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Data security breaches

  • March 28, 2008 28 Mar'08

    TJX faces data audits for 20 years under FTC settlement

    TJX Cos Inc. agreed to implement tighter security and obtain independent audits every other year for 20 years, according to a settlement reached with the Federal Trade Commission.

  • March 28, 2008 28 Mar'08

    Hannaford breach details indicate inside job

    The fact that so many servers were compromised with malware suggests a trusted user on the inside engineered the data breach at Hannaford's, experts say.

  • March 20, 2008 20 Mar'08

    The data breach that hit home

    Covering the security breach at Hannaford Bros. Supermarkets this week was a particularly interesting experience for me. Unlike the other breaches I've written about, this one really hit me where I ...

  • March 19, 2008 19 Mar'08

    The pros and cons of data breach insurance

    The security incident at the Hannaford supermarket chain and elsewhere have some wondering if it's time to purchase data breach insurance. But experts say there are drawbacks.

  • March 19, 2008 19 Mar'08

    Misconfiguration issues could have contributed to Hannaford breach

    Hannaford takes heat from officials who believe the supermarket chain was slow in disclosing its breach. Meanwhile, one of Hannaford's security vendors gets defensive.

  • March 18, 2008 18 Mar'08

    Hannaford and the evolution of the data breach

    As the rash of large data breaches and thefts continues unabated, it's important to resist the urge to lump them all together. Not all breaches are created equal, and the latest one, at Hannaford ...

  • March 18, 2008 18 Mar'08

    Hannaford breach illustrates need to have a survival plan

    The Hannaford Bros. Co. supermarket chain is the latest company to suffer a data breach. It illustrates the need for companies to have a survival plan tucked away, experts say.

  • March 10, 2008 10 Mar'08

    MTV breach affects 5,000 employees

    Employee Social Security numbers and dates of birth were stolen via a laptop Internet connection, according to reports.

  • January 21, 2008 21 Jan'08

    Laptop stolen from Royal Navy

    The latest entity to report the loss of a laptop with sensitive data is Her Majesty's Royal Navy. The BBC reported that police are investigating the theft of a laptop from a Royal Navy officer that ...

  • December 26, 2007 26 Dec'07

    For data minders, 2007 was a year of living dangerously

    As the number of compromised records pushed past 217 million, experts spoke less about preventing a data breach and more about responding properly after discovering one.

  • December 19, 2007 19 Dec'07

    Banks agree to settle lawsuits against TJX

    Several banking associations have agreed to settle lawsuits connected to the TJX data breach. Specific details of the deal are being kept under wraps.

  • December 13, 2007 13 Dec'07

    TJX data breach costs could be settled in court appeal

    It remains unclear how banks will recoup all the costs associated with reissuing millions of credit cards as a result of the TJX breach.

  • December 06, 2007 06 Dec'07

    Sophisticated spam, employee errors continue unabated

    Spam volume continues to climb and grow more dangerous, tricking employees into opening malware laden messages.

  • December 03, 2007 03 Dec'07

    TJX offers $40.9 million breach settlement

    Banks have until Dec. 19 to decide whether to accept TJX's $40.9 million settlement offer to cover costs connected to the retailer's massive data breach.

  • November 29, 2007 29 Nov'07

    Data breach costs soar

    A Ponemon Institute study indicates the costs associated with data breaches have soared and will continue to skyrocket unless companies do more to prevent them in the first place.

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