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Online Security Flaw Exposes Millions of Passwords

An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.

04/09/2014

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Sally Beauty’s Security Breach Grows in Scope

Sally Beauty says a security breach in March may have affected more of its customers than it earlier estimated.

03/28/2014

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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.

03/18/2014

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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.

02/20/2014

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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.

02/19/2014

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Government to Track Down Thieves in Target Breach

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is committed to tracking down the thieves who stole information from millions of customers of Target Corp.

01/29/2014

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Target Breach Appears to Be Part of Broader Scam

The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the holiday season appears to have been part of a broader and highly sophisticated scam that potentially affected a large number of retailers, according to a report published by a global cyber intelligence firm that works with the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security.

01/16/2014

Hackers broke into Snapchat, the hugely popular mobile app, accessing the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million users and publishing them online. (Photo credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Snapchat Suffers Security Breach

Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet following a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of millions of its users.

01/02/2014

A customer prepares to sign a credit card slip at a Target store on Dec. 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Target announced that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have been stolen.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Target: Justice Dept. Investigates Its Data Breach

Target Corp. said Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer.

12/23/2013