Data Breach Tag

Nov 11 Defending Against Data Breach from Low and Slow Botnets

The ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report for Q3 2015 is out and one unmistakable trend is the surge in cybercrime via botnet attacks and data breaches. In an era dubbed by some as the "post data breach world" it's not surprising that attacks using stolen credentials are trending higher. Surprising is the new low and slow nature of the recent attacks indicating...

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Sep 02 ThreatMetrix Warns of Back to School Cybercrime Risks Associated with Mobile Devices and Data Breaches

San Jose, CA – September 2, 2015 As the School Year Kicks into Full Gear, Students are Turning to Mobile Devices and Cybercriminals are Targeting Higher Education Institutions Data Breaches ThreatMetrix®, the fastest-growing provider of context-based security and advanced fraud prevention solutions, today announced the top cybersecurity risks for educational institutions and students during the 2015-2016 school year. As data breaches increase...

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Aug 27 FTC Can Sue for Misrepresented Cybersecurity

Third Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Federal Trade Commission Has Authority to Sue Corporations for Failing to Secure Customer Data as Promised Wyndham Worldwide, parent company of several hotel chains, time share properties and more, was the target of three hacks between 2008 and 2010. In those hacks, over half a million Wyndham customers had their credit cards compromised. The Federal...

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Aug 20 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 IRS’s Get Transcript function may have compromised...

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Aug 18 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 in the attack on the U.S....

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