ARTICLES RELATING TO DATA BREACH

Germany seeks US assistance after hacking breach – report

2019-01-06 18:00

German authorities sought help from the US National Security Agency after discovering hackers released private data linked to Angela Merkel and other German politicians.

Facebook says security breach affected about 50 million accounts

2018-09-28 19:19

Facebook says it discovered a security breach earlier this week that affected almost 50 million accounts, a breach which allowed hackers to take over a person’s account.

WATCH: Why Mark Zuckerberg's 'disguise' was fake and simply disrespectful

2018-07-18 09:34

When the T-shirt CEO dons a suit, something has to be wrong. DRESSCODE Gerhard Elfers shows why Mark Zuckerberg's contrite appearance before US Congress was simply disrespectful.

Britain to fine Facebook over data breach

2018-07-11 07:30

Britain's data regulator has said it will fine Facebook for failing to protect users' data, in an inquiry into whether personal information had been misused by campaigns on both sides of Britain's 2016 EU referendum.

Facebook, Google 'manipulate' users to share data despite EU law - study

2018-06-27 07:25

Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering "invasive" and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws, according to a study.

Data breach under control and under investigation, says Liberty CEO

2018-06-17 18:56

Liberty Holdings CEO David Munro told reporters it was in control of its technology and data infrastructure and working with authorities to probe a recent data breach.

Take a look at what information Facebook stores about you

2018-03-26 22:00

Facebook’s function to download stored data reveals that the platform may be storing information users are unaware of, despite having unintentionally given their consent for this to be done.

Facebook falls as pressure mounts on Zuckerberg over data leak

2018-03-19 15:18

Facebook shares fell in early trade on Monday as US and European officials demanded answers to reports that a political advertising firm retained information on millions of Facebook users without their consent.

How ready are you to manage a data breach?

2017-12-14 06:00

While many organisations see the Protection of Personal Information Act as a necessary evil, the benefits of compliance are quickly being realised, says Gary Allemann.

'Explosive time' in SA for cybercrime after Hetzner breach

2017-11-02 16:07

With a new breach at web hosting company Hetzner leaking users’ private information, identity security experts say it is an "explosive time" for South African cybercrime.

 

The scandals bedevilling Facebook

2018-10-01 07:00

Facebook is at the centre of controversy yet again after admitting that up to 50 million accounts were breached by hackers.

Facebook users try data grab as Cambridge Analytica evaporates

2018-08-21 11:50

Facebook users who say their personal data was misused will find out whether they can squeeze more information out of a quickly evaporating company that played a role: Cambridge Analytica.

It would take Facebook just 18 minutes to pay off its almost R9 million fine

2018-07-11 22:04

It would take Facebook just 18 minutes to pay off the almost R9 million fine proposed as a punishment by the UK's data watchdog for the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Here are 4 ways SA companies should protect your emails against a Liberty-style hack

2018-07-01 15:39

Liberty clients' data was breached by a third party earlier this month.

Liberty refuses to pay ransom after hackers hit computer systems

2018-06-18 08:22

Liberty Holdings says it refused a ransom demand after hackers breached its information-technology infrastructure and accessed some emails.

Facebook problems ‘my mistake’ - Zuckerberg

2018-04-09 21:00

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in prepared testimony for the US House of Representatives, says all of Facebook’s problems are his mistake.

Making sense of the Facebook data 'breach'

2018-03-21 19:00

Claims of a Facebook data "breach" or "leak" are inaccurate and highly exaggerated, but doesn’t make what happened any less insidious, says James Francis.

Facebook and its executives are getting destroyed after botching the handling of a massive data 'breach'

2018-03-18 12:04

Facebook executives waded into a firestorm of criticism after news reports revealed that a data firm harvested private information from 50 million users.

FOUND: 111 million Indian workers as data rules change

2017-11-22 12:28

Imagine if companies hiring two-thirds of the US workforce were left out of official assessments. That was the case in India, until now.

#SADataBreach: Local experts say don't panic

2017-10-20 07:43

Local internet expert Steven Ambrose has urged the public not to panic after the country’s largest data breach.

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