Data security breaches
- September 23, 2016
Yahoo confirmed it was the victim of one of the largest breaches in history two years ago, when information on at least 500 million user accounts was stolen.
- August 17, 2016
A PGP short ID collision attack on the creator of Linux brings to light a flaw that experts have known about for years with short ID keys.
- August 15, 2016
Following an embarrassing data breach, the Democratic National Committee has formed a cybersecurity advisory board, but experts have questioned the pedigree of board members.
- August 09, 2016
Oracle's MICROS PoS systems breached, possibly by Carbanak cybergang; Oracle issues mandatory password reset for customers.
- July 15, 2016
The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework takes effect, replacing Safe Harbor for transatlantic data flows; U.S. beefs up Cyber Command.
- June 29, 2016
Nearly 10 million patient records have been posted for sale on a dark web market, putting the personally identifiable information of many at risk for abuse.
- June 21, 2016
Computer maker Acer was hit by a customer data breach of its e-commerce website, leaving approximately 34,500 customers' contact and payment information exposed for about a year.
- June 09, 2016
A rash of TeamViewer hacks has led to confusion concerning what the issues are and who is responsible for user security in this case.
- May 13, 2016
Roundup: Google experiences an insider data breach, but the data leakage is cleaned up by a conscientious benefits manager. Plus, the FDIC reports five 'major' incidents, and more.
- May 12, 2016
The new Privacy Shield framework for transatlantic data flows faces challenges from Article 29 Working Party criticism, as well as U.S. changes to Rule 41 for computer searches.
- May 11, 2016
Representatives in Congress have received a ransomware warning following an increased number of attacks perpetrated via phishing schemes.
- April 26, 2016
The 2016 Verizon DBIR skimps on data breach analysis and instead focuses on common issues, such as phishing, vulnerability management and access controls, which are still befuddling IT pros.
- March 29, 2016
Krebs on Security reports 1.5 million customer contact records were swiped from Verizon Enterprise Solutions and offered for sale on Dark Web; customers are at risk for phishing attacks.
- March 11, 2016
News roundup: DROWN attack affects millions of servers with an SSLv2 vulnerability; the Home Depot breach lawsuit settlement is pending; and Chinese smartphone-maker ZTE is sanctioned.
- February 05, 2016
Roundup: A new report may explain China's cyber targeting of health insurers. Plus, malware activity shows a big rise at year-end; more software vulnerabilities were reported.