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Hackers Breach Stack Overflow Q&A Site, Some Users’ Data Exposed

May 17th, 2019
Note: We have updated this story to reflect new information after Stack Overflow changed its original announcement and shared more details on the security incident. Stack Overflow, one of the largest question and answer site for programmers, revealed today that unknown hackers managed to exploit a bug in its development tier and then almost a week after they gained unauthorized access to its

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U.S. Charges Chinese Hacker For 2015 Anthem Data Breach

May 9th, 2019
The United States Justice Department today announced charges against a Chinese hacker and his hacking team member for their alleged role in the 2015 massive data breach at health insurance giant Anthem and three other unnamed American companies. Fujie Wang (王 福 杰) and another hacker named John Doe with three different aliases—Deniel Jack, Kim Young, and Zhou Zhihong—are charged with four

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Binance Hacked — Hackers Stole Over $40 Million Worth Of Bitcoin

May 8th, 2019
Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, confirmed today that the company lost nearly $41 million in Bitcoin in what appears to be its largest hack to date. In a statement, Binance's CEO Changpeng Zhao said the company discovered a "large scale security breach" earlier on May 7, as a result of which hackers were able to steal roughly 7000 bitcoins, which worth 40.6

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Popular Online Tutoring Marketplace ‘Wyzant’ Suffers Data Breach

May 6th, 2019
Wyzant—an online marketplace that makes it easy for parents and students to connect with private tutors, in-person and online, in over 250 different subjects—has suffered a data breach exposing "certain personal identification information" for its customers. The Hacker News received a copy of an email notification Wyzant recently sent to its affected customers, which reveals an unknown

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Docker Hub Suffers a Data Breach, Asks Users to Reset Password

April 27th, 2019
Docker Hub, one of the largest cloud-based library of Docker container images, has suffered a data breach after an unknown attacker gained access to the company's single Hub database. Docker Hub is an online repository service where users and partners can create, test, store and distribute Docker container images, both publicly and privately. <!-- adsense --> The breach reportedly exposed

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Over 100 Million JustDial Users’ Personal Data Found Exposed On the Internet

April 17th, 2019
An unprotected database belonging to JustDial, India's largest local search service, is leaking personally identifiable information of its every customer in real-time who accessed the service via its website, mobile app, or even by calling on its fancy "88888 88888" customer care number, The Hacker News has learned and independently verified. Founded over two decades ago, JustDial (JD) is the

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Hackers Compromise Microsoft Support Agent to Access Outlook Email Accounts

April 13th, 2019
If you have an account with Microsoft Outlook email service, there is a possibility that your account information has been compromised by an unknown hacker or group of hackers, Microsoft confirmed The Hacker News. Earlier this year, hackers managed to breach Microsoft's customer support portal and access information related to some email accounts registered with the company's Outlook service.

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Yahoo tries to settle 3-billion-account data breach with $118 million payout

April 10th, 2019
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Yahoo and plaintiffs, in a case over a data breach affecting three billion user accounts, have agreed to a settlement that would require Yahoo to pay $117.5 million.

The sides previously agreed to a settlement of $50 million plus attorneys' fees and other expenses, but it was rejected by US District Judge Lucy Koh in January.

Yahoo and the plaintiffs filed their new proposed settlement yesterday in US District Court for the Northern District of California. This one will also face a judge's review.

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