Archive for the ‘Customer Profile Data’ Category

MyHeritage Breach Exposes 92 Million User Accounts

MyHeritage is joining the many companies that have recently experienced a major data breach. The genealogy and DNA testing website announced Monday that over 92 million account details were found on a private server. According to the company, the breached occurred on October 26th, 2017.

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Facebook Suspends 200 Apps During their Data Privacy Investigation

At least 200 apps have been suspended from Facebook amidst a data privacy investigation that CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched after the Cambridge Analytica scandal in March. The announcement came on Monday morning, nearly two months after Zuckerberg said that Facebook would investigate all the apps that had access to large amounts of data, before the company had changed their policies in 2014.

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The Death of Credit Card Signatures

The New York Times reported today that four of the largest credit card networks, American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa will stop requiring signatures to complete credit card transactions. This centuries old method of verifying a person’s identity is going the way of video tapes and CDs.

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Under Armour Praised For How They Managed Data Breach

As many of you might have heard already, Under Armour recently suffered a data breach that compromised the personal information of 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts. Something you might not have heard, is that many leaders in the security industry are actually applauding how Under Armour has both handled the incident, as well as the security measures they already had in place.

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