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Here Are 5 Things VTech Must Do After Its Holidays Data Horror

'Twas the nightmare before Christmas. Apologies to Hollywood director Tim Burton, but VTech's current public-relations disaster is one of the scariest holiday marketing tales of all time.

Not All Bots Are Trying to Rip Off Digital Advertisers

It's been estimated that anywhere from 56 percent to 62 percent of Internet traffic is automated, meaning that ads routinely go unseen by actual people at a startling rate.

Fidelity and Dairy Queen Are Hit by Data Hackers

Fidelity Investments, one of the country's largest mutual fund companies, is the latest victim of data hackers, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Apple Tightens iCloud Security After Naked Celebrity Photo Leak

Apple is implementing more robust iCloud security protocols after a massive breach of celebrities’ accounts—and leak of private nude photos—revealed some weaknesses in the photo-storing service.

Apple Says Nude Celebrity Photo Leaks Were Targeted Hacks

Apple's cloud is safe, the company has said in response to claims that a security flaw in its photo-storing software allowed hackers to grab naked images from celebrities' personal accounts. It appears that the widespread hacking was targeted work aimed just at celebs whose accounts were compromised using common tactics rather than a general security hole.

Bomb Threat, Hack Attack Disrupt Sony PlayStation

Sony's PlayStation Network is back up and running today after a cyber attack caused a weekend-long outage. No user information was breached, according to a Reuters report.

Retailers Are Finding That Data Vulnerability Can Undo Years of Brand Equity

Data breaches, as we have all learned, can be #EpicFails with far-reaching and destructive implications for brands.

The Simplest Twitter Handles Are Worth Big Bucks

Yes, Twitter handles are big business with usernames selling for tens of thousands of dollars, and a case this week shows the nefarious lengths extortionists will go to steal the coveted real estate.

CNN Twitter Feed Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

It appears CNN's Twitter feed was briefly hacked this evening by the Syrian Electronic Army, a frequent hijacker of Western news feeds. A series of posts around 6 p.m. Eastern criticized the CIA as backers of Al-Qaeda and dismissed the network's coverage of the Syrian civil war as "fake."

Snapchat Grapples With New Year’s Hack

Snapchat rang in the New Year with a hack.