Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.
The company says a database was compromised in late February or early March, though there is no evidence financial or credit card information were accessed.
With Valentine’s Day looming, a new study shows the major impact of technology and social media in the lives of many American couples. One of the findings shows many couples are sharing passwords and accounts with their partners.
Yahoo says usernames and passwords of its email customers have been stolen and used to access accounts, but the company isn’t saying how many accounts have been affected.
Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet following a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of millions of its users.
Stanford University was advising students and other users of its computer system to change their passwords after the school discovered a security breach of its information technology infrastructure.
Online note-taking service Evernote Corp. has been hacked and was resetting all its 50 million users’ passwords as a precaution.
A password cracking expert has unveiled a computer system that can cycle through as many as 350 billion guesses per second with the ability to crack just about any password on a Windows computer.
Twitter says it mistakenly reset the passwords of some users as part of a routine security check-up.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a pair of privacy bills making it illegal for employers and colleges to demand access to social media accounts.