British Airways is the latest high-profile company to fall victim to a large-scale hack. The company confirmed on Sunday that a security breach affected tens of thousands of its users' frequent-flyer accounts.
The UK-based airline told Mashable that users' personal data, such as travel history and credit card information, have not been viewed or stolen. However, British Airways has temporarily frozen affected accounts, and said some people may not be able to access their earned miles at this time.
Work-focused messaging service Slack has increased the security of its accounts, following an intrusion to company servers. The company admits on its blog that its servers were accessed by unauthorized users over a four day period in February, and though it only revealed the intrusion on Friday, it claims to have been working hard on improving the service's overall security.
Nowadays, when it seems like every week brings news of a new security breach, it seems appropriate to modernize an old saw by saying: You can never be too rich, too thin -- or too secure.
Most of these security breaches relate to stolen or illegally accessed databases, of course. But let's not overlook a more local problem: The security of your mobile devices and data. Your smartphone, your tablet and even your wallet all contain oodles of critical information -- business and personal alike -- that could be hacked, scanned, stolen or otherwise compromised.
Software development platform GitHub said Sunday it was still experiencing intermittent outages from the largest cyberattack in its history but had halted most of the attack traffic.
Starting on Thursday, GitHub was hit by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that sent large volumes of Web traffic to the site, particularly towards two Chinese anti-censorship projects hosted there.
Based on an analysis of the Alexa top one million sites, Menlo Security found that more than one in three of the top domains are either already compromised or running vulnerable software.
In total, Menlo Security scanned more than 1.75 million URLs representing over 750,000 unique domains.