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Adobe Data Breach More Extensive Than Previously Disclosed

According to Reuters, Adobe Systems Inc reported on Oct. 29, 2013 that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts. The company disclosed the breach on October 3, stating attackers took credit card information and other data from nearly 3 million ... Read More »

10,000 Identity Fraud Rings Uncovered in the USA

Security company ID Analytics has uncovered 10,000 identity fraud rings in the U.S.  The company found the rings after studying 1.7 billion credit card and cell phone account applications and finding similar names, addresses and email addresses. ID Analytics provides the engine behind the LifeLock data protection service for consumers and was recently bought by LifeLock. The surprising aspect of ... Read More »

European Union: Big Fines for Breaching Privacy Rules

New rules in data protection:  Businesses breaching European Union Privacy Rules will face fines of up to 5% of their global revenues based on new proposals to be unveiled soon.  The rules will also apply to subsidiaries of foreign corporations.  Companies with more than 250 employees would have to have a dedicated staff to deal with privacy issues. The new ... Read More »

Cyberwarfare: Unprecedented Transfer of Wealth

The recent report by McAfee concerning Cyberwarfare makes interesting reading and should prompt large scale revisions of internal computer security:  The McAfee White Paper on Operation Shady Rat states: “What we have witnessed over the past five to six years has been nothing short of a historically unprecedented transfer of wealth — closely guarded national secrets (including those from classified government ... Read More »

Data Theft: The Sony Corporation Debacle Widens

Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment announced on May 3rd  that their ongoing investigation of illegal intrusions into Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) systems revealed on May 2  that hackers may have stolen SOE customer information on April 16th and 17th, 2011 (PDT). SOE is based in San Diego, California, U.S.A. This information, which was discovered by engineers and security ... Read More »