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Millions More Government Fingerprints Believed to be StolenThe number of people applying for or receiving security clearances whose fingerprint images were stolen in one of the worst government data breaches is now believed to be 5.6 million, not 1.1 million as first thought, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced Wednesday.
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.
OPM Sends Data Breach Notifications to Millions of EmployeesMillions 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.
4 Million Federal Employees Affected in Massive Government Data BreachThe 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.
Tax Info Stolen From 100,000 in IRS BreachThe IRS says thieves used an online service provided by the agency to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers.
Chick-fil-A Investigating Possible Credit Card BreachAtlanta-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.
Md. & Va. Locations Included in Staples Data BreachStaples 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.
Dairy Queen Latest To Suffer Customer Card HackIce cream and fast food chain Dairy Queen is the latest retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data.
Jimmy John's Says Customers' Card Data StolenJimmy John's sandwich chain said Wednesday that it believes customers' credit card data was stolen from 216 of its shops between June and September.
Data Breaches: Expert Tips For Protecting Small BusinessesA data breach can be devastating to a small business. Protect yourself, so security issues don't take your company under.
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.
FBI, Apple Looking Into Nude Celebrity Photo Leaks The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.
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