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Finland Shocked by Therapy Center Hacking, Client Blackmail

HELSINKI — Finland’s interior minister summoned key Cabinet members into an emergency meeting Sunday after hundreds _ and possibly thousands _ of patient records at a private Finnish psychotherapy center were accessed by a hacker or hackers now demanding ransoms. …

Cyber Attack on Easyjet Gets Details of 9 Million Customers

LONDON — A cyber attack on British airline easyJet accessed the email and travel details of around nine million customers, as well as the credit card details of more than 2,000 of them, it said on Tuesday. The news of …

Even When Deleted, Online Information Isn’t Gone

The Ashley Madison hack is a big reminder to all Web users: If you submit private data online, chances are it will never fully be deleted. The hackers, who stole the data about a month ago and then posted it …

Advanced Technology Creates New Data Breach Risks

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse indicates that more than 613 million records have been breached since 2005. The variety of ways information can be accessed has increased the number of ways information breaches can occur, according to panelists speaking at the …

Sony Hires Firms to Clean Up After Breach

Sony has hired outside investigators to help clean its networks and catch the people behind a massive breach that exposed the personal data of more than 100 million video game users. The Japanese electronics giant has retained a team from …

Furor at Sony After Hackers Steal Playstation Online User Data

Sony Corp warned that hackers had stolen names, addresses and possibly credit card details from the 77 million user accounts of its video game online network, in one of the largest Internet security break-ins ever. The Japanese electronic giant pulled …