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  • Google seeks to reassure business users after attacks

    Google moved quickly on Tuesday to reassure its enterprise customers that their data is in safe hands, following its disclosure that it was targeted in December by a "highly sophisticated" cyberattack from China.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez13 Jan. 10 11:41
  • Google blames 'human error' for data leak

    Google is apologizing after it mistakenly e-mailed potentially sensitive business data last week to other users of its business listings service.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk13 Jan. 10 01:12
  • HSBC exposed sensitive bankruptcy data

    HSBC Bank says a bug in its imaging software inadvertently exposed sensitive data about some of its customers going through bankruptcy proceedings.

    Written by Robert McMillan07 Dec. 09 06:01
  • Sept. 11 pager messages published online

    The pager message is from a woman near a pay phone near 38th Street in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. The woman says her children were evacuated, but she's trying to find them. She tells her husband she loves him.

    Written by Robert McMillan26 Nov. 09 07:10
  • T-Mobile UK employees sold customer data

    Workers at T-Mobile UK have been selling customer data to brokers who work for the competition, T-Mobile and the U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office said on Tuesday.

    Written by Nancy Gohring18 Nov. 09 06:49
Features about data leaks
  • The Apple Leak: A Marketer's Magic Bullet

    This week the Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD got the biggest Apple scoop of the year-granted, the year just started.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige11 Jan. 10 05:57
  • A Practical Approach to Protecting Trade Secrets

    Trade secrets are increasingly becoming a company's most valuable assets, and not surprisingly, threats to those assets have increased concomitantly. The greatest threat to company data is, of course, not outsiders but a company's own employees A company's ability to protect against rogue employees (as well as against unintentional harm) is governed by both federal and state laws, which vary by jurisdiction and, worse, are in a state of flux in many of those jurisdictions.

    Written by Russell Beck and Matt Karlyn12 Nov. 09 05:22