Computer And Data Security

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

Feb 17, 2019

A top Census Bureau official says an internal agency team found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from encrypted data _ but with lots of mistakes

DHS cyber leader says 2020 security preparations underway

Feb 13, 2019

The director of Homeland Security's cybersecurity agency says officials are working to secure the 2020 election

Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Jan 31, 2019

Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use.

Class-action lawsuit filed over Marriott data breach

Jan 11, 2019

A group of class-action law firms has filed the largest-to-date lawsuit related to hotel chain Marriott's data breach

Neiman Marcus reaches $1.5 million data breach settlement

Jan 9, 2019

More than 40 state attorneys general have announced a $1.5 million settlement with The Neiman Marcus Group LLC over a data breach the Dallas-based retailer disclosed in January 2014.

China suspected in huge Marriott data breach, official says

Dec 13, 2018

Investigators believe hackers working on behalf of China's main intelligence agency are responsible for a massive data breach involving the Marriott hotel chain

The Latest: US suspects China in Marriott data breach

Dec 13, 2018

Investigators believe hackers working on behalf of China's main intelligence agency are responsible for a massive data breach at the Marriott hotel chain

Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

Oct 20, 2018

A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people

Treasury employee charged in leak linked to Mueller's probe

Oct 17, 2018

A Treasury Department employee is accused of leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in Robert Mueller's investigation, and an unidentified high-ranking colleague is cited in court papers as a co-conspirator, but hasn't been charged.

Ex-Equifax manager gets home confinement for insider trading

Oct 16, 2018

A former Equifax manager has been sentenced to serve eight months home confinement after pleading guilty to insider trading in the wake of the company's massive data breach last year

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