The biggest data breaches of 2018 so far

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The first six months of 2018 saw thousands of people lose their data in cybersecurity breaches across the world. According to the 2017 Breach Level Index statistics, more than 7 million records were compromised every day. That year saw some of the biggest security attacks in history. But many computer security experts had predicted that 2018 will be worse as the number … Read More

Ticketmaster data theft part of larger credit card scheme, security firm says

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The data breach that Ticketmaster revealed in June is part of a larger credit card-skimming operation that has hit more than 800 e-commerce sites across the internet, according to cybersecurity firm RiskIQ. Hackers were able to penetrate InBenta Technologies, a firm that works with Ticketmaster, according to RiskIQ. Ticketmaster itself wasn’t breached, according to the firm. By going through InBenta, … Read More

Macy’s Customer Credit Data Hacked In Breach

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Macy’s (M, +1.99%) has become the latest retailer to be hit by customer data intruders. The department store chain said on Tuesday that hackers had gotten hold of the names and passwords of some customers and may even have gained access to their credit card numbers and expiration dates, though not the four-digit security codes, which it does not store. … Read More

Web biz DomainFactory confirms: We were hacked in January 2018

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Updated German hosting company DomainFactory has taken down its forums after someone posted messages alleging to have compromised the company’s computers. Acknowledging the attack, the GoDaddy-owned (via Host Europe, acquired in 2016) company has advised customers to change their passwords and detailed the extent of the data breach claimed by the hackers. Read the full article here. 

Adidas Says Millions of U.S. Customers Being Alerted of Breach

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Adidas AG is the latest company to come under attack from cyber-thieves looking to steal personal information, with millions of customers potentially at risk. The athletic-wear company alerted customers on Thursday about a possible data breach on its U.S. website. A preliminary investigation found the leaked data includes contact information, usernames and encrypted passwords, the company said in a statement. … Read More

CUNA takes breach concerns to Equifax, requests briefing

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CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle encouraged Equifax to take additional steps to notify all consumers impacted by its data breach in a letter sent Wednesday. Equifax announced the breach late last week, which it said impacts 143 million American consumers, with an additional 209,000 credit card numbers also being stolen. “We encourage Equifax to develop stronger methods to ensure that all … Read More

CUNA Letter to Equifax

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The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) represents America’s credit unions and their 110 million members. We are writing this letter to voice our concerns over the September 7 announcement of a “cybersecurity incident involving consumer information.” The document contained on Equifax’s website states that, “information accessed during the breach primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in … Read More

CUNA monitoring Equifax data breach impacting 143M consumers

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Credit bureau Equifax announced Thursday it experienced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting as many as 143 million American consumers. CUNA is monitoring the situation and working with other financial trade groups to assess if the situation will affect financial institutions. According to the company, it has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting … Read More

AFTER EQUIFAX HACK, GROUPS PRESS FOR STRONGER DATA BREACH LAWS

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Equifax’s data breach has drawn fresh attention to a lack of uniform federal data security standards. A wide variety of associations have called on Congress to establish standard requirements for breach disclosure and data security. In the wake of the enormous Equifax data breach, which first came to light last week, a variety of associations are calling for stronger federal … Read More

CU trades speak out after Equifax breach

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Stop me you think you’ve heard this one before. Following this weeks’ news of the massive data breach at Equifax, credit union trade associations are once again calling for a congressional solution to a problem that has plagued consumers for years. “The massive breach at Equifax, and the report that they had known about it for weeks without notifying consumers, … Read More