Data Breach

Equifax Cyberattack Underscores Dangers in Post-Breach World

News of a massive cyberattack on one of the three major U.S. credit bureaus is adding urgency to a long-running crisis that’s shaping up into a perfect storm for fraud. According to Equifax, the hack it disclosed last week includes...

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Armen Najarian
Posted September 13, 2017
Data Breach

Yahoo! Breach! Yowza!

For anyone following the string of corporate data breaches over the past several years, the Yahoo breach barely raises an eyebrow.  It is interesting that this latest breach announcement regarding the theft of 1 billion account records comes only three...

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George Tubin
Posted December 15, 2016
Data Breach

Insider Threats: The New Front in the War on Fraud

Insider risk has long been the elephant in the room when it comes to corporate data breaches. While the headlines focus on shadowy hackers and international cybercrime rings, the truth is that a surprisingly large percentage of attacks are made...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted November 23, 2016
Data Breach

98.1 Million Russian Email Users Increasingly Anxious After Data Breach Confirmed

In the wake of another large data breach from a Russian email service provider, Rambler.ru, Russian end-users are increasingly concerned about the amount of personal data now available to cybercriminals.  Rambler.ru has stated that this incident occurred in 2014; the...

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Andrey Kovalev
Posted September 21, 2016
Data Breach

Does Privacy Still Matter in a Post-Breach World?

Privacy is currently an extremely hot topic.  From public outrage over government surveillance techniques, to the way companies like Facebook store and use our data, to the illegal selling of identity credentials on the dark web. Personal information is everywhere,...

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Rebekah Moody
Posted February 10, 2016
Data Breach

Data Privacy and Security: Bridging the Gap

Facilitating shared intelligence in an increasingly strict data privacy landscape. Happy Data Privacy Day! Coordinated by the National Cyber Security Alliance, this is held every year to raise awareness and empower businesses and individuals to better protect their privacy. However,...

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Lizzie Clitheroe
Posted January 28, 2016
Data Breach

Balancing Security and Privacy Following the CISA Ruling

By: Reed Taussig, president and CEO, ThreatMetrix Amid a flurry of controversy, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) passed in the U.S. Senate in late October by a 74-21 vote. If signed into law by President Obama, the bill will...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted January 15, 2016
Data Breach

IRS Data Breach – 330,000 Users of IRS’s Get Transcript: “Get Got”

KrebsOnSecurity Reports the Number of Victims of the Get Transcript Function on IRS Site Was 3X the Number Previously Thought. Not familiar with “get got?” — It’s slang for “been had.” Not familiar with “been had?” — please see “get...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted August 20, 2015
Data Breach

Data Breaches in Record Numbers — 139 Million Records Exposed in 2015

Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) Identifies 472 Data Breaches So Far This Year with Info for Millions of Individuals’ Data Compromised! Whoever said records were made to be broken wasn’t thinking of them in the context of data breaches. Nevertheless...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted August 18, 2015
Data Breach

The Naked Truth about Data Security

MasterCard Survey Shows 77 Percent of Americans More Worried about Revealing Financial Info than Revealing Pix (59 Percent) Perhaps it shouldn’t be all that surprising that protecting financial information online would be an extremely high priority for Americans. But in...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted July 31, 2015
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