Data breach after data breach has illustrated just how weak and ineffective passwords can be for protecting accounts and sensitive information. Many sites and services have implemented secondary security protocols and two-factor authentication, but users frequently use information and email accounts that can be easily compromised—giving attackers a simple wa […]
Uh oh -- another day; another potential data breach. Non-profit organization Goodwill Industries International says it's working with federal investigators to identify whether a possible data breach comprising customer credit card information has occurred.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Companies are collecting an ever-increasing amount of information on their customers via the cloud and mobile devices. Faceless cyber attackers are licking their chops at an opportunity to profit. Target's holiday 2013 data breach was one of the harshest examples of the risks to consumers and businesses from cybercrime. However, t […]
., a global leader in data protection solutions, today released the highlights from itsSafeNet Breach Level Index Between April and June of this year, there were a total of 237 breaches that compromised more than 175 million customer records of personal and financial information worldwide. For the first half of 2014, more than 375 million customer records we […]
The global research surveyed over 4,500 adults across five of the world's largest economies -- US, UK,Germany, Japan, and Australia. It found that nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of respondents would never, or were very unlikely to, shop or do business again with a company that had experienced a data breach where financial data (credit card information, […]
This week’s data breach roundup has an international focus, with a Russian hacker group and breaches in Kenya, Australia, and the UK. While most of the breaches reported this week occurred recently, one breach wasn't reported for three whole years. Read on for more details: Kenya Defense Forces Twitter – On […]