Data breach

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5 ways to protect yourself from identity theft

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers’ credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, […]

07/22/2014

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2009 file photo, a MasterCard chip-based credit card is held for a photo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week’s revelation […]

05/23/2014

In this Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 photo, the Target web site is photographed on a computer screen at a coffee shop in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Target’s Chairman and CEO out in wake of breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Target’s massive data breach has now cost the company’s CEO his job. Target announced Monday that Chairman, President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel is out nearly five months after the retailer disclosed […]

05/05/2014

A man walks through a hall at Secret Service offices  in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take years […]

04/17/2014

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Study shows an increase in online information thefts

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans who say they’ve had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday. According to the survey conducted […]

04/14/2014

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS says worker took home personal info on 20K workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service employee took home personal information on about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors, putting the data at risk for public release, the agency said Tuesday. The employee […]

03/18/2014

March 20, 2012, file photo, a gondolier serenades a couple as he steers the gondola through the canal inside the Venetian hotel-casino, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)

Sands in Vegas says some customer data stolen by hackers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Computer hackers stole the personal information of tens of thousands of Las Vegas Sands customers during a data breach earlier this month, the casino company said Friday. The company said in […]

02/28/2014

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

California data breaches hit 21.3 million accounts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years, leading state Attorney General […]

02/27/2014

Entrance to a Target retail store. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Data-breach costs take toll on Target profit

NEW YORK (AP) — Looks like Target Corp. will be feeling the financial pain for a while from the theft of credit card numbers and other information from millions of its customers. The nation’s second […]

02/26/2014

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Holder urges congressional action on data breaches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to require businesses to quickly alert consumers and law enforcement agencies in the wake of significant data breaches like the ones at discount retailer Target […]

02/24/2014

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