Guidance Software settles with FTC over data compromise

Friday, 17 November 2006, 12:27 AM EST

Guidance Software - the leading provider of software used to diagnose hacker break-ins - has settled a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission after a database compromise at the company exposed financial and personal data connected to thousands of law enforcement and network security professionals.

Guidance alerted customers to the incident in a letter sent late last year. The company discovered that hackers had broken into a company database and made off with approximately 3,800 customer credit card numbers.

At Security Fix.

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