The cyber attack was the work of criminals, according to China's official Xinhua news agency.
A vigilante hacker's breach of 5 million accounts for the Hong Kong-based Internet-connected toy maker brings parents' worst nightmares into reality.
More than 1 billion usernames and passwords and 500 email addresses were allegedly stolen.
The hacker community that attacked PayPal and Mastercard is responding to the attacks in Paris.
In light of the recent hacks of high profile companies and individuals, entrepreneurs would do well to understand and maximize their online protection.
Victims' home addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers could now be up for grabs on the black market.
Hackers who stole security clearance data on millions of Defense Department and other U.S. government employees got away with about 5.6 million fingerprint records, some 4.5 million more than initially reported, the government states.
Nearly 900,000 users' data was exposed.
Cyber-security companies are hiring by the droves, with some creating hundreds or thousands of jobs every year alone.
The company's latest blog post reads like a weak, desperate attempt to save face.
A security researcher has found clues via Twitter.
This comes in the wake of a class-action suit filed against its parent company Avid Life Media in Canada last week.
Charlie Miller, who also used to work for the NSA, reportedly resigned from his job at the social giant.
This leak is larger than the first and appears to contain the emails of the CEO who runs Ashley Madison's parent company.
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