Data security breaches

  • August 31, 2006 31 Aug'06

    Potential data security law causes concern

    Experts say any attempt by Congress to prescribe data security procedures in legislation would be a disaster. But a standard for the disclosure of data breaches is sorely needed.

  • August 30, 2006 30 Aug'06

    AT&T breach affects 19,000 customers

    Online outlaws hacked into an AT&T computer system and stole credit card data on thousands of customers. AT&T has offered to pay for credit monitoring services for those affected.

  • August 22, 2006 22 Aug'06

    Security Bytes: Mitnick's Web site hacked

    In other news, a Trojan horse spreads using fake messages from an anti-child pornography group and data is stolen from a Nashville-based hospital chain.

  • August 21, 2006 21 Aug'06

    AOL data spill leads to dismissals, resignation

    AOL has fired two employees and its CTO has left the company after search data from 658,000 customers was accidentally exposed earlier this month.

  • August 08, 2006 08 Aug'06

    AOL apologizes for exposing search data

    A spokesman for the ISP-turned-portal says the release of keyword search information from about 658,000 anonymous AOL users was a "screw up" that was based on good intentions.

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    Security Bytes: CA fixes eTrust Antivirus flaws

    Meanwhile: Online thieves steal $700,000 from personal accounts, researchers expose e-passport vulnerability; and arrests are made in the VA security breach case.

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    VA desktop PC stolen, 36,000 could be at risk

    Update: The incident marks the second time in less than three months that a VA device with sensitive information has been compromised. One expert blames the systematic problem of too much internal trust.

  • July 14, 2006 14 Jul'06

    Security Blog Log: Was the analyst a VA scapegoat?

    A scathing report on May's massive Veterans Affairs data theft causes some to ask who deserves the most blame: the analyst or his supervisors?

  • July 13, 2006 13 Jul'06

    Security Bytes: Investigators slam VA over data breach

    Meanwhile: Cisco patches a router application flaw, a Washington law firm sues IBM over a server attack; and spammers sucker Web surfers with fake Vladimir Putin death reports.

  • July 12, 2006 12 Jul'06

    Security Bytes: State Department probes computer break-ins

    Meanwhile, Adobe fixes security flaws in Acrobat and Reader while Juniper Networks fixes security flaws in its JUNOS program running on M-series, T-series, and J-Series routers.

  • July 10, 2006 10 Jul'06

    Security Bytes: Data breach affects 100,000 military personnel

    Meanwhile: Phishers use a phone trick to dupe PayPal users; the PCI security standard will get more teeth and a survey illustrates an increase in security breaches.

  • June 29, 2006 29 Jun'06

    Data breaches may be new boon for mobile security

    According to The 451 Group's Nick Selby, not only will recent data breaches encourage more companies to implement mobile device security technologies, but a number of mobile security vendors are poised to reap big benefits.

  • June 27, 2006 27 Jun'06

    Security Bytes: VA slapped over credit monitoring

    In other news, Symantec Corp. prepares to roll out a tool to fight data fraud and a security hole surfaces in Trend Micro Control Manager.

  • June 22, 2006 22 Jun'06

    Security Bytes: University data breaches lead to IT suspensions

    In other news, Panda spots a fast-spreading worm; Gartner reports growth in the antivirus market; and IBM fixes a WebSphere flaw.

  • June 21, 2006 21 Jun'06

    Data theft affects 88 million-plus Americans

    A steady stream of security breaches has put more than 88 million Americans at risk for identity fraud since February 2005. Visa and Equifax customers are the latest victims.