Archive for the ‘Hacking News’ Category

Citibank Data Security Breach, credit cards stolen

Healthcare HIPAA Identity Theft

A new threat could be giving up your location when you post a picture from inside your house. A team of scientists dicovered that with some smartphones, a user’s latitude and longitude can be attached tothe picture you post in the metadata.

Facebook’s new security features and the Zuckerberg hacking incident

Image via Wikipedia Vendor risk assessment are not part of everyday corporate managememnt but it should be. If you drive a car and every week you have to get something fixed it would prove pretty annoying, disgusting, outrageous and you probably you would never buy that model again and probably wouldn’t by from that manufacturer [...]

Image by Getty Images via Daylife SC magazine just reported that the Ponemon Institute has determined the cost of a data breach is $204 per record. “Data breaches last year cost organizations $204 per exposed record on average, which represents an almost two percent increase over 2008, according to the fifth annual “Cost of  Data [...]

Miami is a fun place to live and work (there are actually people who work here). Its a great vacation spot, people enjoy the nightlife and now we have something else to crow about. The largest credit theft ring was based here! According to Bloomberg, “Albert Gonzalez, a 28-year-old Miami resident, and two hackers living [...]

Data Loss, this time with Network Solution Network Solutions, one of the largest domain registrars recently announced a data breach. Malicious code was found on its e-commerce server which may have captured transactions from thousands of websites and capturing half a million or more credit cards. The company said they found the code during a [...]

I hope no one is actually shocked by this story. Records are stolen everyday. Typically, the hackers will sell the information in the underground somewhere is Eastern Europe or Asia. The fact that someone is asking for ransom, and so publicly it actually a good thing in my opinion. Why is it good you ask? (I [...]

I believe that more personal information has been stolen than there are actual people in the US. How much was stolen from the government would prove a nice study. And has anyone in the government actually been fired? So the employee lost the laptop. Do you blame the employee or the agency for not educating [...]

As social networking takes over our lives, much like the Borg, we are freely giving away our personal information.  Its information devaluation. Twitter, facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Linkedin, etc are all pretty much conditioning us to be one with the Internet universe. Why shouldnt every person we know have the latest update on what you had [...]