Blog Posts - Data Breaches

10 Legal Aspects of Data Breaches Lawyers Urge you to Abide

The declaration of yet another business enduring an information rupture is quick getting to be ho-murmur news. Unless, that is, you happen to be one of the 175,669,297 people reported by the Identity Theft Resource Center (PDF) as having touchy indiv...
by WestendITStore on Jun 24, 2016

OPM Director Steps Down After Admitting 22 Million Hacked on Her Watch 

After confirming that over 22 million people had their personal information stolen in the largest government digital data breach, Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta has resigned. Read more... The post OPM Director Steps Down...

Security Expert Predicts Four Critical Cybersecurity Trends For 2015

Facility Executive Magazine While 2014 was a landmark year for data breaches, 2015 could be even more significant. Security Expert Predicts Four Critical Cybersecurity Trends For 2015 appeared first on Facility Executive Magazine.
by FacilityBlog on Jan 6, 2015

Companies Battle Data Breaches

Businesses are still coping with cyber-related data theft. The breaches at luxury retailer Neiman Marcus and discount retailer Target Corp. are now chapters in modern business archives. Financial services giant J.P. Morgan, office supplier Staples, a...
by TechSling on Oct 25, 2014

Data Breach Situations Can Leave Corporations Unprepared

Today's Facility Manager (TFM) Magazine Findings show that while companies are more aware and taking initial steps to prepare, they are not fully practiced and confident in their data breach response. Data Breach Situations Can Leave Corporation...
by FacilityBlog on Sep 30, 2014

Intel unveils SSD Pro 2500 with self-encryption features

Intel has launched a new SSD product, the SSD Pro 2500 series which is aimed at a business audience with its main feature being hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption As a self-encrypted drive, it can, in theory mitigate (but not eliminate) data breac...
by Cnet Analysis on Jul 23, 2014

What data breaches teach us about the future of malware: Your own data could dupe you

When a eBay suffered a massive data breach a few weeks ago, most of the attention revolved around the compromise of passwords and the vulnerabilities in the site’s security. While those are legitimate concerns, they obscure the most glaringly weak...
by mctsvideo on Jun 17, 2014

What to do When Someone Steals Your Online Content

According to copyright laws, anything you create is yours from the time that you create it. This goes for paintings, novels, and all of your online content. You don't need to go through any special copyrighting process. You don't have...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Sep 9, 2013

Sharing Information: A Day in Your Life

A regular day. You've taken care of business, used some free services, gotten some good deals and revealed all kinds of information about yourself. So at the end of the day, the question is, Who has your information and where...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Jul 18, 2013

Insider Identity Theft Growing Amid South FL Hospitals

Since 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services has received reports that hundreds of thousands of patients have been affected by breaches at hospitals across Florida. Miami resident Joseph Szot says he was victim. South FL NBC 6's Myriam...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Mar 14, 2013

Have you Heard About the FixMeStick?

I'd like to tell you about a new product that I recently had an opportunity to try.  Known as the "FixMeStick", it's an antivirus and anti-malware tool that comes preinstalled on a USB flash drive.  Unlike some other antiv...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Dec 17, 2012

Gamigo Password Leak: When Security Fails Swift Action is Critical

Another data breach is in the news, this one from the online gaming site Gamigo. Approximately 8 million email accounts and user passwords have been leaked recently, dwarfing the size of breaches like the recent Yahoo! Voices breach.  This s...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Aug 3, 2012

How to Keep Your Business Safe from Online Threats

Smaller businesses have become bigger targets for cybercriminals because the bad guys know that they have fewer defense resources than large enterprises. If cybercriminals can breach a small business and steal credentials (banking accounts, email acc...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Aug 1, 2012

What You Might Not Know About Yahoo's Data Breach

You've probably heard about the recent Yahoo data breach, in which upwards of 450,000 users had their email addresses and passwords stolen and leaked for hackers and identity thieves to do their worst with.  It took Yahoo a few days...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Jul 19, 2012

Lesson from Recent Data Breaches: Passwords Matter!

The security breach at LinkedIn has been big news recently.  It's understandable, since the breach exposed the passwords of potentially millions of professionals to hackers; if their accounts were accessed, this could lead to a significant a...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Jun 15, 2012

Data Breach Hits University of Nebraska. Will you Feel the Impact?

Most of the time, when I talk about data breaches I'm telling you about some large company that's had customer information stolen or a hospital that has had patient records and insurance claim numbers compromised.  I've said before that anyo...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Jun 7, 2012

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