Attacks/Breaches
3/9/2011
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10 Massive Security Breaches

They make the news on a regular basis: incidents in which a company or government agency's security is breached, leading to a loss of information, personal records, or other data. There are many ways to measure the size or cost of a security breach. Some result in the loss of millions of data records, some affect millions of people, and some wind up costing the affected businesses a lot of money. Not to mention, the questions of you calculate the value of personal medical information vs. credit
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In one of the instances of a physical security breach rather than an electronic one, the Bank of New York Mellon simply lost a tape. In February 2008, the company sent 10 unencrypted backup tapes to a storage facility. When the storage firm's truck arrived at the facility, however, only nine tapes were still on board. The missing tape contained social security numbers and bank account information on 4.5 million customers. Oops.

See Also

Nasdaq Confirms Servers Breached

Online Dating Site Breached

Two Arrested For AT&T iPad Network Breach

Schwartz On Security: First, Know You've Been Breached

100,000 Credit Cards Compromised By Data Breach

Gawker Details Missteps Behind Security Breach

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