E-mails included names and partial passwords and directed people to a Web site or download software that dumped a Trojan on their computers for stealing data and disabling security software.
Data broker failed to notice that a key monitoring tool was turned off for four months, allowing unauthorized access and exposing data of 13,750 people, the FTC says.
Contrary to popular belief, data breaches don't necessarily sink a company, studies and survivors indicate.
New Trojan steals money from accounts while account holders are logged in. Google resolves misguided e-mail issue. Also: Facebook fakes.
Breach shines light on murky world of e-mail marketing outsourcers and how consumers don't know where their data is ending up.