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Almost entire population of Ecuador has online data leaked

Sep 17, 2019 - 10:08 AM

The breach exposes citizens' full names, dates and places of birth, education levels, phone numbers and national identity card numbers

Data breach at webhost Hostinger exposes 14 million users

Aug 27, 2019 - 6:32 PM

An unauthorized third party temporarily gained access to non-financial details of 14 million users, reports Hostinger

Capital One data breach hits 100M credit card applications – firm

Jul 30, 2019 - 2:14 PM

Bank says no credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were compromised

CAPITAL ONE. In this file photo taken on April 17, 2019 A US flag flies above the Capital One Bank Headquarters in New York City.  Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Data breach hits Sephora, Philippine customers affected

Jul 29, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Sephora offers a free data monitoring service in some of the affected regions, but not in the Philippines due to certain 'local regulatory requirements'

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British Airways fined £183m over computer theft of passenger data

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:58 PM

In a statement, IAG says the UK Information Commissioner’s Office intends to issue the airline with a penalty notice under the UK Data Protection Act, totalling £183.39 million or around $229.7 million

BRITISH AIRWAYS. A British Airways Airbus A320 commercial plane with registration G-TTOB is landing at Geneva Airport on March 22, 2019 in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

U.S. indicts Chinese hackers over giant 2015 data breach

May 10, 2019 - 9:43 AM

'The allegations in the indictment unsealed today outline the activities of a brazen China-based computer hacking group that committed one of the worst data breaches in history,' says Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski.

ANTHEM HACK. Image from A.J. Mast/ Getty Images North America/Getty Images/AFP

Data privacy 101: How does one manage data breaches and security incidents?

Apr 08, 2019 - 5:10 PM

When does a data breach need to be reported by a company? Privacy experts explain

Australian parliament computer network breached

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Officials decline to comment on the nature of the breach, but say there is no initial evidence data had been accessed

DATA BREACH. Parliament House from Wikipedia by author Thennicke.

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Jan 29, 2019 - 8:50 PM

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Data breaches are inevitable – here’s how to protect yourself anyway

Jan 26, 2019 - 8:00 AM

University of Dayton cybersecurity experts suggest simplifying your approach by focusing on what information you most want to protect

Over 900,000 affected by Cebuana Lhuillier data breach

Jan 19, 2019 - 2:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'Transaction details or information were not compromised. The company's main servers remain safe and protected,' Cebuana Lhuillier assures its clients.

DATA BREACH. Cebuana Lhuillier advises its customers to change their passwords where they use their personal information as passwords. Photo from Cebuana Lhuiller

Over 772 million email addresses leaked in 'Collection #1' data breach

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:04 PM

The data trove – which listed 772,904,991 unique email addresses and 21,222,975 unique passwords – appears to have been made up of different data breaches, with some of the information going as far back as 2008

Zuckerberg defends Facebook in new data breach controversy

Dec 06, 2018 - 7:56 AM

A British parliamentary committee investigating whether the social media behemoth was being used to manipulate the results of elections publishes 250 pages of internal Facebook documents

Cathay Pacific apologizes over data breach but denies cover-up

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Cathay Pacific's CEO and chairman both say the crisis 'was one of the most serious' in the embattled firm's history and would act differently in a similar situation in the future

CATHAY PACIFIC. In this file photo taken on March 15, 2017, Cathay Pacific employees work at their counters at the international airport in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Cathay Pacific says 'most intense' period of data breach lasted months

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:06 PM

Cathay Pacific says it was subjected to continuous breaches that were at their "most intense" from March to May but continued after

Over 100,000 Filipinos affected by Cathay Pacific data breach

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:36 PM

The National Privacy Commission orders Cathay Pacific to explain why it only reported the data breach several months after it happened

PRIVACY ISSUE. The National Privacy Commission has ordered Cathay Pacific to explain the months-long delay in reporting a data breach that affected its system in March 2018.

Top Australia defense firm reports serious cyber breach

Nov 02, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Austal is an Australian shipbuilding company that makes small, quick ships for warfare close to shore, and has major US Navy contracts

Facebook believes spammers behind hack – report

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:40 PM

People familiar with the company's internal investigation say Facebook doesn't think the hack was done by a nation-state

FACEBOOK. Facebook logos are pictured on the screens of a smartphone  and a laptop computer, in central London on November 21, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Facebook breach affected 755,973 accounts in PH

Oct 18, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Facebook is ordered to provide identity theft and phishing insurance to Filipino hacking victims

User data of Donald Daters app for Trump supporters leak out

Oct 16, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The names, photos, personal messages, and access tokens for accounts using Donald Daters are exposed

Rappler Talk: Legal ramifications Facebook faces in PH for security breach

Oct 06, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Rappler talks to the National Privacy Commission's complaints and investigations chief, Francis Acero, about what penalties Facebook may face in light of the September 2018 hack

Irish data authority probes Facebook over breach of 50M accounts

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:51 AM

The Irish probe has been touted as the first major test of the reformed European regulation which came into effect in May

FACEBOOK. This illustration picture taken on April 19, 2018 in Paris shows the tablet and smartphone app for Facebook. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

What we know: Facebook's September 2018 security breach

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:20 AM

So far, these are the things that Facebook has revealed about their security failure

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Oct 03, 2018 - 9:32 PM

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Hackers did not use stolen data to access other apps – Facebook

