A stolen unencrypted laptop recently led to one of the largest health data breaches ever reported in Canada, a nation that lacks federal notification guidelines. Find out how many individuals were affected.
Germany's Federal Office for Information Security is encouraging Internet users to utilize an online tool to verify whether they were among the 16 million individuals whose personal information has been compromised for purposes of identity theft.
Undeterred, two senators will try again to get their colleagues to enact legislation that they contend would better safeguard sensitive information and notify consumers of a data breach when personally identifiable information is exposed.
UK-based insurance firm Staysure has notified more than 93,000 customers that their personal information, including encrypted payment card details, were compromised following a cyber-attack against its systems in October 2013.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including hackers claiming to have downloaded usernames and phone numbers for as many as 4.6 million users of the Snapchat photo messaging application.
Breach detection provider FireEye has acquired incident response and remediation services company Mandiant , forming a formidable company that can provide soup-to-nuts products and services to detect, mitigate and respond to breaches.
Another federal investigation of a relatively small health data breach has resulted in a financial penalty, this time for a physician group practice in Massachusetts. Find out the details behind the settlement.
Big-box retailer Target has confirmed that a breach that likely exposed some 40 million U.S. debit and credit accounts was caused by a malware attack that infected its point-of-sale system. Find out all the latest details.
On Christmas Eve, Target issued a warning about phishing scams linked to its breach recovery efforts. In response, the retailer says it is launching a dedicated resource page on its website for official communications.