California businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years, leading state Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday to elevate cybersecurity as a key focus of the state’s top crime-fighting agency.
Target’s pre-Christmas security breach was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported last month.
Data breaches put the personal information of 2.5 million people in the California at risk, according to a report released Monday.
The personal banking data from thousands of City College of San Francisco students, faculty and staff may be at risk because of a virus that infiltrated one computer lab – perhaps years ago.
Contra Costa County officials mailed out notices Friday warning that the names of residents who owed money to the county health department were inadvertently published in a public document.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency has been targeted again by hackers, who posted personal information on 100 police officers online Wednesday.
Michael’s Arts and Crafts has announced it would replace the debit card processing machines in all its stores nationwide because of a security breech.
Epsilon, the world’s largest “permissions-based” e-mail marketing company which has offices in San Francisco, said that someone hacked into its computer system and stole an unknown number of e-mail addresses and names.