After lightning struck a local utility grid, one of Google's European data centres suffered a power outage that led to "some" permanent data loss.
Facebook loophole could let hackers slurp personal data using algorithm
Online 'adultery dating' website Ashley Madison has been hacked by a group calling itself 'The Impact Team', with 37 million customers' details potentially exposed.
Users who have opted for a VPN service could be at risk from hackers thanks to the way that providers handle IPv6 traffic.
A government-commissioned report, carried out by PwC, has found that data breaches are rolling in thick and fast for UK firms - and the costs are mounting up.
In a year already characterised by huge data breaches at healthcare organisations and at major government entities, it's no surprise that victims' personal information is a hot commodity.
A Trojanised version of the popular UK-developed PuTTY web admin tool, which can steal highly sensitive data, has been discovered by Symantec.
Information is the lifeblood of modern business, no less so than in the lofty eyries of the legal eagles, where sensitive client information is analysed and monetised.
Over one billion records were compromised last year as data breaches became a regular occurrence, especially in the UK, according to a new report.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has spent around US$ 15m (£9.87m) on investigating and remediating last year's data breach, which saw hackers steal terabytes of data.
French smartphone maker Archos was compromised by a SQL injection attack last Christmas, resulting in the leak of up to 100,000 customer details. But fortunately, passwords and credit card details were not stolen.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has been heavily criticised for failing to fine London-based shoe retailer Office, after a hacker accessed more than a million of its customers' details and unencrypted passwords.
The underground hacker market has become so commercialised that cyber-criminals are offering "100% satisfaction" guarantees on stolen credit cards, or they will be replaced.
Eon Productions, the producers behind the upcoming James Bond film 'Spectre', have confirmed that an 'early version' of the script has been stolen and leaked by the Guardians of Peace (GOP) hackers.
Concern over both the leak of data and the extent of surveillance by authorities in the Netherlands.
The growing cyber-threat landscape poses some awkward questions for present and future authentication methods, argues Barry Scott.
Around a dozen organisations, including at least one financial sector company, have been hit by a new form of hacking where attackers hide stolen corporate data inside video files that they upload to popular sharing sites like YouTube.
Data breaches - a serious problem over the last decade...
A UK-based insurer has joined banking group JPMorgan in admitting this week that it has been hacked, with 83 million customer accounts compromised on the latter.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has warned staff that walking off with the personal information of their employer when changing jobs is a criminal offence.
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