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On mounting privacy concerns, WhatsApp CEO defends acquisition

As the FTC begins reviewing the results of Facebook's proposed WhatsApp acquisition, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum claimed privacy concerns in the resulting acquisition are "inaccurate and careless."
In the Media by Michael Krebs

With data breaches hitting SnapChat, a new rival emerges in Wickr

As security issues continue to plague the SnapChat mobile photo sharing application, a rival service appears ready to exploit the weakness.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Target CEO: Banks need to issue chip-based credit cards in U.S.

With the FBI now warning all retailers on similar breach possibilities, Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is refocusing attention on the need for chip-based credit card technology adoption in the United States.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Target CEO assures public as investors push stock to 52-week low

Target Corporation's CEO Gregg Steinhafel assured investors and consumers that its customers will not be on the hook financially for the data breach that appears to have been conducted by a 16-year-old Russian national.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

50 million customers affected in LivingSocial cyberattack

Washington - Popular daily deals website LivingSocial announced a massive cyberattack on its database. It is estimated 50 million customers across the globe are affected.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments

Report: One new identity theft victim every 3 seconds in U.S.

A recently released report says in 2012 there was one new victim of identity theft every three seconds in the United States. The thefts accounted for billions of dollars.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

Large number of Twitter user passwords reset due to compromise

Reports are surfacing today that a large number of Twitter users may have found they aren't able to access their accounts. The reason for this is that Twitter has reset the passwords for a "large number" of accounts.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl

Blizzard Entertainment warns of password breach for online gamers

Blizzard Entertainment has warned customers its internal network was breached. This exploit exposed user email addresses and the passwords (scrambled) of online gamers.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

MasterCard and VISA warn of massive data breach, impact unknown

A massive data breach has occurred involving MasterCard and VISA cardholders. It is possible 10 million credit card holders may be impacted by this significant breach.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Zappos accounts hacked, data stolen

Data theft is becoming more common, and Zappos is the latest to report the breaching of accounts, twenty four million accounts.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 7 comments

Servers at Virginia Commonwealth University hacked

Richmond - Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has announced the educational establishment has suffered an information security related incident.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl

Sony shuts down 93,000 accounts after massive attack

Earlier this year Sony experienced one of the largest data breaches of all time, and now the company has announced their networks have been attacked again.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl

Nationwide Insurance suffers data loss

Healthcare really needs a wakeup call when it comes to security.
In the Media by vmunster

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