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Uber Paid 20-Year Old Hacker $100,000 to Hide Data Breach

Last year, Uber received an email from an anonymous person demanding money in exchange for the stolen user database. It turns out that a 20-year-old Florida man, with the help of another, breached Uber’s system last year and was paid ... »

Sonic Data Breach Could Have Affected Millions

Sonic first heard about the data breach when its credit-card processor detected unusual activity on customers’ payment cards. Fast-food giant Sonic has disclosed a data breach potentially affecting millions of customers. The chain has nearly 3,600 stores across 45 US ... »

Netflix Breach: Orange, Black, and Another Hack

How much would your organization pay in ransom to stop the early release of its intellectual property? Can you place a monetary value on a breach of this type? In the case of the weekend Netflix breach notification, they paid ... »

InterContinental Hotels Group: Malware Hit 1,200 Locations

Investigators Eradicated Point-of-Sale Malware by March, IHG Says Intercontinental Hotels Group is warning customers that malware infected point-of-sale devices at 1,200 of its locations beginning in September 2016. That appears to be a sharp rise in the count of breached hotels ... »

What’s the actual cost to a business of a data breach?

Cisco has released the 10th of its annual cybersecurity reports, leading some publications to scream that security breaches can cost businesses 20% of their annual turnover. If you burrow into the headlines, however, it becomes apparent that only a third of ... »