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Ripples continue from massive data breach

Amid fallout from CardSystems heist, consumers grow wary of e-commerce and lawmakers call for action.

Against the backdrop of a megaheist of credit card data, consumers grow increasingly wary of online commerce and lawmakers call for action.

Data leaks denting Web shoppers' confidence

Rising incidences of data theft and misuse of personal information are making consumers wary of e-commerce, according to two studies.
June 23, 2005

U.K. watchdog targets data breach

The Information Commissioner's Office says recent call-center security failure is a criminal breach of the U.K.'s Data Protection Act.
June 23, 2005

Utah bank says big breach put its data at risk

New reports in CardSystems scandal suggest that the scope of the data theft is even more serious than previously thought.
The New York Times
June 23, 2005

Consumers, retailers grapple with data theft

Increase in fraud feared as the credit card industry recovers from a megaheist.
June 22, 2005

Jail time a penalty in ID theft bill

Companies that fail to notify people when their data is at risk could face jail under an expected bipartisan bill.
June 22, 2005

The red herring of data protection

perspective After a rash of data breaches, Ping Identity's Eric Norlin questions why corporations are storing personal data in the first place.
June 21, 2005

Regulators start inquiry in data loss

Regulators probe CardSystems Solutions, where a security breach has put millions of American cardholders at risk for fraud.
The New York Times
June 21, 2005

Black market in credit cards thrives on Web

Despite years of security improvements, credit card and bank account numbers are boldly hawked on the Internet.
The New York Times
June 20, 2005

Details emerge on credit card breach

Payment processor didn't meet guidelines, MasterCard says, as details come out about the break-in that exposed 40 million accounts.
June 20, 2005

Credit card breach exposes 40 million accounts

Security vulnerability lets intruder enter network and nab info on millions of credit card holders.
June 17, 2005