FTC settlement agreements in two cases involving data exposed on peer-to-peer networks offer a reminder of the risks involved in using the networks. Social Security numbers, healthcare information and other personal details were exposed.
The online dating website eHarmony has warned a "small fraction" of its users of a June 6 breach that likely exposed hashed passwords. Whether the incident is related to a LinkedIn breach has not been confirmed.
Sony Corp.'s announcement that hackers may have accessed data on 77 million gamers follows a long line of recent breaches. And Neal O'Farrell of the Identity Theft Council says the string of incidents has led to consumer 'breach fatigue.'