Mozilla warns of leaky developer network database

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By Jeremy Kirk, TechWorld | August 4th, 2014 Email addresses of 76,000 were exposed along with 4,000 encrypted and salted passwords. Mozilla’s website for developers leaked email addresses and encrypted passwords of registered users for about a month due to a database error, the organization said Friday. Email addresses for 76,000 Mozilla Development Network (MDN)…

Systems engineer arrested in massive data leak in Japan

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By Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service | July 17th, 2014 At least 7 million names were stolen from the database of education firm Benesse. Tokyo police on Thursday arrested a systems engineer accused of stealing millions of customer names from the computer database of a large education firm to sell them for profit. Masaomi Matsuzaki,…

Latest Snowden leak: Most data NSA collects is from non-targets

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PC World | July 6th, 2014 Newly leaked documents show a large percentage of electronic communications intercepted by the NSA is from ordinary Internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, according to a new report from the Washington Post. The Post bases its assessment on the results of a four-month-long investigation and examination of 160,000 email…