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Capital One hacking suspect pleads not guilty to federal computer, wire fraud charges

The Seattle software engineer known online as “erratic,” who is accused of hacking into Capital One’s computer systems and compromising the personal data of more than 100 million customers, pleaded …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Here’s what you need to know about the Capital One data breach

The alleged hacker, Paige A. Thompson, obtained Social Security and bank account numbers in some instances, as well other information such as names, birthdates, credit scores and self-reported income, the …


LabCorp discloses data breach affecting 7.7 million customers

LabCorp, a medical testing company, said 7.7 million customers had their personal and financial data exposed through a breach at a third-party billing collections company.


Report: Real estate title firm exposes data in 885M flies

Report: First American Financial’s privacy lapse exposes bank account numbers, other personal info contained in 885 million real estate title files.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Yahoo to pay $117.5M in latest settlement of massive breach

Nearly 200 million people ensnared in Yahoo data breach are eligible for up to $117.5 million in free services, other potential restitution.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

Security breach at Nordstrom exposes sensitive employee data

The company isn’t saying how many of its employees may be impacted by the security breach it alerted workers to this week.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018

Uber reaches $148 million settlement over its 2016 data breach, which affected 57 million globally

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to settle allegations from 50 states and the District of Columbia that the ride-hailing company violated data breach laws when it waited a …


Equifax finds additional 2.4 million impacted by 2017 breach

NEW YORK – Equifax said Thursday that an additional 2.4 million Americans were affected by last year’s data breach; however these newly disclosed consumers had significantly less personal information stolen. …


‘Hacker-for-hire’ pleads guilty to Yahoo breach

A Canadian man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities say was directed by two Russian intelligence agents and affected at least a …


Yahoo: 3 billion accounts breached in 2013. Yes, 3 billion

Yahoo has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying it affected all 3 billion accounts on its service, not the 1 billion it revealed …


Securities regulator says personal info was leaked in breach

The Securities and Exchange Commission is now saying that at least two people had their personal information stolen in the breach that happened last year.


Senators grill SEC chairman on disclosure of data breach

U.S. senators from both parties on Tuesday grilled the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission – the agency responsible for policing Wall Street – on its handling of a …


After Equifax hack, LifeLock sign-ups jump tenfold

Since news of the breach, LifeLock has seen six times its usual web traffic and the company is enrolling 10 times as many new customers every hour than before the …


Key Equifax executives departing after huge data breach

Equifax announced late Friday that its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans’ personal information.


Equifax victims may face another hassle in buying an iPhone

Apple fans who froze their credit after the Equifax data breach may end up with another hassle on their hands if they try to get one of the new iPhones …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017

Federal Trade Commission investigating Equifax breach

The FTC said Thursday that it was opening an investigation into how Equifax got hacked and tens of million Americans’ personal information was either accessed or stolen.


Brad Stone: Equifax is a Category 5 breach

The company’s primary mission is to compile, store and disseminate personal information on customers to creditors who want to know if they are making good loans or not. And to …


Data leak means you should change your Verizon PIN right now

Verizon confirmed Wednesday that data belonging to 6 million customers was leaked online in June. News of the incident was first reported by ZDNet.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

Watchdog recommends security measures after names, Social Security numbers stolen from WSU

A consumer watchdog group has recommended security measures for anyone who may be affected by the recent theft of sensitive data from a Washington State University research center.


Shielded Native American sites thrust into debate over breaching dams

A little-known federal program that avoids publicizing its accomplishments to protect from looters the thousands of Native American sites it’s tasked with managing has been caught up in a big …


Yahoo should face SEC probe over breach, senator says

Yahoo Inc. should face a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into whether the Internet media company properly informed investors and the public about a massive data breach that it confirmed …


Syrian rebels breach government-imposed siege on Aleppo

Rebels breached the Syrian government siege on opposition neighborhoods in the city of Aleppo, opening a corridor in the south and marking a major military breakthrough. The push prompted an …


National security issues take stage in Fairchild rape case

National security questions have been raised during the Spokane rape trial of a civilian contractor who, according to court testimony, took a woman he just met over the Internet into …