British Airways Faces Record-Setting Fine After Data Breach

British Airways is facing a $229 million fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after a data breach affected about 500,000 customers. 
July 8, 2019

Lake City, Florida Agrees To Pay Ransomware Attackers

Officials in Lake City, Florida have agreed to pay a $500,000 ransom in Bitcoin after their computer systems were compromised by hackers, per the BBC. The town is the second American city to publicly disclose a ransomware payment. Officials...
June 27, 2019

The First 1TB microSD Cards Are Now Available

Storage manufacturer SanDisk has officially launched its 1TB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card, the first microSDHC card to offer a terabyte of storage space. The card — unlike many other microSD cards in its class — offers fast read speeds...
May 15, 2019

Hackers Access Details Of 460,000 Customers From Uniqlo Retail Chain

Japanese markets are reeling after Fast Retailing, owner of the country’s popular Uniqlo retail chain, announced that hackers gained unauthorized access to more than 460,000 customer accounts. The compromised data included personally identifiable information such as names, addresses, contact info,...
May 14, 2019

617 Million Accounts Compromised And Sold On Dark Web In Massive Data Breach

The Register is reporting a serious data breach affecting 16 websites and 617 million user accounts. Stolen information is available on the dark web, and the affected websites have warned their users to take action to counteract the breach. The...
March 12, 2019

How To Build Secure Passwords That You’ll Actually Remember

You’re creating an account on a website when you receive this all-too-common prompt: “Create a secure password.” You do what you always do — enter the same password you use for all of your other websites. Hey, if it ain’t...
March 1, 2019

What To Do After Dropping An External Hard Drive

You’ve dropped your external hard drive, and you’re worried that it might not work anymore. Now what? If the drive contains absolutely essential data, the best practice is to leave it powered off. Get it to a data recovery company...
January 2, 2019

Apple Confirms: Some MacBook Pro Solid-State Drives Have a Critical Data Loss Issue

Apple has announced free services for a “limited number of 128GB and 256GB” solid-state drives for some 13-inch MacBook Pro models sold from June 2017 and June 2018. According to the company, the affected drives have an issue that can...
November 12, 2018

Apple Promotes New T2-Equipped Apple Data Recovery Process

Apple says the tool should take between 10 and 20 minutes to partition the external hard drive, though the data transfer time may take as long as two days, depending on the amount of data to be recovered.
October 4, 2018

The Rapid Growth of Storage Technologies: How Data Capacities Changed (And How They’ll Keep Changing)

The history of data storage technology is truly awe inspiring. Over the course of a few decades, innovative technologies have allowed for unbelievable advances in computing, and today, we’re continuing to see incredible improvements in the tools we use to...
September 5, 2018
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