Data security breaches
- August 31, 2006
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.