Payment Card Security Breach Leads to ICO Fine

In late February, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined online travel insurer Staysure, for failing to protect customers’ personal data, particularly for failing to implement processes to ensure technical vulnerabilities were being [...]

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Huge Breach in South Korea

This article takes a look at the most recent data breach in South Korea, which has affected over 70 percent of the population aged 15 to 65. The compromised data comes from website registrations for various games and online gambling promotions, ringtone storefronts and move [...]

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Snapchat Settlement

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, Snapchat, a mobile messaging app, settled with the FTC over allegations that it deceived customers by collecting user information without permission. This case and the resulting settlement reflect the FTC’s continuing investigative effort to hold tech companies accountable to their marketing claims and privacy [...]

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Who keeps your personal information safe?

Whose job is it to police the transparency of privacy policies for consumers? The FTC argues that this task falls under their jurisdiction and has been bringing cases against companies with supposedly lax data security [...]

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Data Breaches: Cause and Prevention

This article takes a look at the information uncovered in Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report. According to the report, the most common methods of attack fell into several categories: 1) Hacking; 2) Malware; 3) Physical Attacks; 4) Social Engineering; 5) Misuse; and 6) User Error. The article also outlines some basic responses to data breaches within an [...]

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