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OnePlus user? You must not miss this BIG DATA LEAK DISCLOSURE! Privacy at risk? Are payment information, passwords safe?
Sat, Nov 23, 2019
Major data breach! Check What OnePlus has disclosed!
Equifax to pay USD 700 million in a settlement over 2017 data breach: Report
Tue, Jul 23, 2019
Equifax Inc is reportedly nearing a USD 700 million settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over a massive data breach in 2017. The Wall Street Journal has reported that the settlement money would also resolve a nationwide consumer class-action lawsuit against Equifax. The 2017 data breach exposed nearly social security numbers and other sensitive personal information of nearly 150 million Americans.
Facebook user? 7 tips to secure your account to ensure you don't get nasty shocks
Wed, May 29, 2019
Facebook has been looking to ensure users follow a stringent pattern to secure account.
Apps still sharing user data with Facebook without user-consent: Report.
Wed, Mar 06, 2019
The practices have outraged users and privacy advocates who acknowledge that Facebook is, indeed amassing far too much data about their personal lives and online and offline behaviours.
Delhi data breach: Details of 4,58,388 people leaked, says report; don't do this, or you can be in trouble
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
Delhi data breach: The researcher has shared screenshots of the database and said it is unknown for how long the database was online.
Aapki Khabar Aapka Fayda: Know how to keep your data secure on internet
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
In this segment of Aapki Khabar Aapka Fayda, know how to keep your data secure on internet a amidst cyber crime. Watch the video to know more.
Biggest data breach in recent years? Whopping 773 million unique email IDs leaked, claims a researcher
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
According to web security researcher Troy Hunt, this data leak is part of the "Collection #1" which is a set of email addresses and passwords totalling 2,692,818,238 rows.
Data breach: Microsoft shared Indian bank customers’ financial details with US intelligence agencies
Tue, Oct 30, 2018
Reserve Bank of India has flagged the data sharing by the service provider in its Risk Assessment Report (RAR), which has been placed before the banks’ audit committees for a response.
Shocking! Your Facebook account up for sale on Dark Web; check price!
Wed, Oct 03, 2018
Last week, social media giant Facebook stated that up to 50 million accounts were breached in a security flaw exploited by hackers, who stole "access tokens"-- the equivalent of digital keys that enable them to access their accounts. Facebook, however, reportedly said that hackers appear not to have tampered with third-party applications linked to the network.
Data breach: Facebook's damage limitation drive hits trouble in Germany
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Facebook has been at the centre of controversy over suspected Russian manipulation of the 2016 U.S. presidential election via its platform, and the leak of personal data of 87 million users to a political consultancy that advised Donald Trump`s team. A German data privacy regulator said it was opening a non-compliance procedure against Facebook in relation to the data leak to the consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, that was exposed a month ago.
Facebook sells your data, says this former Donald Trump aide
Fri, Mar 23, 2018
Cambridge Analytica, which worked with Trump`s election team, was accused of harvesting millions of Facebook profiles of US voters. The firm has allegedly been using Facebook users` data to unfairly influence election results by psychological manipulation, entrapment techniques and fake news campaigns.
Outrage over Facebook: Now Tejashwi attacks Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Cambridge Analytica issue on Twitter
Fri, Mar 23, 2018
On Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's warning to Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg yesterday, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav alleged that BJP leaders were preparing the ground for throttling social media."They are warning Facebook owner that even he can be summoned. The government should tell us if it has the power, why is it not acting against fugitives like Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya," he said.
After firing fusillade, RS Prasad says Facebook is welcome, but no compromise on data security
Thu, Mar 22, 2018
India had on Wednesday warned social media giant Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of "stringent action" including summoning him over "misuse" of data to allegedly influence electoral process. Amid allegations of misuse of personal data for political purposes by Facebook, the BJP had also hit out at Congress accusing it of compromising national security by reportedly roping in political data analytics firm CA to run its 2019 election campaign.
Now, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg blames 'someone' for controversy
Thu, Mar 22, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg comments came amidst the Cambridge Analytica scandal in which the British data firm, which has ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, reportedly accessed information from about 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge. Zuckerberg said Facebook executives "have some sense of the different things that we need to get in front of."
This is what Facebook is doing in India after sparking outrage
Thu, Mar 22, 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ,yesterday, admitted to making "mistakes" and said he was "happy" to answer questions about the scandal before the US Congress even as India launched an offensive against the company over the scandal. "...We've seen abuse of our platform and the misuse of people's data, and we know we need to do more. We have a responsibility to everyone who uses Facebook to make sure their privacy is protected," Facebook said in a blogpost. It vowed to set a "higher standard for how developers build on Facebook, what people should expect from them, and, most importantly, from us".
Cyber attack: Equifax breach could be most costly in corporate history
Fri, Mar 02, 2018
Equifax Inc said it expects costs related to its massive 2017 data breach to surge by $275 million this year, suggesting the incident at the credit reporting bureau could turn out to be the most costly hack in corporate history. The projection, which was disclosed on a Friday morning earnings con
‘Data breach’ at PNB! 10,000 credit and debit cards details affected: Report
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
PNB fraud: The discovery of fraudulent transactions and data breach highlight the weak operational controls and corporate governance at the Punjab National Bank.
Supreme Court posers to those challenging legal validity of Aadhaar
Wed, Jan 24, 2018
The Supreme Court today sought to know from those who have challenged the constitutional validity of Aadhaar how the unique identification number of a person makes any difference in a networked world when the data was already available with private entities.
Aadhaar a giant electronic leash, reduces an individual to a number: SC told
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
The Supreme Court on Wednesday was told that Aadhaar was "an electronic leash" to which every resident of India was tethered, and was violative of the Constitution as it reduces the recognition of an individual to a number.
Reliance Jio investigating claims of alleged data breach
Mon, Jul 10, 2017
India`s newest telecoms entrant, Reliance Jio, said it was investigating claims of customer personal data being leaked onto a website called "Magicapk."