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Retailers Are Finding That Data Vulnerability Can Undo Years of Brand Equity How to bolster defenses and clean up the PR mess

Data breaches, as we have all learned, can be #EpicFails with far-reaching and destructive implications for brands. Once sensitive consumer information—payment-card data, home addresses, phone numbers—are stolen, the ramifications can…

March 23, 2014, 9:01 PM EDT

The Simplest Twitter Handles Are Worth Big Bucks Identity theft shows the blackmarket for accounts is lucrative

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…

January 30, 2014, 1:43 PM EST

CNN Twitter Feed Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army Brief takeover follows attack on Microsoft

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…

January 23, 2014, 6:30 PM EST

Snapchat Grapples With New Year's Hack Millions of users effected

Snapchat rang in the New Year with a hack. The hot startup had been warned of security flaws in its software that could expose its users' data. On New Year's Eve…

January 1, 2014, 10:36 PM EST

This Is Not a Joke: The Onion Hacked by Syrians Parody site responds with parody

Hackers seized The Onion's Twitter feed on Monday, posting anti-Israel and pro-Syrian government messages to the parody news site's nearly 5 million followers. Though the incident recalled The Onion's 2009 parody…

May 7, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT

Twitter Launching 2-Step Verification in Response to AP Hack High-profile hijackings prompt stepped-up security

Twitter is developing a two-step verification process to make it more difficult for hackers to access users' accounts, Wired reported. The new system is undergoing internal testing and may soon…

April 25, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

AP Twitter Account Hacked Fabricated tweet claims President Obama injured in White House explosions

Around 1 p.m. today, hackers gained access to the AP's verified Twitter account and posted a fabricated tweet reading, "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is…

April 23, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

Hacker Releases Personal Details of 'Sun's Web Users Calls News Corp's conduct 'unacceptable'

There's more News International hacking news out of the U.K. today—but this time, it’s not the News Corp.-owned company that’s doing the hacking. According to the Guardian, News International emailed thousands…

August 2, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

Phishers Steal Thousands of Tumblr Logins Users are being redirected to fake login pages

Another day, another major hacking scandal. This time, microblogging service Tumblr is the victim. Over the past few days, an aggressive phishing attack has targeted Tumblr users, using fake login pages…

June 29, 2011, 10:09 AM EDT

LulzSec Hacks CIA for Giggles Hackers just want to have fun

Lulzsec is at it again. The hacker group infiltrated the CIA’s website last night. The high profile hijinks should be alarming for those charged with securing the site, however Lulzsec…

June 16, 2011, 4:48 AM EDT

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