data security

Yahoo Just Disclosed That 1 Billion User Accounts Were Hacked in 2013

Yahoo revealed on Wednesday that more than 1 billion user accounts were breached in August 2013.

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.

Have We Entered the Age of Brand Terrorism?

In October, FBI director James Comey no doubt caused a sleepless night for many an executive when he told CBS' 60 Minutes that "there are two kinds of big companies in the United States … those who've been hacked by the Chinese and those who don't know

Home Depot Reveals Customers’ Credit Card Data Got Hacked

The Home Depot acknowledged today that its payment system suffered a security breach that has apparently exposed credit card data since April,

Apple Tightens iCloud Security After Naked Celebrity Photo Leak

Apple is implementing more robust iCloud security protocols after a massive breach of celebrities’ accounts—and leak of private nude photos—revealed some weaknesses in the photo-storing service.

Is Your Secret Safe With ‘Secret’ App?

Hackers recently showed that Secret, the anonymous social networking app that encourages users to "speak freely," may not be so secretive after all.

FTC Chair Edith Ramirez Fights for Data Security and Privacy Rights

One year into her tenure as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Edith Ramirez is putting the agency front and center as the nation’s leading enforcer on privacy and data security.

Snapchat Settles With the FTC Over Broken Privacy Promises

Snapchat, an app that promised messaging privacy, broke those promises to users, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday. The hot startup agreed to settle with the FTC over charges it had deceived users about the ephemeral nature of its video and text message "snaps."

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.