Data Breach

Dreamstime
January 18, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When do you have to be notified if your information was compromised in a data breach? Japan's recently appointed minister of cybersecurity responded to questions about his computer literacy by proclaiming that he has never...
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Dreamstime
December 26, 2018 - 3:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After an investigation into a malware attack at the U.S. Geological Survey, the government traced the virus to a single employee who used a government-issued laptop to visit 9,000 porn sites linked to Russian websites. In...
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December 01, 2018 - 8:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The data stolen from the Marriott hotel empire in a massive breach is so rich and specific it could be used for espionage, identity theft, reputational attacks and even home burglaries, security experts say. Hackers stole data on as many as 500 million guests of former Starwood...
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A sign is posted in front of a Marriott hotel on November 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
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Mike Dougherty
November 30, 2018 - 7:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Marriott International says that personal information for about 500 million people has been stolen by hackers from its Starwood guest reservation system. The breach was discovered in September, and an internal investigation revealed that the data stolen goes all the...
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Reddit data breach
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Ian Bush
August 02, 2018 - 10:14 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the world's most popular websites has suffered a data breach . Reddit has not revealed how many users are affected, and many of those most at risk in this attack will not be notified. The circumstances of this breach are unsettling, because Reddit, a social...
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Dreamstime
Ian Bush
July 09, 2018 - 3:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A data breach of a social media app has exposed the personal data of more than 20 million people. Officials from the Timehop app said names, email addresses and some phone numbers were stolen in the July 4 attack on its network . It said no private messages, stored...
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Dreamstime
April 07, 2018 - 12:07 am
By: Aaron Smith and Jackie Wattles PHILADELPHIA (CNN) -- Best Buy said on Friday that some of its customers' credit card information may have been compromised in a data breach that also hit Sears and Delta Air Lines. All three companies use a third-party firm, called [24]7.ai, to provide online and...
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Credit Cards
April 01, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Jackie Wattles (CNN Money) -- Hackers stole information for more than 5 million credit and debit cards used at Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th and Lord & Taylor stores. Hudson's Bay Company, which owns the retail chains, confirmed the breach Sunday, and said it has "identified the issue, and...
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