Oct 03, 2018 - 2:07 PM

'That investigation has so far found no evidence that the attackers accessed any apps using Facebook Login,' says Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of product management

Alleged stolen Facebook accounts selling for $3 to $12 – report

Oct 03, 2018 - 1:52 PM

(UPDATED) If all 50 million of the affected Facebook accounts get sold on the dark web, the hackers would reel in anywhere from $150 million to $600 million

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What to do after the massive Facebook hack

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:17 PM

While Facebook continues to investigate, here are a few key steps to take to protect yourself from further potential exposure to risks

Q&A: Researcher who found ABS-CBN breach on detecting skimmers

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:48 PM

33% of all online stores have been hacked at least once since 2015, according to Dutch security researcher Willem De Groot

What to do in case of a data breach

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Here are 4 simple steps to take in case you've been involved in a data breach

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

Sep 07, 2018 - 11:59 AM

BA advises anyone who believed they may have been affected to contact their bank or credit card provider and follow their recommendations

HACKED. British airline reveals massive hack with hundreds of thousands of users affected. Photo by Pascal Pavani/AFP

Hundreds of Instagram users locked out of accounts in hack

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:26 PM

Victims report that their login credentials were changed and their avatars were replaced with a film still

INSTAGRAM. Photo by Nopparat Khokthong/

Millions of Android devices have preloaded vulnerabilities – report

Aug 13, 2018 - 1:06 PM

The vulnerabilities are a byproduct of Android’s open operating system that allows third-party companies such as device manufacturers and carriers to tweak code, says the report by cybersecurity firm, Kryptowire

Timehop suffers data breach, 21 million users affected

Jul 09, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Timehop says some 21 million accounts were affected with a name and email, and 4.7 million of those accounts have a phone number attached to them

MyHeritage data breach leaks over 92M account details

Jun 06, 2018 - 2:19 PM

The breach includes 'all the email addresses of users who signed up to MyHeritage up to October 26, 2017, and their hashed passwords,' affecting 92,283,889 users

Hackers breach US company tracking phones for authorities

May 17, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The data breach points to lax security standards at Securus, a company with the power to allow law enforcement to track people's phones and undertake surveillance operations

Facebook details policing for sex, terror, hate content

May 15, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Facebook says improved technology using artificial intelligence had helped it act on 3.4 million posts containing graphic violence, nearly three times more than it had in the last quarter of 2017

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse

May 14, 2018 - 9:24 PM

'We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible,' says an officer of Facebook

A mousepad with the Facebook logo is seen at Facebook's new headquarters, designed by Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry, at Rathbone Place in central London on December 4, 2017. Social media titan Facebook opened a new office in London on December 4, 2017, that is set to be its biggest engineering hub outside America, the company has announced. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS

Equifax breach exposed data of millions

May 09, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The consumer credit reporting agency breaks down just how much data and what types of data were stolen

Jollibee delivery website suspended over 'serious vulnerabilities'

May 08, 2018 - 9:13 PM

(UPDATED) The National Privacy Commission orders the suspension, saying that around 18 million users of Jollibee's delivery website are at risk

Wendy's PH informs users of site data breach after NPC intervention

May 08, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The attackers took names, email addresses, contact numbers, addresses, and resumes in the data breach of the Wendy's Philippines website

WENDY'S DATA BREACH. Wendy's Philippines site is down following a data breach. Screenshot from website.

$35-M penalty for not telling investors of massive Yahoo hack

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Yahoo remained mum about the hack until more than 2 years later when it was being acquired by US telecom giant Verizon, US regulators say

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Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix problems – Zuckerberg

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Zuckerberg says that Facebook was 'idealistic,' focusing on the positive aspects of connecting people and did not think 'through, some of the downside uses of the tools'

GIVE TIME. A file photo of Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking during an event at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, USA. Photo by EPA/PETER DaSILVA

Saks Fifth Avenue data breached – parent firm

Apr 02, 2018 - 6:25 AM

News reports put the number of credit and debit cards affected at 5 million, adding hackers had put these numbers up for sale on the 'dark web,' where criminals operate

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. Shoppers exit and enter a Saks Fifth Avenue store on Fifth Avenue, September 27, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Data breach affected 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts – Under Armour

Mar 30, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Under Armour says it found out about the data breach on March 25. The breach however, happened back in February.

U.S. consumer agency confirms Facebook probe

Mar 26, 2018 - 11:51 PM

The Federal Trade Commission confirms it has opened an inquiry over the harvesting of Facebook data on tens of millions users of the social network by the British consulting group Cambridge Analytica

FACEBOOK. This February 25, 2013 photo taken in Washington, DC, shows the splash page for the Internet social media giant Facebook. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

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Mar 23, 2018 - 8:22 PM

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Facebook's Sandberg: We'll keep working to make users feel safe

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:07 AM

Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg also speaks up on the Cambridge Analytica scandal that hit the social media platform

FACEBOOK SCANDAL. Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks onstage during The 2018 MAKERS Conference at NeueHouse Hollywood on February 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS/AFP

Zuckerberg apology fails to quiet Facebook storm

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:05 AM

With pressure ratcheting up on the 33-year-old CEO over a scandal that has wiped some $60 billion off Facebook's value, the initial response suggests his promise of self-regulation has failed to convince

FACEBOOK. A Facebook logo is pictured on a screen ahead of a press conference to announce the launch of it's latest product 'Workplace,' in central London on October 10, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP