Data theft

Chinese officials haul in Alibaba executives over massive data theft: Report

A hacker last month put on sale what they claimed was the personal information of hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens -- which, if true, would make it one of the biggest data heists in history.

published on : 15th July 2022

Facebook to tell 87 million users including Indians, if their data was shared with CA 

Under fire globally for allowing the data breach, social media giant Facebook will today start alerting the 87 million users, including 562,455 in India, whose data may have been compromised.

published on : 9th April 2018

Facebook announces new steps to protect users' privacy 

Facebook said today it will overhaul its privacy settings tools to put users "more in control" of their information on the social media website.

published on : 28th March 2018

Mark Zuckerberg's shine dims as guardian of Facebook users

Mark Zuckerberg rose to wealth and fame with a mission of connecting everyone through Facebook, but now faces the wrath of users outraged he isn't doing more to defend their data.

published on : 23rd March 2018

How Facebook data helped Donald Trump find his voters

Data for psychological profiling of US voters created a powerful database that helped carry Trump to victory in the 2016 presidential election.

published on : 21st March 2018

Hackers stole data of 57 million Uber customers, drivers in 2016

Uber has disclosed that two hackers "inappropriately accessed" in 2016 names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million customers and drivers, and the license numbers of around 600,000 drivers.

published on : 22nd November 2017