Identity Theft and Data Security Breaches
- July 15, 2016
An investigation by a federal committee found the FDIC had multiple breaches, including an APT attack, spanning years but hid the hacks from Congress.
- June 21, 2016
Computer maker Acer was hit by a customer data breach of its e-commerce website, leaving approximately 34,500 customers' contact and payment information exposed for about a year.
- June 09, 2016
A rash of TeamViewer hacks has led to confusion concerning what the issues are and who is responsible for user security in this case.
- May 03, 2016
Craig Wright's second attempt to prove he's the bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, was debunked after fooling the mainstream press, but his motives are still a mystery.
- March 11, 2016
News roundup: DROWN attack affects millions of servers with an SSLv2 vulnerability; the Home Depot breach lawsuit settlement is pending; and Chinese smartphone-maker ZTE is sanctioned.
- February 11, 2016
An IRS hack has compromised thousands of tax returns, and the attack was made possible through the use of stolen Social Security numbers.
- February 05, 2016
Roundup: A new report may explain China's cyber targeting of health insurers. Plus, malware activity shows a big rise at year-end; more software vulnerabilities were reported.
- September 25, 2015
News roundup: More fingerprint records were stolen during the OPM breach than originally reported. Plus: the $1 million iOS bounty; DHS CISO calls for harsher phishing policies; Safe Harbor in hot water.
- September 11, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy became the latest government cyberattack victim after a report disclosed the agency had suffered more than 1,000 cyberattacks in a four-year span.
- August 13, 2015
Bitdefender suffered a data breach in which a hacker stole a small number of unencrypted usernames and passwords for active customers. The hacker then demanded $15,000 in ransom.
- July 24, 2015
News roundup: A wireless car hack demonstration has pushed vehicle security legislation and DMCA exemptions into the spotlight, and prompted a manufacturer recall. Plus: Hacking Team update; DHS email issues; and smartwatches vulnerable to attack.
- April 23, 2015
At RSA Conference 2015, John Pescatore offered real-world case studies proving that information security technologies can help prevent data breaches.
- February 20, 2015
News roundup: Amid hidden add-ons, discontinued services and walled gardens, vendor trust proves elusive for several high-profile tech firms. Plus: Evidence ties North Korea to Sony Pictures hack; card brands boost cybersecurity; and cookies that ...
- February 06, 2015
News roundup: With the proposed 2016 federal budget and push for a national data breach law, Washington may finally care about cybersecurity. Plus: Coviello to retire; Flash patched again; Sony Pictures breached by Russians and loses its co-chair.
- February 05, 2015
Hackers have broken into a database at US health insurer Anthem said to contain the personal data of up to 80 million people