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.
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.
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.
The IRS says thieves used an online service provided by the agency to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers.
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.
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.
Ice cream and fast food chain Dairy Queen is the latest retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data.
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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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.