A man who pleaded guilty on April 4 to one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va. to 14 years in prison.
Most importantly, the new law PDF available here, courtesy Information Law Group states that notification must be direct. Yes, it can be electronic, but it must provide a way for the notified party to follow up with questions, and give that person a point of contact who represents the company. The company contact must be accessible through toll-free telephone, not just e-mail.
Data breaches, including those originating inside and outside of the organization, continue to affect companies at an alarming rate. Nearly half a billion electronic records in the United States have been compromised over the last six years
Security company McAfee released its second quarter threat report today and the language in it is quite frank, “the security industry may need to reconsider some of its fundamental assumptions, including ‘Are we really protecting users and companies?'”
Another week, another data breach at a major university. This week it’s Yale, which announced Friday that the names and Social Security numbers of 43,000 people affiliated with the university had been publicly viewable on Google for the past 10 months.
Boston: Security experts have discovered the biggest series of cyber attacks to date, involving the infiltration of the networks of 72 organizations including the United Nations, governments and companies around the world.
The 25 most used passwords? seinfeld, password, winner, 123456, purple, sweeps, contest, princess, maggie, 9452, peanut, shadow, ginger, michael, buster, sunshine, tigger, cookie, george, summer, taylor, bosco, abc123, ashley, bailey
As Sony deals with their most recent data breach of one million passwords, we look at the the largest data loss incidents on record
Thursday, June 2, 2011, we were able to confirm that information taken from RSA in March had been used as an element of an attempted broader attack on Lockheed Martin, a major U.S. government defense contractor. Lockheed Martin has stated that this attack was thwarted
Netflix has fired a call center worker for stealing credit card numbers from customers of the online movie service.
The unnamed employee was fired after Netflix learned about the data theft on April 4, the company said in a letter to the office of the New Hampshire Attorney General that was published online this week