News tagged with identity theft

Indictment over hacking of Bush family email accounts

A Romanian national using the online moniker "Guccifer" was indicted Thursday on charges of hacking into email accounts of high-profile people including a relative of former presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush.

Jun 12, 2014
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Holder urges congressional action on data breaches

(AP)—Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to require businesses to quickly alert consumers and law enforcement agencies in the wake of significant data breaches like the ones at discount retailer Target and at ...

Feb 24, 2014
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Philippines' top court upholds 'cyber libel' law

The Philippines' top court ruled on Tuesday that a cybercrime law penalising online libel is constitutional, disappointing critics who argue it could curb Internet freedom in one of Asia's most freewheeling ...

Feb 18, 2014
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LexisNexis says it had data breach earlier this year

LexisNexis, one of the country's largest collectors of personal information on individuals and businesses, said it is trying to determine whether hackers may have gained access to Social Security numbers, background reports ...

Sep 26, 2013
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Energy Dept.: Personal data compromised by hackers

The Energy Department says personal information for about 14,000 past and current employees was compromised after the department's computers were hacked. Information such as Social Security numbers and names was disclosed ...

Aug 17, 2013
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