Brett Molina USA TODAY Published 2:26 PM EDT Jul 30, 2019 Capital One joins a growing list of companies suffering through a significant consumer data breach. On Monday, the financial company revealed it had discovered a hacker had gained access to the personal information of more than 100 million of its credit card customers and card applicants in the U.S. and Canada. Capital One said the information exposed included names, addresses and emails along with credit scores and fragments of transaction data. In some cases, Social Security numbers and linked bank accounts of secured credit card customers were also compromised. Former software engineer Paige A. Thompson, 33, was arrested and charged with computer fraud and abuse, the Justice Department said in a statement Monday. The Capital One breach is among several in recent years leaving consumer data vulnerable to hackers. Here's a look at some of the biggest confirmed breaches: Capital One data breach: … [Read more...] about Capital One data breach: Is it among the biggest ever?
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Marriott on Friday said up to 500 million Starwood properties guests' information may have been exposed in a massive data breach that began in 2014. The hotel giant joins a list of other corporations whose systems to protect their customers' personal information failed. Here is how the breach stacks up against other corporate data debacles. 1.Yahoo Verizon in 2017 said all three billion Yahoo users' data was breached in a 2013 hack, after it initially reported that just one billion accounts had been compromised. Verizon acquired Yahoo in a $4.5 billion deal that closed in June 2017 -- and said the security breach was discovered during the integration of the two firms. An investigation revealed that users' passwords in clear text, payment card data and bank information were not stolen. 2. Marriott Personal data belonging to roughly 500 million Starwood properties guests was compromised in the second-largest cyberattack on a company in history. Marriott said Friday it … [Read more...] about How Marriott’s data breach ranks among the biggest corporate data fails
A large U.S. telecommunications company discovered tampered-with hardware in its network and removed it in August, offering fresh evidence of Chinese fingers in technology components bound for the U.S., according to a security expert working for the telecommunications company. The security expert, Yossi Appleboum, provided documents, analysis and other evidence of the discovery after the publication of an investigative article in Bloomberg Businessweek that detailed how China's intelligence services had ordered subcontractors to plant malicious chips in Supermicro server motherboards over a two-year period that ended in 2015. Appleboum previously worked in the technology unit of Israeli army intelligence and is now co-chief executive officer of Sepio Systems in Gaithersburg, Md. His firm specializes in hardware security and was hired to scan several large data centers belonging to the telecommunications company. Bloomberg is not identifying the company because of Appleboum's … [Read more...] about Report: Telecom target of Chinese
By Bloomberg News | PUBLISHED: October 9, 2018 at 11:56 am | UPDATED: October 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm By Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley | Bloomberg News A major U.S. telecommunications company discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer in its network and removed it in August, fresh evidence of tampering in China of critical technology components bound for the U.S., according to a security expert working for the telecom company.The security expert, Yossi Appleboum, provided documents, analysis and other evidence of the discovery following the publication of an investigative report in Bloomberg Businessweek that detailed how China’s intelligence services had ordered subcontractors to plant malicious chips in Supermicro server motherboards over a two-year period ending in 2015. Appleboum previously worked in the technology unit of the Israeli Army Intelligence Corps and is now co-chief executive officer of Sepio Systems in Gaithersburg, Maryland. His firm … [Read more...] about New evidence of hacked Supermicro hardware found by U.S. telecom company
By Ethan Baron | [email protected] and Queenie Wong | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 1, 2017 at 4:07 pm | UPDATED: September 8, 2017 at 2:47 pm var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push([’embed’]); SUNNYVALE — In a stinging rebuke, Yahoo slashed more than $12 million from CEO Marissa Mayer’s compensation package as it took the first steps Wednesday to assign responsibility for the company’s failures surrounding two record-setting hacks of customer data. Mayer will lose her 2016 annual bonus and her 2017 equity grant after an independent investigation revealed that senior company executives knew the firm had suffered a major hack in 2014 but failed to properly investigate it. Yahoo also accepted the resignation of general counsel Ronald Bell. In a statement Wednesday, Mayer said that when she learned in September 2016 “that a large number of our user database files had been stolen, I worked with the … [Read more...] about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stripped of bonus after probe reveals high-level knowledge of huge hack