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U.P. Cebu confirms data breach on its Student Evaluation on Teaching system

Jun 08, 2020 - 6:48 PM

The names and passwords to access a site used to let students rate the performance of their lecturers and professors are made public in the breach

Cathay Pacific fined by UK watchdog over massive data breach

Mar 05, 2020 - 3:01 PM

(UPDATED) The United Kingdom's Information Commissioner's Office orders Cathay Pacific to pay about $644,000 for 'failing to protect the security of its customers' personal data'

CATHAY PACIFIC DATA LEAK. In this file photo a Cathay Pacific airlines passenger plane prepares to take off from the international airport in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

MGM Resorts faces lawsuit over breach exposing 10.6 million guests' data

Feb 24, 2020 - 5:43 PM

The personal details of hotel guests, which includes celebrities, government officials, tech CEOs, and reporters, are said to have been posted in a hacking forum

Facebook says investigating data exposure of 267M users

Dec 20, 2019 - 11:20 AM

A website called Comparitech reports that the database was made available for download last week on an online hacker forum that apparently belonged to a crime group

Almost entire population of Ecuador has online data leaked

Sep 17, 2019 - 10:08 AM

The breach exposes citizens' full names, dates and places of birth, education levels, phone numbers and national identity card numbers

Data breach at webhost Hostinger exposes 14 million users

Aug 27, 2019 - 6:32 PM

An unauthorized third party temporarily gained access to non-financial details of 14 million users, reports Hostinger

Capital One data breach hits 100M credit card applications – firm

Jul 30, 2019 - 2:14 PM

Bank says no credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were compromised

CAPITAL ONE. In this file photo taken on April 17, 2019 A US flag flies above the Capital One Bank Headquarters in New York City.  Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Data breach hits Sephora, Philippine customers affected

Jul 29, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Sephora offers a free data monitoring service in some of the affected regions, but not in the Philippines due to certain 'local regulatory requirements'

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British Airways fined £183m over computer theft of passenger data

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:58 PM

In a statement, IAG says the UK Information Commissioner’s Office intends to issue the airline with a penalty notice under the UK Data Protection Act, totalling £183.39 million or around $229.7 million

BRITISH AIRWAYS. A British Airways Airbus A320 commercial plane with registration G-TTOB is landing at Geneva Airport on March 22, 2019 in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

U.S. indicts Chinese hackers over giant 2015 data breach

May 10, 2019 - 9:43 AM

'The allegations in the indictment unsealed today outline the activities of a brazen China-based computer hacking group that committed one of the worst data breaches in history,' says Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski.

ANTHEM HACK. Image from A.J. Mast/ Getty Images North America/Getty Images/AFP

Data privacy 101: How does one manage data breaches and security incidents?

Apr 08, 2019 - 5:10 PM

When does a data breach need to be reported by a company? Privacy experts explain

Australian parliament computer network breached

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Officials decline to comment on the nature of the breach, but say there is no initial evidence data had been accessed

DATA BREACH. Parliament House from Wikipedia by author Thennicke.

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Jan 29, 2019 - 8:50 PM

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Data breaches are inevitable – here’s how to protect yourself anyway

Jan 26, 2019 - 8:00 AM

University of Dayton cybersecurity experts suggest simplifying your approach by focusing on what information you most want to protect

Over 900,000 affected by Cebuana Lhuillier data breach

Jan 19, 2019 - 2:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'Transaction details or information were not compromised. The company's main servers remain safe and protected,' Cebuana Lhuillier assures its clients.

DATA BREACH. Cebuana Lhuillier advises its customers to change their passwords where they use their personal information as passwords. Photo from Cebuana Lhuiller

Over 772 million email addresses leaked in 'Collection #1' data breach

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:04 PM

The data trove – which listed 772,904,991 unique email addresses and 21,222,975 unique passwords – appears to have been made up of different data breaches, with some of the information going as far back as 2008

Zuckerberg defends Facebook in new data breach controversy

Dec 06, 2018 - 7:56 AM

A British parliamentary committee investigating whether the social media behemoth was being used to manipulate the results of elections publishes 250 pages of internal Facebook documents

Cathay Pacific apologizes over data breach but denies cover-up

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Cathay Pacific's CEO and chairman both say the crisis 'was one of the most serious' in the embattled firm's history and would act differently in a similar situation in the future

CATHAY PACIFIC. In this file photo taken on March 15, 2017, Cathay Pacific employees work at their counters at the international airport in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Cathay Pacific says 'most intense' period of data breach lasted months

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:06 PM

Cathay Pacific says it was subjected to continuous breaches that were at their "most intense" from March to May but continued after

Over 100,000 Filipinos affected by Cathay Pacific data breach

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:36 PM

The National Privacy Commission orders Cathay Pacific to explain why it only reported the data breach several months after it happened

PRIVACY ISSUE. The National Privacy Commission has ordered Cathay Pacific to explain the months-long delay in reporting a data breach that affected its system in March 2018.

