Uber paid 20-year-old man to keep data breach secret

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON – A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events

Uber faces fresh heat after covering up data breach

Struggling ride-hailing firm Uber faces a fresh regulatory crackdown after disclosing it paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts. Discovery of Uber’s cover-up of the incident resulted in the firing of two employees responsible for its

Uber faces fresh heat after covering up data breach

Struggling ride-hailing firm Uber faces a fresh regulatory crackdown after disclosing it paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts. Discovery of Uber’s cover-up of the incident resulted in the firing of two employees responsible for its

Equifax says it hasn’t lost any big clients since data breach

Washington may be bearing down on Equifax, but its big corporate clients are giving them a pass. The embattled credit bureau hasn’t lost any significant business customers since it announced in September that hackers had breached its systems and made off with the sensitive data of 145.5 million customers,

Marissa Mayer testimony: I don’t know how Yahoo hack happened

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer admitted on Capitol Hill Wednesday that the Silicon Valley giant still doesn’t understand how hackers managed to compromise the information of billions of Yahoo users. In an opening statement to the Senate Commerce Committee, Mayer apologized to Yahoo’s users, blamed “Russian agents” for the

Marissa Mayer testimony: I don’t know how Yahoo hack happened

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer admitted on Capitol Hill Wednesday that the Silicon Valley giant still doesn’t understand how hackers managed to compromise the information of billions of Yahoo users. In an opening statement to the Senate Commerce Committee, Mayer apologized to Yahoo’s users, blamed “Russian agents” for the

Equifax may have been hacked again

They have got to be kidding. Equifax announced on Thursday that it was investigating another hack on its website — barely a month after the company admitted that hackers had stolen the private data of more than 145.5 million people. An Equifax site redirected visitors to a fake Adobe Flash download that

John Kelly’s personal cell was reportedly breached

President Trump’s chief of staff may have had his personal cell phone compromised — leaving it vulnerable to hackers working for foreign governments. John Kelly, who also served as secretary of Homeland Security, gave his phone to the White House tech staff who then determined there was a breach, according to

Equifax’s interim CEO apologizes, promises tighter controls

Equifax promised to make it easier for consumers to control access to their credit records in the wake of the company’s massive breach after the top US consumer financial watchdog called on the industry to introduce such a system. Equifax’s interim chief executive officer, Paulino do Rego Barros Jr., vowed to

Equifax may have suffered breach months before the massive hack

Equifax was hacked months before the breach that compromised the social security numbers and other personal information of 143 million Americans — and at may have been carried out by the same attackers, according to a new report. The credit-reporting agency announced earlier this month that hackers broke into its system

Equifax drops “no-sue’ requirement for helping victims of hack

Under extreme pressure on Friday, embattled Equifax folded on its “no-sue” demands. The credit-monitoring company, which revealed on Thursday a massive cyberattack on its national database, took heat from a host of elected officials for offering to help victims of the attack — but only if they gave up their right

New Yorkers file suit against Equifax over huge data breach

Two New Yorkers have filed the first state, class-action lawsuit against Equifax over the massive data breach that exposed 143 million Social Security numbers. Hackers also gleaned birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers and 209,000 credit card numbers in the massive breach that occurred between May and July. “Although defendant learned of

Credit card fraud spikes after Equifax cyber-attack

Thieves appear to have started using the data stolen in the gigantic Equifax cyber-heist, one expert said Friday. Credit card fraud unexpectedly spiked in August — and the expert said the jump was likely tied to the Equifax hack. “We saw a 15 percent increase in the overall fraud attempts in our

Credit card fraud spikes after Equifax cyber-attack

Thieves appear to have started using the data stolen in the gigantic Equifax cyber-heist, one expert said Friday. Credit card fraud unexpectedly spiked in August — and the expert said the jump was likely tied to the Equifax hack. “We saw a 15 percent increase in the overall fraud attempts in our

Equifax blames giant breach on vendor software flaw

Equifax on Friday blamed a flaw in the software running its online databases for allowing hackers to steal the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans, The Post has learned. Hackers were able to access the info — including Social Security numbers — because there was a flaw in

Equifax blames giant breach on vendor software flaw

Equifax on Friday blamed a flaw in the software running its online databases for allowing hackers to steal the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans, The Post has learned. Hackers were able to access the info — including Social Security numbers — because there was a flaw in

How to protect yourself from the Equifax data breach

Almost half of Americans may have had their personal information hacked. Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies in the U.S., revealed Thursday that the Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers and credit card information of potentially 143 million U.S. consumers may have been accessed by

Yahoo faces nationwide litigation over massive data breaches

A judge said Yahoo must face nationwide litigation brought on behalf of well over 1 billion users who said their personal information was compromised in three massive data breaches. Wednesday night’s decision from US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, Calif., was a setback for efforts by Verizon Communications, which

Yahoo faces nationwide litigation over massive data breaches

A judge said Yahoo must face nationwide litigation brought on behalf of well over 1 billion users who said their personal information was compromised in three massive data breaches. Wednesday night’s decision from US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, Calif., was a setback for efforts by Verizon Communications, which

Big data breach unmasks Bloomberg chat room users

Nearly one thousand Bloomberg terminal users participating in an anonymous chat room had their identities unmasked this week when a London investment company sent out a list of the participants — including names and employers — to people in the chat room, The Post has learned. The data breach, one of

Chinese firm’s trader linked to unmasking of Bloomberg chat users

Moataz Abed, the trader who seems to have been in contact with an e-mail address that blasted out a list of anonymous Bloomberg chat participants, works at Noble Group, a China-based energy trading company that has tried to root out names of unidentified analysts, The Post has learned. In 2015, publicly

Ashley Madison owner to pay $11.2M settlement over data breach

The owner of the Ashley Madison adultery website said on Friday it will pay $11.2 million to settle U.S. litigation brought on behalf of roughly 37 million users whose personal details were exposed in a July 2015 data breach. Ruby Corp, formerly known as Avid Life Media Inc, denied wrongdoing in

Ashley Madison owner to pay $11.2M settlement over data breach

The owner of the Ashley Madison adultery website said on Friday it will pay $11.2 million to settle U.S. litigation brought on behalf of roughly 37 million users whose personal details were exposed in a July 2015 data breach. Ruby Corp, formerly known as Avid Life Media Inc, denied wrongdoing in

Verizon security lapse leaks data from millions of customers

A security researcher says a lapse has exposed data from millions of Verizon customers, leaking names, addresses and personal identification numbers, or PINs. Verizon Wireless says 6 million customers were affected, but the company says that none of the information made it into the wrong hands. The company says the only

Verizon security lapse leaks data from millions of customers

A security researcher says a lapse has exposed data from millions of Verizon customers, leaking names, addresses and personal identification numbers, or PINs. Verizon Wireless says 6 million customers were affected, but the company says that none of the information made it into the wrong hands. The company says the only