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​Why you shouldn't be scared by the 'largest data breach' ever

Experts say the reported heist of 1.2 billion account credentials is legit, but caution that for most people there's little they can do -- or should be worried about.

By August 7, 2014


New UK cybersecurity training scheme prepares for hackers

Government and business are under constant cyber attack and must learn to "take the hit," says the director of a new cybersecurity training programme.

By June 24, 2014


Sony PlayStation site victim of SQL-injection attack

Automated attack claims another high-profile target, offering sale of a fake antivirus scanner.

By July 2, 2008


GhostShell claims breach of 1.6M accounts at FBI, NASA, and more

The hacktivist group says it obtained the records via SQL injection at government sites.

By December 10, 2012


Hackers post data from dozens of breached college servers

Group calling itself GhostShell says it posted thousands of usernames, passwords, and phone numbers of students and faculty to call attention to the state of education.

By October 3, 2012


Yahoo user sues over password leak

Lawsuit claims Yahoo was negligent in not encrypting data and not securing database against an SQL injection attack.

By August 3, 2012


Second accused LulzSec hacker arrested in Sony breach

Arizona man is charged in connection with movie studio security breach that yielded thousands of names, e-mail addresses, and passwords.

By August 28, 2012


Hackers vow 'hellfire' in latest major data leak

Team GhostShell says it published one million records, allegedly from banks, government agencies, consulting firms and others -- and claims there's more to come.

By August 28, 2012


Yahoo password breach shows we're all really lazy

commentary It's time for companies to use basic security practices, and for individuals to use common sense with passwords.

By July 12, 2012


Yahoo's security black eye

week in review Hack reveals users' credentials in plain text, while RIM investors look for more financial security. Also: Amazon gets its game on.

By July 13, 2012