Items Tagged with 'data breach'


  • Equifax sets aside nearly $700 million for expected data breach payouts

    Books $690 million for settlements, fines
    It’s been nearly two years since Equifax first revealed that it had suffered a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of 148 million U.S. consumers to hackers, but the fallout from the breach is nowhere near over. In fact, Equifax just revealed how much it's expecting to pay out to deal with all of those issues – and it's a lot.
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  • FEMA leaks sensitive personal information of 2.5 million disaster survivors

    Leaks banking information and addresses
    FEMA recently revealed it mistakenly leaked the banking information of 2.5 million U.S. disaster survivors. The Department of Homeland Security Office Inspector General discovered the leak in which FEMA shared sensitive, personally identifiable information of disaster survivors who previously used the company’s Sheltering Assistance program.
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  • Equifax expecting punishment from CFPB and FTC over massive data breach

    Reveals CFPB is planning to levy a fine
    Equifax is expecting various forms of punishment from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission over the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach that exposed the personal information of 148 million U.S. consumers to hackers, the company revealed recently.
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  • Massive data breach involving millions of mortgage documents just got much worse

    Original mortgage documents found on separate exposed server
    The massive data breach involving more than 24 million mortgage and banking documents, which HousingWire reported on Wednesday, just got much, much worse as an investigation unearthed a separate unprotected server that provided access to some of the original documents to anyone who happened upon it online.
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  • Millions of sensitive mortgage documents exposed in massive data breach

    TechCrunch reports on exposure of 10 years of mortgage documents
    Millions of sensitive mortgage documents were left exposed on the internet for two weeks in a massive data breach that could affect an unknown number of people. According to a report from TechCrunch, more than 24 million mortgage and banking documents were found online in an unprotected database.
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  • Attention business travelers: Marriott reveals massive data breach

    Data breach could have affected 500 million Marriott guests
    Marriott revealed on Friday that guest data for its Starwood properties was illegally accessed by an unauthorized party. According to information from the company, for approximately 327 million guests, personal information, perhaps credit card information, and more was compromised.
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  • Ukrainian man jailed for selling hacked financial information that led to $31 million loss

    Ruslan Yeliseyev sold more than 60,000 credit card numbers, online banking logins
    A Ukrainian man will spend the next six years in a U.S. prison after being convicted of trafficking in stolen financial information, including more than 60,000 credit card numbers and online banking logins. The stolen and trafficked personal information led to an estimated loss of $31 million from the victims’ online banking accounts and credit cards.
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  • T-Mobile hit by data breach, 2 million customers affected

    Company says financial information was not exposed
    T-Mobile announced this week it has experienced a data breach that exposed the personal information of two million of its customers to hackers. In a note to customers, the company said that the information exposed did not include personal financial data, such as credit card information, or sensitive personal information like Social Security numbers and passwords.
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