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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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