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Arrested from Rajasthan: IIT grad advertises ‘PM’s free laptop scheme’, steals data of 15 lakh people

Police said the accused, Rakesh Jangid, managed to access data of 15 lakh people in just two days by spreading the misinformation on platforms such as WhatsApp. “

Andhra Pradesh: Data theft case registered, SIT formed to probe

The case was registered in Amaravati by Andhra Pradesh police on a counter complaint by TDP alleging "a conspiracy" by YSR Congress leaders and followers and some police officials of Telangana with the aim of "stealing" data belonging to it.

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772 million email IDs outed in what could be largest data breach ever?

Email Address Data Breach: Have I been pwned? If your email ID appears in the breach, it is advised to change to a random password and switch on two-factor authentication.

Facebook bug gave developers broader access to user photos

The bug, which spanned the 12 days between September 13 and September 25, potentially gave developers access to other images, such as photos uploaded to the site but not yet posted, Facebook said.

Espionage, ID theft? Myriad risks from stolen Marriott data

The affected hotel brands were operated by Starwood before it was acquired by Marriott in 2016. They include W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton, Westin, Element, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, Le Méridien and Four Points.

UK parliament seizes confidential Facebook documents

Lawmakers from seven countries are preparing to grill a Facebook executive in charge of public policy, Richard Allan, at the committee's hearing in London.

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Facebook removes fake accounts tied to Iran that lured over 1 mln followers

The fake Facebook accounts originating in Iran mostly targeted American liberals, according to the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab, a thinktank that works with Facebook to study propaganda online.

Facebook now says personal data of over 29 million users has been stolen

The company said it would message affected users over the coming days to tell them what type of information has been accessed in the attack.

Facebook says in touch with Indian govt to share security breach info

Facebook, which has over 200 million users in India, counts the country among its largest userbases globally.

What comes next in Facebook's major data breach

What Facebook knows so far is that hackers got access to the 50 million accounts by exploiting three distinct bugs in Facebook's code that allowed them to steal those digital keys, technically known as "access tokens."

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