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US: More Than 21 Million Affected By Government Data Breach

Hackers stole Social Security numbers, health histories and other highly sensitive data from more than 21 million people, the Obama administration said Thursday, acknowledging that the breach of U.S. government computer systems was far more severe than previously disclosed.


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OPM Sends Data Breach Notifications to Millions of Employees

Millions of federal workers are starting to receive notices from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that their identity may be compromised following the recent data breach.


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4 Million Federal Employees Affected in Massive Government Data Breach

The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records, the Associated Press has learned.


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Tax Info Stolen From 100,000 in IRS Breach

The IRS says thieves used an online service provided by the agency to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers.


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Chick-fil-A Investigating Possible Credit Card Breach

Atlanta-based fast food chain Chick-fil-A announced Wednesday it is investigating a possible credit card breach involving several of its restaurants in Maryland and other states.


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Md. & Va. Locations Included in Staples Data Breach

Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year, which includes several locations in the D.C. area.


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Dairy Queen Latest To Suffer Customer Card Hack

Ice cream and fast food chain Dairy Queen is the latest retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data.


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Jimmy John’s Says Customers’ Card Data Stolen

Jimmy John’s sandwich chain said Wednesday that it believes customers’ credit card data was stolen from 216 of its shops between June and September.


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Data Breaches: Expert Tips For Protecting Small Businesses

A data breach can be devastating to a small business. Protect yourself, so security issues don’t take your company under.


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Home Depot Breach Affected 56M Debit, Credit Cards

Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.