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Nvidia Investigating Breach of Hashed Passwords

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Nvidia said it is investigating the release of encrypted passwords from its user forums, another significant data breach following recent compromises at Yahoo......
Nvidia Investigating Breach of Hashed Passwords

UK's data breach fines dissected

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A freedom of information request suggests public sector bodies are more likely to attract data breach fines than private firms....
UK's data breach fines dissected

RockYou settles FTC charges related to 2009 breach

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RockYou will submit to third-party security audits for the next 20 years as part of a settlement of charges filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in connection with a Dec. 2009 data breach that exposed email addresses and passwords belonging to over 30 million individuals....
RockYou settles FTC charges related to 2009 breach

Yahoo Confirms, Apologizes For The Email Hack, Says Still Fixing. Plus, Check If You Were Impacted (Non-Yahoo Accounts Apply)

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There are still a lot of questions about this alleged Yahoo Voices data breach — including whether there was a reason behind the breach in the first place — but Yahoo has now officially confirmed that the data did in fact come from its servers, and that “approximately” 400,000 email...
Yahoo Confirms, Apologizes For The Email Hack, Says Still Fixing. Plus, Check If You Were Impacted (Non-Yahoo Accounts Apply)

Credit Card Data Breach at Barnes & Noble Stores

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Hackers have stolen credit card information for customers who shopped as recently as last month at 63 Barnes & Noble stores across the country, including stores in New York City, San Diego, Miami and Chicago...
Credit Card Data Breach at Barnes & Noble Stores

Booting Up: When Servers Fly Edition

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The Pirate Bee's flying server drone prototype (Waugsberg via Wikipedia) The Pirate Bay has plans to literally put their servers in the air with flying drones  to make law enforcement take downs more difficult [Ars Technica] Verizon data breach report: 2011 was Anonymous's most disruptive year; hacktivists compromised 100 million...
Booting Up: When Servers Fly Edition

Global Payments calls data breach 'contained'

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The third-party payments processor for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards describes the data breach as "contained to the best of our ability." [Read more]...
Global Payments calls data breach 'contained'
Anonymous hacked 100M people in 2011, more than half all global data theft

Global Payments: Data breach is contained

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Global Payments, at the center of a Visa and MasterCard security breach, held a call on Monday to say that the data breach suffered has been “contained”....
Global Payments: Data breach is contained

After major data breach, Evernote accelerates plans to implement two-factor authentication

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Following a major data breach which caused Evernote to reset all of its near-50 million users’ passwords, the company has revealed to Information Week that it had already planned to “roll out optional two-factor authentication to all of our users later this year,” but now those plans are apparently being accelerated. Three...
After major data breach, Evernote accelerates plans to implement two-factor authentication

Global Payments financial hit over breach likely manageable

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The payment processor blamed for a Visa and Mastercard data breach is expected to absorb any costs, analysts say....
Global Payments financial hit over breach likely manageable

Data breach victims could get damages from careless firms

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How federal courts define the damages people suffer from data breaches is broadening dramatically, leaving unprepared companies at greater risk of big payouts in class-action lawsuits, lawyers from a prominent law firm say. Until a couple of years ago, courts would routinely dismiss lawsuits stemming from data breaches, such...
Data breach victims could get damages from careless firms
Nationwide Insurance uses lawyers to protect details of October security breach

Global Payments Says Data Breach Investigation Turned up a Second Breach

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This time, it's not payment card data but personal information on merchant applications....
Global Payments Says Data Breach Investigation Turned up a Second Breach

Adobe investigates alleged customer data breach

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Adobe said Wednesday it is investigating the release of 230 names, email addresses and encrypted passwords claimed to have been stolen from a company database. The information was released on Tuesday on Pastebin by a self-proclaimed Egyptian hacker named "ViruS_HimA." The hacker, who claimed the database accessed holds more...
Adobe investigates alleged customer data breach

LinkedIn confirms 'some' passwords leaked

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In response to widespread reports of a massive data breach at social networking site LinkedIn, the company Wednesday confirmed that passwords belonging to "some" of its members have been compromised....
LinkedIn confirms 'some' passwords leaked

