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Data Breach

Credit cards. (DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

California Data Breaches Hit More Than 20 Million Accounts

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.

02/27/2014

A customer uses the credit card scanner at a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Target announced that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between November 27 and December 15 may have been stolen. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Target Customer Data Security Breach Significantly Worse Than Originally Feared

Target’s pre-Christmas security breach was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported last month.

01/10/2014

New MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops are seen on display after a special announcement event at Apple Headquarters October 14, 2008 in Cupertino, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced new versions of the MacBook Pro and MacBook laptop computers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) apple generic, laptops

Personal Data Of 2.5M People Compromised In California

Data breaches put the personal information of 2.5 million people in the California at risk, according to a report released Monday.

07/01/2013

City College of San Francisco (CCSF)

City College Of San Francisco Computer Lab Security Breached

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.

01/13/2012

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Contra Costa Health Services Warns Patients Of Privacy Breach

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.

12/02/2011

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train operator waits for passengers to enter the train at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Hacked Again; Police Officer Data Released

The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency has been targeted again by hackers, who posted personal information on 100 police officers online Wednesday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/17/2011

Sales Associate arranges an artificial roses display at Michaels arts and crafts store in Cupertino. (AP)

Customer Credit Card Data Stolen At Michael’s Arts And Crafts

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/13/2011

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Banks, Retailers Warn Of Huge E-Mail Data Breach

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/04/2011