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Yahoo Admits 1 Billion Accounts Compromised in Newly Discovered Data Breach

In what believe to be the largest data breach in history, Yahoo is reporting a massive data breach that disclosed personal details associated with more than 1 Billion user accounts in August 2013.

…And it’s separate from the one disclosed by Yahoo! in September, in which hackers compromised as many as 500 Million user accounts in late 2014.

What’s troubling is that the company has not been

DailyMotion Hacked — 85 Million User Accounts Stolen

Another day, another data breach.

This time a popular video sharing platform DailyMotion has allegedly been hacked and tens of millions of users information have been stolen.

Breach notification service LeakedSource announced the data breach on Monday after the company obtained 85.2 Million records from Dailymotion.
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According to LeakedSource, the DailyMotion data breach

97% of Large Companies are Victims of Mass Data Breaches

data-breachAshley Madison, Dropbox and Yahoo have something in common—they are all victims of mass data breaches where user log-in credentials were stolen. Sadly, this type of tactic has become more common over the last year. What’s even worse is that it seems like this will continue to be an objective for cybercriminals—after all, why wouldn’t they want access to millions of users’ data? The greater the risk, the bigger the reward.   

Large corporations cannot escape these attacks. Although you might think that regular internet users are the targets of these attacks, most cybercriminals are after large corporations. Despite the security solutions that companies can implement, a recent study has revealed that 97% of the thousand largest companies in the world have been victims of data breaches.

The 97% of the thousand largest companies in the world have been victims of data breaches.

Many users choose to use their corporate email when signing up for one of these online services which, over time, will be victims of some type of attack. If a business’s employees always use the same password to access different platforms, regardless if they use their work email or a personal one, the situation becomes much riskier.

Following a recent investigation, out of all the mass leaks that have affected large corporations, LinkedIn suffered a massive data breach during the attacks last May. Adobe was a victim of a similar attack during 2013. It’s no wonder these two companies were hit: both services are accessed by professionals who use their corporate emails to log-in.

However, the LinkedIn and Adobe cases are not the only multinational companies who have been victims. In fact, the study also reveals one of the most famous data breaches, the Ashley Madison attack that endangered thousands of corporate emails linked to large corporations.

Large economic consequences

The danger these data breaches have on corporate accounts is much greater than simply affecting the company’s reputation. In fact, according to a recent report by the Ponemon Institute , these data breaches cost companies an average of 4 million dollars, that’s more than 3.5 million euros.  With that said, make sure your employees are educated on the matter—While signing up for one of these services, they shouldn’t use corporate information like business emails, and they should make sure they use different usernames with several complex passwords.

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Russian Hacker Behind LinkedIn Breach also Charged with Hacking Dropbox and Formspring

The alleged Russian hacker, who was arrested by the FBI in collaboration with the Czech police, was believed to be the one responsible for massive 2012 data breach at LinkedIn, according to a statement released by LinkedIn.

Now, United States authorities have officially indicted Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 29-years-old Russian national, for hacking not just LinkedIn, but also the online

Over 43 Million Weebly Accounts Hacked; Foursquare Also Hit By Data Breach

2016 is the year of data breaches that has made almost every major companies victims to the cyber attacks, resulting in compromise of over billion of online users accounts.

Weebly and Foursquare are the latest victims of the massive data breach, joining the list of “Mega-Breaches” revealed in recent months, including LinkedIn, MySpace, VK.com, Tumblr, Dropbox, and the biggest one — Yahoo.

Massive ATM Hack Hits 3.2 Million Indian Debit Cards — Change Your PIN Now!

India is undergoing the biggest data breaches to date with as many as 3.2 Million debit card details reportedly stolen from multiple banks and financial platforms.

The massive financial breach has hit India’s biggest banks including State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis, and customers are advised to change their ATM PIN immediately.

Hackers allegedly used

Breaking — Russian Hacker Responsible for LinkedIn Data Breach Arrested by FBI

The alleged Russian hacker arrested by the FBI in collaboration with the Czech police is none other than the hacker who was allegedly responsible for massive 2012 data breach at LinkedIn, which affected nearly 117 Million user accounts.

Yevgeniy N, 29-year-old Russian hacker was arrested in Prague on October 5 suspected of participating in conducting cyber-attacks against the United States,