Fortune 500 companies’ ‘Keys to the Kingdom’ hung out for the public

Accenture, a cloud giant that provides technology service for 75% of Fortune 500 companies, left four servers exposed on Amazon’s s3 storage service.

How did Wells Fargo lose data for over 50,000 customers?

Wells Fargo released 1.4 GB of files that contained customers’ names, social security numbers and sensitive details to a lawyer by accident.

What we know and still don’t know about the Equifax data breach

Equifax, the company with the sole responsibility of storing and maintaining sensitive data of U.S. users for the purpose of credit and background checks, announced that it has compromised the identity information of some 143 million people.

User gets fooled, company gets $600K fine

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently handed down a $600K fine after a user was fooled into handing over sensitive information to a hacker. Here’s how it all went down. 

Hackers target cheating site, leak information

These companies experienced an inside hack job that could potentially release somewhat embarrassing information about people that could result in a number of ruined marriages. 

Insider leak: 350,000 financial accounts compromised

An employee at a branch office of a major financial institution has been fired for compromising 10% of its customers’ data. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a similar fate.

Agency issues first-ever data breach fine: $10 million

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was not impressed with phone carriers’ data security practices. So the agency took the unprecedented step of issuing a fine for the breach: $10 million in total. 

Company victimized by hacker and its own cyberinsurance

Data breaches are scary for any business, so many companies turn to cyberinsurance for a little peace of mind. Just be sure that your insurer will actually have your back in a worst-case scenario. Here’s how an ugly case is playing out in court following a hacker attack. 

What JPMorgan says about cybersecurity shortcomings

Another day, another major data breach. This time, it’s JPMorgan’s turn in the spotlight, as the private information of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was exposed in a relatively simple phishing attack. 

eBay breach shows just how poorly companies understand security

Companies should do everything in their power to prevent data breaches. They should hope and pray that customers’ info will never be touched. But that doesn’t mean they can get by without a plan of what to do in case a data breach happens.