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December 3, 2012
11:15 // 1 year ago
March 3, 2012

Uh ohhhhh hai! Emerson College displays bizarre error message

evanfleischer:

Uh ohhhhh hai! Appears there’s more evidence it’s that kind of night. The site’s back up, but Anthony De Rosa got a screenshot. EDIT: Now they’re claiming they didn’t get hacked, but had a server hiccup.

21:14 // 2 years ago
January 22, 2012
20:10 // 2 years ago
June 9, 2011

Citigroup: Yeah, a bunch of bank card numbers got hacked

  • 200k number of customers Citi says were affected by a breach of their system
  • 1% share of Citigroup’s overall North American customer base affected by the hack
  • one number of months it took the company to tell consumers about the incident source

» So what was affected? The company says that the hack involved names, bank card numbers and contact information such as e-mail addresses. Not affected were cardholders’ social security numbers, card expiration dates or CVV numbers. All this is of course is awesome to wait a month to tell everyone!

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10:58 // 2 years ago
January 26, 2011
19:10 // 3 years ago
December 16, 2010

Ohio State’s servers hacked; officials wait two months to tell people

  • 760,000 people’s private data at risk source

» Why did they wait? Well, the school wanted to double-check that this is what happened, so they used a private security firm to check what happened. Fortunately for affected users, while Ohio State says that they don’t think anyone’s data was actually taken (and the breach was more to see if the server was ripe to launch cyberattacks from), they’ve offered a year of free credit protection to those who were affected by the breach. Still, two months? That’s a long time to wait to inform people about something of this nature.

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20:50 // 3 years ago