The UK Information Commissioner's Office has fined Welcome Financial Services Limited Â£150,000 over lost back-up tapes. The compromised information on the tapes includes names, addresses and telephone numbers.
Banks and credit unions are investing in enhanced fraud detection, but are they spending money on the right things? The new Faces of Fraud survey report shows too many are still confused by updated FFIEC demands.
LinkedIn's failure to comply with long standing industry standard encryption protocols jeopardized its users' PII, and diminished the value of the services, the class action federal lawsuit filed in northern California says.
A successful effort to build a corporate culture that values privacy should be built on ideas that come from the rank-and-file staff in all departments, says Jan Hillier, a specialist in managing change.
FTC settlement agreements in two cases involving data exposed on peer-to-peer networks offer a reminder of the risks involved in using the networks. Social Security numbers, healthcare information and other personal details were exposed.
The online dating website eHarmony has warned a "small fraction" of its users of a June 6 breach that likely exposed hashed passwords. Whether the incident is related to a LinkedIn breach has not been confirmed.
In response to Congress' request for additional information, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has changed its story about how it found out about a July 2011 breach affecting its Thrift Savings Plan.
Mobile security threats can be managed through testing and strategic risk-mitigation strategies, says Keith Gordon, who oversees authentication and security strategies for Bank of America's consumer online and mobile banking units.
Why did hackers target the federal Thrift Savings Plan? Details from the FBI and the TSP have been sketchy, and Sen. Susan Collins is demanding more information - including the reasons behind the delayed notification.