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News Story
10/4/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Yahoo said Tuesday that the number of accounts impacted by a massive security breach in 2013 was three times larger than it had originally announced — meaning all accounts were affected. Roughly 3 billion accounts were breached, the company now says, up from its earlier estimate of more than 1 billion. The company has yet to disclose the...
News Story
10/24/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
As automakers race toward a future of Web-connected and self-driving vehicles, federal regulators on Monday issued proposed guidelines for guarding cars from hackers. Coming just days after a massive Internet attack knocked several popular websites offline, the proposal reflects increasing concern among government regulators and auto industry...
News Story
10/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
While consumers and industry experts worry about cybersecurity in autonomous vehicles, government regulators are still struggling to respond to digital risks in driverless cars. Uber has started to test self-driving cars on public roads in Pittsburgh, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new guidelines for the...
News Story
10/4/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
At last week’s presidential debate, Donald Trump famously expressed concern about “somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds” hacking into computers. In a speech Monday in Virginia, he sought to clarify his views on cybersecurity, saying it would be an “immediate and top priority,” and that a Trump...
News Release
2/13/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today called on President Obama to back mandatory encryption of sensitive data like health records to prevent damaging data breaches like the Anthem Inc. hack that compromised the records of 80 million people. The nonprofit nonpartisan public interest group made its call as Obama was speaking at The White...
Blog Post
2/27/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
Data breaches at major retailers Target and Neiman Marcus during last year's holiday shopping season affected more than 100 million people and focused new attention on the need to protect person information stored online. While it's clear that tough data breach legislation must be enacted, California Attorney General Kamala Harris is...
News Story
1/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Think twice next time a store asks for your phone number, email or zip code. If you fork it over, you're feeding the beast of consumer data collection -- and putting your own information at risk. Target's disclosure that credit card thieves hacked a database of 70 million customers is a wake-up call. "It...