Fortune 500 technology giant General Electric (GE) disclosed that personally identifiable information of current and former employees, as well as beneficiaries, was exposed in a security incident experienced by one of GE's service providers.
Topic: Data Breach
Equifax has agreed to pay $380.5 million to resolve allegations related to the 2017 data breach in which hackers stole information belonging to some 147 million Americans, under the terms of a settlement approved by a federal judge.
As a clear indication of how law enforcement views the commercial disclosure of stolen information, the FBI has seized the WeLeakInfo.com domain and international law enforcement arrested two individuals for selling subscriptions to data exposed in breaches.
Recently the Wawa convenience store chain disclosed a payment card breach, news of the day is that Wawa is facing lawsuits over the incident.
T-Mobile has confirmed a data breach affecting more than a million of its customers, whose personal data (but no financial or password data) was exposed to a malicious actor. The company alerted the affected customers but did not provide many details in its official account of the hack.
Imperva, a leading provider of Internet firewall services that help Web sites block malicious cyberattacks, alerted customers on Tuesday that a recent data breach exposed email addresses, scrambled passwords, API keys and SSL certificates for a subset of its firewall users.
Capital One and GitHub have been hit with a class-action lawsuit over the recent data breach that resulted in the data of over 100 million Capital One customers and credit card applicants being exposed. The law firm Tycko & Zavareei LLP filed the lawsuit on Thursday, arguing that GitHub and Capital One demonstrated negligence in their response to the breach.
Capital One, the Virginia-based bank with a popular credit card business, announced Monday that a hacker had accessed about 100 million credit card applications, and investigators say thousands of Social Security and bank account numbers were also taken.
The settlement fund for the breach that saw the exposure of 147 million Equifax customers' data was $31 million. Customers applying for a payout were initially offered $125 or free Equifax credit monitoring. Unsurprisingly, many people already had credit monitoring, or didn't want to take it from the firm that failed to safeguard their data. The result?
Equifax has agreed to a settlement over its 2017 data breach that saw as many as 147 million people's personal information, including names, birth dates, addresses, and social security numbers, exposed by the company.