Data Breach

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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 months after Yahoo announced the breach of 500 million account records.  The two breaches appear…

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George Tubin
By George Tubin Posted

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 possible because of employee mistakes or deliberate malfeasance. PwC’s Information Security Breaches Survey 2015 revealed…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

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 fact that this has only come to light now shows the vast amounts of data…

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Andrey Kovalev
By Andrey Kovalev Posted

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, floating in the ether of cyberspace and companies are being forced to do more to…

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Rebekah Moody
By Rebekah Moody Posted

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, with data breaches hitting the headlines with increased regularity and EU reforms promising wide-reaching and…

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Lizzie Clitheroe
By Lizzie Clitheroe Posted

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 enable businesses to share cyber threat data with the government in an effort to prevent…

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ThreatMetrix
By ThreatMetrix Posted

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 got.” Seriously — and in the case of the 330,000 taxpayers whose visit to the…

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ThreatMetrix
By ThreatMetrix Posted

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 it looks like 2015 could be a record-breaker. Even subtracting the 21.5 million records exposed…

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ThreatMetrix
By ThreatMetrix Posted

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 a MasterCard survey reported on cpacracticeadvisor.com, protecting financial information comes in as a greater concern…

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ThreatMetrix
By ThreatMetrix Posted

Data Breaches Epidemic at Healthcare Orgs and Managed Service Providers

Latest Studies Show Cybercriminals Heavily Targeting Healthcare Orgs and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) Healthcare organizations store their patients’ Social Security numbers, insurance information, dates of birth, phone numbers, addresses, and more — data that’s as good as gold in the wrong hands. And there are a lot of wrong hands reaching for it. A recent…

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ThreatMetrix
By ThreatMetrix Posted
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