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FTC charges hotel chain with allowing hackers to compromise over 500,000 payment accounts

LivingSocial gets hacked, 50 million users told to reset passwords

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More than 50 million users of the daily deals site LivingSocial are being asked to reset their passwords after hackers attacked the company's servers and potentially made off with personal data.The cyberattack "resulted in authorized access to some customer data on our servers," including names, email addresses, dates of...
LivingSocial gets hacked, 50 million users told to reset passwords

LivingSocial Hacked -- More Than 50 Million Customer Names, Emails, Birthdates and Encrypted Passwords Accessed

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LivingSocial, the daily deals site owned in part by Amazon, has suffered a massive cyber-attack on its computer systems, which an email — just sent to employees and obtained by AllThingsD.com — said resulted in “unauthorized access to some customer data from our servers.” The breach has impacted 50...
LivingSocial Hacked -- More Than 50 Million Customer Names, Emails, Birthdates and Encrypted Passwords Accessed

Why Big Data Wants Credit History And Bill Payment Info

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A new big data product gives retailers predictive analytics for customers based on their credit history, bill payment history, and personal habits. A big data firm marketing analytics products for retailers has launched a new platform which evaluates customer credit reports and bill payment history for clients. Versium's new...
Why Big Data Wants Credit History And Bill Payment Info

Apple iPad to be used as sales tool by Mercedes-Benz dealers

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Filed under: Car Buying, Technology, Mercedes-Benz The resounding successes of the iPhone and iPad have Apple shareholders dancing in the streets, but one area in which Apple hasn't been as successful, however, has been business applications. In fact, until recently, Apple retail stores used Windows-based devices to ring up orders....
Apple iPad to be used as sales tool by Mercedes-Benz dealers
Braintree quietly making sure startups get paid

LivingSocial hack affecting some 50M accounts reported, passwords reset but no credit card info breached

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Daily deal service LivingSocial announced on Friday that it was the victim of a cyber attack that compromised its computer systems. AllThingsD reports that 50 million accounts have been affected and the company says that while names, email addresses, birthdays, and encrypted passwords may have been accessed, credit card and...
LivingSocial hack affecting some 50M accounts reported, passwords reset but no credit card info breached

Microsoft India backtracks, hack may have exposed customer credit card details after all

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Microsoft has performed an about-turn in India and revealed that a recent hack of its online store may have compromised credit card details belonging to customers in the country. When the Microsoft India Store was hacked earlier this month, the company emailed its customers to assure them that “databases storing credit card...
Microsoft India backtracks, hack may have exposed customer credit card details after all

Why the FTC has hackers' victims in its crosshairs

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Hackers routinely infiltrate corporate computer systems to steal customer credit card numbers and other personal data. The government punishes their victims. By Verne Kopytoff, contributor FORTUNE -- Hackers infiltrate Company X's computers and make off with thousands of customer credit card numbers. After learning of the theft, Company X apologizes...
Why the FTC has hackers' victims in its crosshairs

Data security: building a fortress to protect the kingdom

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Corporate assets are increasingly becoming the target of cyber attacks, so how can your businesses safeguard its data?Once locked up in silos, ignored and underused, data is rapidly becoming the new corporate gold. According to research published by SAS last year, one in five large UK businesses are now assigning...
Data security: building a fortress to protect the kingdom

Why changing your LivingSocial password won't save you

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LivingSocial revealed last week that it was the victim of a cyber attack that compromised the account details of its 50 million customers. To address the situation, LivingSocial sent a notice to customers, and reset users' passwords to force people to create new ones. Don't make the mistake of...
Why changing your LivingSocial password won't save you
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