A Florida law that takes effect July 1 toughens the state's data breach notification statute by, in part, broadening the term "personal information" to include individuals' usernames and e-mail addresses under certain circumstances.
While P.F. Chang's China Bistro has warned customers that their card information may have been compromised in a data breach, several fraud experts say they have yet to see a related increase in fraud. Learn the latest developments.
Kentucky is now the 47th state to enact a breach notification law. While a national law superseding the widely varying state statutes is long overdue, the primary election defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor makes passing such a bill tougher.
American Express is notifying about 77,000 California cardholders that their personal information and card data has been posted on various websites, with members of the hacktivist group Anonymous taking credit for the breach.
Computer hardware retailer LaCie is notifying customers about a breach involving payment card data that went on for almost a year. A forensics investigation of the incident, which involved malware, is continuing.
At a Senate hearing, GAO previewed a report that shows cyber-incident response shortcomings at federal agencies. And the FTC chair asked Congress for broad authority in enforcing a federal data breach notification law - if one is enacted.
Cosmetics supplies retailer Sally Beauty Supply now acknowledges that fewer than 25,000 records containing payment card data were illegally accessed and possibly removed as a result of a network intrusion.