500px reveals 2018 breach that exposed user data

Photo-sharing platform 500px has revealed that it suffered a security breach that exposed its users’ data and profile information. While the company’s engineers have only just discovered the unauthorized entry, it actually happened way back on July 5th, 2018 — just a few days after the company closed its in-house Marketplace that helped photographers sell […]

Google Maps Street View: Unusual security breach spotted – you’ll never guess who’s guilty

Google Maps Street View has photographed an incredibly odd image in Australia. It appears to show a security breach underway – but the perpetrators are not what one would expect. The snap, taken on the Canberra Centenary Trail, shows an outpost for emergency services. The small building comes with the sign “ACT (Australian Capital Territory) […]

RT ‘extremely disappointed’ in UK media watchdog’s decisions over ‘impartiality breach’

RT is “extremely disappointed” following British broadcasting regulator Ofcom’s announcement that some content on the RT news network was in breach of impartiality rules. In a bulletin issued December 20, Ofcom stated that a total of seven programmes or segments, including Sputnik, Crosstalk and various items of news coverage were found to be in breach […]

Gatwick Airport flights latest news update as planes GROUNDED by drone security breach

Gatwick Airport flights have all been grounded since last night when drones were spotted illegally flying over the airfield. The major security alert resulted in outbound flights being diverted and incoming planes diverted. They will remain disrupted for a further 24 hours, the hub has said. Passengers have been advised against travelling to the airport without checking the […]

NASA discloses October security breach

In an internal memo obtained by Spaceref, NASA’s chief human capital officer Bob Gibbs has revealed that the agency suffered a security breach a few months ago. Investigators discovered the breach on October 23rd, and they found that an intruder gained access to a server containing the personal information (including their Social Security numbers) of […]

Hackers breach Quora.com and steal password data for 100 million users

Enlarge (credit: Frank Lindecke / Flickr) Brace yourself for yet another massive data breach. Quora.com, a site where people ask and answer questions on a range of topics, said hackers breached its computer network and accessed a variety of potentially sensitive personal data for about 100 million users. Compromised information includes cryptographically protected passwords, full […]

Marriott breach leaves 500 million exposed with passport, card numbers stolen

Enlarge / Marriott Hotel brands like the W hotel were breached between 2014 and 2018. (credit: Craig Warga/Bloomberg via Getty Images) On Friday, Marriott International announced a system breach that has affected approximately 500 million customers, with stolen information including names, credit card numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses, and passport numbers. The breach is one […]

Google accused of tricking users into consenting to be tracked in breach of EU laws

Seven European countries are fighting back against Google’s invasive data collection, alleging the internet giant violated privacy laws by tracking users’ movements after obtaining their consent through deception. Google hoodwinks users into consenting to highly intrusive tracking measures using verbal trickery and misleading interface design, according to complaints filed by consumer agencies in the Netherlands, […]