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Data Breaches Are Up While Lost Records Are Down

July 06, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

There are now multiple breach lists, and not all define a data breach the same way. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were at least 662 data breaches in 2010, which exposed more than 16 million records. Nearly two-thirds of breaches exposed Social Security numbers...

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Morgan Stanley Reports Customer Data Breach

July 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The sensitive information on the password-protected CD-ROMs included names, addresses, Social Security numbers, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney account numbers and income earned on tax exempt bonds or funds you hold or held in 2010..."

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How a Major Data Breach is Like Quicksand

July 01, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

Put yourself in the shoes of a few of the major organizations that have had high-profile data breaches due to compromised applications or web sites lately... the more they struggle and fight, the worse things appear to get. Why is this? Remember that there are no castle walls...

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Citigroup Lost $2.7 Million in May Hacker Attack

June 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Officials from the banking giant now assert that $2.7 million was stolen from about 3,400 accounts in the May attack. Citigroup immediately reported the security incident to law enforcement and regulatory authorities, but waited about three weeks before notifying affected customers...

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Sega Breach Exposes 1.3 Million Accounts

June 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

In an odd turn of events, the most likely suspect in the attack against Sega, the hacker collective LulzSec, apparently was not involved in this latest event and has offered to help Sega track down the culprits...

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Citigroup Reveals More Compromised Client Accounts

June 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The customers' account information (name, account number and contact information, including email address) was viewed. However, data that is critical to commit fraud was not compromised: the customers' social security number, date of birth, card expiration date and card security code..."

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Legislation to Require Mandatory Breach Reporting

June 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“You shouldn’t have to cross your fingers and whisper a prayer when you type in a credit card number on your computer and hit ‘enter.’ E-commerce is a vital and growing part of our economy. We should take steps to embrace and protect it – and that starts with robust cyber security..."

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My Take on the IMF Hack

June 13, 2011 Added by:Luis Corrons

Even though there are no details on the attack, speculation started talking about a "foreign country" being behind the attack, many fingers pointing at China (as usual) and talking about cyberwarfare. But it also makes sense that this is not a targeted attack...

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IMF May Be Latest Victim of RSA SecurID Hack

June 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"There are still dozens of similar yet still undisclosed breaches that have taken place in the U.S. government and defense domain during the same time frame. My guess is that it is the same set of bad actors who are behind the attacks focused on military, government and economic intelligence...

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The Citigroup Breach and Tips for Secure Online Banking

June 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Citigroup breach is considered one of the very few successful hacks against a major banks systems, and underscores the need for continued vigilance by financial institutions and their clients where security best practices are concerned...

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Citigroup: Housekeeping Isn’t Glamorous - Only Critical

June 12, 2011 Added by:Mike Meikle

Development for online banking software is handled offshore, which can be a challenge when it comes to infusing the application with information security best practices from the foundation up. As to what Citigroup could have done better, it depends on how the breach was perpetrated...

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Seventy-Seven Percent of Organizations Lost Data

June 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“With hundreds of data loss incidents every year – both reported and unreported – it’s no surprise the issues with governance, risk and compliance are being magnified. Data security in a modern day world means more than deploying a set of technologies to overcome these challenges..."

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LulzSec Hackers Hit FBI Affiliate InfraGard

June 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

LulzSec, the hacker collective who recently claimed responsibility for attacks against Sony and PBS, hacked networks belonging to the Atlanta chapter of the FBI affiliate InfraGard and defaced the organization's website, as well as exposing the group's email database...

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Believe It or Not: Hackers Hit Sony Networks Again

June 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"SonyPictures.com was owned by a very simple SQL injection, one of the most primitive and common vulnerabilities... From a single injection, we accessed EVERYTHING. Why do you put such faith in a company that allows itself to become open to these simple attacks?"

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RSA SecurID Breach Spreads to L3 and Northrop

June 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We're seeing are targeted attacks against the defense industry. The RSA attack was very sophisticated, probably executed by people who had plans for what to do with the keys. Think about the data that those companies have. They have our nation's military technology secrets..."

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Sony Rep to Testify for Congress About Network Breach

June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We do not know who was responsible for the intrusion; nor do we know precisely the amount of information that was taken... These gaps in what we know are not for lack of trying by experts, but rather an unfortunate testament to the skill of those who perpetrated the attacks..."

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