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Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years To Find

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December.


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Study: Increase In Online Information Thefts

The number of Americans who say they’ve had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.


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FBI Investigates Man in U-Md. Data Disclosure

The FBI is investigating a Baltimore-area computer worker in connection with the online disclosure last month of University of Maryland President Wallace Loh’s Social Security and cellphone numbers, according to court records.



IRS: Employee Took Home Personal Info on 20,000 Workers

The Internal Revenue Service is reporting a potential security breach involving personal information about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors.


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Md. Nonprofit Serving Disabled Reports Data Breach

A state-licensed provider of services to developmentally disabled Marylanders says someone stole computerized Social Security and medical information for about 9,700 clients.


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University of Md. Data Breach Goes Back to 1992

The University of Maryland data breach affects fewer than first reported, but it affects students who attended the school years earlier than initially thought.


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Johns Hopkins Student Data Spilled After Hacker’s Failed ‘Extortion’ Attempt

Johns Hopkins University says names and contact information for up to 1,200 current and former students were posted online after a hacker’s failed extortion attempt aimed at gaining deeper access to the university’s computer network.


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Target Tech Chief Resigns Amid Security Overhaul

Target Corp. Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob is resigning effective Wednesday as the retailer overhauls its information security and compliance division in the wake of a massive pre-Christmas data breach.


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U-Md. Extends Credit Protection Coverage to 5 Years After Large Data Breach

The University of Maryland says it is expanding its free credit protection services to five years for potential victims of last week’s large data breach.


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U-Md. Database Containing Thousands of Student, Staff Records Hacked

University of Maryland officials have released a statement a day after the university’s president announced a database containing sensitive information about faculty, staff, students and affiliated personnel had been hacked.