Collection 1 data breach covers more than 772 million email addresses

fizkes via Getty Images If you’re signed up for one of the many services that alerts you to data breaches when they’re discovered (if you’re not, you probably should be) then you likely have an email waiting for you. Troy Hunt runs Have I Been Pwned where he makes it his business to dig up […]

Marriott breach included 5 million unencrypted passport numbers

Scott Olson via Getty Images Marriott has good news and bad news for travelers who have passed through its hotels. The good news is the data breach disclosed back in November, which was originally believed to have exposed the data of more than 500 million people, affected fewer travelers than originally reported (though it didn’t […]

NASA discloses October security breach

NASA NASA / Reuters In an internal memo obtained by Spaceref, NASA’s chief human capital officer Bob Gibbs has revealed that the agency suffered a security breach a few months ago. Investigators discovered the breach on October 23rd, and they found that an intruder gained access to a server containing the personal information (including their […]

House committee says Equifax data breach was 'entirely preventable'

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Congress clearly didn’t buy Equifax’s attempt to pin its massive data breach on one lone technician. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released a staff report declaring that the breach was “entirely preventable” and the result of widespread, systemic flaws in Equifax’s security policies. The company didn’t have […]

Another Google+ data leak exposes info for 52.5 million users

Google’s semi-defunct social media platform Google+ has suffered its second data breach in three months and, as a result, will be completely shuttered in April, four months earlier than previously planned. In October, Google revealed that it had found a major security bug potentially impacting around a half million Google+ users. The company at that […]