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New Facebook data breach shows why you should never reveal personal information on social media

Facebook, still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica personal data scandal, is facing scrutiny again as the intimate details of 3 million of its users were exposed in a data breach. The data came from a popular Facebook hosted personality app which stored answers to very personal questions in a database that was accessible to anyone on the internet. ‘This type ...

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Facebook being sued for potential misconduct in massive data breach

On March 17, 2018, The New York Times reported that data from approximately 50 million Facebook users was used by Cambridge Analytica (“CA”) to, among other things, target those individuals with advertisements. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, has belatedly admitted that Facebook was informed of CA’s improper access to user data in 2015. Zuckerberg describes the incident as a “major breach of trust” ...

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Orbitz says 880,000 accounts compromised in data breach

Orbitz announced today that it has identified and remediated a data security incident affecting a legacy travel booking platform. “While conducting an investigation of a legacy Orbitz platform, we determined on March 1, 2018 that there was evidence suggesting that, between October 1, 2017 and December 22, 2017, an attacker may have accessed personal information stored on this consumer and business partner platform,” the company ...

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