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Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 13, 2015 in Industry News

US companies have suffered numerous high-profile attacks in the past couple of years, from Sony Entertainment to Target. Even the government has been victimized more than once, most recently losing credit card data. It comes as no surprise, then, that insurance companies are raising rates commensurate...

Dow Jones Discloses Customer Data Breach

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 12, 2015 in Industry News

Wall Street Journal owner says financial data from 3,500 individuals may have been accessed. Dow Jones & Co. disclosed that hackers had gained unauthorized entry to its systems, accessing contact information for current and former subscribers in order to send fraudulent solicitations. The data breach potentially...

2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: Global

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 7, 2015 in Industry News

Study shows security defenses drive down cyber crime losses In their 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: Global, the Ponemon Institute performed 2128 interviews with IT, compliance and information security professionals in 252 companies in seven countries to assess the incidence and cost to the businesses...

Patreon donor details apparently spilled after massive hack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 5, 2015 in Industry News

Crowdfunding site Patreon has become the latest victim of a data breach, though this one’s slightly more interesting than your garden variety hack. Patreon acknowledged the breach on September 30, saying that hackers gained access to names, email addresses, posts, and some shipping addresses, along with...