Cost Of Data Breach: Stratfor Sued For $50 Million.

It looks like I won’t be stopping coverage of Stratfor any time soon.  According to, Stratfor — the international geopolitical analysis company that was hacked by Anonymous about one month ago — has been presented with a lawsuit for more than $50 million.  This is independent of whatever fines Startfor will pay for violating […] read more

Laptop Encryption Software: AW Hastings Data Breach Via ADP.

Automatic Data Processing, Inc (APD) filed a breach notification letter with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office.  According to the letter, a laptop was stolen from an ADP employee.  The device was protected, possibly with disk encryption software (such as AlertBoot).  However, it looks like encryption software may have failed the company in this case. […] read more

Crazy Like A Fox: Online Bingo Raises ICO Custodial Sentence Issue.

A man in the UK has been fined for selling the personal information of 65,000 on-line bingo players.  The incident has attracted attention for a couple of reasons.  The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has taken the opportunity to note that they need the power to jail people who breach the Data Protection Act (DPA).  The […] read more

Data Encryption Software: Lost CD Affects Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Retirees.

The Stars and Stripes is carrying a small notice that a CD with information on retirees was lost in the last week of August.  The breach affected non-appropriated fund retirees.  The incident could have been easily prevented by the use of data at rest encryption software like AlertBoot.  In fact, the military already has a […] read more