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In testimony before Congress, representatives of OPM’s Office of the Inspector General said they had been concerned about security weaknesses in the office’s computer data systems.
Photo credit: Getty A data breach of Ashley Madison, an online dating and social networking service marketed to people who are married or in relationships but want to cheat, resulted in the theft of data associated with more than 30 million accounts.
An estimated 130 million customers with a variety of credit card types were affected.
Heartland ended up paying more than 0 million to Visa, Master Card, American Express and other credit card companies to settle claims that stemmed from the breach, CNN reported. Equifax said it had discovered the hack on July 29, though it was not publicly reported until September.
Hackers captured data of 15 million T-Mobile customers by attacking the company that processes T-Mobile credit checks. The stolen information included names, birthdates, addresses and Social Security numbers, but it did not include credit card or payment information, reported CNET.
Photo credit: Getty A former America Online software engineer in August 2005 was sentenced to a year and three months in prison for stealing 92 million screen names and email addresses from the company.
Several weeks after that revelation, Target said information for an additional 70 million people, including their email and mailing addresses, also had been exposed.