Data security breaches

  • April 20, 2007 20 Apr'07

    Group calls for federal data security breach notification law

    A group of security vendors is calling on Congress to pass a law that emphasizes encryption and the public disclosure of security breaches. A law would apply in all states.

  • April 18, 2007 18 Apr'07

    A simple defense against Google hacking techniques

    If the bad guys can find a company's sensitive data on Google, it's because the company failed to practice some basic security hygiene, two IT professionals say.

  • April 18, 2007 18 Apr'07

    Hackers get free reign to develop techniques says Microsoft security chief

    A patchwork of laws in the United States and foreign apathy toward cyber crimes give attackers an advantage over law enforcement, said Microsoft's top security chief Scott Charney.

  • April 12, 2007 12 Apr'07

    New tool can estimate potential cost of a data breach

    IT security pros often lament that it can be difficult getting the top brass to understand the need for certain security investments. Holding up headlines about the TJX data breach and warning that ...

  • April 05, 2007 05 Apr'07

    Data security breach at UCSF may have exposed thousands

    The University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) acknowledged Wednesday that a security hole in a computer server may have exposed 46,000 people to potential identity fraud.

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    RadioShack sued for mishandling customer data

    A civil suit accuses RadioShack of violating Texas' 2005 Identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act, which mandates that businesses protect consumer records.

  • April 02, 2007 02 Apr'07

    Meet the PCI DSS, avoid being the next TJX

    The seriousness of the TJX Cos. data breach became even more apparent last week, with the retail giant's admission that at least 45.7 million credit and debit cards were stolen by hackers who were able to penetrate the network over an extended ...

  • March 29, 2007 29 Mar'07

    TJX says at least 45.7 million card numbers stolen

    An analyst says the 45.7 million-plus card numbers stolen in the TJX data breach marks the biggest online heist in history.

  • March 29, 2007 29 Mar'07

    Will data breach be the end of TJX?

    This week in Security Blog Log: Industry experts say companies can learn from a data breach and even prosper from it. But is TJX following the right example?

  • March 22, 2007 22 Mar'07

    Symantec threat report under the microscope

    This week in Security Blog Log: Infosec professionals dissect Symantec's latest threat report and express a range of views in the blogosphere.

  • March 21, 2007 21 Mar'07

    TJX faces suit from shareholder

    Updated: The Arkansas Carpenters Pension Fund wants access to documents outlining TJX's IT security measures and its response to the data breach.

  • March 15, 2007 15 Mar'07

    Google boosts privacy, but storage glut continues

    Google is right in making its server log data anonymous after 18-24 months. But the mammoth amount of data being collected is still a major concern.

  • March 13, 2007 13 Mar'07

    TJX data breach faces FTC probe

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) confirmed it is investigating events surrounding the data breach at TJX Companies Inc. TJX says it is cooperating with investigators.

  • March 06, 2007 06 Mar'07

    Gartner: IT departments lack finances to protect data

    A new Gartner report says 15 million consumers were victimized by identity theft over 12 months, because companies keep making mistakes like those made by TJX.

  • February 22, 2007 22 Feb'07

    Data breach: If customers don't act, data will remain at risk

    To make enterprises take data security seriously, customers must take control of their personally identifiable information and stop handing it out to businesses.