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

Yahoo faces SEC probe into its two record-breaking data breaches

Internet giant Yahoo has confirmed it is to be investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with two major data breaches discovered at the company last year. In a November 2016 quarterly filing, the company said it was “cooperating with federal, state and foreign” agencies, including the SEC, as first revealed … More Yahoo faces SEC probe into its two record-breaking data breaches

10 things to know about the October 21 IoT DDoS attacks

On Friday, October 21, a series of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks caused widespread disruption of legitimate internet activity in the US. Because the attacks targeted the Domain Name System (DNS) that makes sure information requests on the internet are delivered to the right address, a lot of normal activities such as online shopping, … More 10 things to know about the October 21 IoT DDoS attacks

65 million Tumblr users should probably be careful…

Earlier this month, Tumblr revealed that it had recently become aware that user addresses and salted and hashed passwords dating back to 2013 had fallen into the hands of hackers. We recently learned that a third party had obtained access to a set of Tumblr user email addresses with salted and hashed passwords from early … More 65 million Tumblr users should probably be careful…