Facebook got hacked, it revealed on Friday — and 50 million users’ accounts were compromised.

What’s more, if the victims logged into other services — like Tinder, Instagram, or Spotify — with their Facebook accounts, those might be affected to.

It’s not clear whether the attackers did this, but the possibility may force companies that rely on Facebook’s login system to launch their own investigations.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was among the 50 million affected users…

https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-hack-tinder-instagram-spotify-accounts-2018-9

Nearly 50 million Facebook accounts have been affected by a security breach that enabled hackers to take over users’ accounts, the social media giant announced Friday.

The new breach comes as Facebook strives to convince its more than 2 billion users that it can be trusted. It is grappling with the fallout from the revelation that British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica harvested the personal data of up to 87 million users, as well as the revelation that it unwittingly played host to a massive Russian misinformation campaign during the 2016 U.S. elections…

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-facebook-security-breach-20180928-story.html?outputType=amp

I live in Memphis, just like Bob Smith, and even though we’ve never met, I happen to know a lot about him. I know, based on his Facebook likes, that he’s a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement; of Bernie Sanders; of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center here in town, and of comedian Rickey Smiley. The reason I’ve never met him, though, is not because he’s one person in this city of around 1 million people. It’s because he doesn’t exist…

https://nypost.com/2018/09/26/facebook-tells-police-to-quit-making-fake-profiles-to-monitor-activists/

Food delivery startup DoorDash has received dozens of complaints from customers who say their accounts have been hacked.

Dozens of people have tweeted at @DoorDash with complaints that their accounts had been improperly accessed and had fraudulent food deliveries charged to their account. In many cases, the hackers changed their email addresses so that the user could not regain access to their account until they contacted customer services. Yet, many said that they never got a response from DoorDash, or if they did, there was no resolution…

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/25/doordash-customers-say-their-accounts-have-been-hacked/

The domain of India-based software provider Zoho, one of the largest tech companies in the world, was taken offline today for around two hours after the domain registrar overstepped its attributes and took Zoho.com down following a banale phishing complaint…

https://www.zdnet.com/article/domain-registrar-oversteps-taking-down-zoho-domain-impacts-over-30mil-users/

People are used to phishing emails from Nigerian princes and Western Union by now, but it’s not only financial institutions that get impersonated by scammers. Because the average person sucks at security and re-uses the same password across many sites, login credentials for seemingly-boring things like Netflix can also reap rewards for hackers…

https://bgr.com/2018/09/22/netflix-phishing-email-scam-password-stolen/

Buried in the new Apple Iphone and Apple TV privacy policy is an unannounced program that uses “information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive…to compute a device trust score when you attempt a purchase.”

The measure is billed as an anti-fraud system and Apple claims that its surveillance is “designed so Apple cannot learn the real values on your device.”..

https://boingboing.net/2018/09/21/crystal-panopticons.html

This year seems to be really hard for the cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide as we witness repeated successful hacks and cyber attacks. If we take a look on the previous crypto hacks, we can see the losses of millions to the attackers. Now, the latest crypto exchange hacking incident adds $60 million to the total losses. Reportedly, Zaif a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange lost $60 million worth of cryptocurrencies to the hackers…

https://latesthackingnews.com/2018/09/22/zaif-cryptocurrency-exchange-hacked-60-million-plundered-to-thehackers/

Data breaches are not unusual in this day and age. In fact, the frequency of such incidents makes them look like the norm. However, it becomes more alarming when things go wrong at government institutions. Recently, the State Department endured a speculated cyber attack on their email system, resulting in a compromise of some of its data. Specifically, the State Department email breach affected a small proportion of employees exposing their personal records…

https://latesthackingnews.com/2018/09/20/state-department-email-breach-exposed-personal-data-of-employees/