Data Breaches

Due to hack, Sony requests financial filing extension

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The entertainment giant must delay filing its third quarter earnings, since its networks still haven't recovered from a major cyberattack.

Grill parts website experiences system intrusion, payment card breach

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Certain individuals who payment cards on a grill parts website are being notified that their information may have been compromised as a result of a series of cyber attacks.

NAFCU asks Congress to create bipartisan data breach working group

NAFCU asks Congress to create bipartisan data breach working group

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The National Association of Federal Credit Unions sent Congressional leaders a letter calling for the creation of a bipartisan working group to shape breach legislation.

Judge gives Home Depot till July to respond to class-action lawsuit allegations

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A Georgia judge ordered Home Depot respond to class-action lawsuit allegations surrounding the retailer's major data breach this past summer by July 2015.

Obama talks cybersecurity legislation in State of the Union

Obama talks cybersecurity legislation in State of the Union

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The President urged Congress to pass law that would better protect the nation from emerging cyber threats.

Minnesota university warns of 'likely' breach

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Metropolitan State University wants faculty, staff and students to know that an attacker may have breached its web server to access a database that contained their personal information.

Over 870K personal records leaked following Australian insurer breach

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A teenage hacker known as Abdilo claimed responsibility for the hack via Twitter and provided a link to the stolen information.

Most common passwords of 2014 released; '123456' tops list, again

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SplashData analyzed more than 3 million leaked passwords to determine the most popular, and therefore, the least secure.

Report: NSA efforts influenced U.S. stance on Sony attack

Report: NSA efforts influenced U.S. stance on Sony attack

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The New York Times revealed new info on NSA's years-long surveillance efforts against North Korea.

Malware found on POS systems at four Wingstop locations

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Malware was found on POS systems at four independently owned and operated Wingstop locations, and it could have enabled attackers to capture customer payment card information.

PCI compliance not synonymous with security, panel says

PCI compliance not synonymous with security, panel says

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A panel held during the annual NRF conference discussed ways that retailers could bolster security.

Judge caps Schnucks's liability to payment-processing partners in breach case

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First Data Management Services Corp. and Citicorp Payment Services Inc. have been ordered to return any funds held in excess of $500,000 to the supermarket chain.

New York AG proposes legal protections for medical data, login info

New York AG proposes legal protections for medical data, login info

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The attorney general is pushing lawmakers to back legislation that would expand the definition of protected "private information."

Payment cards targeted in attack on pet supplies website

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Several thousand customers are being notified that unauthorized persons accessed the ValuePetSupplies.com servers and installed malicious files to capture personal information.

States pen letter to JPMorgan chief privacy officer requesting further info on breach

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States investigating JPMorgan's massive breach from this past summer are requesting more information on the type of information that was stolen and the steps taken to protect data.

On heels of Obama privacy talk, senator to reintroduce breach notification bill

On heels of Obama privacy talk, senator to reintroduce breach notification bill

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A Florida senator is drafting the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015, a year after similar legislation was introduced.

Payment cards used on Park 'N Fly website are at risk

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The Georgia-based parking operator is notifying customers of a security compromise involving payment card data processed through its e-commerce website.

Lawyers request to consolidate suits of former Sony employees

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A motion was filed to consolidate seven proposed class actions against SPE.

Heartland Payment Systems begins offering payment card breach warranty

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The payment system company launched the industry's first credit/debit card information breach warranty earlier this week.

Who is responsible for software safety? Nobody is no longer an option

Who is responsible for software safety? Nobody is no longer an option

It is now up to banks to self-regulate themselves or continue to deal with the pressing questions of concerned officials like Benjamin Lawsky.

American Airlines says 10K AAdvantage accounts may have been accessed

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American Airlines has only identified two specific instances where miles were used without the customer's authorization.

POS malware threatens payment cards used at Marriott in California

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Malware was found on point-of-sale terminals used at food and beverage outlets in the Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center in California.

Obama to call for national breach notification law, student privacy bill

Obama to call for national breach notification law, student privacy bill

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Speaking to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), President Obama said he will propose a Personal Data Notification and Protection Act and a Student Data Privacy Act.

Study: Majority of enterprises breached in first half of 2014, regardless of vertical

Study: Majority of enterprises breached in first half of 2014, regardless of vertical

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FireEye found that a majority of enterprises had their systems breached during the first half of 2014, and often times, advanced malware allowed for the intrusion.

Computer stolen, contained info on 1,000 Inland Empire Health Plan members

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An unencrypted, password protected desktop computer containing personal information was stolen from Children's Eyewear Sight, a participating provider with IEHP that provides vision services.

FBI shares info on Sony hack, but doubt in N. Korea theory lingers

FBI shares info on Sony hack, but doubt in N. Korea theory lingers

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The FBI director said that attackers failed to use proxy servers to conceal their whereabouts when sending threatening emails to Sony employees.

Congressman presses KeyPoint for answers following data breach

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Rep. Elijah Cummings requested information related to the KeyPoint Government Solutions breach, including records of previous intrusions, forensic analysis and suspected identities.

Zappos must pay $106K post-breach

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Online shoe retailer Zappos must pay $106,000 to nine states after a 2012 breach exposed data on 24 million customers.

United notifies members of access gained to MileagePlus accounts

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United said it has not been breached, but that an unauthorized party attempted to access their accounts using usernames and passwords obtained from a third-party source.

Malicious code on ID Parts website, credit card data of 12K customers stolen

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Malicious code was inserted into the functions that process customer payment information on the ID Parts website, and customer credit card information was stolen.

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