TripAdvisor has suffered a data breach at its Viator tour-booking and review website.
An estimated 1.4 million Viator customers are potentially affected by the compromise, which the firm admits may have exposed payment card data.
The compromise also potentially aired the email address, password and Viator "nickname" associated with accounts. Viator only became aware of the breach after investigators looking into incidents of credit card fraud made the link that victims were also users of its site.
Three weeks ago hundreds of nude celebrity photos were leaked onto the internet. Dubbed The Fappening, the collection included pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Kaley Cuoco, with the majority of the personal images apparently obtained from hacked iCloud accounts.
One of the risks of using social media networks is having information you intend to share with only a handful of friends be made available to everyone. Sometimes that over-sharing happens because friends betray your trust, but more worrisome are the cases in which a social media platform itself exposes your data in the name of marketing.
At Microsoft's own request, a judge has held the software giant in contempt of court for failing to comply with an order to give US authorities access to customer emails housed in a data center in Dublin, Ireland.
Redmond's request was made jointly with government prosecutors, with the aim of expediting its appeal of the July 31 ruling that it must disclose its customer's data, Bloomberg reports.
Home Depot revealed Monday that a security breach of customer payment data did occur at its stores, confirming suspicions raised last week that millions of its customers could be at risk of fraud.
Following an announcement last Tuesday it was investigating "unusual activity" related to customer payment cards, the Atlanta-based home improvement retailer said any customer who used a credit or debit card in its US stores since April could be affected by the breach.