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UK data breach could cost banks $500M, says Gartner

Banks in the UK could end up spending upwards of US$500 million to deal with the aftermath from the recent loss of computer disks containing bank account and other personal data belonging to about 25 million people, according to analyst firm Gartner.

Commerce Bank breached -- don't tell

A bank in the US has notified an unspecified number of its 3 million customers of a recent data breach involving the potential compromise of their personal data.

Seattle man pleads guilty to ID theft over P2P networks

A man charged with stealing information over file-sharing networks in order to commit identity theft pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court in Seattle to mail fraud and to accessing a protected computer without authorization to further fraud.

US gov't e-mail snafu exposes addresses of whistle-blowers

The House Committee on the Judiciary last week apologized to would-be government whistle-blowers for accidentally exposing their e-mail addresses to other individuals who, like them, had used a committee Web site to secretly submit tips about alleged...

Visa rolls out new payment application security mandates

Amid signs of growing frustration in the retail community over the credit card industry's payment card industry (PCI) data security requirements, Visa on Tuesday quietly rolled out an additional set of Payment Application Security Mandates for all co...

Gartner: Additional security doesn't mean additional money

IT managers trying to figure out how much money to budget for information security purposes each year might want to take note of some recent advice from Gartner: According to the analyst firm, despite the growth in targeted attacks and the continuing...

Student who disclosed breach to paper escapes expulsion

A student at Western Oregon University who accidentally discovered a file containing personal data on a publicly accessible university server and then handed that data over to the student newspaper has narrowly escaped being expelled for his actions.

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