Personal data

Hacker breaks into Bulgarian national database, steals info of over 5 million people

According to the Bulgarian newspaper Dnevnik, Boykov had illegally accessed and downloaded data from the National Revenue Agency (NRA) systems.

Jul 22, 2019, 11:26 AM IST

Most apps share your data with Google, Facebook

More than 70 percent of smartphone apps are reporting personal data to third-party companies like Google and Facebook, a new study has warned.

Jun 13, 2017, 09:01 AM IST

Visiting hospitals not safe – Your personal data may be at risk

Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) in the US found nearly 1,800 occurrences of large data breaches in patient information over a seven-year period.

Apr 07, 2017, 13:47 PM IST

Know how a single click online can ruin your life!

Zee Media Bureau

Sep 23, 2016, 11:47 AM IST

How mobile ads risk your personal data

Some personal information is deemed so sensitive that Google explicitly states those factors are not used for personalization, yet the study found that app developers still can discover this information due to leakage between ad networks and app developers.

Feb 24, 2016, 08:11 AM IST

Two million sets of data stolen in Japan cyber attacks

At least two million sets of personal data were stolen or feared leaked from 140 companies and other organisations in Japan that were hit by cyber attacks in 2015, the media reported on Monday.

Jan 04, 2016, 15:39 PM IST

UK's TalkTalk telecom giant hit by cyber-attack

The personal data and bank details of millions of Britons could have been stolen after one of the country's largest telecom services provider TalkTalk was hit by a major cyber-attack, the third such attack to hit the telecom giant in last one year.

Oct 23, 2015, 20:48 PM IST

Apple quashes apps that collect personal data

Apple is kicking out applications that collect personal data in violation of the company's privacy policies from its online store, the tech giant said today.

Oct 20, 2015, 04:23 AM IST

Web design influences how much we disclose online

The research used behavioural sciences to look at how individuals react to different types of privacy notices. 

Oct 12, 2015, 15:08 PM IST

Web designs influence how much we reveal online

Web design and the information shown on the screen largely influences how much a user discloses personal data, says a study by Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Oct 11, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

5.6 million fingerprints stolen in US personnel data hack: Govt

Hackers who stole security clearance data on millions of Defence Department and other U.S. government employees got away with about 5.6 million fingerprint records, some 4.5 million more than initially reported, the government said on Wednesday.

Sep 24, 2015, 02:17 AM IST

US says data on 4 million government staff hacked

The US government on Thursday admitted hackers accessed the personal data of at least four million current and former federal employees, in a vast cyber-attack suspected to have originated in China.

Jun 05, 2015, 06:27 AM IST

Adult dating website hack exposes personal data

A data breach at a website billed as "the world's largest sex and swinger" community may expose personal and sexual information on millions of users worldwide, a report said Friday.

May 22, 2015, 21:32 PM IST

India, Japan vow to crack down on cyber crimes

India has sought assistance from Japan on the latest technologies and expertise to tackle cyber criminals in Internet espionage, cyber terrorism and stealing personal as well as critical data.

May 03, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

Facebook in soup over 'stealing' personal data

Facebook is in legal trouble over usage of personal data of its users for its facial recognition features, media reports said.

Apr 08, 2015, 18:41 PM IST

'Digital age underscores need to protect human privacy'

In a world driven by data, notably in the digital format, culture and ethics must be at the heart of any debate on protecting a human's privacy, before seeing it as a technical or legal issue, said the participants at a creative forum here.

Sep 26, 2014, 13:25 PM IST

XRay: New tool to track use of personal data online

Researchers have recently developed a new tool called `XRay`, which will help web users to keep a track of the use of their personal data online.

Aug 25, 2014, 22:11 PM IST

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week.

Jul 26, 2014, 12:32 PM IST

Now, dress turns transparent as you share personal data

Researchers have developed a data-driven smart dress that becomes transparent in response to the digital data the wearer is producing.

Jun 12, 2014, 17:52 PM IST

New online game reveals how much your personal data is exposed to risk

A new online game allows users to understand how much their personal data is at risk of getting exposed and how much even the smallest piece of that information can be a `goldmine` to some.

Dec 07, 2013, 12:33 PM IST