South Carolina's Revenue Department went nearly a year without a chief information security officer before its tax system was hacked this summer. The agency's chief says the state couldn't find a qualified candidate for the job that pays $100,000 a year.
FTC settlement agreements in two cases involving data exposed on peer-to-peer networks offer a reminder of the risks involved in using the networks. Social Security numbers, healthcare information and other personal details were exposed.
The online dating website eHarmony has warned a "small fraction" of its users of a June 6 breach that likely exposed hashed passwords. Whether the incident is related to a LinkedIn breach has not been confirmed.