Identity Theft

Target sets record for largest settlement ever for a data breach

Target set a record for the largest ever settlement for a data breach. Veuer's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story. Buzz60

Data Breach

Massive data breach exposes over 16,000 concealed weapons permit holders in Florida

The breach may have revealed the social security numbers of 469 customers as well.<p>Florida officials said hackers may have stolen the names of over …

Security

Target to pay $18.5 million to settle data breach fallout

Target has agreed to pay $18.5 million to resolve investigations being conducted by 47 states and the District of Columbia stemming from the 2013 data breach that compromised 41 million customer credit and debit card accounts and exposed the personal information of more than 60 million …

Data Breach

Hackers steal Melbourne high school's data and impersonate principal in credit card scam

Department and parents say data stolen from Blackburn high school, posted to file-sharing site and fake emails sent to parents<p>Hackers have stolen student information from a Melbourne high school, posting it online and sending emails to parents pretending to be from the principal.<p>The Victorian …

Security

How does your bank score when dealing with fraud?

Barclays and Santander are the banks most likely to wrongly refuse to refund customers if they are victims of fraud, an investigation has revealed.<p>Banks are liable to reimburse unauthorised transactions if the customer reports it within 13 months and was not deemed to be negligent with their …

Business (UK)

Target settles data breach case with 47 states

Target (TGT -1.5%) agrees to pay $18.5M in a settlement with 47 states and the District of Columbia related to the massive data breach with the …

Data Breach

Man Allegedly Forged Social Security Number in Bid to Get Trump's Taxes — He Got a Felony Instead

Authorities have charged a private investigator after he allegedly forged a social security number in order to try to access President Donald Trump's …

Social Security

Man jailed for stealing images and details from more than 50 women

Consider Kevin M Maldonado: he’s the reason to limit the personal information you put online, and he’s the reason why your password shouldn’t be your …

Security

What to do if your identity is stolen

The news seems to be filled with stories about hackers and identity theft these days, and rightly so. According to the Identity Fraud Study released …

Credit Report

Target data breach: Retail giant agrees to $18.5m settlement with 47 states over massive 2013 breach

The breach affected 41 million customer payment card accounts and over 60 million Target customers.<p>Retail giant Target has agreed to pay a whopping …

Security

Target ends data breach lawsuit with $18.5 million settlement | Retail

Target Corp. agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle state lawsuits over a 2013 hack of its database when the personal information of millions of …

Data Breach

Target Will Shell Out $18.5 Million for a Data Breach That Impacted 40 Million Customers

Two years after a data breach impacted about 40 million of its customers during the 2013 Christmas shopping season, Target Corp. reached an $18.5 …

Data Breach

Target in $18.5 million multi-state settlement over data breach

(Reuters) - Target Corp on Tuesday agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle claims by 47 states and the District of Columbia and resolve a multi-state investigation into the retailer's massive data breach in late 2013.<p>The investigation — led by the Attorneys General of Connecticut and Illinois — found …

Data Breach

Man caught in Eagle gets 3 years prison for nationwide cell phone theft spree

EAGLE — Eagle police weren’t certain where Al Paolo Duzyurt Lucci was from or where he was headed, but he had an armload of cellphones he had not …

Denver

Warning after WannaCry sets off fake BT phishing attack

In one of the most predictable phishing campaigns of the year, criminals last week started sending out emails purporting to be from BT warning of …

Security

The Future is Now: Fighting Crime

The entertainment industry loves to imagine the future of crime. And with future crime comes future crime fighting. So–let’s talk about the future of …

Geek

Credential-Stuffing Threat Intensifies Amid Password Reuse

Employees who reuse logins on multiple websites drive the impact of third-party breaches as hackers use credential stuffing to compromise more …

Security

Data Breach, Vulnerability Data on Track to Set New Records in 2017

There are so far 1,254 publicly reported data breaches and 4,837 published vulnerabilities in the first quarter of this year.<p>Enterprise security …

Information Security

New banking scam sees fraudsters open 'twin' account next to your real one

A startling case of bank fraud has exposed the routine failure of current account providers to check applicants’ information.<p>Halifax customer Mark Mansfield discovered a criminal had opened another Halifax current account online in his name, despite the fraudster providing fabricated information …

Business (UK)

WannaCry 2.0 is latest threat to company's financial data security

The greatest threat to a business in the 21st century could come from an unknown person on the other side of the world. Hacking attacks cost the average American firm $15.4 million, according to a 2016 report by HP and the U.S.-based Ponemon Institute of Cyber Crime.<p>The recent WannaCry ransomware …

Cybersecurity

Honda Cars Philippines Offers Extended Warranty

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) announces the launch of Honda’s extended warranty program, the Honda Protect Plus Extended Warranty. It is a …

Consumer Reports

Idaho to receive $193K in Target data breach settlement

Officials with Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's office say Idaho will receive nearly $193,000 in settlement funds from Target Corp. over a massive …

Data Breach

Ukrainian Hacker Gets 2 1/2 Years for Stealing News Releases - Bloomberg

A Ukrainian hacker was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for stealing unpublished news releases that helped a criminal network make $30 million …

Security

Target settles with 47 states over its 2013 data breach

Believe it or not, Target <i>still</i> isn't done paying the price for the 2013 breach that exposed the shopping data of tens of millions of customers. The retailer has reached a settlement with 47 states (and the District of Columbia) that will have it pay a collective $18.5 million and institute key …

Data Breach

Nearly All User Names, Passwords From DaFont.Com Stolen

Popular font sharing site DaFont.com was hacked, exposing 700,000 usernames and passwords. More than 98 percent of the passwords have been cracked.

Security

Rite Aid’s ecommerce platform breached, personal info stolen

Cybercriminal was able to steal both personal and financial information of customers for more than 10 weeks.

Rite Aid

Mobile Fraud a Blind Spot for Ecommerce Merchants

Dangers loom as merchants are scrambling to meet the demands of the threat posed by mobile fraud.<p>Last year’s Black Friday online sales smashed sales records, generating $3 billion with more than $1 billion of sales coming from mobile. This year, over two billion users are likely to purchase at …

eCommerce

Data breach activity reaches all-time high

With over 1,200 breaches and over 3.4 billion records exposed, 2017 is already on pace to be yet another “worst year on record” for data breach …

Security

Rogues reset "passwords", steal W-2 info from Equifax subsidiary customer employees

Oh, by “passwords” we mean a four-digit PIN.<p>| May 22, 201711:39 am | Filed under: Data loss, Privacy 0<p>Computer criminals reset the "passwords" and …

Security

Perth real estate agent hacked, house hunters fall for scam

A western suburbs real estate agency has had its computer system hacked by scammers preying on house hunters via bogus advertisements on major …

Real Estate