A security researcher is warning Facebook users about potential vulnerabilities in Facebook applications that could allow cross-site scripting (XSS) hacker attacks for hijacking user accounts.
Data broker ChoicePoint, the victim of a 2004 data breach affecting more than 160,000 U.S. residents, has agreed to strengthen its data security efforts and pay a fine for a second breach in 2008, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Monday.
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ChoicePoint to Pay Fine for Second Data Breach
ChoicePoint Inc., one of the nation’s consumer data brokers, agreed to pay $275,000 to federal regulators as a result of a data breach last year that exposed Social Security numbers and other personal information on 13,750 people. In 2006, ChoicePoint – now a subsidiary of Reed Elsevier Inc – paid $15 million to settle charges that it violated…
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ChoicePoint Breach Exposed 13,750 Consumer Records
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