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CBI books Cambridge Analytica, alleged strategist of Congress for 2014 elections, over illegal harvesting of Facebook data in India

Along with Cambridge Analytica, CBI has filed case against another firm named Global Science Research Limited for Facebook data theft

Ph.D. student in Singapore uses Linkedin to recruit govt US employees to collect Intelligence on behalf of Chinese officials, pleads guilty in court

The accused began working with China in 2015 and would initially solicit sensitive information from high-profile individuals in other Asian countries.

“If we don’t act now CCP will erode our freedom”: Mike Pompeo pitches for a new “alliance of democracies” to tackle China

China ripped off our prized intellectual property and trade secrets, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo tears into China

TikTok is secretly accessing your iPhone’s clipboard: Report raises massive security concern about Chinese app snooping on users

Forbes noted that while TikTok had vowed to put an end to this 'invasive practice,' but it continued unabated as late as April.

Personal data of top celebrities including Madonna, Lady Gaga, Priyanka Chopra breached after law firm representing them faces ransomware attack

Media and entertainment law firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks faced ransomware attack by REvil malware

Online learning platform Unacademy hacked, details of 22 million users available for sale: Reports

Reportedly, the records include usernames, hashed passwords (SHA-256), date joined, last login date, email addresses, first and last names, account profile (staff member/a superuser), account status etc.

Database with 267 million Facebook user profiles sold on the dark web: Reports

The leaked user records comprised of unique Facebook IDs, email addresses, age, and even phone numbers.

SBI data breach: Bank forgets to password secure its server, ends up compromising customer details

State Bank of India (SBI) forgot to secure its server hosting sensitive information which resulted in a severe data breach

Facebook campus evacuated over bomb threat, police find no explosive in search operations

Failing to protect user data, Facebook was severely criticised worldwide.

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