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Former IT Workers May Still Have Access to Employers' Systems

A recent survey revealed many former IT workers may still have access to their previous employers' computer systems.

Sony to Pay $15 Million Settlement for 2011 Data Breach

Sony confirmed it will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit after a data breach may have exposed the information of 77 million customer accounts in 2011, gaming news and review site Polygon reported.

Goodwill Investigates Potential Payment Card Data Breach

Goodwill Industries International is working with investigators on a potential data breach of customer credit card information, according to a statement by the company.

Survey: Senior Citizens Not Doing Enough to Monitor Credit

A recent survey found the majority of U.S. senior citizens are concerned about identity theft, but are not following recommended guidelines to protect their credit.

Foster Children Especially Vulnerable to Identity Theft

Cybercriminals are increasingly going after the identities of a vulnerable group of children: those in foster care, NBC News reported.

LinkedIn Users Targeted in New Phishing Scam

National fraud-fighting organization Action Fraud in the United Kingdom warned social media users of a new phishing scam targeting LinkedIn accounts, according to a post on the Action Fraud site.

Hundreds of California Government Employees Have Information Exposed

Current and former employees of the city of Encinitas in California accidentally had their personal information publicly available on the Internet for almost two months, according to a data breach notification letter sent by city officials.

New York, Illinois Report High Rates of Data Breach, Identity Theft

Two new state-specific data breach reports highlighted the connection between the growing number of identity theft victims and a high number of data breaches.

Secret Service Letter Warns of Malware Threat Targeting Hotel Guests

The U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security alerted hotels in Texas to a growing malware threat that may cause widespread data breaches, according to the advisory obtained by KrebsOnSecurity.

Houston Hotel Notifies 10,000 Customers of Payment Breach

The Houstonian Hotel in Houston notified about 10,000 customers of a widespread data breach that may have compromised their payment information, the Houston Chronicle reported.
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