Adam Shell USA TODAY Published 2:31 p.m. UTC Sep 6, 2018 Equifax stunned Americans a year ago when the credit reporting bureau revealed a breach that has now put the personal data of 148 million people in the hands of cyberthieves. That alarming news has faded from the headlines, and maybe your fear of identity theft has too. But that doesn't mean you're not at risk and shouldn't protect yourself by freezing your credit, cyber security and credit card experts say. Even if you haven’t been a victim of credit-related fraud, you should assume that your most sensitive information – social security number, date of birth and driver's license -- is floating around on the internet or in the hands of bad guys. Even before the Equifax hack -- which was announced Sept. 7, 2017 -- there were plenty of opportunities for thieves to access your vital financial data, including breaches at internet portal Yahoo, retailers like … [Read more...] about Equifax data breach: Still haven’t frozen your credit since the huge hack? Here’s how.
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Check out the way Facebook stock has responded to the data-breach scandal that smacked the company earlier this year, and it seems clear the social networking giant's long apology tour has helped lift the stock. X On the public relations and Facebook (FB) news pages of the company's website, there are headlines such as "Removing Bad Actors From Facebook." It says Facebook took down 2.5 million pieces of hate speech and disabled 583 million fake accounts in the first quarter of 2018. Further, the company is still running a media blitz that started in May called "Facing Facts," an explanatory campaign that includes national commercial broadcasts and regular messages to Facebook users. Facebook also is trying to keep users updated on what it's doing to prevent false news and how its fact-checking program is working. It has pledged to commit a task force of 20,000 people to get the job done. Daniel Ives, head of technology research at GBH Insights, has called the data breach … [Read more...] about As Facebook Fixes Data-Breach Scandal, Investor Optimism Rises
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByNiraj Chokshi June 20, 2018 Christina Bernstein’s check finally arrived last week: $7,440 from Equifax for her trouble. She was one of more than 145 million Americans whose financial information was exposed in the company’s huge data breach last year. Most got an apology and free credit monitoring from the consumer data clearinghouse, but Ms. Bernstein and a few others found a way to get compensated for their aggravation: Take the corporate giant to small claims court. Many who try don’t succeed, but a few have reached confidential settlements and others, like Ms. Bernstein, have prevailed, even if their victories were bittersweet. “I’m happy to get the money, but it’s not really over because I know my information has been leaked and you can never put it back,” said … [Read more...] about How a Few People Took Equifax to Small Claims Court Over Its Data Breach and Won
By Jenny Deam Published 12:08 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Photo: Aker Imaging, Houston Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center must pay $4.3 million in civil penalty to the federal Office of Civil Rights for HIPAA violations stemming from data breaches in 2012 and 2013. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center must pay $4.3 million in civil penalty to the federal Office of Civil Rights for HIPAA violations stemming from data breaches in 2012 and 2013. Photo: Aker Imaging, Houston MD Anderson to pay $4.3 million penalty for data breach 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A federal judge imposed a $4.3 million fine against the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for failing to secure health records which led to the possible compromise of health records of 35,000 … [Read more...] about MD Anderson to pay $4.3 million penalty for data breach