TransUnion: crack security all the way around
The Social Security numbers, addresses, and telephone numbers of First Lady Michelle Obama, pop singer Beyonce, wrestler Hulk Hogan, and more are posted on a doxxing Web site.
Credit-reporting agencies, banks, and credit-card companies provide free services that help their customers detect, prevent, and recover from identity thieves.
Leading data broker Acxiom's free AboutTheData.com service offers a glimpse of the ad-targeting information the company has collected about you. But opting out of targeted ads may not be so simple.
Company warns more than 4,000 merchants that data from transactions of nearly 600,000 credit cardholders was sent outside the company by malware on a server.
Credit reporting bureau Equifax informs employees that some W-2 forms sent in the mail had SSNs partially or fully viewable through a window on the envelope.
Dear every company on earth who's apparently selling our data to anyone who will buy it and/or collecting it in fat, juicy databases that are like candy to hackers: can you just, like, try to be a tiny bit more careful? And maybe we will, too? Ok, thanks, great. Verizon's LTE service is creeping back after an unexplained outage, Barnes and Noble hits back at Microsoft, calling its patent infringement lawsuits little more than extortion, and an enterprising teen-ager honors our fallen soldiers with a digital record of all the graves at Arlington. Now that is a hero.