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500px reveals major breach that compromised user data

“500px, the online community for photographers, has revealed that they have discovered a major data breach” reports fastcompany.com. In a blog post today the company revealed that on February 8 they launched an investigation into a potential security issue their engineers found.Four days later, the result of that investigation was that any 500px user who signed up to the service before July 5, 2018, has had some of their data compromised by an unauthorized third party. The company is also offering to send users all the data it holds about them…

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2.2 billion unique accounts compromised after ‘Collections #2-5’ dumped on torrent sites, here’s how to check yours

“Now, Collections #2-5 have been dumped and the numbers are staggering: 845GB of stolen data that includes 25 billion total records and 2.2 billion unique usernames and passwords” writes Ugreen Apple Watch for 9to5mac.com. As reported by Wired, Collections #2-5 more than double the number of comprised accounts that have surfaced from Collection #1.Security researchers have concluded that 25 billion stolen records with 2.2 billion unique usernames and passwords are the numbers after accounting for duplicates found in Collections #2-5, creating a new record for the biggest data breach collection. Source:…

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Here’s How to Find Out if Your Email Was One of the 773 Million Exposed in Massive Data Breach

“Security experts have discovered what very well could be one of the largest data breach of all time, a collection of 772,904,991 unique emails and 21,222,975 unique passwords” writes Chris Morris for fortune.com. The sheer volume of the data was contained in 12,000 separate files clocking in at 87 GB of data on hacking forums.People can check to see if their accounts and passwords were compromised at Hunt’s “Have I Been pwned?” Website. Source: fortune.com

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Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the matter had been “completely laid to rest”.

“In its verdict on Friday, the apex court had said that a detailed review of the Rafale deal was not required” reports huffingtonpost.com. Finance Minster Arun Jaitley Friday dubbed allegations on the Rafale jet deal as “fiction writing” that compromised national security, after the Supreme Court dismissed the pleas challenging the deal between India and France for procurement of 36 Rafale jets.Allegations on Rafale was fiction writing that was compromising national security,” he said. Source: huffingtonpost.com

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China’s Marriott hack attack exemplifies a subtle new threat

“In the aftermath, the Obama administration worked out a truce with Beijing to halt cyberattacks on private companies, in 2015” reports washingtonexaminer.com. She was right, of course, but the coordinated Chinese attacks happened four years ago, although, in the case of Marriott, only recently were discovered.Data security is a key component of national defense.In November, that information became public, revealing that about 500 million individuals had had their personal data compromised.Private companies that store sensitive data must not be left vulnerable to sophisticated attacks from state actors. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Quora’s 100M Users Affected By Data Breach

“The company reported that it is in the process of notifying users whose data has been compromised, and is logging out all Quora users who may have been affected” reports pymnts.com. On November 30, the company discovered that data had been compromised by a third party who gained unauthorized access to one of the site’s systems.In addition to its own security team, Quora has hired a leading digital forensics and security firm to assist in the investigation, as well as notified law enforcement officials.Question and answer site Quora announced that…

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Quora says 100 million users hit by security breach

“The company said it is logging out all Quora users who may have been affected to prevent further damage” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “We are in the process of notifying users whose data has been compromised,” Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo said in a blog post https://blog.quora.com/Quora-Security-Update.Account information, including name, email address, encrypted password and data imported from linked networks when authorized by users may have been compromised, it said. Source: 95kqds.com

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Quora data breach results in 100 million users affected

“Quora, the question-and-answer site that bludgeons users into signing up, has been hit with a major data breach” writes Johnny Lieu for mashable.com. In a blog post titled “Quora Security Update,” the site revealed that the data of approximately 100 million users may have been compromised as a result of unauthorised access to its systems on Friday.The company will now notify users whose data has been compromised, and will invalidate passwords for users who use one to sign in.The data includes account information, such as name, email address, password, and…

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Quora says 100M users hit by security breach

“Account information, including name, email address, encrypted password and data imported from linked networks when authorized by users may have been compromised, it said” writes Min Read for reuters.com. The company said it is logging out all Quora users who may have been affected to prevent further damage.”We are in the process of notifying users whose data has been compromised,” Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo said in a blog post here The breach, discovered on Friday, did not affect question and answers that are written anonymously, the company said, adding that…

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