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Data Breach Risk – LinkedIn Lurking

ID Experts release a list of 10 breach risks and one in particular caught my eye.  LinkedIn Lurking is a new term to me but without any extra explanation it makes sense to me. 9.  LinkedIn Lurking. If your LinkedIn profile contains the words “payroll,” “HR” or “Finance,” you’ve painted a bull’s eye on your […]

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You Are Your Own Worst Security

Social engineering has been around for a while and has been apart of some of the most well known data breaches in the history of the internet.  Kevin Mitnick’s social engineering is now a source of internet legend and Defcon now has a contest dedicated to it.  If you haven’t ever read about their exploits […]

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The Risks from Non-Sensitive Information Released in Data Breaches

By now, the story of  Wired’s Mat Honan epic hack is all over the web.  Hackers were able to use publicly available information about Mat to socially engineer both Amazon and Apple’s security system to gain access to his whole digital life.   Slashing and burning as they went, the hackers destroyed Mat’s digital life on […]

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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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Data Breach Causes Shareholder Value Decline

This past week, Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) announced that a system they use to process over 100 million payment card transactions per month had been hacked during 2008 and that intruders may have had access to personal information of cardholders for over several months. USA’s article on this topic titled Hackers breach Heartland Payment credit […]

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