Major Breaches Reported Across the Globe
DATA LOSSSeptember 2, 2011
Targeted attacks have affected two U.S.-based agencies and a Dutch company, reports indicate. The Texas Police Chief Association suffered a breach Thursday, with such information as classified e-mails allegedly leaked by a high-profile hacking group. Meanwhile, the FBI is investigating another Texas incident where the El Paso Independent School District suffered a hacking attack involving access to names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and addresses. In a separate incident, Computerworld reports that hackers may have obtained more than 200 secure digital certificates--some of which were valid for international Web companies--from a Dutch company after breaking into its network--up from an initial estimate of "several dozen" SSL certificates.