Was 2014 Really the Worst Year Ever for Privacy?

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Was 2014 Really the Worst Year Ever for Privacy?

Was 2014 Really the Worst Year Ever for Privacy?

Target. Home Depot. Michaels. And now, this Sony mess. The year 2014 will certainly be known as the year of the mega-hack, the year personal privacy took its first really big hit, right? Not so fast. We’ve been down this road before. A trip down memory lane will offer some perspective. Sure, 2014 began with… Read More

Park-n-Fly Confirms Some Customer Credit Cards Compromised

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Park-n-Fly Confirms Some Customer Credit Cards Compromised

Park-n-Fly Confirms Some Customer Credit Cards Compromised

Park-n-Fly, an Atlanta-based company that allows travelers to reserve airport parking spots, experienced a malware attack on its website that seems to have compromised customer payment information. Michael Deaderick, Park-n-Fly’s chief financial officer, told Credit.com the company hired two security firms to investigate the issue, during which they found and removed trojans from Park-n-Fly’s website. Deaderick… Read More

Retailer Bebe Hit With Data Breach

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Retailer Bebe Hit With Data Breach

Retailer Bebe Hit With Data Breach

Women’s clothing chain “bebe” became the latest retailer to announce a credit card hack, revealing on Friday that criminals stole account numbers from consumers who shopped at the chain’s retail store locations during November. The hack was first reported by independent security journalist Brian Krebs. In a post on its website, bebe said hackers stole… Read More

US Postal Service Suffers Data Breach

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US Postal Service Suffers Data Breach

US Postal Service Suffers Data Breach

Employee databases, full of sensitive personal information, are a treasure trove for hackers, and the U.S. Postal service on Monday became the latest employer that’s had to deliver bad news about that data to its workers. Computer criminals potentially compromised critical employee data from the USPS, the agency said, including “names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers,… Read More

What Is a ‘Data Breach’ Really?

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What Is a ‘Data Breach’ Really?

What Is a ‘Data Breach’ Really?

Data breaches. Vulnerabilities. These terms have entered our lexicon. But what exactly do they refer to? Recent news events show that we are in a period where the terminology we use to refer to security shortfalls is in flux. Target, Home Depot and JPMorgan Chase clearly suffered major data breaches. So did Apple’s iCloud, Dropbox… Read More

One Political Mailer Speaks Volumes on Lack of Data Security Knowledge

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One Political Mailer Speaks Volumes on Lack of Data Security Knowledge

One Political Mailer Speaks Volumes on Lack of Data Security Knowledge

Did you hear the one about the Kentucky GOP candidate who asked his attorney general to investigate the state Democratic Party for allegedly sending out the Republican’s Social Security number and more personal information to thousands of constituents? Sorry to say, there’s no punch line here, because according to recent reports, it actually happened. Introducing… Read More

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