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AT&T warns of customer data breach instigated by employee

10/07, 11:08am

Letter to Vermont attorney general advises of August intrusion

AT&T has admitted that it has suffered a data breach, and is warning customers about the intrusion. The communications provider has written to the Vermont attorney general about the breach, which took place in August, though unlike similar breaches at Home Depot, Target, and itself, this was instigated by an employee rather than an outside force.

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Home Depot confirms data breach for United States, Canada stores

09/08, 7:18pm

Breach confirmed for April forward as investigation continues, no evidence of PIN theft

An initial investigation by Home Depot into an intrusion of its payment data systems has revealed that its systems were indeed breached. The home improvement retailer began looking into the breach of its systems after it noticed irregular activity and subsequent sale of its customer data last week. Home Depot was apparently hit by the same malware responsible for the breach of Target's systems.

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Goodwill investigating possible data breach, could date back to 2013

07/22, 4:18pm

Company says no breach confirmed, but continuing investigation with authorities

Goodwill Industries International, the business entity behind the popular nonprofit second-hand stores, announced this week that it is investigating a potential data breach involving credit card data. The breach was said to occur in selected stores within the United States, but Goodwill has offered no information on which stores were affected.

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P.F. Chang's corroborates data theft, turns to manual processing

06/16, 3:04pm

Restaurants turn to manual swipes, dial-up processing as investigation continues

After investigating a possible data breach involving customer credit and debit cards, restaurant chain P.F. Chang's has confirmed it was compromised. The confirmation comes after the company was contacted by the United States Secret Service and law enforcement last week over a possible cyberattack. An online listing of card data was reportedly found by a security researcher indicating the source as P.F. Chang's.

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P.F. Chang's investigating possible theft of customer credit cards

06/11, 8:34pm

Company approached by authorities after cards turned up on underground market

Another possible data breach resulting in the theft of an unknown number of customer credit cards, is being investigated by a national restaurant chain. P.F. Chang's is looking into the reported theft of credit cards that are said to have been stolen from its restaurants earlier this year. The company was altered to the breach by authorities, after a listing a credit card numbers tied to the company were put on sale on an underground website.

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Target confirms up to 70M customer records taken during recent hack

01/10, 1:27pm

Partial names, postal addresses, phone numbers taken

Target has revealed that the data breach affected far more than initially thought, with as many as 70 million account records taken in the hacking. Aside from revealing a far higher figure than the 40 million accounts believed to have been taken, the retailer has promised that those affected "will have zero liability for the cost of any fraudulent charges arising from the breach."

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Sony to pay £250,000 fine in United Kingdom over 2011 data breach

07/15, 6:16am

ICO states Sony 'should have known better' before securing PlayStation Network

Sony will be paying a fine of £250,000 ($376,000) to a British regulator, over its handling of a data breach. Sony has decided not to appeal the fine from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), relating to the PlayStation Network hack in 2011 which saw personal data and payment details for millions of its customers being put at risk.

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TD Bank backup tapes lost: 260,000 customers at risk

10/15, 6:05pm

Info lost includes full names, dates of birth, account data

Cherry Hill, NJ-based TD Bank has reported to the Attorneys General of 11 states that 260,000 customers may be affected by a data breach. Unencrypted backup tapes including names, address, date of birth, driver's license number, account information, and Social Security numbers were "misplaced" by the bank during a transport in March.

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Canadian elections breach releases 2.4 million voters' data

07/19, 7:31pm

Data lost three months ago, commission announcement today

A pair of USB drives containing personal information on voters living in the Waterloo region of Southern Ontario were lost three months ago, according to general elections oversight group Elections Ontario. Greg Essensa, Elections Ontario's chief electoral officer, said that "I did not want to make an irresponsible public notification or worry Ontarians needlessly" in regards to the 2.4-million-person breach of personal data.

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