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Equifax Hacked: Personal Details of 143 Million Leaked, Some Canadians Affected

Equifax announced today a “cybersecurity incident” involving consumer information occurred, leading to personal data being leaked for 143 million U.S. customers, back in mid-May through July 2017. But on top of U.S. data being leaked, Equifax mentions “certain” Canadian and UK residents was also had their personal info accessed: As part of its investigation of...

Zomato Restaurant Search Service Hacked, 17 Million Emails and Passwords Stolen

Popular restaurant search service Zomato has announced on its official blog that nearly 17 million customer email addresses and hashed passwords have been stolen in a recent hack. The company, which claims to have 120 million active users each month, has however asserted that financial information and other personal details remain safe (via VentureBeat). Zomato says that the passwords...

Hackers Accessed Phone Numbers of 15 Million Telegram Users in Iran

Internet security researchers have told Reuters that earlier this year, hackers compromised over a dozen accounts on the Telegram instant messaging service, and ultimately identified the phone numbers of 15 million Iranian users. These attacks jeopardized the communications of activists, journalists and other people in sensitive positions in Iran, where the service is used by over 20 million...

Chinese Authorities Reportedly Staging a MITM Attack on Apple’s iCloud

According to report by Greatfire.org, Chinese authorities are staging a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack on Apple’s iCloud, having previously succeeded in similar attacks on Github, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. Those who aren’t aware, a MITM attack is a form of active eavesdropping in which the attacker makes independent connections with the victims and relays messages between them,...

eBay Urges Users to Change Passwords Following a Cyberattack

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, eBay has today asked over 150 million of its active users to change their passwords following a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other data. Fortunately, the database did not include any financial data, announced the company, adding that sensitive financial data is stored on a...

Kickstarter Hacked, User Data Stolen But Payment Info Untouched

Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding website, said in a blog post this afternoon that hackers gained access to “some” of Kickstarter’s customer data last week. In an email to members CEO Yancey Strickler said: “On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted us that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of...