Data security breaches
- September 03, 2015
The contract for identity theft and credit protection services for OPM breach victims has been awarded, but protection notifications will not be going out to OPM victims until later this month.
- September 01, 2015
Why no one should have been surprised by the massive government Office of Personnel Management data hack.
- August 13, 2015
Bitdefender suffered a data breach in which a hacker stole a small number of unencrypted usernames and passwords for active customers. The hacker then demanded $15,000 in ransom.
- August 12, 2015
The Darkhotel advanced persistent threat group used an Adobe Flash zero-day vulnerability from the Hacking Team data leak, according to Kaspersky research.
- August 07, 2015
News roundup: ICANN confirmed its members' credentials were stolen Wednesday, forcing the nonprofit to enforce a site-wide password reset. Plus: VPN provider being used for APTs; Thunderstrike strikes again; Windows 10 security in its first week.
- July 29, 2015
Sources claim the same Chinese hackers are behind the attacks on United Airlines, Anthem Health Services and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
- July 27, 2015
The U.S. Census Bureau admits that it was attacked and had data exfiltrated from its systems. One expert says this latest government data breach is another example that federal systems are not safe from attack.
- July 10, 2015
Investigators for the OPM data breach find that 21.5 million personal records were stolen in the attack, including 1.1 million fingerprints. The White House is still considering its response.
- July 06, 2015
Controversial Italian surveillance software firm, Hacking Team, was attacked, resulting in a 400 GB leak of sensitive data. The response from the Hacking Team was threatening, but may have been part of the attack.
- June 25, 2015
The OPM director told a Senate hearing that passwords stolen from a contractor led to the OPM breach. Now, her job is on the line and the number of breached records could be on the rise.
- June 15, 2015
As the estimated number of current and former federal employees affected by the OPM data breach triples, the White House pushes new government cybersecurity changes to avoid another breach.
- June 11, 2015
As the focus of security moves to detection and response, a new product aims to find stolen corporate data within seconds or minutes of a data breach occurring by crawling the dark Web, but one expert questions the need for such a product.
- June 05, 2015
The FBI is investigating a government data breach in which up to 4 million records may have been stolen and China-based hackers are the prime suspects, but the efficacy of the DHS EINSTEIN defense system has been put under question.
- June 05, 2015
News roundup: New settings and options to boost user privacy and security are emerging on major websites, but is it enough?
- May 29, 2015
A breach of the IRS' Internet tax form service "Get Transcript" exposed the personal information and tax filings of thousands of people.