Data security breaches
- September 25, 2007
TJX Cos. should have moved faster to upgrade its Wi-Fi security from WEP encryption to WPA encryption, say Canadian officials.
- September 25, 2007
Canadian data privacy officials plan to release a report outlining the TJX data security breach just days after TJX reached a tentative settlement with victims.
- September 20, 2007
A VeriSign review of PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) assessments it conducted found that more than half were still stumbling on the path to compliance.
- September 05, 2007
A Pfizer employee removed files exposing 34,000 people to potential identity fraud, according to the company. It was the third data breach at the company in three months.
- August 29, 2007
Connecticut state officials acknowledged the theft of an employee laptop containing thousands of taxpayer names and Social Security numbers.
- August 28, 2007
While the Apple iPhone won't be the first choice of many enterprises, a group of industry analysts say it could have a positive impact on future devices.
- August 21, 2007
It looks as if the U.S. government is closing in on some of the folks who they believe were involved in the huge data theft at TJX that became public earlier this year. The Boston Globe reported ...
- August 15, 2007
TJX says it has spent $256 million responding to the massive data breach that exposed 45 million customers to identity fraud, and the bottom line has suffered as a result.
- August 08, 2007
Current and former employees of VeriSign were exposed to potential data fraud when a laptop housing their information was stolen from the car of a former employee.
- August 02, 2007
Database security researcher, David Litchfield of UK-based NGS Software will release a free Forensic Examiners Database Scalpel, he says could aid data breach investigations.
- July 24, 2007
Companies are moving forward with PCI DSS projects, but many are underestimating the costs associated with compliance.
- July 10, 2007
Recent high profile data breaches and compliance pressures are forcing companies to spend more on technology to protect intellectual property, according to a new study.
- July 06, 2007
The latest data breach to make headlines is the best place to start the blog rundown this week. This time, the affected company is Certegy, a subsidiary of Fidelity National, and the culprit is a ...
- July 05, 2007
A database administrator at Fidelity National Information Services Inc. was fired for stealing and selling up to 2.3 million customer bank and credit card records.
- June 22, 2007
Americans concerned about ID theft also have to worry about their Social Security numbers' use by the federal government, which leaves them exposed in a variety of records.