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Credit card info for 93,000 Web.com customers nabbed in data breach

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Customers should keep an eye out for bogus charges on their credit/debit cards!

Ashley Madison hackers follow through on threat, dump user database online

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The 9.7 GB dump contains names, emails, addresses, sexual preferences and credit card transactions of 37 million members.

Change this Facebook setting so you can't be searched for by phone number

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A developer says he's found a way to harvest users' personal data from Facebook. Facebook is shrugging, given that it's all public anyway. You might want to check your privacy settings though ...

Cheating site Ashley Madison breached by hackers threatening to expose users

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Attackers threaten to publish nude pictures, secret sexual fantasies, real names and addresses of Ashley Madison users: all as comeuppance for what they say is an unkept promise of secrecy.

Why this doctor posted his medical history online for anyone to see

Why this doctor posted his medical history online for anyone to see

Would you want anyone and everyone to be able to see all your medical records? One doctor posted his entire medical history online, and he wants others to do the same.

ID thief who scooped data on 200 million Americans jailed for 13 years

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Hieu Minh Ngo, whose websites put personal information on over 200 million US citizens up for sale, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Tax fraudster who hacked accounting firms pleads guilty in US court

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A Bulgarian hacker has pleaded guilty to involvement in a conspiracy to use data stolen from several accounting firms for tax fraud. Should the IRS do more to protect taxpayers?

Twin prodigies-turned-hackers face long jail terms after pleading guilty

Twin computer whiz-kids plead guilty to plans to break into State Dept.

The youngest ever to graduate from George Mason University, they put their talents to use at schemes like inflating gift card value and stealing credit card data.

Three women indicted for allegedly stealing identities from people's passports

Three women indicted for allegedly stealing identities from people's passports

The three allegedly cooked up counterfeit documents and got others to borrow money to buy iPhones, iPads and other gadgets.

RadioShack to auction off customer data, violating own privacy policy

RadioShack prepares to sell customer data in violation of its own privacy policy

Despite it's privacy policy, bankrupt RadioShack is putting customer names, addresses, email addresses and other data up for auction.

Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit

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Target has proposed a huge $10 million settlement for victims of its 2013 data breach in which at least 70 million records were compromised.

US regulator says Anthem "refuses to cooperate" in security audit

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Anthem, the health insurance giant that recently suffered a massive data breach, is "refusing to cooperate" with US regulators attempting to conduct vulnerability scans and configuration tests on its IT systems.

Bought PII from the government? PLEASE DON'T LOSE IT! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly computer security roundup.

The latest news presented so you can enjoy it...in just one minute!

Anthem healthcare breach is smaller - and bigger - than first thought

There's good and bad news about Anthem's recent data breach.

The bad news includes the risk to between 8.8M and 18M non-customers who were in Anthem's database anyway...

The end of the Silk Road for Dread Pirate Roberts - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

Enjoy a fresh and entertaining take on the latest security news in just one minute...

STD dating site PositiveSingles.com faces $16.5 million fine for sharing user profiles

STD dating site PositiveSingles.com faces $16.5 million fine for sharing user profiles

The dating site for people with STDs promised "100%" anonymity but used the anonymous claimant's profile on affiliated niche dating sites such as AIDSDate, Herpesinmouth, ChristianSafeHaven, MeetBlackPOZ and PositivelyKinky.

Epidemic of medical data breaches leaking our most sensitive information

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Health data is considered among the most private of information, but continues to leak out in a dazzling range of ways.

JP Morgan Chase confirms breach, 76 million homes and 7 million businesses affected

JP Morgan confirms breach, 76 million homes and 7 million businesses affected

JP Morgan Chase has confirmed that user information including names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses has been stolen in one of the largest data breaches ever.

220 million records stolen, 16 arrested in massive South Korean data breach

220 million records stolen in massive South Korean data breach

South Korean authorities have revealed a massive data breach that has affected over half of the country. The stolen records include real names, account names, passwords and resident registration numbers from a number of website registrations across online game and movie ticket sites.

'Half of American adults hacked' in the past year - really?

'Half of American adults hacked' in the past year - really?

A new study publicized this week claims that almost half of all American adults have had their personal data hacked in the past year. Headline-grabbing truth-stretching? Or have 110 million Americans really been hacked?