A San Diego-based password cracking group has taken a big step towards deciphering some of the 36 million odd passwords leaked in last month’s Ashley Madison breach
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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a large health care provider in New York state, says it was hit by an attack that began in 2013 and wasn’t discovered until last month, resulting in the compromise of members’ personal information, including Social Security numbers, addresses, financial and account information. The company did not specify how many people potentially[…]
Millions of government workers whose information was implicated in this year’s expansive Office of Personnel Management hack still haven’t been notified, the agency revealed this week.
The U.S. government is purportedly readying economic sanctions against China and is prepared to call out several Chinese companies and individuals for cyber espionage.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the quasi-interesting fallout from the Ashley Madison hack, the appeals court decision about the Wyndham data breaches, and Charlie Miller leaving Twitter.
Target officials say that the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of several U.S. agencies investigating the massive data breach at the company in 2013, has decided not to punish Target as a result of the breach.
In the latest installment of a long and winding court case related to multiple data beaches at Wyndham Worldwide several years ago, an appellate court has upheld the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to punish the hotel chain for lax security practices that allegedly led to the breaches.
Hosting provider Web.com said it was breached last week and hackers made off with payment card and personal data belonging to 93,000 customers.
The Internal Revenue Service disclosed this week that following the latest review of its system, 334,000 taxpayers – more than three times the agency’s initial estimate – may be affected by the hack it announced in May.
Ride-sharing company Uber, which has already battled a database compromise and hackers selling stolen accounts this year, announced over the weekend that it will bulk up its security division.