Banks, retailers play blame game in data breaches

25/01/2014 12:25
Retail and banking groups are blaming each other for the lax security that recently allowed hackers to steal millions of credit card numbers from shoppers. After massive security breaches at Target...

13 indicted in $2M gas station card-skimming scheme

25/01/2014 06:21
Pump-mounted devices used Bluetooth chips that allowed the thieves to retrieve the data without having to physically connect to the devices, prosecutors allege. by Steven...

A GC's Cyber Resolutions for 2014 by Peter J. Beshar, Corporate Counsel

24/01/2014 07:37
The new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation recently testified before Congress that cyberattacks would likely eclipse terrorism as the No. 1 threat to U.S. domestic security. That...

Spain levies maximum fine over Google privacy policy

23/01/2014 07:44
The changes Google made to its privacy policy triggered investigations by European data protection watchdogs Google has been fined 900,000 euros (£751,000) for breaking Spanish data protection...

EU calls for much bigger fines for data breaches

22/01/2014 20:10
The EU's justice commissioner has called for bigger fines for companies that breach European data privacy laws. Viviane Reding dismissed recent fines for Google as "pocket money" and said...

Millions of passwords and email details stolen in Germany

22/01/2014 20:05
The passwords and other details of 16 million email users in Germany have been stolen, the country's security agency has revealed. The Federal Office for Security said criminals had infected...

Microsoft in more hacking misery

22/01/2014 20:01
A Microsoft blog has been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army shortly after two of its Twitter accounts and another blog were attacked by the same group. The Office blog had just been redesigned...

Blackphone Promises NSA-Proof Smartphone

19/01/2014 09:45
By Stephanie Mlot January 15, 2014 10:40am EST     Ever since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the National Security Agency's spy games, the...

Exclusive: More well-known U.S. retailers victims of cyber attacks - sources - Reuters

18/01/2014 17:57
BY JIM FINKLE AND MARK HOSENBALL BOSTON/WASHINGTON Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:26pm EST (Reuters) - Target Corp and Neiman Marcus are not the only U.S. retailers whose networks were breached over the...

Privacy Fears Hit Retailers' Big Data Analytics Plans by Jeff Bertolucci

18/01/2014 09:50
Brick-and-mortar retailers plan to link in-store analytics with shoppers' mobile devices. Shoppers say not so fast.     Top 10 Retail CIO Priorities For 2014 (Click image for...

Target data breach could be costly for payment partners by Ross Kerber

16/01/2014 08:53
  BOSTON (Reuters) - Companies that help Target Corp process payments could face millions of dollars in fines and costs resulting from the unprecedented data breach that struck the retailer...

Software - the new battleground for carmakers by Edward Taylor and Ilona Wissenbach

14/01/2014 07:38
A BMW i3 electric vehicle is prepared for a display during set up for the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 4, 2014. CREDIT:...

Target Says Data Breach Affected Up To 70 Million Customers Sponsored by By Brian T. Horowitz

11/01/2014 08:52
Target has issued an update on a holiday-season data breach and says the debacle affected up to 70 million individuals, the company reported on Jan. 10. The retailer has been conducting a forensic...

U.S. study of automotive location data raises privacy concerns by Kate Kaye

11/01/2014 08:40
The government's research arm found that data-hungry in-car location services could use some improvement in the privacy and consumer notification departments. The Government Accountability Office's...
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