Top Australia defense firm reports serious cyber breach

Nov 02, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Austal is an Australian shipbuilding company that makes small, quick ships for warfare close to shore, and has major US Navy contracts

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Oct 03, 2018 - 9:32 PM

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Hackers did not use stolen data to access other apps – Facebook

Oct 03, 2018 - 2:07 PM

'That investigation has so far found no evidence that the attackers accessed any apps using Facebook Login,' says Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of product management

Q&A: Researcher who found ABS-CBN breach on detecting skimmers

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:48 PM

33% of all online stores have been hacked at least once since 2015, according to Dutch security researcher Willem De Groot

What to do in case of a data breach

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Here are 4 simple steps to take in case you've been involved in a data breach

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

Sep 07, 2018 - 11:59 AM

BA advises anyone who believed they may have been affected to contact their bank or credit card provider and follow their recommendations

HACKED. British airline reveals massive hack with hundreds of thousands of users affected. Photo by Pascal Pavani/AFP

Timehop suffers data breach, 21 million users affected

Jul 09, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Timehop says some 21 million accounts were affected with a name and email, and 4.7 million of those accounts have a phone number attached to them

MyHeritage data breach leaks over 92M account details

Jun 06, 2018 - 2:19 PM

The breach includes 'all the email addresses of users who signed up to MyHeritage up to October 26, 2017, and their hashed passwords,' affecting 92,283,889 users

Hackers breach US company tracking phones for authorities

May 17, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The data breach points to lax security standards at Securus, a company with the power to allow law enforcement to track people's phones and undertake surveillance operations

Facebook details policing for sex, terror, hate content

May 15, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Facebook says improved technology using artificial intelligence had helped it act on 3.4 million posts containing graphic violence, nearly three times more than it had in the last quarter of 2017

Equifax breach exposed data of millions

May 09, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The consumer credit reporting agency breaks down just how much data and what types of data were stolen

Jollibee delivery website suspended over 'serious vulnerabilities'

May 08, 2018 - 9:13 PM

(UPDATED) The National Privacy Commission orders the suspension, saying that around 18 million users of Jollibee's delivery website are at risk

Wendy's PH informs users of site data breach after NPC intervention

May 08, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The attackers took names, email addresses, contact numbers, addresses, and resumes in the data breach of the Wendy's Philippines website

WENDY'S DATA BREACH. Wendy's Philippines site is down following a data breach. Screenshot from website.

$35-M penalty for not telling investors of massive Yahoo hack

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Yahoo remained mum about the hack until more than 2 years later when it was being acquired by US telecom giant Verizon, US regulators say

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Apr 11, 2018 - 1:14 PM

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Saks Fifth Avenue data breached – parent firm

Apr 02, 2018 - 6:25 AM

News reports put the number of credit and debit cards affected at 5 million, adding hackers had put these numbers up for sale on the 'dark web,' where criminals operate

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. Shoppers exit and enter a Saks Fifth Avenue store on Fifth Avenue, September 27, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Data breach affected 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts – Under Armour

Mar 30, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Under Armour says it found out about the data breach on March 25. The breach however, happened back in February.

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Mar 23, 2018 - 8:22 PM

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Mar 23, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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Facebook's Sandberg: We'll keep working to make users feel safe

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:07 AM

Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg also speaks up on the Cambridge Analytica scandal that hit the social media platform

FACEBOOK SCANDAL. Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks onstage during The 2018 MAKERS Conference at NeueHouse Hollywood on February 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS/AFP

Zuckerberg apology fails to quiet Facebook storm

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:05 AM

With pressure ratcheting up on the 33-year-old CEO over a scandal that has wiped some $60 billion off Facebook's value, the initial response suggests his promise of self-regulation has failed to convince

FACEBOOK. A Facebook logo is pictured on a screen ahead of a press conference to announce the launch of it's latest product 'Workplace,' in central London on October 10, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

As Facebook scandal mushrooms, Zuckerberg vows to 'step up'

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you,' Zuckerberg says, in his first public comments on the harvesting of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica

'STEP UP.' This file photo taken on February 21, 2016 shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a press conference in Barcelona. File photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO over Facebook scandal

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:33 AM

The move to suspend CEO Alexander Nix comes as recordings emerge in which he boasts his data company played an expansive role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign

SUSPENDED. In this file photo, Cambridge Analytica's chief executive officer Alexander Nix gives an interview during the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon on November 9, 2017. File photo by Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP

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Mar 20, 2018 - 11:43 AM

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Cambridge Analytica denies data misuse amid UK regulator probe

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The British data analysis company, hired by the 2016 Trump campaign, says the source of the accusations – which it calls 'a former contractor' – is 'misrepresenting himself and the company'

DATA BREACH SCANDAL. In this file photo, CEO of Cambridge Analytica Alexander Nix speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Concordia Summit/AFP

Equifax identifies 2.4 million more affected by massive hack

Mar 02, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Equifax says the newly identified consumers were not previously informed because their social security numbers -- which appeared to be the focus of the hackers – were not stolen together with their partial driver's license information

Forever 21 says malware present in some U.S. stores

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Forever 21's investigation is extending to stores outside the United States to check if there are also security breaches.

171,000 Filipinos affected by 2016 data breach – Uber

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Uber says exposed were the phone numbers, email addresses and registered names of affected Filipino users

UBER. This file photo taken on March 10, 2017 shows Uber signage outside the entrance of the ride-hailing giant's office in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Uber confirms PH users affected by massive data breach

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:57 PM

However, the company is unable to provide details as to how many were actually exposed in the 2016 incident

Should Uber users be worried about data hack?

Nov 23, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Affected users may be the target of spam campaigns on their phone and phishing campaigns designed to extricate bank details or infect phones with viruses