Identity Theft and Data Security Breaches
- 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
- November 14, 2014
News roundup: A recent study revealed IT pros' confidence in implementing basic security measures is high, contradicting data that enterprises consistently fail to thwart basic attacks. Plus: BrowserStack hack lessons; responsible phishing reporting...
- October 29, 2014
State-affiliated actors, possibly tied to the Russian government, are thought to be behind a newly confirmed breach of the White House's unclassified computer network.
- August 22, 2014
News roundup: Heartbleed vulnerabilities, point-of-sale malware and phishing scams are nothing new, yet numerous companies continue to fall victim to them. Shouldn't the lesson be learned by now? Plus: HTTP Shaming, Dropbox improvements and more.
- August 15, 2014
News roundup: Pro golfer Rory McIlroy inadvertently revealed his passcode on live TV, highlighting how easy it is to inadvertently reveal sensitive information. Plus: BlackBerry and Google issue updates, and Gartner hit with Magic Quadrant lawsuit.
- January 16, 2014
Expert Joseph Granneman looks back at the 2013 Verizon DBIR and provides key takeaways for companies looking to avoid being part of the 2014 edition.