Weekend news review: March 2-6

Data at risk for about 50,000 current and former Uber drivers

Data at risk for about 50,000 current and former Uber drivers

Unauthorized access was gained to one of Uber's databases in May 2014, putting names and driver's license numbers at risk for 50,000 current and former drivers. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/unauthorized-access-of-uber-database-exposes-drivers-pii/article/401170/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Natural Grocers investigating unauthorized access to POS systems

Natural Grocers investigating unauthorized access to POS systems

Financial sources told Brian Krebs that fraudulent activity had been detected that indicated the grocer's POS systems had been accessed. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/natural-grocers-investigating-unauthorized-access-to-pos-systems/article/401175/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
In growing market for genetic data, privacy implications prove lasting

In growing market for genetic data, privacy implications prove lasting

Experts consider the lasting impact of data brokers, and potential breaches, on genetic information. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/breach-concerns-grow-as-dna-information-becomes-lucrative/article/401282/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Spammers leverage DMARC to more successfully distribute ransomware

Spammers leverage DMARC to more successfully distribute ransomware

Trend Micro researchers observed spammers leveraging DMARC in order to improve the chances of infecting users with TorrentLocker. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/malicious-messages-evade-spam-filters-go-directly-to-inboxes/article/401436/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Angler EK hijacks domain registrant credentials to create malicious pages

Angler EK hijacks domain registrant credentials to create malicious pages

The Angler Exploit kit has adopted a new technique for dropping its malware. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/angler-exploit-kit-changes-up-tactics/article/401702/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
New SSL/TLS vulnerability, FREAK, puts secure communications at risk

New SSL/TLS vulnerability, FREAK, puts secure communications at risk

The FREAK vulnerability can be exploited by attackers to obtain private information, including usernames and passwords. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/freak-vulnerability-can-be-exploited-to-cause-weak-encryption/article/401691/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Clinton's use of private email spawns security, transparency debate

Clinton's use of private email spawns security, transparency debate

Hillary Clinton used a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/clintons-use-of-private-email-spawns-security-transparency-debate/article/401944/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is investigating a credit card breach

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is investigating a credit card breach

The hotel investment and management group said it is conducting an investigation to identify and resolve the issue. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/mandarin-oriental-hotel-group-is-investigating-a-credit-card-breach/article/401725/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Ramirez: FTC focus on data security, fraud, cross device tracking

Ramirez: FTC focus on data security, fraud, cross device tracking

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez says the agency will continue to ramp up its expertise to protect consumer privacy. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/ftc-chairwoman-outlines-agency-goals-to-iapp-audience/article/401941/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Indictment reveals theft of one billion email addresses from ESPs, three charged

Indictment reveals theft of one billion email addresses from ESPs, three charged

Prosecutors say the defendants were behind one of the largest reported data breaches in U.S. history. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/indictment-reveals-theft-of-one-billion-email-addresses-from-esps-three-charged/article/402180/" target="_blank">Read more</a>

Hillary Clinton was under pressure this week after it came out that she used her personal email address during her tenure as secretary of state. Also this week, Uber, Natural Grocers and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group began investigating data breaches. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.

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