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Hackers might have stolen IRS data on more than 300,000 households

More taxpayers than originally thought had personal information stolen in a hack that used a surprisingly simple method.

By August 17, 2015


Over 22M Social Security numbers stolen in OPM hacks, agency says

Up until now, the number of people affected by recent hacks of US government databases was a mystery. Also compromised were more than 1 million fingerprints.

By July 9, 2015


Feds wallop AT&T with $25M fine over stolen customer data

AT&T settles with FCC over customer data that was stolen from data centers overseas and used to unlock stolen mobile phones.

By April 8, 2015


Anthem's stolen customer data not encrypted

But under federal law, health insurance companies don't have to encrypt user data.

By February 6, 2015


Find the IMEI number for a lost or stolen Android device

​Losing your phone is awful, but if you're working with your carrier and law enforcement to recover it, they may need your IMEI number.

By January 23, 2015


Data breach hits roughly 15M T-Mobile customers, applicants

A hack of Experian, the company that handles credit checks for the wireless carrier, results in the loss of T-Mobile customers' Social Security numbers, birth dates and names.

By October 1, 2015


Man returns stolen Android tablet when he can't work it

A British man steals a tablet from a charity store and, eight days later, tries to donate it back because he can't get it to run.

By December 29, 2014


Woman says she tracked stolen iPhone to Starbucks and got thrown out

A Houston woman says she traced her allegedly stolen iPhone 6, which she'd handed to a teen to call his mom, to a local Starbucks. However, she claims she was barred by her barista.

By December 4, 2014


Man uses Facebook to find FedEx package allegedly stolen from doorstep

A Texas man's surveillance camera catches someone allegedly taking a sweater for the man's son from the man's doorstep. His Facebook friends help get the package back.

By November 29, 2014


Sony hack's invasion of privacy still grates on CEO

Nearly a year after a crippling hack, the studio's boss says he was distressed by how some people combed leaked emails for embarrassing information.

By October 6, 2015