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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
10/10/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Self-driving cars could be lifesavers, preventing many, if not most, of the traffic accidents that claim more than 30,000 American lives each year. They could also make devastating weapons. Picture hackers employed by a hostile nation finding a way to command large numbers of cars on U.S. roads. Picture those hackers ordering the vehicles to...
News Story
5/22/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - EBay Inc came under pressure on Thursday over a massive hacking of customer data as three U.S. states began investigating the e-commerce company's security practices. Connecticut, Florida and Illinois said they are jointly investigating the matter. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman requested eBay provide...
News Story
1/16/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Most states have their own "security breach laws" requiring companies to notify consumers if their credit card numbers have been stolen The recent data breach at Target highlights the growing role of states in protecting people's online data and privacy. Attorneys general in Connecticut, Illinois and New York are leading a multistate...
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...
Video
12/19/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Target says anyone who made purchases by swiping cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the three-digit security codes located on the backs of cards. The stolen information included...