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Smucker's online store gets stuck in thieves' web

Smucker's online store gets stuck in thieves' web

The US jam and jelly maker is just the latest fly to get stuck in the same web that ensnared dozens of companies last year, including some of the world's largest data brokers and at least one credit card processor.

Data-stealing botnets found in major data brokers' servers

Data-stealing botnets found in major public records servers

Servers at Lexis-Nexis, Dun & Bradstreet, and Kroll Background America/HireRight show up in the dashboard of a small, effective botnet run by a service that sells vital personal information on US residents, an investigation has revealed.

Powerful new personal data disclosure bill proposed by California lawmaker

Powerful new personal data disclosure bill proposed by California lawmaker

The Right to Know Act of 2013 would force companies to tell Californians what personal data they have on consumers and how it's trafficked.

Experian defends database security practices in face of investigations

Experian defends database security practices in face of investigations

Data brokers are on the hot seat as the Irish regulators begin an investigation into Experian's security methods and the US Congress demands more transparency into what's collected and how it's handled.