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Nearly 450 Million Consumer Records with PII Exposed in 2018

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, who just released their 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report, the number of data breaches fell by nearly 25 percent compared to 2017, but the number of compromised records containing personally identifiable information (PII) more than doubled to 446.5 million. Although the total number of data breaches declined in

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Germany Issues First GDPR Fine Following Data Breach at Social Media Company

Nearly 2 million username and password combinations along with 330,000 email and password combinations were exposed in a data breach impacting German social media platform Knuddels.de. The company received a €20,000 fine related to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) because the passwords exposed were stored in plain text. Read More

 
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Many Not Ready for GDPR Requirements Including 72 Hour Breach Notification

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect May 25th and will apply to any collecting and storing information on EU consumers, with fines for non-compliance as high as €20 million or 4 percent of annual revenue. Despite the hefty potential penalties, just 52 percent of organizations said they will be GDPR

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NYPD Trials New Skimming Detection Device “Skim Reaper”

A computer science professor and two graduate students invented a device used to check ATMs and card readers to detect the presence of a skimming device. Dubbed the Skim Reaper, the New York Police Department has been using a handful of these devices since February to combat card skimming. Card skimming at ATMs, gas pumps

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FTC Chair Nominee and New Federal Reserve Chairman Each Mention Data Breaches as a Critical Concern

As the FTC considers and confirms nominees to fill vacant commission seats, those interviewed speak to the still growing threat of data breaches and say this is a top priority for the government agency. Meanwhile, the House Financial Services Committee asks new Fed Chairman Jerome Powell what approach he will take to secure data, following

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Uber Sat on Data Breach Affecting 57 Million Users for Over 1 Year

Uber, one of the latest companies to suffer a data breach, is suffering backlash not just for the 57 million user accounts compromised following the breach, but the company’s failure to disclose the breach until more than one year after it occurred. The company is now facing scrutiny from Congress and potential legal repercussions. The

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