Gemalto said on Tuesday.

Jan 17, 2017, 15:09 PM IST

Yahoo confirms 500 million accounts stolen; may be biggest data breach ever

The internet company said that the information was stolen from the company's network in late 2014.

Sep 23, 2016, 06:52 AM IST

LinkedIn notifies data breach, alerts 400 mn members to stay safe

Hit by a massive data breach that put nearly 167 million users' passwords and personal information in the hands of hackers four years back, the popular career-oriented platform LinkedIn has finally came out with an explanation and steps it has taken to protect users.

May 27, 2016, 23:11 PM IST