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The #DataInsecurity Digest | Archive

The #DataInsecurity Digest, a publication of the National Consumers League’s #DataInsecurity Project, monitors the latest in data breach news, including policy analysis and information about upcoming events.

New! September 28: Issue 29 | Yahoo breach - who knew what, when? Hillary, Donald disagree on 'the cyber'

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September 14: Issue 28 | Russians hack WADA, ransomware on tap at the FTC and our interview with AG Madigan

August 31: Issue 27 | NSA hacking fallout, breaches continue affecting consumer confidence, and more!

August 3: Issue 26 | Thought Leaders interview series kicks off with FTC Commissioner McSweeny

July 20: Issue 25 | FDIC breach cover-up? New Thought Leaders Series coming!

July 7: Issue 24 | HHS calls ransomware "major threat," phishing hits HRC campaign & is anti-virus pwned?

June 22: Issue 23 | Data security in the spotlight in presidential race, FTC chief technologist an ID theft victim 

June 8: Issue 22 | SEC Chair says cybersecurity is biggest threat to financial system, breach 'aftershocks,' and more

May 26: Issue 21 | LinkedIn breach worse than we thought; FDIC's Bair a victim

May 10: Issue 20 | Betty White plugs multi-factor auth, massive email hack affects 272 million, unwanted software, and more!

April 27: Issue 19 | Voters, how safe is your personal information? BeautifulPeople.com hack and more

April 11: Issue 18 | #PanamaPapers puts the spotlight on law firm data woes, broadband privacy NPRM and security, another Flash zero-day and more!

March 31: Issue 17 | New Fraud.org features new Data Breach HQ for consumers; Will breach at DC hospital system force politicians to act?

March 16: Issue 16 | FCC wades in to data security for ISPs; data breaches plague cancer treatment center; and more!

March 2: Issue 15 | FTC shows ID theft complaints up again in 2015, behind the scenes of the AshleyMadison.com breach, and more!

Feb. 18: Issue 14 | Another IRS breach highlights tax ID fraud threat. Will POTUS' cybersecurity plan make a dent?

Feb. 3: Issue 13 | ID theft complaints up nearly 50% in 2015 and more

Jan. 20: Issue 12 | Consumer orgs want FCC to move on data security, privacy; Hill breach bills could move late spring; Koch network venturing into data security

Jan. 6: Issue 11 | 2015 the year of health care data breaches; IoT zombie botnets and other predictions for 2016

December 15: Issue 10 | Wyndham settlement affirms FTC's "top cop" status, HR 2205 & CISA updates, year-in-review

December 2: Issue 9 | VTech breach exposes personal info for 200K children, Target +2 years, and more

November 17: Issue 8 | State of security in health care space looking bleak; attorney-client confidentiality compromised; and more!

November 4: Issue 7 | CISA passes: Was it worth it? Also USPIRG credit freeze report and more

October 20: Issue 6 | CISA entering campaign conversations; Experian/T-Mobile fallout; latest breach involving Dow Jones

October 6: Issue 5 | T-Mobile/Experian breach kicks off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

September 23: Issue 4 | New details emerge about Target breach, Apple App Store, Excellus hacked

September 9: Issue 3 | More Ashley Madison and OPM fallout, Congress returns, Breaches at Heritage & ReverbNation

August 26: Issue 2 | Ashley Madison underscoring devastation caused by breaches

August 11: Issue 1 | Welcome to The #DataInsecurity Digest