Wendy’s Restaurant Breach Frustrates Financial Institutions

In late January, Krebs on Security reported on a data breach that apparently affected some Wendy’s restaurant locations, seemingly all located in the Midwest. The breach is believed to have affected the POS payment mechanisms in stores, as a number of financial institutions have reported suspicious card activity on their customers’ debit cards following visits to certain Wendy’s locations.  Apparently? Seemingly? Suspicious? Where are the details of the data breach?

Your Identity Could Depend on a Punctuation Mark

In a case that is almost too mindboggling to be true, the Department of Veterans Affairs sent an email to a citizen in Wisconsin last April that contained the names and complete identifying information (including Social Security numbers) for hundreds of veterans within the state.

Snapchat Data Breach Caused by Phishing Email

Once upon a time, the content of phishing emails was amusing, if not downright bizarre. These emails included odd stories about deposed royalty from far-off countries, people who barely managed to escape with their lives… and their billions of dollars.

When the Ones You Trust Put Your Identity in Danger

One of the commonalities in any kind of data breach—no matter whom, no matter how big or small—is that consumers put their trust in someone and then that trust was violated. Whether it’s turning over your medical records to a hospital or entering your credit card information on a website, we have an expectation that the people in charge will protect us.

University Data Breach Compromises Social Security Numbers

Some current and former university students and staff may be in for a rude awakening when it comes to their personal identifiable information: it may have been compromised in a recent data breach of University of Central Florida servers.

 

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