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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

Federal grand jury indicts woman in Capital One case

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

Watchdog says FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims

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 …

Fewer affected in Marriott hack, but passports a red flag

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 …

German politicians’ data posted online, government probes source

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.

Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500M guests

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 …

British Airways travelers’ credit card details hacked

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.

Ex-Equifax software developer charged with insider trading

A former software developer for Equifax faces insider trading charges related to the company’s massive

Best Buy warns of data breach

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.

Data breach hits Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor stores

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 legacy travel site likely hacked, affecting 880K

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.

Former Equifax executive charged with insider trading

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 sues Uber over data breach cover-up

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 …

Uber sued over massive data breach after paying hackers to keep quiet

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 reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

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.

Equifax apologizes again, lays out costs going forward

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.

Lawmakers call Equifax response to breach inadequate

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 …

Two Equifax executives will retire following massive data breach

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, …

Yahoo issues new security warning to users

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 …

Nearly 400,000 Community Health Plan of Washington customers’ information exposed in data breach

Almost 400,000 current and former members of the Community Health Plan of Washington have had personal information exposed in a data breach.

Yahoo says hackers stole information from over 1B accounts

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 …

Quest data breach exposes private health information of 34,000 patients

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.

Report: 450,000 residents impacted by data breaches

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.

Yahoo hit in world’s biggest data breach

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 …

Free training on data breach response set for Monday

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 …

LinkedIn confirms 2012 hack exposed 117 million passwords

LinkedIn says a 2012 breach resulted in more than 100 million of its users’ passwords being compromised – vastly more than previously thought.

Consumer Confidential: What does a corporation owe you after a data breach?

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 …

Privacy at risk in hunt for data on voters

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 …

15 million T-Mobile customers’ data hacked, Experian says

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.

Premera cyberattack affects 11 million customers

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 …

URM Stores card fraud cost tops $687,000 for 11 credit unions

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 …