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Fidelity and Dairy Queen Are Hit by Data Hackers Latest in a string of brands to suffer security breaches

Fidelity Investments, one of the country's largest mutual fund companies, is the latest victim of data hackers, according to The Wall Street Journal. And Dairy Queen's got issues on the…

October 10, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT

Apple Tightens iCloud Security After Naked Celebrity Photo Leak Promises to be more alert for suspicious activity

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. CEO Tim Cook revealed the…

September 5, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

Apple Says Nude Celebrity Photo Leaks Were Targeted Hacks Maintains that its cloud is secure

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…

September 2, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

Bomb Threat, Hack Attack Disrupt Sony PlayStation Traffic spike caused outage

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. In a denial-of-service (DoS)…

August 25, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT

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

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