Yahoo data breach: What to do if your account was hacked

WASHINGTON — Yahoo’s data theft — involving about half the company’s one billion users — is no joke. At a time of increasing breach fatigue, when big data exposures sometimes elicit little more than a yawn, this incident sets a new bar for massive leaks of account information. The break-in, which Yahoo attributed to a […]

Yahoo tipped off to hack by report of data dump on dark web

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON — In July, Yahoo received a report of a hacker claiming to have 280 million user account credentials for sale on the black market. An initial investigation found no evidence to back that up, according to a person familiar with the probe. Claims like these are common nowadays. However, Yahoo decided to conduct […]

Snapchat will release US$130 sunglasses with built-in camera

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat plans to release a wearable gadget called Spectacles, which resembles a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera for shooting video. The product will be sold in “limited distribution” this fall for US$129.99 (S$176.67), the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday (Sept 23). Spectacles will come in one size and three […]

Samsung customer in China reports battery fire in new Note7

BEIJING — A Chinese man reported that a Note7 smartphone from Samsung Electronics exploded after he bought it this week, raising questions about whether the South Korean company’s problems with battery fires are spreading to new devices. The 25-year-old customer, Mr Hui Renjie, said his Note7 exploded on Monday morning (Sept 26), less than 24 […]