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British Spies Collected Yahoo Webcam Chat Images ‘In Bulk’

02/27/2014, Edward Snowden’s bag of treats, rather repository of damning classified documents, brings another electronic spying scandal to light. Britain’s GCHQ, Her Majesty’s equivalent of the U.S. National Security Agency, has reportedly been...

Kickstarter Gets Hacked

02/16/2014, Hackers seem to be on a roll these days, almost every other week we hear about a major online property being hit by a security breach which ends up compromising personal information of millions of users. The latest victim is crowdfunding juggernaut...

Swipe And Sign Cards May Not Work After October 2015

02/09/2014, Anyone who has any experience with swipe and sign cards knows exactly how they’re charged by a merchant. Your card is taken, swiped and then a receipt is printed, which you sign and then collect your card and receipt before going on your way again....

Comcast Servers Hacked, User Data Potentially At Risk

02/06/2014, A hacking group by the name of NullCrew FTS has wreaked havoc today on Comcast servers. The company provides cable television, telephone service, broadband internet to customers in 40 states, and happens to be the largest cable company and home ISP in the...

Target Implementing New Credit Card Security Technology

02/04/2014, Its common news by now that over the holiday season last year Target was the victim of a major security breach. Said breach resulted in personal as well as credit and debit card information of more than 70 million customers being stolen. The retailer...

Target Hack Possibly Started With Vendor Credential Theft

02/02/2014, Much has already been said and written about the Target hack which occurred over the holiday season. The retailer itself had confirmed that it had been the victim of a security breach, and soon after, another retailer confirmed the same. Security...

Target Hack Being Investigated By Justice Department

01/29/2014, The now infamous Target hack has been well documented. Earlier this month the retailer confirmed that its point of sale registers had been compromised by malware during and even prior to the holiday season, which resulted in personal information of more...

FBI Says U.S. Retailers Should Prepare For More Cyber Attacks

01/26/2014, You might have already heard about Target being the victim of a major security breach, one that compromised personal information of more than 70 million customers. The retailer was hit during the holiday shopping season, and it discovered that malware was...

Snapchat Makes New Users Solve Puzzle To Keep Away Bots

01/22/2014, Snapchat has been in the news quite a lot recently. It was the target of a massive security breach which resulted in usernames and phone numbers of millions of users being compromised. Snapchat took a long time to acknowledge the hack, and even longer to...

Worst Password Of 2013 Isn’t ‘Password’

01/20/2014, It is unsurprising to see that even in this day and age, people secure their online accounts with very weak passwords, ones that can easily be guessed if someone with malicious intent really put their minds to work. Every year SplashData compiles various...