Data breaches

By Kartikay Mehrotra and Aoife White
June 25, 2019 3:30 AM
The company’s disclosure in September that hackers exploited several software bugs to obtain login access to accounts was tagged as Facebook’s worst security breach ever.
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By Jeremy Kahn
April 26, 2019 6:48 AM
The decision is designed to prevent new data privacy laws from having a chilling effect on businesses’ willingness to share information about cyber attacks with the government.
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March 21, 2019 6:46 AM
Regardless of your size, information security matters. Just as a lack of cash will cause your business to fail, so too will a lack of information security.
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By David McLaughlin
January 22, 2019 6:30 AM
A U.S. privacy investigation of Facebook Inc., begun after a major data breach was exposed in March, is likely to result in a record fine against the company.
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By Alyza Sebenius and Jenny Surane
December 11, 2018 7:06 AM
Equifax Inc. failed to modernize its technology security to match the company’s aggressive growth strategy and data gathering, according to a House Oversight Committee report.
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By Patrick Clark
December 7, 2018 6:56 AM
It’s too soon for Marriott International Inc. to estimate the cost of the massive cyber breach that the company disclosed last week, said Chief Financial Officer Leeny Oberg.
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By Patrick Clark
December 3, 2018 6:51 AM
The Marriott purchase of Starwood Hotel & Resorts was a bet that its popular loyalty program would bring more travelers to its Courtyards and Residence Inns. It turns out Marriott was also buying a massive security risk.
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By Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam and Patrick Clark
November 30, 2018 4:17 PM
Marriott International Inc. said it’s investigating a hack of the guest reservation database at its Starwood unit that may be one of the biggest such breaches in corporate history.
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October 2, 2018 7:08 AM
Facebook announced that it experienced a breach lat week that lost 50 million users' data. Ironically, the breach happened in prt due to exploited bugs in three features developed to giver users more control over their privacy.
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By Sarah Frier
September 28, 2018 4:42 PM
Facebook Inc. said it discovered a security breach earlier this week that affected almost 50 million accounts, the latest in a series of missteps that are undermining confidence in the company’s social network and business model.
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