These companies and things are most in danger of getting hacked

We spoke to multiple people who work in online security about the threats they see to companies, and asked them what kind of clients have been signing up for increased security following the Sony Pictures hack. Here are the targets that are most in danger of getting hacked: sports teams, banks, nuclear power plant, cars….


Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit

US retailing giant Target has proposed a settlement worth $10 million (about £6.7 million) in respect of a class-action lawsuit related to the massive data breach it experienced in 2013.

The data breach happened between Black Friday and Christmas that year and saw the theft of around 40 million credit and debit card accounts, as well as a further 70 million customer records containing information that included customer names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses….


The Surprising Kind of Identity Theft You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

The Federal Trade Commission has warned consumers about a growing danger, explaining medical identity theft thusly: “A thief may use your name or health insurance numbers to see a doctor, get prescription drugs, file claims with your insurance provider, or get other care. If the thief’s health information is mixed with yours, your treatment, insurance and payment records, and credit report may be affected.”


A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked

While you’ve likely never heard of companies like Yesware, Bananatag, and Streak, they almost certainly know a good deal about you. Specifically, they know when you’ve opened an email sent by one of their clients, where you are, what sort of device you’re on, and whether you’ve clicked a link, all without your awareness or consent….


Blue Cross Blue Shield Worker, 10 Others Charged In Identity Theft Scheme

Eleven people have been charged with running identity theft and credit card fraud schemes in southeastern Michigan.

Angela Patton, of Belleville, is accused of sharing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan subscribers’ personal information with people who then used it to apply for credit cards. Investigators say Patton and the 10 others accused in the scheme stole information belonging to more than 5,500 policy holders….