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Following a recent hijack of BlackWallet’s DNS server, hackers have allegedly stolen almost 670,000 Lumens from users’ wallets, estimated to be worth around $400,000.

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Philip Kaplan, chief privacy officer of the US Department of Homeland Security, has confirmed in a statement that a 2014 security breach exposed personally identifiable information…

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Ancestry.com said it closed portions of its community-driven genealogy site RootsWeb as it investigated a leaky server that exposed 300,000 passwords, email addresses and usernames to the public internet. In a statement issued over the weekend, Chief Information Security Officer of Ancestry.com Tony Blackham said a file containing the user data was publicly exposed on […]

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If account credentials stolen during a data breach are posted on public servers, is it ever legitimate business to make money trading access to this data? It sounds dubious, but this is precisely what a small group of websites started doing two years ago to almost no applause. Read More

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