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Battle to prevent fresh gas leak at Indian plant

May 08, 2020 - 3:56 PM

The accident leaves 12 dead and hundreds hospitalized outside the industrial port city of Visakhapatnam

GASES IN THE AIR. Municipal personnel spray water to mitigate the presence of gases in the air a day after a gas leak incident around the area of LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on May 8, 2020. Photo by AFP

Portuguese hacker says he is behind Angola corruption leaks

Jan 27, 2020 - 7:12 PM

The hacker, Rui Pinto, handed over a hard drive 'containing all data related to the recent revelations concerning Ms. Isabel Dos Santos’s fortune' to a whistleblowing organisation in 2018, his lawyers say

RUI PINTO. In this file photo taken on March 5, 2019 Football Leaks whistleblower Rui Pinto is escorted by judicial officers as he arrives at the Metropolitan Court in Budapest, Hungary, for his trial. Photo by Ferenc Isza/AFP

Angola's ex-first daughter Isabel dos Santos charged with fraud

Jan 23, 2020 - 7:11 PM

(UPDATED) One of five named suspects, a Portuguese banker identified in a worldwide media exclusive dubbed the 'Luanda Leaks,' has been found dead in Lisbon, police there say

ISABEL DOS SANTOS. In this file photo taken on February 05, 2018 Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos visits the new started EFACEC Portuguese corporation's electric mobility industrial unit in Maia. File photo by Miguel Riopa/AFP)

Document trove shows how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune – ICIJ

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:47 PM

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' latest series – called 'Luanda Leaks' – zeroes in on Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of former Angola president Jose Eduardo dos Santos

ISABEL DOS SANTOS. In this file photo taken on February 5, 2018 Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos delivers a speech during the start of the new EFACEC Portuguese corporation's electric mobility industrial unit in Maia. Photo by Miguel Riopa/AFP

'Bulletproof' China-backed site attacks Hong Kong democracy activists

Nov 01, 2019 - 4:09 PM

From high-profile activists to journalists and lawmakers, about 200 people seen as supporting Hong Kong's protest movement have been 'doxxed' – had their personal details posted online – by the site HK Leaks

MASKED PROTEST. A man holds a flag that reads 'Liberate Hong Kong Revolution of our times' in the Lan Kwai Fong area during Halloween in Hong Kong on October 31, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Zuckerberg discusses Twitter, TikTok, Big Tech breakup in leaked audio

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:08 PM

A two-hour audio recording of the Facebook CEO at internal meetings comes out

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on May 24, 2018 Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


American man jailed in U.S. over Singapore HIV data leak

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Mikhy Farrera Brochez is convicted by a Kentucky court in June for trying to extort the Singapore government using the stolen data

4 new tactics, terms in online manipulation campaigns – report

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:19 PM

According to the researchers, the 4 techniques are a form of a broader online manipulation strategy called 'source hacking'

Google says partner leaked classified Dutch data

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Google also acknowledges its Google Assistant device was liable to 'false accept' pickups, allowing it to record by mistake without having been activated by users

Portuguese police interview Cristiano Ronaldo over 'Football Leaks'

Jul 07, 2019 - 12:06 PM

The Juventus striker is one of the main targets of Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto

TARGET. Cristiano Ronaldo becomes a witness to a police case against a Portuguese hacker. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Paris gas blast toll rises to 4 after body found in rubble

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Authorities say the building hit by the blast needed to be reinforced as clearing operations in the area could continue for about a week

Two firefighters killed as gas leak explosion rocks central Paris

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Besides the two dead firefighters, 47 people are injured in the blast, 10 of them seriously, the Paris prosecutor's office says

BLAST. A vehicle is overturned amid debris after the explosion of a bakery on the corner of the streets Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise in central Paris on January 12, 2019. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Massive data leak targets German officials including Merkel

Jan 06, 2019 - 7:48 PM

The information, which comprised home addresses, mobile phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents from German politicians, is first released via Twitter in December but its spread gathered pace this week

Google+ to close 4 months earlier than planned after new data leak

Dec 11, 2018 - 12:25 PM

52.5 million users are potentially affected, but Google says the bug was not exploited


Makati says Phoenix Bangkal station had no business permit

Nov 06, 2018 - 11:21 PM

Phoenix Petroleum however says it had complied with all required permits and it even voluntarily closed down the station which was the source of a gas leak last week

GAS LEAK. Firefighters discover the Phoenix Petroleum station along Evangelista street in Barangay Bangkal, Makati City is the source of a gas leak. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Makati gas station owners summoned after Phoenix gas leak

Nov 03, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Acting City Administrator Michael Camiña says owners need to be reminded of safety guidelines for gasoline stations to prevent future leaks

INSPECTION. Firefighters warn of an explosion if diesel fumes accumulate too much aboveground. Photos from Makati police

Mbappe, Neymar steer PSG to new win record on troubled day

Nov 03, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Paris Saint-Germain posts a record 12th straight league win amid allegations made by a Football Leaks investigation

HOTSHOTS. Paris Saint-Germain's teen star Kylian Mbappe (right) celebrates with teammate Neymar after scoring a goal against Lille. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Questions mount over delay after Cathay Pacific admits huge data leak

Oct 25, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Cathay Pacific is under pressure to explain why it took 5 months to admit it had been hacked

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. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Cathay Pacific hit by data leak affecting 9.4 million passengers

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:17 AM

The airline admits data including passport numbers, identity card numbers, email addresses and credit card details was accessed.

