Vulns & Alerts
October 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines
“Defendants have taken no steps that adequately or effectively protect cardholders against illegal use of the cardholders’ sensitive and extensive financial records since the breach,” the suit states. Officials estimate that $2.7 million was stolen from 3,400 accounts in the attack...
October 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Weaknesses in information security policies and practices at 24 major federal agencies continue to place... sensitive information and information systems at risk... reports of security incidents from federal agencies are on the rise, increasing over 650 percent over the past 5 years..."
September 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Rebollo was arrested in 2008 after an investigation revealed that he had downloaded, possessed, and sold consumer information contained in Countrywide databases. Rebollo distributed financial information and contact information pertaining to approximately 2.5 million individuals...
September 27, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen
With several high profile breaches this year, regulators have proposed data breach notification bills and heavy fines for organizations that fail to keep sensitive information safe. The real concern for organizations that have experienced a data breach, however, is customer confidence...
September 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines
DigiNotar has filed a voluntary bankruptcy petition following a serious breach of security. “We are working to quantify the damages caused by the hacker’s intrusion into DigiNotar’s system and will provide an estimate of the range of losses as soon as possible..."
September 16, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Big companies and big government get big press when their data is breached. When a big company is hit, those whose accounts have been compromised are often notified. With smaller businesses, however, victims are often in the dark, regardless of the state laws requiring notification...
September 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"The FBI is currently investigating over 400 reported cases of corporate account takeovers in which cyber criminals have initiated unauthorized ACH and wire transfers... These cases involve the attempted theft of over $255 million and have resulted in the actual loss of approximately $85 million..."
September 15, 2011
The Leaking Vault 2011 presents data gathered from studying 3,765 publicly disclosed data breach incidents, and is the largest study of its kind to date. Information was gleaned from the organizations that track these events, as well as government sources...
September 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines
The devil is in the details with these laws. But there are a number of questions here... These companies are already victims in these attacks, so why are we penalizing them after a breach? I think that's because it's easier to issue fines than it is to track down the criminals and go after them..."
September 13, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano
With so many different breeds of hackers, each with their own agenda, the media has certainly been more than willing to give them all the attention they could possibly want. Much of it has been sensationalist, but the reality is that we are indeed hemorrhaging information all over the place...
September 07, 2011 Added by:David Navetta
SB 24 requires the inclusion of certain content in data breach notifications, including a description of the incident, the type of information breached, the time of the breach, and toll-free telephone numbers and addresses of the major credit reporting agencies in California...
September 03, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano
The computer or other device the scammer used to access Comerica’s website could surely have been traced overseas and flagged for: hiding behind a proxy, device anomalies such as a time zone and browser language mismatch, past history of online scams and identity theft, and the list goes on...
August 29, 2011 Added by:Kurt Aubuchon
Hospitals are 48 times more likely to show up as breach victims than would be predicted if breaches were distributed evenly among all US firms. Colleges and universities turn up in breach reports about 357 times more often than if distributed evenly. That is a staggering number....
August 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines
AntiSec hackers have made good on their threat to release sensitive emails and documents stolen in an operation against defense contractor VDI, revealing evidence that financial giant Merrill Lynch may have tipped off VDI about S&P plans to downgrade the U.S. government's credit rating...
August 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Quantifying the cost of a cyber attack is admittedly subjective on some levels given that the scope of the impact may not be readily reportable and collateral damage is difficult to pinpoint, but the author does manage to assemble a viable list of the most devastating network attacks...
August 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines
The AntiSec hacker collective has breached the email accounts of defense contractor Vanguard Defense Industries. The firm was targeted due to their relationships with law enforcement agencies, and the attackers plan to release several thousand emails and documents that were stolen in the operation...
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