data breach

Breached Records Total Goes Up with Conclusion of Equifax Forensic Investigation

Breached Records Total Goes Up with Conclusion of Equifax Forensic Investigation

An external cybersecurity firm’s forensic investigation into the Equifax breach has concluded, and the number of individuals affected by the hack attack has gone up. Mandiant, which was retained to carry out the investigation after Equifax first discovered the breach, found that an additional 2.5 million Americans were impacted, bringing the total to 145.5 million.…

Yahoo Reveals Much Worse Hack Attack Than Expected

Yahoo Reveals Much Worse Hack Attack Than Expected

Yahoo’s data breach is much worse than expected. Reports emerged earlier this week that the company was preparing to confirm a hack attack that first came to light this past summer when certain credentials of about 200 million users were put up for sale online. Now, Yahoo has revealed that roughly half a billion accounts…

Yahoo to Announce Massive Data Breach: Recode

Yahoo to Announce Massive Data Breach: Recode

Yahoo is preparing to officially announce that it has suffered a serious data breach, according to Recode. Citing unnamed sources close to the company, Recode reports that Yahoo will soon go public with the results of an internal investigation into a hack attack that first came to light in August when an individual began offering…

Comelec Works to Assuage Public Alarm Over Biometrics, Hack Attacks

Comelec Works to Assuage Public Alarm Over Biometrics, Hack Attacks

In the wake of a major hacking scandal, The Philippines’ Commission on Elections (Comelec) is working hard to assuage public alarm over fears related to biometric data having been compromised. The hack attacks occurred toward the end of March, with Anonymous Philippines defacing Comelec’s website and a group called Lulzsec Pilipinas posting putative voter data…

Full Extent of Comelec Hack Attack Unclear

Full Extent of Comelec Hack Attack Unclear

Hack attacks against the Philippines’ Commission on Elections (Comelec) website are stoking fears about user data breaches. The attacks happened toward the end of last month. On March 27th, Anonymous Philippines’ defaced the website, reportedly to raise the alarm over user data security; only hours after that incident, a group called Lulzsec Pilipinas posted what…

OPM Hack Attack Saw Breach of 5.6 Million Fingerprints

OPM Hack Attack Saw Breach of 5.6 Million Fingerprints

After a major hack attack earlier this year against the US government’s Office of Personnel Management, that body along with the Department of Defense have issued new findings following investigations into the security breach. And those findings are not good: The agencies have now disclosed that the fingerprint data of about 5.6 million individuals was…

INTERVIEW: Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

INTERVIEW: Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

Interview with Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Richard Agostinelli, CEO of Crossmatch. The conversation begins with an update on the company’s acquisition of Digital Persona, which was one of last year’s biggest news stories, and continues on about the interest Crossmatch is receiving in its Altus solution thanks to…