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

Leaked video shows Google execs troubled by Trump election

Sep 13, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says that while the election was rife with rhetoric and division, people should have faith in the democratic process

PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is among the executives seen talking about Donald Trump's presidential victory in one of the company's town hall meetings. Screenshot from Breitbart video


1 dead, 2 injured in gas leak at Samsung chip plant

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The 3 victims were employees of one of Samsung's suppliers and were inspecting the factory's gas-related facilities, Samsung says

CLEANROOM. Samsung semiconductors being worked on in a cleanroom. Image from https://news.samsung.com

Comelec vows voters' data breach won't happen again

Aug 06, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Commission on Elections Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr says the poll body's website is more secure now, being hosted by the Department of Information and Communications Technology

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The Exactis data leak and 4 more things in cybersecurity this week

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:21 AM

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Florida marketing firm Exactis leaks info of 340 million people, businesses

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Vinny Troia of Night Lion Security – who discovered the leak – says the trove of Exactis information seems like 'a database with pretty much every US citizen in it'

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Leaker Evan Blass shows off Huawei P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Pro

Mar 08, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The prominent leaker also shows some of the other colors that Huawei's new flagships will come in

ALLEGED P20 PRO. The leak by renowned leaker Evan Blass shows the 3 different variants of the Huawei P20. Photo from Evan Blass/Twitter


New Huawei P20 leaks show 3 rear cameras, and P43,800 estimated price

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:31 PM

A pair of alleged promotional images show a three-camera setup while another leak purports a €679 price tag for the standard model

Official photo from Huawei


Alleged official Galaxy S9 video accidentally leaks before reveal

Feb 25, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Android tech blog 9to5Google reports that Samsung accidentally uploaded the alleged launch video that touts its next flagship as 'the perfect phone for business'

S9 SILHOUETTE. An alleged official S9 video leaks a day before the official reveal. Screenshot from Slashleaks/YouTube


Huawei teases 3-camera P20 phone but leaks point to dual-camera system

Feb 24, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Huawei intends to reveal its new phone on March 27, according to their online teaser

P20 TEASER. Huawei teases its next flagship phone, showing the location of the launch event and the date. Screenshot from Huawei


Image of new Sony Xperia prototype surfaces ahead of MWC reveal

Feb 21, 2018 - 10:59 AM

An alleged prototype of a smartphone belonging to Sony’s new Xperia XZ2 series is sporting a new curved design

Image from Sony/Twitter


Leaked photo of alleged ASUS ZenFone 5 shows iPhone X notch design

Feb 20, 2018 - 11:42 AM

If the image is representative of the final device, the ZenFone 5 becomes one of the first high-profile brands to incorporate the iPhone X notch – a feature that Android itself is looking to copy


Wanda Teo warns Coron execs, tour operators over oil leak issue

Feb 17, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Local authorities say the oil leaks come from tourist motor boats plying Coron Bay

CORON, PALAWAN. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro

Hotel evacuated, stations closed after London gas leak

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:09 PM

'A ruptured gas main was discovered using detection equipment and high levels of natural gas were detected in the atmosphere,' a London Fire Brigade spokesman says

Canadian hacker charged over leak of 3 billion hacked accounts

Jan 16, 2018 - 10:55 AM

The leaks involve accounts from LinkedIn and the Ashley Madison online dating service, among other hacked sites


All aboard #PHVote in a sea of data

Nov 04, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Huge volumes of data fuel a seemingly 'never-ending' coverage of Philippine elections

HBO distribution partner confirms 'Game of Thrones' episode 4 leak

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:17 PM

A copy of The Spoils of Winter has been distributed online ahead of its TV premiere

Photo by Helen Sloan/ HBO

Leaked: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 image

Aug 01, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Noted leaker Evan Blass shows what could be the Note 8 Samsung s premium phablet will officially be revealed on August 23 US time


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Security lapse exposes millions of Verizon user records

Jul 13, 2017 - 4:34 PM

The data is found in an unprotected Amazon S3 storage server administered by an engineer for NICE Systems which is based in Israel The storage server is made to log customer call data for unknown purposes

14 facts: Facebook moderation on threats, bullying, and suicide

May 24, 2017 - 8:27 PM

Some Facebook statements from the leaked guidelines have been a source of shock

POLICY PAINS. Facebook's current set of moderation policies on sensitive issues such as online abuse and suicide has sowed controversy.

Trump warns sacked FBI chief over media leaks

May 13, 2017 - 1:32 AM

James Comey better hope that there are no tapes of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press says Trump

TESTIMONIES. File photo of former FBI Director James Comey testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the FBI on Capitol Hill May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP

Man arrested over Kiefer Ravena leaked nude photos

Mar 29, 2017 - 6:27 PM

Kiefer Ravena issues a statement about leaked lewd photos

STATEMENT. Kiefer Ravena speaks up about his alleged photo scandal. File photo from Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The voters data leak and a break in at a Lanao town have put the Comelec the National Privacy Commission and the Data Privacy Act to the test

Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried take action over hacked images

Mar 16, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Emma and Amanda s private photos are stolen and posted online

LEGAL ACTION. Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson take legal action over images that were stolen and leaked online. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America/AFP, screengrab from Instagram/emmawatson

Trump blasts FBI for not stopping leaks to media

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:03 PM

This comes with his administration on the defensive against allegations of improper links to Russia with several investigations into the matter underway

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks before Rex Tillerson was sworn in as Secretary of State in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2017. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

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Confirmed: Comelec computer stolen in Lanao contains national voters' list

Feb 20, 2017 - 4:33 PM

While the National Privacy Commission and the police are investigating the break in Comelec orders additional security measures in all city and municipal election offices

PRESS CONFERENCE. NPC Commissioner Raymund Liboro and Comelec Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr respond to questions on February 20 about the robbery incident at the Comelec office in Wao, Lanao del Sur, in January. Michael Bueza/Rappler

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