Data Protection

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The cost of a data breach has jumped 23 percent in two years

Affected organizations today pay 23 percent more than they would have in 2013.

Thieves stole data on 100,000 taxpayers through IRS app

They first dug up Social Security data, dates of birth and street addresses through other sources


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Millions of records compromised in these data breaches

We used 1 million records exposed as our floor in creating this list. Starting with a number that big says a lot about the state of data security.

Attackers use email spam to infect point-of-sale terminals with new malware

They're likely counting on some employees misusing such terminals to browse the Web or check their personal email at work

Full Adult Friend Finder database offered for $17,000

The full database may contain payment card data, highly sought after by fraudsters

Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

Researchers recovered access credentials, emails, text messages and other sensitive information from wiped Android phones

Leaked database of Adult Friend Finder still online

Adult Friend Finder was breached more than two months ago, according to a dark Web forum

In desperation, many ransomware victims plead with attackers

TeslaCrypt creators negotiated with victims, earned over $76,000 in two months

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When is offshoring software development the wrong choice? 7 don'ts to remember

Offshoring can be a valid option, but only for the right projects and the right reasons. Here’s how to know for sure if it’s the wrong choice.

Sally Beauty confirms second payment card breach

There's enough evidence to confirm an intrusion, but the scope of the breach is not yet clear

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A look at Bleep and what peer-to-peer messaging bodes for the future

Find out about Bleep and why its technology will change expectations for future messaging apps.

Critical VM escape vulnerability impacts business systems, data centers

The vulnerability, dubbed Venom, affects systems usings the QEMU, Xen and KVM virtualization platforms

Companies are falling behind on securing their SAP environments

More than 95 percent of SAP systems are vulnerable, a SAP security firm said

Cybercriminals borrow from APT playbook in attack against PoS vendors

Attackers impersonated point-of-sale system owners in need of technical assistance in a spear-phishing attack targeting PoS vendors

Sally Beauty investigates possible second card breach

It's not known if the latest incident is related to last year's breach, the company said

Microsoft picks security for the enterprise win

The company has revamped its routine for supplying security patches and has unveiled data and system protections

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Enterprises overlook legal issues in breach preparedness

Companies preparing for data breaches and cyber security incidents too often focus on the technology and overlook the legal aspects.

Facebook change will give you control over data sharing with apps

Users can now decide what types of data to share with third party apps

Facebook, under siege, slams European privacy regulators

Facebook has already filed a lawsuit against the Dutch data protection authority over an investigation into its privacy practices

SendGrid resets passwords as investigation reveals deeper breach

An employee account was compromised, which gave access to customers' email lists

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