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Symantec Report Highlights Hacking as Cause for Majority of Data Breach Records

Symantec released their Global Internet Security Report for 2009 which explores in great detail the causes of data breach incidents. It finds that hacking attacks are responsible for the majority of personal identity records exposed in 2009. “In 2009, 60 percent of identities exposed were compromised by hacking attacks, which are another form of targeted […]

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North Pole Data Breach

Just in,  data breach incident occurs at the North Pole. Santa has notified over 4MM good boys and girls and is providing one year of free credit monitoring and sleigh rides. While Linda Foley, chair of the Identity Theft Resource Center, was not familiar with this specific incident, she was quoted as having said that […]

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Government Data Breaches Expose 2500% More Records in 2009

It has been reported that 2009 has been the year of the mega-data breach. Recently reported statistics by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)  would seem to bear this out as far as our federal government and military is concerned as well. Government Technology, commenting on the report noted that “the breaches so far in […]

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