Stories tagged: data breach
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 6:24 p.m.
A former Amazon software engineer arrested last month on charges she hacked into Capital One bank and more than 30 different companies has been indicted by a federal grand jury
Fri., March 22, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
A government watchdog has found the Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes and wildfires in 2017; FEMA says …
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
Fewer Marriott guest records than previously feared were compromised in a massive data breach, but the largest hotel chain in the world confirmed Friday that approximately 5.25 million unencrypted passport …
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 8:33 a.m.
Personal data and documents on hundreds of German politicians and others have been posted online, and German cyber-defense experts were trying to figure out Friday how the information was obtained.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 8:33 p.m.
Hackers stole information on as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel empire over four years, obtaining credit card and passport numbers and other personal data, the company …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 8:10 a.m.
Hackers obtained the credit card details of some 380,000 British Airways travelers during a two-week data breach this summer that leaves the customers vulnerable to financial fraud, the airline says.
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 8:25 p.m.
A former software developer for Equifax faces insider trading charges related to the company’s massive
Fri., April 6, 2018, 9:34 a.m.
Best Buy is warning that some of its customers’ payment information may have been compromised in a data breach.
UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 2:24 p.m.
A data breach at department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor has compromised the personal information of customers who shopped at the stores.
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
Orbitz says a legacy travel booking platform may have been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of people that made purchases between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 22, 2017.
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
Insider trading charges were announced Wednesday against a former Equifax executive who sold his shares for nearly $1 million before the company’s massive data breach was revealed to the public …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Washington state is suing the ride-hailing company Uber, saying it broke state law when it failed to notify more than 10,000 drivers in the state that their personal information was …
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
After Uber revealed that it paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about stealing the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers, the company is now facing at least three …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service’s customers and drivers.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
A day after posting sizeable profit declines due to a massive data breach, Equifax said it expects to incur related costs of between $60 million to $75 billion in the …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday lashed out at the former head of Equifax, demanding answers for the massive data breach that compromised the sensitive personal information of an estimated …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
A week after Equifax disclosed that it suffered a massive data breach that may have compromised sensitive information belonging to 143 million people, the credit reporting agency’s chief information officer, …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest development in the internet company’s investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
Almost 400,000 current and former members of the Community Health Plan of Washington have had personal information exposed in a data breach.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
NEW YORK – Yahoo says it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013, in what is thought to be the largest data breach …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 12:11 p.m.
Quest Diagnostics, a New Jersey-based lab services company, is investigating an online data breach that exposed the test results and other personal information of 34,000 patients.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 10:18 a.m.
A new report from Washington state’s Attorney General’s Office says nearly a half a million residents were impacted by data breaches between July 2015 and July 2016.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Ailing tech giant Yahoo may soon confirm a data breach affecting hundreds of millions of accounts, according to a report from tech site re/code. If confirmed, the breach would be …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
The Spokane chapter of the Community Security Coalition will hold its annual security training seminar Monday, taking a “deep dive into incident response” to company data breaches with some of …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
LinkedIn says a 2012 breach resulted in more than 100 million of its users’ passwords being compromised – vastly more than previously thought.
Sun., May 15, 2016
It’s a question that grows in importance with each new report of a data breach: How much responsibility should companies take for protecting people’s privacy? The most common response when …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
When presidential candidates turn to data crunchers at Rocket Fuel in Silicon Valley for help finding voters who want tougher immigration enforcement, the firm comes up with a surprisingly specific …
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Credit reporting agency Experian said Thursday that hackers accessed the Social Security numbers, birthdates and other personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers.
Wed., March 18, 2015
Hackers pierced the cybersecurity of Washington’s biggest health insurer last spring and got a peek at data for an estimated 11 million customers, but the company didn’t discover the breach …
Tue., March 4, 2014
A credit card breach last fall affecting thousands of Inland Northwest grocery store customers cost local credit unions at least $687,000, a trade group reported. The Northwest Credit Union Association …