The report also criticizes Equifax for not properly saving records of internal conversations about the breach. Employees used an internal chat service called Microsoft Lync, which was set to not preserve conversations. Although this is a typical data retention practice, companies often adopt different standards surrounding events that may lead to legal action, specifically enacting a “legal […]
As investigators work to assess who hacked Marriott International Inc. and the extent of the damage, one place they are hunting is the shadowy digital bazaars where thieves and spies trade stolen personal data. https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-happens-to-your-data-after-a-hack-1544367600
https://www.wsj.com/articles/data-breach-at-question-and-answer-site-quora-affects-100-million-1543896110?mod=hp_lista_pos2 The question-and-answer website Quora Inc. said Monday that hackers had broken into its network and gained access to data belonging to 100 million users. Quora detected the hack on Friday and is still investigating the incident. The company said that the hackers gained access to users’ names, email addresses and direct messages. […]
Tech watchdog Krebs on Security reports that the U.S. Secret Service sent an internal alert on November 6 warning that scammers are using the Informed Delivery feature “to identify and intercept mail, and to further their identity theft fraud schemes.” They also want to use the service to “surveil potential identity theft victims” on criminal forums, Krebs reports. […]
On Monday, the social media giant began rolling out a “see how you’re affected” tool at the top of News Feeds to inform users if they’re among the tens of millions of people who had their data improperly harvested by Cambridge Analytica. http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/09/technology/facebook-data-tool-cambridge-analytica/index.html
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