Category: PCI Compliance

Russian hackers steal more than 1 billion passwords in record-breaking data breach

Hold Security, a firm credited with uncovering significant data breaches – such as the one at Adobe Systems in October 2013 – has uncovered a record-breaking hack of 1.2 billion username and passwords from multiple websites. From the Hold Security … Continue reading

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Data breach reporting: A job killer or business saver?

There’s quite a brouhaha bubbling up Down Under. It all stems from a Sydney Morning Herald opinion piece written by the CEO of the Association of Data Driven Marketing and Advertising opposing the mandatory data breach reporting law introduced to … Continue reading

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The next big retail fraud? Jimmy John’s investigating possible data breach

Unauthorized activity on credit cards recently used at Jimmy John’s locations has led the sandwich chain to work with authorities on an investigation of a potential data breach. KrebsOnSecurity.com first reported on the issue Thursday, stating the chain “did not … Continue reading

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Americans agree government must do more to protect data, but can the government act?

The National Consumer League released a study last week based on surveys from identity fraud victims across the United States. It claims that just 28 percent of victims think the government’s requirements for protecting healthcare and financial data are sufficient. … Continue reading

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Experts: Be fast and forthcoming with details of a data breach

After the recent rash of high-profile data breaches, the Internet is ripe with tips for handling a breach at your organization. The standard experts’ message: Notify consumers immediately and don’t downplay the impact. The Dallas Morning News has a keen … Continue reading

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Friend or foe? Cybersecurity risks for shared data and a few precautions

Mom always said to choose your friends wisely. Maybe she was trying to protect you from a data breach. AT&T learned that lesson the hard way. From a statement released by the company : “We recently learned that three employees … Continue reading

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Another U.S. retailer discovers the real cost of card holder data theft: customer loyalty

As another large U.S. retailer – this time restaurant chain P.F. Changs – suffers the impact of a data breach, results of a survey released Thursday show that consumers are firmly holding retailers responsible at a rate nearly that of … Continue reading

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What took so long? How data breaches can go months without being detected

After the recent eBay data breach in which more than 145 million user records were reportedly compromised by hackers, the internet is once again full of stories about consumers demanding better protection, analysts blaming organizations for not following basic cybersecurity … Continue reading

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Online Tech exhibits at Chicago internet retailing expo

“Changing, Connecting, Creating” is the theme of this year’s IRCE, the world’s largest e-commerce event happening in Chicago June 10-13. With over 200 speakers, and 10,000 expected guests, plan on tons of connecting and creating. Tracks will range from B2B … Continue reading

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Cloud Security at Columbus Information Security Conference

On May 22nd, industry experts from around the Columbus area will converge to speak at the Data Connectors Columbus Tech Security Conference. This will be held in the Quest Conference Centers in Columbus. The focus of the Data Connectors event … Continue reading

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