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  • February 21, 2007 21 Feb'07

    TJX data breach worse than initially feared

    Hackers had access to a larger amount of customer data, TJX executives said in a statement.

  • February 14, 2007 14 Feb'07

    Big cities carry biggest ID theft risk

    In other news, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says personal data on 1.8 million veterans and doctors may have been on a hard drive lost last month.

  • February 13, 2007 13 Feb'07

    Report: FBI still losing laptops

    The U.S. Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said the FBI is losing up to three laptops a month and failing to determine if confidential data was on them.

  • February 08, 2007 08 Feb'07

    RSA Conference: FTC chairman warns against consumer data negligence

    FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras threw down the gauntlet before RSA Conference 2007 attendees this week, saying that companies that claim to properly secure customer data better do just that, or else they'll face steep legal consequences.

  • February 07, 2007 07 Feb'07

    RSA Conference: Experts say companies need data theft response plans

    Enterprises that have solid response plans in place before a data breach are more likely to survive after being hacked, said experts at RSA Conference 2007

  • February 06, 2007 06 Feb'07

    VA searches for missing external hard drive

    The FBI is investigating the possible theft of a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hard drive containing personal data on nearly 50,000 veterans.

  • February 05, 2007 05 Feb'07

    When physical and logical security converge

    For an enterprise to protect itself from a broad array of internal and external threats, more companies are considering security programs that forge closer ties between the physical and logical security realms. Billy Hurley explains what's holding ...

  • January 31, 2007 31 Jan'07

    Symantec unveils 'universal ID system'

    Symantec said the goal is to create a universally accepted identity system across all Web sites -- from online financial institutions to retailers -- for millions of consumers.

  • January 30, 2007 30 Jan'07

    TJX faces lawsuit over data breach

    A class action lawsuit against TJX accuses the retailer of negligence for not doing enough to secure customer data and for keeping quiet about the breach for a month.

  • January 25, 2007 25 Jan'07

    TJX data breach info used to make fraudulent purchases

    Fraudulent purchases have been reported globally, according to a trade association that represents more than 200 banks in Massachusetts.

  • January 24, 2007 24 Jan'07

    McAfee: Malware all about ID theft

    The use of keylogger technology is surging and there's been a 100-fold rise in phishing attacks, according to a new report from McAfee.

  • January 19, 2007 19 Jan'07

    ID theft victim to TJX customers: Mind your data

    Customers should guard their own data, says one ID theft victim. Meanwhile, some in the banking industry say TJX may have stored more data than necessary.

  • January 18, 2007 18 Jan'07

    TJX gets little sympathy from blogosphere

    TJX is taken to task by security bloggers for waiting until after a massive data breach to take steps to bolster its security.

  • January 18, 2007 18 Jan'07

    Did TJX take the right steps after data breach?

    Security experts are mixed on whether TJX acted properly following a massive data breach last month. One expert says potential victims should have been notified sooner.

  • January 18, 2007 18 Jan'07

    Data breach at TJX could affect millions

    Retailer TJX Companies said a hacker gained access to its systems exposing the credit card data of millions of customers.

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