Personal information of some 15 million T-Mobile US customers and applicants has been stolen by hackers who managed to breach several Experian servers.
A survey of 900 cybersecurity experts shows an overwhelming majority (87%) expect an increase in mobile payment data breaches over the next 12 months, yet 42% have used this payment method in 2015.
Once again, the scope of the breach at the US Office of Personnel Management has been amended: OPM's press secretary Sam Schumach announced on Wednesday that "of the 21.5 million individuals whose Social Security Numbers and other sensitive information were impacted by the breach, the subset of individuals whose fingerprints have been stolen has increased from a total of approximately 1.1 million to approximately 5.6 million." If you're wondering how come they haven't discovered this fact sooner, it's because only now the "OPM and DoD identified archived records containing additional fingerprint data not previously analyzed." Schumach then tried to reassure potentially affected individuals: "Federal experts believe that, as of now, the ability to misuse fingerprint data is limited.
The average budget required to recover from a security breach is $551,000 USD for enterprises, and $38,000 for small and medium businesses according to Kaspersky Lab.
The spate of high-profile data breaches reported in recent years is leading to increasing public fear about organizationsí ability to prevent and detect cybercrime, according to Bit9 + Carbon Black.
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