Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret, sources said

A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters. Uber announced on Nov. 21 that the personal data of 57 million users, including 600,000 drivers in the … Continue reading Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret, sources said

Equifax breach is a boon for Symantec’s LifeLock service

Updated 6 hours ago Shortly before Equifax revealed last week that it had been hacked, Fran Rosch got a call. The Symantec executive was vacationing in Maine, visiting his parents, when an Equifax representative telephoned to say sensitive information about 143 million Americans had been put at risk. Armed with information only a handful of people had at the time, Rosch mobilized the rapid response … Continue reading Equifax breach is a boon for Symantec’s LifeLock service

Equifax Breach to Lift Three Stocks

Sept. 12, 2017 3:41 p.m. ET Piper Jaffray After the market close Thursday, Equifax EFX 2.510608203677511% Equifax Inc. U.S.: NYSE USD115.96 2.84 2.510608203677511% /Date(1505250035941-0500)/ Volume (Delayed 15m) : 6896287 AFTER HOURS USD116.15 0.190000000000012 0.1638496033114867% Volume (Delayed 15m) : 41949 P/E Ratio 24.56779661016949 Market Cap 13616594214.8917 Dividend Yield 1.345291479820628% Rev. per Employee 346747 More quote details and news » EFX in Your Value Your Change Short … Continue reading Equifax Breach to Lift Three Stocks

3 Hot Cybersecurity Stocks in Focus Post Equifax Inc. (EFX) Data Breach

Cybersecurity stocks were seen soaring last Friday, after Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) reported a massive data breach. Per the company, highly sensitive personal data of approximately 143 million consumers has been stolen from its database. Reportedly, nearly two-third of the adult U.S. population has been affected due to this cyber attack. The company late last Thursday announced that a data breach occurred between mid-May and July … Continue reading 3 Hot Cybersecurity Stocks in Focus Post Equifax Inc. (EFX) Data Breach

Equifax’s Massive Data Breach Focuses Attention on Symantec’s LifeLock

The breach at Equifax (EFX) that’s jeopardized Social Security numbers and other sensitive data for 143 million people in the U.S. looks to be good news for cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp.  (SYMC) . Consumers have been frantically Googling for information on Symantec’s LifeLock consumer identity theft protection unit, according to Credit Suisse analyst Brad Zelnick, who analyzed search trends from Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) . “Google … Continue reading Equifax’s Massive Data Breach Focuses Attention on Symantec’s LifeLock