Data Breach

MoviePass on Wednesday confirmed a security issue may have exposed customers' records.
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August 21, 2019 - 8:11 pm
By Ahiza Garcia, CNN Business (CNN) -- MoviePass on Wednesday confirmed a security issue may have exposed customers' records. In a statement, MoviePass said a security lapse was recently discovered and its system was immediately secured. Reports of the data breach first surfaced Tuesday. The breach...
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Capital One said a hacker gained access to more than 100 million Capital One credit card applications earlier this month. The compromised data included some Social Security numbers.
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July 30, 2019 - 7:07 am
By Michelle Toh, CNN Business (CNN) -- Millions of Capital One customers have been affected by a data breach that the bank says happened in March when a software engineer allegedly exploited a vulnerability to access its systems. Approximately 100 million people in the United States and 6 million...
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In this July 16, 2019, photo, a man walks across the street from a Capital One location in San Francisco.
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Tim Jimenez
July 30, 2019 - 7:02 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio, Associated Press) — A major data breach is affecting more than 100 million Capital One credit card customers and applicants. The FBI arrested the hacker who was behind the breach. Authorities say 33-year-old Paige Thompson of Seattle was a software engineer for a cloud...
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Molly Daly
July 22, 2019 - 12:38 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has secured a $600 million settlement with Equifax , the credit reporting agency whose massive 2017 data breach exposed the personal information of millions of Americans. Shapiro, who led an investigation that included 49...
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January 18, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When do you have to be notified if your information was compromised in a data breach? Japan's recently appointed minister of cybersecurity responded to questions about his computer literacy by proclaiming that he has never...
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December 26, 2018 - 3:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After an investigation into a malware attack at the U.S. Geological Survey, the government traced the virus to a single employee who used a government-issued laptop to visit 9,000 porn sites linked to Russian websites. In...
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December 01, 2018 - 8:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The data stolen from the Marriott hotel empire in a massive breach is so rich and specific it could be used for espionage, identity theft, reputational attacks and even home burglaries, security experts say. Hackers stole data on as many as 500 million guests of former Starwood...
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A sign is posted in front of a Marriott hotel on November 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
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Mike Dougherty
November 30, 2018 - 7:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Marriott International says that personal information for about 500 million people has been stolen by hackers from its Starwood guest reservation system. The breach was discovered in September, and an internal investigation revealed that the data stolen goes all the...
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Reddit data breach
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Ian Bush
August 02, 2018 - 10:14 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the world's most popular websites has suffered a data breach . Reddit has not revealed how many users are affected, and many of those most at risk in this attack will not be notified. The circumstances of this breach are unsettling, because Reddit, a social...
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Ian Bush
July 09, 2018 - 3:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A data breach of a social media app has exposed the personal data of more than 20 million people. Officials from the Timehop app said names, email addresses and some phone numbers were stolen in the July 4 attack on its network . It said no private messages, stored...
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