Warning over 'massive' MasterCard, Visa security breach

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Both Visa and MasterCard have reportedly sent out non-public alerts to banks, warning of a possible “massive” data breach, and that specific customer accounts could be compromised....
Warning over 'massive' MasterCard, Visa security breach

Groupon Taiwan resets user passwords after hack, but credit card details not leaked

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Groupon Taiwan has revealed that it has been the victim of a hack which saw usernames and passwords belonging to its 4.1 million registered users compromised. On the positive side, the intruders did not access credit cards and financial details, the company said. As Inside Taiwan reports [Chinese], the attack...
Groupon Taiwan resets user passwords after hack, but credit card details not leaked

Barnes & Noble Warns of Data Breach

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Barnes & Noble Inc. said customers at 63 stores in nine states may have had their credit-card information stolen. In a statement issued Tuesday evening, the nation’s largest bookstore chain said that in September it detected a problem with a PIN pad device used by customers to swipe their credit...
Barnes & Noble Warns of Data Breach

Weak Passwords Still Subvert IT Security

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A recent data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of more than 280,000 people served as yet another reminder of the well-recognized, but often discounted, risks associated with using weak and default passwords....
Weak Passwords Still Subvert IT Security

Some data-breach victims can't be helped

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From the No Good Deed Goes Unpunished Department: Security experts trying to tell a Pennsylvania hospital that a pile of its sensitive data belonging to staff -- and possibly patients -- was sitting exposed on the Internet were stymied for five days recently by the fact that no one at...
Some data-breach victims can't be helped
With hacker attacks on the rise, Facebook Connect emerges as security solution

Utah breach may have compromised over 25,000 Social Security numbers

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A data breach on a server of the Utah Department of Technology Services appears to have compromised the Social Security numbers of 25,096 individuals, the department of health of the western U.S. state said....
Utah breach may have compromised over 25,000 Social Security numbers

Tennessee insurer to pay $1.5 million for breach-related violations

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A 2009 data breach that has already cost BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee nearly $17 million got a little more expensive Tuesday....
Tennessee insurer to pay $1.5 million for breach-related violations

Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter affected by third-party hack

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Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter were all affected by a data breach at Zendesk, a company that provides customer service tools to sites around the Web, according to a report from Wired. Zendesk disclosed the intrusion in a blog post Thursday night, saying that three of its customers had been affected....
Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter affected by third-party hack

LinkedIn Passwords Leaked... Congress Immediately Wants To 'Do Something!'

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As you hopefully have heard already, a ton of Linkedin passwords were leaked online. They were leaked in encrypted forms -- and without associated usernames -- leading some to suggest there was no real threat for users, unless someone also had the full list of usernames as well. However, that...
LinkedIn Passwords Leaked... Congress Immediately Wants To 'Do Something!'

Sony PlayStation Network hack class action suit dismissed

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District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia has dismissed most of a class-action lawsuit filed by users of Sony's PlayStation Network data breach from 2011. The suit filed last June accuses Sony of inadequate user information protection, failure to abide by industry standard practices, and exposure of users to risk of identity...
Sony PlayStation Network hack class action suit dismissed

Facebook's Never Had A Big User Data Breach, But May Never Recover When It Does

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It’s not if, but when. Between crooks, hackers, and foreign governments, Facebook probably can’t avoid a serious user data breach forever. When it happens, Facebook may never be able to quiet fears that “personal data isn’t safe there”. That could cause a chilling effect on sharing, jeopardize its future in commerce, and cut...
Facebook's Never Had A Big User Data Breach, But May Never Recover When It Does

For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

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A brilliant idea. A great team to work on it. A fridge full of Red Bull. Those are the first three items on every tech startup's checklist (more or less). Much farther down the list - if it's there at all - is the security plan the startup needs to...
For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

4 keys for IP protection

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Do you think data breaches are up or down in 2011 compared to 2007 or 2008? The official answer may surprise you. According to DatalossDB and the 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report [PDF link] by Verizon, the number of records compromised per year has been decreasing since its 2008 peak....
4 keys for IP protection
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