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Data Breach

How's Your Data Security? The FTC Now Wants to Know

Gene Marks | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

Are you taking "reasonable steps to secure sensitive consumer information"? I certainly hope so. If not, the U.S. government can now come after you.

The Ashley Madison Hack: A Privacy Issue, Not an Adultery Issue

Patrick Ambron | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Patrick Ambron

While on the surface this may seem like a deserved day of reckoning for exposed adulterers, it speaks to a much larger privacy issue that concerns everyone. We live our entire lives online, and our actions there hinge on the promise of privacy.

Top Official Resigns Amid News Of Major Data Breach

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - The chief of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Katherine Archuleta, is resigning in the aftermath of computer h...

Hackers Stole Social Security Numbers From 21.5 Million People In Recent Data Breach, U.S. Says

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - Data breaches at the U.S. government's personnel management agency by hackers, with suspicions centering on China, invo...

Why You Need to Add Third Parties Into Your Business Resiliency Equation

Tom Garrubba | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Tom Garrubba

You'll never know where the next "hit" is going to come from, but if or when it does, the efforts brought into it should certainly pay off.

Federal Government Data Breach Being Investigated As National Security Matter

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) - Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers include...

This Is Why The Government Needs Better Online Security, Now

Posted 06.04.2015 | Technology

What should have been a trustworthy digital service has been compromised, in the latest sign that the U.S. government can't be relied upon to keep the...

Senate Panel Says Recent White House Data Breach Contained Personal Information

Reuters | Peter Cooney | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has written President Barack Obama over concerns that a recently reported data breach...

Anthem Hack Exposes 80 Million Individuals: How to Protect Yourself

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 04.08.2015 | Technology
NextAdvisor.com

Health insurance provider Anthem announced late Wednesday, Feb. 4 that it had experienced a massive security breach which exposed the information of up to 80 million of its current and former customers, as well as employees.

POS Breaches in 2015: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Joe Ross | Posted 03.16.2015 | Technology
Joe Ross

Take the time to find out when you can receive a debit and/or credit card with chip-and-pin technology from your financial institution. While it likely will get worse before it gets better, merchants and financial institutions are taking baby steps toward a more secure payment future.

Dana Liebelson

Obama Asks Congress For Stricter Laws On Data Hacking And Privacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass new measures to protect Americans online, including requiring U.S. companies to...

10 Consumer Trends and Implications for Marketing Practice in 2015

Jenny Darroch | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Jenny Darroch

As a marketing professor and therefore an active researcher, I pay close attention to changes in consumption and how these changes might impact marketing strategy. Below, I outline ten observations related to consumer trends and offer questions for you to contemplate as you fine-tune your marketing strategies for 2015.

Here's How the New Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards Could Be DOA

Adam Levin | Posted 12.31.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Whether the hackers banked a false sense of security at the institutional level, knowing that the protocols might be deemed an unnecessary expense, or the recent attacks are merely part of the chip card learning curve, this latest technology is only as good as its implementation.

Do You Need ID Theft Insurance or Credit Monitoring?

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

Do you want to monitor your own credit (which is free but time-consuming) or hand off the task to a third party and pay hundreds of dollars? Either way, make sure it gets done.

Data-Breach Fatigue: Consumers Pay the Highest Price

CreditSesame.com | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
CreditSesame.com

The more breaches consumers go through without experiencing any direct and tangible financial consequences, the less likely they are to care or worry about the next breach, or the next one, or the one after that, to the point that data breaches won't even be news to anyone anymore. And that could result in huge risks all around.

JPMorgan Breach Is 'Crisis Point' For Banks

AP | By ALEX VEIGA | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New details on a cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s computer servers this summer add to increasing doubts over the securi...

JPMorgan Hackers Didn't Steal Any Money: Report

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business

BOSTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Hackers accessed dozens of servers at JPMorgan Chase & Co in a cyberattack launched in June, though no money was taken, ...

Hackers Bypass Home Depot Debit Card PINs

CreditSesame.com | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
CreditSesame.com

Home Depot hasn't really told us much about their data breach so far, and for that, I say shame on them. One of the few things they did share though, and quite categorically, is that no debit card PINs were exposed in the breach.

Home Depot's Hack Response in Three Little Words

CreditSesame.com | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
CreditSesame.com

If the Home Depot breach turns out to be as bad or worse than the Target breach, certain things will be unavoidable for the home improvement giant. But there are some things the company can do to help reduce the short and long term impact and cost.

More Than 1,000 U.S. Retailers May Have Been Hacked

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JEFF HORWITZ | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hacker...

UPS Stores In 24 States Breached By Malware

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 s...

6 Ways Developers Can Prevent Password Breaches

Samuel Bucholtz | Posted 10.18.2014 | Huffpost Code
Samuel Bucholtz

Is the password system really broken? In reality, the problem with passwords today is largely due to how they're managed by applications.

Gerry Smith

Your Password Laziness Makes Life So Much Easier For Russian Hackers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology

A gang of Russian hackers recently stole more than 1 billion usernames and passwords, and they likely got help from an unlikely accomplice: you. Ou...

9 Impulse Purchases You Instantly Regret

Adam Levin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

If you are rigorous, you can have a six-month cushion in the bank in no time -- but you have to take the first step, which in many cases is a non-step. Leave the items on the shelf (virtual or otherwise) and keep your wallet in your pocket.

After the Big Data Breach, Has Target Learned Its Lesson?

Adam Levin | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

While there have been surveys that tell a different story, with at least one reporting that more than 60 percent of Target shoppers aren't too worried about their data security, the common wisdom now is that a breach can undo years of brand equity -- and that appears to be the case at Target.