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Will we finally see a federal data breach notification law?

Embarrassing losses of personal data, whether due to intrusions into computer networks or sheer carelessness, seemingly are weekly news fodder. The recent PlayStation data …

LulzSec discloses 62,000+ random login credentials

LulzSec rampages on. They claimed they took out cia.gov for a couple of hours tonight, but its difficult to say whether they really did it or whether the site was made …

Citigroup data theft the result of a common vulnerability

If the information the NYT has received about the Citigroup breach is correct, and the intrusion was made possible by the exploitation of a vulnerability so frequent and …

LulzSec targets US Senate and online game company

LulzSec has struck again over the weekend, and this time the targets were the official website of the US Senate and the Bethesda Softworks’ computer network. Officials …

National US data security breach notification law on the horizon?

Californian Representative Mary Bono Mack has jumpstarted the latest quest for a national data security breach notification law and is currently working on its draft. Spurred …

Foreign government behind IMF breach and data theft?

The International Monetary Fund’s systems have been breached by cyber attackers believed to be linked to a unnamed foreign government. According to the NYT, the hack …

Citigroup admits breach, warns customers about phishing

Citigroup has finally made public the fact that it suffered a breach into its systems in May and that the names of some 200,000 customers, their account numbers and contact …

LulzSec leaks Sony Developer source code

Nintendo has confirmed that the server configuration file published by LulzSec on Friday is the real deal, but says that that is the only thing they managed to access and that …

RSA admits SecurID tokens have been compromised

RSA has finally admitted publicly that the March breach into its systems has resulted in the compromise of their SecurID two-factor authentication tokens. The admission comes …

FBI affiliate organization hacked, user database leaked

Only a day after they leaked the details of over one million user accounts and various databases of Sony Pictures and some of its regional sites, LulzSec announced a …

Stolen passwords used as bait in malware spam run

At the rate at which databases of various online services are currently being compromised, I expect that emails such as this latest one spotted by Symantec will become a …

Sony hit again, data from 1 million user accounts leaked

LulzSec, the hacker group behind the Fox and PBS breaches, has struck again. This time the target was SonyPictures.com. It resulted in the compromise of over one million user …

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