A global study of consumer attitudes towards company stewardship of personal data conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows that data breaches can cause major damage to the business of the companies affected.
Gottfrid Svartholm, one of the founders of The Pirate Bay, has been charged along with three other men with hacking into several Swedish agencies and firms and stealing (or attempting to steal) money from a number of Nordea bank accounts.
Linode, the web hosting provider that (among others) provides a home for Internet security resource sites Insecure.Org, Nmap.Org, SecLists.Org, and SecTools.Org, has announced on Friday that they suffered a breach of their networks.
Popular US supermarket chain Schnucks has announced on Monday that some 2.4 million credit and debit cards used at 79 of its 100 stores may have been compromised during a four month period.
Personal and financial information belonging to users of two big Japanese web portals has been compromised earlier this week, Computerworld reports.
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