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Unlearned Lessons of ChoicePoint, Four Years Later

Bill Brenner writes: It’s been four years since data broker ChoicePoint acknowledged the data security breach that put it in the middle of a media firestorm and pushed data protection to the top of the infosecurity community’s priority list. Since then, the business world has made plenty of progress hardening its data defenses —...

Hacking kingpin negotiating plea deal with feds

The former government informant facing three separate indictments for allegedly being behind the largest data breaches in U.S. history is being offered a plea deal, U.S. and defense attorneys confirmed today. The plea negotiations with Albert Gonzalez, 28, of Miami, Fla., who was indicted Monday for the third time in connection with major data...

Three indicted for hacking Heartland, 7-Eleven, and Hannaford; Over 130 million credit and debit card numbers stolen

An indictment was returned today against three individuals who are charged with being responsible for five corporate data breaches, including the single largest reported data breach in U.S. history, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr., along with Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer and United States Secret...