US Navy data breach

The incident. The US Navy announces today a major personal data breach. Back in October, due to a breach in a contractor’s laptop, someone accessed more than 130,000 accounts of its enlisted men. HP Enterprise Services notified the US Navy of the breach. They reported the “compromisation” of one of the Navy’s laptops operated by their employee supporting a Navy contract. Data accessed includes the names and Social Security numbers of 134,386 current and former Sailors. The Navy confronts data breach head on.…

500 million Yahoo accounts breached in 2014

The incident Yahoo recently informed the public about the theft of crucial information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts. The information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. Security advises Yahoo recommends users who haven’t changed their Yahoo passwords since 2014 do so. Their spokesperson said that account holders should also change passwords and security questions. Additionally, they should also change the answers for any other account they…