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Zappos hit with privacy breach

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American shoe giant Zappos, owned by Amazon.com, has recently undergone a major security breach which exposed the personal details, albeit no full credit card information, of as many as 24 million of its customers. The good news is that Zappos was fairly well-equipped to defend and respond to such an… Read more »

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Data privacy becoming the focus of California’s plaintiff attorneys

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Just like fashion and cuisine, it turns out that in California, certain types of class action lawsuits can also be in vogue. The Data Privacy Monitor reports that the latest is a series of lawsuits arising out of California’s 2003 “Shine the Light” law which requires almost all businesses with… Read more »

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Unsophisticated hack on 150 Subway franchises

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If you’ve used a credit card to pay at a Subway in the last couple of years, it turns out you may have paid more than you bargained for. Four Romanian hackers have recently been charged with stealing over 80,000 credit card details from 150 franchises of the American sandwich… Read more »

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Adidas websites targeted in cyber attacks

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German sportswear manufacturer Adidas has recently taken its website content offline after suffering what it described as a ‘”sophisticated, criminal cyberattack.” The company says that there is no evidence the consumers’ data has been compromised and that the websites were quickly relaunched after additional security measures where put in place…. Read more »

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