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Increases in Data Breaches and Smartphones Correlated with Increase in Identity Fraud

A recent survey and report from Javelin Strategy & Research found that the number of Americans who fell victim to identity fraud increased by 13 percent from 2010 to 2011 with the large number of data breaches and growth in smartphone users being cited as some of the underlying causes. Read More


More Businesses Expected to Insure Against Data Breaches, Cyber Crimes

Now that the Security and Exchange Commission requires public companies to disclose the costs of cyber attacks and a national data breach notification law is in the works it is expected that more companies will be purchasing insurance policies to protect against data breaches and cyber crimes. Read More


Anonymous Continues Holiday Hacking Spree

Hactivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec continue their holiday hacking routine called LulzXmas after stealing sensitive data from SpecialForces.com and Stratfor, a global intelligence firm, and then posting the breached information online. Read More


Anonymous Hacks UN, Threatens Banks

The high profile data breaches continue in 2011 as Anonymous posted 1,000 user names and passwords taken from the United Nations. A hacker was able to access the server containing information for the United Nations Development Programme, the attack may have been just to demonstrate ability or to embarrass the UN as many of the


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