Data Breaches

South Bend’s Mayor on What Local Governments Can Learn From Estonia

The Indiana city’s new mobility-as-a-service pilot is helping low-income shift workers commute for free.

Senators Call For A Data Security Law

The Marriott breach—the latest of many mega-breaches—inspired some lawmakers to push for new privacy legislation.

Half a Billion People Now Have Reason to Be Furious with Marriott

Starwood Preferred Guest participants are highly likely to have very sensitive information compromised, including passport and payment numbers.

OPM to Rebid Identity Theft Protection Contract Affecting Millions of Hack Victims

The current contract, which cost the government $340 million over three years, is set to expire Dec. 31.

IRS Failed to Track 11,000 Breached Social Security Numbers for Tax Fraud

The tax agency also failed to review another 15,000 breached taxpayer ID numbers it received for possible fraud monitoring, an audit found.

Critics Urge FTC to Crack Down on Facebook

This organization wants to see heavy fines imposed against the social media company.

How Hackers Are Stealing High-Profile Instagram Accounts

In the Wild West of “influencer” marketing, there are few protections and plenty of easy marks.

Government Contractors Face New Data Breach Disclosure and Investigation Requirements

A planned rule would require contractors to save images of breached systems and allow agencies access.

GSA Took 800 Days to Notify Some Data Breach Victims

The agency also changed its rules in ways that could make notifications for breach victims less timely, an agency auditor found.

Hackers Breach

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services acknowledged 75,000 people's records were accessed but haven’t disclosed who might be behind it.

Report: Facebook Is Shopping for a Cybersecurity Company

They won't be able to find one on Facebook marketplace, however.

The State of Cybersecurity

Federal agencies surge to combat ever-growing threats—but is it enough?