Houzz discloses data breach, asks some users to reset passwords

Citing an ongoing investigation, the company wouldn’t say how or when the incident occurred. Online home design biz Houzz revealed late last week that it had been hit by a data breach recently, but didn’t disclose when the incident had occurred or how many people had actually been affected. “Houzz recently learned that a file … More Houzz discloses data breach, asks some users to reset passwords

773 million email IDs, 21 million passwords for anyone to see in massive data dump

The vast dossier of login details appears to have been gathered from data stolen in many breaches. Nearly 773 million unique email addresses and more than 21.2 million unique, plain-text passwords were there for the taking recently in a massive data dump that’s been dubbed Collection #1. The news comes from security researcher Troy Hunt, who … More 773 million email IDs, 21 million passwords for anyone to see in massive data dump

NASA fears hackers may have stolen employee data

A probe launched immediately after the discovery of the suspected incident has yet to establish the scale of the potential damage. The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has notified all of its employees that their personal data may have been exfiltrated in a suspected security incident discovered two months ago. “On Oct. … More NASA fears hackers may have stolen employee data

German chat site faces fine under GDPR after data breach

The country’s first fine under GDPR is lower than might have been expected, however, as the company was acknowledged for its post-incident cooperation and enhanced security measures. A German social media platform called Knuddels.de has been fined with €20,000 following a breach that exposed the personal information of 330,000 users, including their passwords and e-mail … More German chat site faces fine under GDPR after data breach

Cathay Pacific breach exposes data of 9.4 million passengers

The data breach at the Hong Kong flag carrier is the third such incident to hit the aviation industry in two months. Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it had a suffered a security incident in which cybercriminals accessed the personal data of 9.4 million passengers of Cathay and its unit Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited. The … More Cathay Pacific breach exposes data of 9.4 million passengers

Tumblr patches bug that could have exposed user data

The microblogging platform is assuring its users that has found no evidence that any data was actually stolen. Tumblr has fixed a vulnerability that it says could have exposed private user data, according to an announcement by the microblogging and social networking site. The information that could have been viewed by unauthorized parties includes email addresses, … More Tumblr patches bug that could have exposed user data