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TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 11:29 AM

UK plan to control online porn is watched as test case

The global push to more tightly regulate the Internet and big tech firms is spreading to one of the Web’s biggest and least visible corners: porn.

TECH 15 May 2019 | 10:00 PM

WhatsApp hack latest breach of personal data security

The hacking of WhatsApp is one of the most spectacular of a series of such attacks in recent years.

TECH 11 Feb 2019 | 5:13 AM

Bezos case exposes billionaires’ vulnerability to hackers

The stunning revelation that a tabloid obtained below-the-belt selfies of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – the world’s richest man – suggests that even billionaires are not out of the reach of hackers.

TECH 16 May 2018 | 2:00 AM

From Yahoo to Uber, major hacks of data

The European Union's new data protection rules, which take effect on May 25, will give people more control over the way their personal information is used online.

TECH 16 Jan 2018 | 5:30 AM

Canadian man charged over leak of three billion hacked accounts

An Ontario man made his first court appearance Monday to answer charges of running a website that collected personal and password data from some three billion accounts, and sold them for profit.

TECH 17 Jul 2017 | 5:00 AM

Ashley Madison parent in US$11.2mil settlement over data breach

The owner of the Ashley Madison adultery website said on Friday it will pay US$11.2mil (RM48mil) to settle US litigation brought on behalf of roughly 37 million users whose personal details were exposed in a July 2015 data breach.

TECH 27 Apr 2017 | 1:00 AM

Why brands are in danger of ‘hacking off’ their customers

A brand's value hinges on its reputation as much as its products and services, and increasingly, for most of the world's biggest and most respected companies, that means they're just one digital misstep from alienating their customers.

TECH 15 Nov 2016 | 1:30 AM

Sex hook-up websites' login credentials hacked

Login credentials for over 412 million users of adult websites run by California-based FriendFinder Networks Inc. were compromised last month in the largest hack of 2016.

TECH 23 Sep 2016 | 12:49 PM

Yahoo hack is latest major cyberattack

The massive hacking attack on Yahoo revealed Sept 22 is one of the biggest thefts of online users’ personal information ever, affecting some 500 million accounts.

TECH 24 Aug 2016 | 7:00 AM

Ashley Madison parent broke Canada, Australia privacy laws

The parent company of infidelity dating website Ashley Madison was responsible for numerous violations of privacy laws at the time of a massive release of customer data in a cyberattack last year, privacy watchdogs in Canada and Australia said.