Information (hacker attack or inadvertent publishing online), accidental loss (most commonly of it equipment or hard copy the root cause of 43% of data breaches was malicious or criminal attacks b 33% of breaches california led the world in mandating notification following the 2005 choicepoint incident where. From millions of credit cards stolen from a national retailer to attacks conducted by other countries, here's a look at some noteworthy data breaches choicepoint eventually settled the data security breach charges, paid $10 million in civil penalties and $5 million for consumer redress but the settlement. I feel it's important to immediately pass this information by sandra walter along to as many in the ascension communities because things have been and are in such a profound state of change and shift and lift and there's much more right around the divine corner for a while i've felt many of my readers. Choicepoint will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed after the data aggregator and credentialing service admitted to a major data breach in 2005.
Lexisnexis, one of the country's largest collectors of personal information on individuals and businesses, said it is trying to determine whether hackers may have gained access to social security numbers, background reports and other details on millions of americans during a data breach earlier this year. Marc rotenberg, who runs the electronic privacy information center and is called to testify whenever the house or senate debates privacy legislation, is often cast as a liberal attacking free markets and free marketing and standing opposite data collection capitalists like choicepoint or the security experts. For example, in the choicepoint attack discussed above, many customers probably felt harmed by what they perceived as an invasion of their privacy98 although the costs of the first type of damage are generally possible for the victim to quantify, those from the second type are virtu- ally impossible to.
Since the choicepoint news, the data broker industry as well as the privacy and security of personally company, choicepoint would not be subject to such laws 3 since the spin-off, choicepoint has made it had in fact suffered similar attacks in the past, contradicting what spokespeople and the ceo had publicly stated. So it was in early 2005 that douglas c curling, the president of choicepoint, a giant data broker that maintains digital dossiers on nearly every adult in the united states, courted two critics whom he had accused just months earlier of starting “yet another inaccurate, misdirected and misleading attack” on.
Full-text paper (pdf): how ethics can enhance organizational privacy: lessons from the choicepoint and tjx data breaches experienced by two us companies, choicepoint and tjx, to illustrate our arguments for enhancing organizational level vulnerabilities exploited by these attacks in the majority of cases. You should care about database security and common attacks will be described, the main part of the paper will be the choicepoint: $15 million ○ bj's wholesale: $10 million ○ acxiom: the attack could be through a web application by exploiting sql injection so no authentication is needed in this way databases. The massive data security breach at choicepoint seems to be a tipping point ever since the choicepoint news, the data broker industry as well as the privacy and security of personally identifiable it had in fact suffered similar attacks in the past, contradicting what spokespeople and the ceo had publicly stated.
11, 2001, terror attacks officials at lexisnexis, an ohio-based subsidiary of industry rivals, including choicepoint inc and international business machines corp, also expressed interest in buying seisint, officials familiar with the sale said lexisnexis expects seisint revenue to grow by more than 40. After the terrorist attacks of september 11, 2001, choicepoint gained new business as companies of all sizes were more concerned about security and exactly who might be working for them one such commission was from the transportation safety administration (tsa) to screen job applicants for the thousands of airport. Security failure choicepoint and time-warner had a failure of protection, where the security of personal information was inadequate or incomplete note that not all the incidents are the result of an intentional attacks by malicious entities on data or systems - in fact, those (which are the focus of the current infosec economics.
Chris j hoofnagle, big brother's little helpers: how choicepoint and other commercial data brokers collect and package your data for law enforcement, 29 nc j was custom-tailored for law enforcement by choicepoint, inc ( choicepoint) news reports following the september 11, 2001 attacks indicated that law. In december 2013, target was attacked by a cyber-attack due to a data breach target is a widely known retailer that has millions of consumers flocking every day to the retailer to partake in the stores wonders the target data breach is now known as the largest data breach/attack surpassing the tjx data breach in 2007.
A few months ago, i discovered a vulnerability in gmail where it became trivial to compromise someone's email contact list i demonstrated the issue to a friend at google by emailing his gmail account with simple link upon clicking the link and viewing the page, no xss required, your contacts were. Choicepoint has a dna laboratory which was used to identify victims of the world trade center attacks data supplied by choicepoint was used in the beltway snipers investigation choicepoint also assisted the transportation security administration in conduction ~100,000 applicants the us department. Snipers and in the weeks and months following the tragic events of september 11, 2001, choicepoint through its dna lab, bode technology, was involved in the identification of the remains of victims of the world trade center terrorist attacks choicepoint's philanthropic initiatives and employee volunteer efforts garnered. Because of sb 1386, we learned in 2005 that choicepoint–a company most americans had never heard of–had somehow sold detailed credit histories on more yes, privacy as we know it is under attack–by a government searching for tax cheats and terrorists by corporations looking for new customers.