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

850,000 Job Seekers May Have Been Exposed By Government Data Breach

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850,000 Job Seekers May Have Been Exposed By Government Data Breach

850,000 Job Seekers May Have Been Exposed By Government Data Breach

The Oregon Department of Employment has identified more than 850,000 Oregonians whose personal information may have been compromised by a security vulnerability in its job search database, WorkSource Oregon. Unemployed Oregonians register for the database, adding their names, addresses, Social Security numbers and other information often found on job applications as they seek work. The… Read More

A Free Retina Scan With Your Next Purchase?

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A Free Retina Scan With Your Next Purchase?

A Free Retina Scan With Your Next Purchase?

Increasingly, legions of sophisticated hackers are infiltrating the most state-of-the-art data security strategies out there. The recent data compromises at Kmart and JPMorgan are in no way similar, except they share a common enemy. And while free retina scanners are probably a stretch, biometrics – the use of your biological data like fingerprints — may… Read More

Do You Need to Change Your Dropbox Password?

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Do You Need to Change Your Dropbox Password?

Do You Need to Change Your Dropbox Password?

Fears of a Dropbox data breach were sparked earlier this week when a few hundred username and password combinations were posted to Reddit Oct. 13. The poster claims they are a portion of a larger collection of Dropbox credentials, The Next Web reported. The user also said there is “more to come” and asked for Bitcoin donations… Read More

The Kmart Data Breach: What You Need to Do

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The Kmart Data Breach: What You Need to Do

The Kmart Data Breach: What You Need to Do

Kmart announced Oct. 10 its information technology team detected a data breach of stores’ payment systems, compromising an unknown number of customer credit and debit cards. At this time, there aren’t many details available on the breach — Kmart’s team only detected it the day prior to its announcement, according to a company news release… Read More

Dairy Queen Data Breach Impacts Almost 400 Stores

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Dairy Queen Data Breach Impacts Almost 400 Stores

Dairy Queen Data Breach Impacts Almost 400 Stores

Fast food chain Dairy Queen today confirmed a data breach of payment card data at some of its U.S. locations, which include Dairy Queen and Orange Julius stores. Signs of the breach were reported as early as late August, but the Minnesota-based company had yet to confirm the cyberattack. The breach compromised customer names, payment… Read More

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