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US Government Hacked – 4 Million Federal Employees PII at Risk

Recent news reports indicated that the U.S. Government suffered a major data breach that potentially impacted the employees of every federal agency.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which handles security clearances and employee background checks, suffered a data breach potentially affecting more than 4 million individuals. The cyber footprints of the attack resemble that of[…Read More]

What Should My Organization Do To Prepare For a Data Breach?

Forensicon Blog Interview: Attorney Jena M. Valdetero Forensicon interviews privacy and data breach response attorney, Jena Valdetero, a partner with Bryan Cave LLP, on the topic of Data Breach Preparedness.  Valdetero provides further details on what organizations should do in order to be prepared for the eventual future data breach of their organization. About Jena[…Read More]

Chicago Election Judges Received Misinformation Calls

How could this have happened? The media has been reporting instances of Republican election judges receiving telephone calls misinforming them that their service was not needed on election day or that further training in remote far away places was required in order to participate as an election judge in Cook County Illinois. The Chicago Cook[…Read More]

P.F. Chang’s Confirms Customer Credit Card Information Stolen

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro confirmed today that it was the latest company to have customer credit and debit card information stolen by hackers. The company was apparently notified of the breach by the United States Secret Service on June 10, 2014. The restaurant has said that it hired a  team of third-party forensics experts to investigate[…Read More]

US Government Spies on Cubans via Twitter Like App

In an effort to tap into the local sentiment of average Cubans, the U.S. Government sponsored the development of a social media application for cell phones called, ZunZeo. ZunZeo offered users free SMS messaging and was an alternative news outlet to many. U.S. Agency for International Aid (USAID), the U.S. Government’s outreach entity focused on[…Read More]

Brazil Revamps Data Security Ahead of 2014 World Cup

When the United States qualified for the 2014 World Cup on September 10th, the eyes of eager American soccer fans immediately turned to Brazil. Infrastructure issues and worries that stadiums and transport links will not be safe or ready by next summer have plagued the country’s preparations. With an estimated 3 million foreign tourists preparing[…Read More]

Smart Trash Cans Tracking Cell Phone Users

It feels like something straight out of a science fiction movie, except it is very real and it is happening regardless of whether we like it. Companies are beginning to test the boundaries of consumer privacy through Wi-Fi embedded tracking devices. Since the potential for direct consumer marketing is huge, this hypothetical revenue is the[…Read More]

Kids in California Will Soon be Able to Delete Unwanted Posts

At some point in time, most of us have all done or said something online that we wished we could take back. The Internet is an unforgiving and relentless environment and one wrong post could adversely affect your entire life. Children, in particular, are often guilty of posting comments and pictures that could jeopardize their[…Read More]

New iPhone 5s Adds Exciting Security Feature

Consumer excitement always accompanies new iPhone releases. Tuesday’s announcement of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c was no different. The 5c is marketed as both colorful and affordable – $99 with a two-year contract for American buyers. The 5s should improve both performance and battery life when compared to previous versions, due to the additions[…Read More]