Tag - Data breach
T-Mobile has advised the personal details of approximately 15 million people have been seized as part of a data breach of another company's servers. The carrier was told by Experian, the vendor that processes T-Mobile's credit applications, that the breach occurred, and details including names, addresses, and dates of birth of both subscribers and prospective customers were acquired by an attacker, among other sensitive information used as part of T-Mobile's credit assessment.
Health insurance provider Anthem, and its 37.5 million insured members, are the most recent victims of data theft. The insurer announced late yesterday that a data breach had occurred in one of its databases. Stolen are records containing personal information, including Social Security numbers and date of birth for both current and former employees, as well as customers spanning 10 years of service.
AT&T has admitted that it has suffered a data breach, and is warning customers about the intrusion. The communications provider has written to the Vermont attorney general about the breach, which took place in August, though unlike similar breaches at Home Depot, Target, and itself, this was instigated by an employee rather than an outside force.
An initial investigation by Home Depot into an intrusion of its payment data systems has revealed that its systems were indeed breached. The home improvement retailer began looking into the breach of its systems after it noticed irregular activity and subsequent sale of its customer data last week. Home Depot was apparently hit by the same malware responsible for the breach of Target's systems.
Goodwill Industries International, the business entity behind the popular nonprofit second-hand stores, announced this week that it is investigating a potential data breach involving credit card data. The breach was said to occur in selected stores within the United States, but Goodwill has offered no information on which stores were affected.
After investigating a possible data breach involving customer credit and debit cards, restaurant chain P.F. Chang's has confirmed it was compromised. The confirmation comes after the company was contacted by the United States Secret Service and law enforcement last week over a possible cyberattack. An online listing of card data was reportedly found by a security researcher indicating the source as P.F. Chang's.
Another possible data breach resulting in the theft of an unknown number of customer credit cards, is being investigated by a national restaurant chain. P.F. Chang's is looking into the reported theft of credit cards that are said to have been stolen from its restaurants earlier this year. The company was altered to the breach by authorities, after a listing a credit card numbers tied to the company were put on sale on an underground website.
Target has revealed that the data breach affected far more than initially thought, with as many as 70 million account records taken in the hacking. Aside from revealing a far higher figure than the 40 million accounts believed to have been taken, the retailer has promised that those affected "will have zero liability for the cost of any fraudulent charges arising from the breach."
Sony will be paying a fine of £250,000 ($376,000) to a British regulator, over its handling of a data breach. Sony has decided not to appeal the fine from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), relating to the PlayStation Network hack in 2011 which saw personal data and payment details for millions of its customers being put at risk.
Cherry Hill, NJ-based TD Bank has reported to the Attorneys General of 11 states that 260,000 customers may be affected by a data breach. Unencrypted backup tapes including names, address, date of birth, driver's license number, account information, and Social Security numbers were "misplaced" by the bank during a transport in March.
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Feral Interactive today announced that the highly anticipated turn-based strategy game XCOM 2 is out now for OS X and Windows, and is available to buy through Steam and through the Mac App Store shortly. The sequel to the popular XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 is available as a standalone base game and as the XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition. The XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition comprises the base game, the Reinforcement Pack and the XCOM 2 digital soundtrack. Versions start at $60. http://bit.ly/1KuEFsX