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With a $10 million fine, the FCC is leaping into data security for the first time

2014/10/24

Washington Post - (National) The Federal Communications Commission issued two phone carriers, TerraCom and its affiliated YourTel America, with a total of $10 million in fines for improperly storing more than 300,000 customers' personally identifiable information such as their Social Security numbers, home addresses, phone numbers, data of birth and other personal data online without firewalls, encryption or password protection, making the information easily accessible to the public.

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/24/with-a-10-million-fine-the-fcc-is-leaping-into-data-security-for-the-first-time/

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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