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Yahoo Is Under Scrutiny for Delaying Disclosure of Its Massive Data Breach

Just like consumers' data histories never fully disappear, the same goes for companies and their data woes.

Here Are 5 Things VTech Must Do After Its Holidays Data Horror

'Twas the nightmare before Christmas. Apologies to Hollywood director Tim Burton, but VTech's current public-relations disaster is one of the scariest holiday marketing tales of all time.

Fidelity and Dairy Queen Are Hit by Data Hackers

Fidelity Investments, one of the country's largest mutual fund companies, is the latest victim of data hackers, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Hackers Steal Consumer Data at Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shop

Jimmy John's sandwich chain has become the latest victim of hackers, joining  a growing epidemic of financial attacks against consumers.

Apple Says Nude Celebrity Photo Leaks Were Targeted Hacks

Apple's cloud is safe, the company has said in response to claims that a security flaw in its photo-storing software allowed hackers to grab naked images from celebrities' personal accounts. It appears that the widespread hacking was targeted work aimed just at celebs whose accounts were compromised using common tactics rather than a general security hole.

Target Taps PepsiCo Exec Brian Cornell as CEO

Target has tapped former PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell as its new CEO, the Wall Street Journal reported. The appointment marks the first time the retailer, which traditionally promotes from within, has hired an outsider to lead the company.

Consumers Buffeted by Security Hacks Still Don’t Understand Data Privacy

In spite of being constantly worried about online security in the wake of numerous data hacks and security breaches among top Web companies and retailers, market research firm Toluna found that people still don’t really understand online privacy and data securit

FTC’s Data Security Case Against Wyndham Worldwide Moves Forward

In a victory for the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge declined to dismiss the agency's data security case against Wydham Worldwide Hotels, allowing it to move forward.

Fandango, Credit Karma Settle FTC Charges in Data Security Case

The Federal Trade Commission continues to step up its data security enforcement in an attempt to stop data breaches before they harm consumers. On Friday, the agency announced Fandango and Credit Karma agreed to settle charges the companies misrepresented the security of their mobile apps.

Target Is Washington’s Poster Child for Data Breach Debate

Target is quickly becoming the poster child for Washington policymakers anxious to find a solution to curb the growing number of data breaches that steal and compromise the personal information of millions of consumers.