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Showing posts from July 14, 2013

2.4.7 Threat Awareness

Threat Awareness A lawsuit, brought by Sidekick customer Maureen Thompson, alleges T-Mobile, Microsoft and Microsoft subsidiary Danger failed to follow even the most basic data protection principles and as a result the safety, security and availability of the data belonging to users was compromised. – Global Payments, a third-party payments processor to Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, reiterated that while customer data may be at risk, the data breach has been "contained to the best of our ability." Overall, 1.5 million accounts may have been affected. – Malware, (unauthorized and malicious software) that was secretly installed on servers in Hannaford Bros. Co.'s supermarkets across the Northeast and in Florida allowed credit and debit card numbers to be stolen as shoppers swiped their cards at checkout line machines. This massive data breach compromised up to 4.2 million credit and debit cards. – The Indiana Famil