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Time to Change that Facebook Password

Posted in Data Breach

If you haven’t been paying attention to “password hygiene” preached by this blog and others, perhaps it’s time.    Jose Pagliery from CNNMoney reports of a large-scale hack that has compromised over 2 million passwords at Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Yahoo and others. Here is the partial list – 318,000 Facebook accounts 70,000 Gmail, Google+ and YouTube accounts… Continue Reading

RSA Offers to Replace SecurID Tokens – For Everyone

Posted in Uncategorized

UPDATE — link to interesting article from Channel Insider.   Back in March, we reported on a massive and sophisticated attack on RSA Security’s well-known SecurID tokens, used by millions of corporate workers to access sensitive corporate networks.  Yesterday, the security unit of EMC Corp. posted a letter to customers on its website, acknowledging for… Continue Reading

And the [hacks] just keep on coming……

Posted in Uncategorized

We’ve had the Epsilon breach.   We’ve had Sony Breach One and Sony Breach Two.   Today, Bloomberg News reports on a breach that may be, as one security expert in the article calls it, “the nastiest password hack in history….”  LastPass is reporting that hackers may have broken into its database and stolen info on as… Continue Reading

Brokerage firm victim of elaborate extortion scheme – but also gets hit with a fine

Posted in Data Compliance & Security

Brokerage firm DA Davidson has agreed to pay a fine of $375,000 for failing to protect confidential client data from Latvian hackers who breached the company in 2007 in an online extortion scheme and the three have pleaded guilty in Montana. The hackers used a SQL injection attack to obtain access to the company’s database… Continue Reading

More detail on Dave & Buster’s FTC Settlement

Posted in Legislation

As we blogged here last week, we were going to post our Client Alert with further details about the settlement and consent order reached by the restaurant chain Dave & Buster’s and the Federal Trade Commission relating to the breach suffered by the chain. Here is the alert — Privacy and Security Alert: Popular Restaurant… Continue Reading