This week's charging of a former Microsoft employee for stealing the company's trade secrets could have passed almost unnoticed were it not for an important detail revealed in the court filing: in order to discover his identity, Microsoft has resorted to rifling through another person's private Hotmail account.
The increased number of stories on data breaches in the news today has many implications, for consumers it’s an increased risk of financial loss, identity theft and personal privacy erosion.
International cosmetics retailer Sally Beauty Holdings has confirmed that it has suffered a data breach that resulted in the possible theft of payment card data stored in their systems.
The massive Target data breach could have easily been prevented if only its IT team had the good sense to thoroughly check out the alerts it received from the $1.6 million malware detection tool by FireEye that was deployed less than a year before the breach.
The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), an organization that provides training and certifications for security professionals, has finally shared some more details about how their website was defaced in February.