Cyber intrusions and other data breaches put the personal records of 18.5 million Californians, nearly half the state`s population, at risk in 2013, a seven-fold increase over the year before, the state attorney general reported on Tuesday.
The European Central Bank (ECB) said on Thursday there had been a breach of security protecting a database serving its public website. This led to the theft of email addresses and other contact data left by people registering for events at ECB.
Following a spurt in incidents of massive data breaches, a more sophisticated, collaborative approach by law enforcement agencies around the world is needed to put a stop to it, a Michigan State University cyber security expert argues.
American retailer Target Corp. has reportedly revealed that cyber criminals who launched the mega data breach, compromising data of about 110 million customers, used a vendor`s credentials to exploit the system.
Adobe Systems Inc said on Tuesday that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts.