All across the country, data breach notification laws can differ based on the state in which the breach occurred and the state in which the affected consumers live. With no nationwide notification law as of yet (and two states not even having notification laws in place), that can mean a wide variety of requirements scattered across the country.
Each year, hacking events and data breaches continue to set new records for both the numbers of attacks and the numbers of consumer records that are compromised.
Data breaches have made headlines around the world for the past few years, namely because the record-setting numbers of events have resulted in higher than ever compromised consumer records. But while the big names tend to get all the attention, the reality is they’re not just a “big dog” problem.
New changes to how tax preparers in key states operate may mean turning over your driver’s license at the time of filing, which might seem like a good idea. On the surface, it’s just another layer of protection for you as a taxpayer, right?
The ITRC tracks record-setting numbers of hacking events and data breaches every year, and many of them make major news headlines. Sometimes, though, the root cause of a massive breach isn’t nefarious cybercriminals, but just a flaw in the software.
Point-of-sale data breaches continue to be an ongoing problem for businesses of every size, and the latest discovered breach is no exception. Arby's fast food chain appears to have been struck by a malware attack that infected its credit card payment system in multiple corporate-owned locations. At this time, no franchisee locations are believed to have been infected.