Operation Emmental: Could Your Bank Get Hacked?

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Operation Emmental: Could Your Bank Get Hacked?

Operation Emmental: Could Your Bank Get Hacked?

When you go online to bank, you probably assume the site – along with your transaction – is secure. However, a new report shows that your banking experience could be more vulnerable than you think. Operation Emmental, cleverly named by Trend Micro to convey how full of holes online banking protections can be, is the… Read More

Possible Data Breach at Goodwill: What Should You Do?

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Possible Data Breach at Goodwill: What Should You Do?

Possible Data Breach at Goodwill: What Should You Do?

Goodwill Industries International is investigating a series of apparent data breaches at its stores across the country, KrebsOnSecurity reports. If confirmed, it would be the latest in a slew of credit-card data breaches at major U.S. companies in the last several months, including P.F. Chang’s, Michaels, Sally Beauty Supply, Neiman Marcus and Target. What We… Read More

5 Ways Your Data Isn’t as Safe as You Think It Is

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5 Ways Your Data Isn’t as Safe as You Think It Is

5 Ways Your Data Isn’t as Safe as You Think It Is

There is a great deal of false information out there about data breaches, and yet it is imperative that a company knows as much as possible about this important liability. Here are five common myths about data breaches that could put a business, and its customers’ data, at risk: 1. Small Businesses Aren’t in Danger… Read More

How Businesses Can Get Serious About Privacy & Security

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How Businesses Can Get Serious About Privacy & Security

How Businesses Can Get Serious About Privacy & Security

In May 2014, Gregg Steinhafel, Target’s President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, resigned following a 2013 data breach that resulted in the theft of 110 million credit and debit card transaction records. Seventy million of those records contained customers’ addresses and telephone numbers – putting those affected at risk of identity theft. Experts have… Read More

This College Just Exposed Social Security Numbers, Data of 163,000 People

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This College Just Exposed Social Security Numbers, Data of 163,000 People

This College Just Exposed Social Security Numbers, Data of 163,000 People

A private university in Indianapolis is dealing with a massive data breach, raising questions about the necessity of storing people’s personal information years after it is no longer needed. A hacker acquired data, including Social Security numbers, of about 163,000 students, alumni, faculty, staff and applicants of Butler University, a university spokesman confirmed June 30…. Read More

After the Big Data Breach, Has Target Learned Its Lesson?

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After the Big Data Breach, Has Target Learned Its Lesson?

After the Big Data Breach, Has Target Learned Its Lesson?

Peter Drucker, considered by some to be “the man who invented management,” usually gets credit for the phrase, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Target’s woes following its historic data breach last November proves how true it is. It seems clear at this point that the breach was disastrous for the company. First-quarter sales figures following… Read More

P.F. Chang’s Investigating Possible Data Breach

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P.F. Chang’s Investigating Possible Data Breach

P.F. Chang’s Investigating Possible Data Breach

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is investigating a possible data breach that may have resulted in the theft of credit and debit card information from its chain of restaurants across the country. Security blogger Brian Krebs reports thousands of cards went up for sale June 9 on underground store Rescator, which sold millions of cards stolen… Read More

Should Data Breaches Scare You Away From Online Shopping?

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Should Data Breaches Scare You Away From Online Shopping?

Should Data Breaches Scare You Away From Online Shopping?

After the recent data breaches of high-profile companies, it seems many shoppers view online shopping as more risky. A new USA Today poll says that 24% of Americans have curbed their buying online because of these recent incidents. Unfortunately, even if you’re a careful online shopper (or even a careful in-store shopper), you’re not guaranteed to… Read More

More Than 76,000 American Express Accounts Breached

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More Than 76,000 American Express Accounts Breached

More Than 76,000 American Express Accounts Breached

About 76,000 American Express customers in California may be victims of a data breach, the company announced this week. The names and account numbers of 58,522 California residents may have been compromised, and more than 18,000 additional customers in the state may have other information stolen, not including their names, the Los Angeles Times reports…. Read More

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