Data security breaches
- July 20, 2010
Third-party firm hired by the hospital to destroy its backup data can't confirm it carried out its services, leaving 800,000 people at risk to identity theft.
- June 23, 2010
Payment industry executives and security experts are currently debating over the right way to preserve and protect credit card data. Merchants can choose between a variety of formats, from format preserving encryption, which replaces the 16-digit ...
- March 29, 2010
Educational Credit Management Corp. (ECMC), a major federal loan guarantor, blames a stolen portable media device for the data loss on approximately 3.3 million individuals.
- March 26, 2010
A day after his sentencing in the TJX hacking case, Albert Gonzalez is sentenced to 20 years in prison for Heartland
- March 25, 2010
Albert Gonzalez receives stiff sentence for hacking into TJX and other retailers and stealing millions of credit and debit cards
- March 04, 2010
Payment industry "buzz" term isn't really reality, say some industry experts at RSA Conference 2010.
- March 03, 2010
Sharing breach data with law enforcement is necessary for fighting sophisticated online criminals, panelists say.
- January 28, 2010
The official charged with enforcing the MA 201 CMR 17 data protection law says early reporting of potential breaches and cooperation will help firms avoid enforcement action.
- January 27, 2010
The next revision of PCI DSS will contain clarifications, but no major revisions, according to Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council.
- January 25, 2010
A Ponemon Institute study of 45 businesses found data breach costs increased last year to $204 per compromised record, a rise of $2 per customer record over 2008 costs.
- January 13, 2010
Facbook beefs up its account remediation process with a free malware scanning tool, security education and a free antivirus trial followed by a subsidized price on the software.
- January 13, 2010
Up to 33 Silicon Valley tech firms, financial companies and government contractors have been breached by a sophisticated attack believed to have originated in China.
- December 30, 2009
Albert Gonzalez plead guilty to hacking into computer networks and stealing tens of millions of credit and debit cards from retailers and financial firms.
- December 22, 2009
Calls issue with customer an "isolated incident of fraud." Citigroup says a report that a Russian cyber gang broke into its computer systems and stole millions of dollars is false. On Tuesday, the ...
- December 09, 2009
A follow-up to earlier findings analyzes 15 most effective threat factors and what enterprises can do to indentify and mitigate compromises.