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Increase in Targeted Attacks Against Small Businesses

A recent study and report from Symantec found that targeted attacks against small businesses greatly increased in 2012 as cyberattacks increased by 42 percent overall leading to more data compromises and breaches. Read More

 
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Retailer Sues Visa in Attempts to Recover Fines for Data Breach

A retailer suffering a data compromise in 2010 was ultimately responsible for $13.3 million in fines from Visa levied against two acquiring banks that passed the fines on to the retailer. The retailer is now suing Visa stating that at no point where they not in compliance with PCI and that the fines are arbitrary

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Fraudsters Pass KBAs to Obtain Celebrity Credit Reports

Using AnnualCreditReport.com, a site setup by the three major credit reporting bureaus in the United States for consumers to get free annual copies of their credit reports, hackers were able to obtain credit reports and post sensitive information online belonging to some high-profile victims. Read More

 
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Javelin Finds Number of U.S. Identity Fraud Victims Increased by 1 Million in 2012

According to a recent study by Javelin Strategy & Research, the number of identity fraud victims in the United States increased by more than 1 million from 2011 to 2012 while the total dollar amount stolen grew by nearly $3 million. Read More

 
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Anonymous Posts Bank Exec Data Stolen from the Federal Reserve

The personal information of over 4,000 banking executives was stolen from a compromised server at the Federal Reserve and then posted online by hackers associated with Anonymous. The breach came soon after a similar attack against the Department of Energy where more personally identifiable information for hundreds of employees was compromised. Read More

 
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Adobe Breach Compromises 150,000 Customer Records

After a hacker posted a sample of compromised records online Adobe confirmed a breach affecting 150,000 customers through a vulnerability in the community site forum for their Connect Web conferencing platform to include email addresses, hashed passwords and other information. Read More

 
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TD Bank Suffers Data Breach Compromising 260,000 US Customer’s Data

On October 12 TD Bank reported that two backup tapes containing sensitive information from 260,000 US banking customers were lost back in March. Based on the extended time before announcing the data breach a legal expert in this area predicts class action lawsuits and state fines will occur as a result. Read More

 
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AntiSec Hackers Claim Data from 12 million Apple Users Stolen from FBI

The hactivist group AntiSec, associated with Anonymous, released a list of one million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) while claiming that it came from a file containing the personal information of 12 million Apple device owners which they hacked from a laptop belonging to an FBI agent. While the one million UDIDs appear to be real, there is not yet evidence

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LinkedIn Suffers Data Breach, Now Faces Lawsuit

Published on June 20, 2012, by in Data Breach.

Nearly 6.5 million passwords were posted on a Russian based hacker forum website and on June 6th LinkedIn confirmed that these passwords belonged to their users. The company now faces a $5 million class action suit claiming they are in violation of their own user agreements and privacy policies. Read More

 
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Global Payments Suffers Data Breach, Visa Revokes their PCI Compliance

Published on April 2, 2012, by in Data Breach.

Global Payments, a publicly traded payment processing company, recently announced that they had identified unauthorized access into their processing systems resulting in the compromise of as many as 1.5 million credit cards. In response Visa revoked Global Payments’ status as being PCI compliant, although the company is still processing Visa and other card transactions. Read

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