The Data Breach Blog

Bulk Reef Supply website compromised, credit cards at risk

Bulk Reef Supply is notifying an undisclosed number of customers that their personal data could be at risk.

Malware on Lime Crime website, payment cards compromised

The incident affected customers who made purchases on the Lime Crime website between Oct. 4, 2014, and Feb. 15.

California dentist announces theft of server containing patient information

The office of Cathrine Steinborn, a California dentist, was burglarized and a server containing the personal information was stolen.

Thousands impacted in Texas health clinic system breach

Roughly 8,700 individuals are being notified that their personal information was inadvertently placed publicly on the Lone Star Circle of Care website for nearly six months.

University of Maine laptop and media card stolen, contained student data

A University of Maine laptop computer and media card containing the personal information of 941 students was stolen from a faculty member.

Big Fish Games notifies customers of payment card breach

Big Fish Games is notifying an undisclosed number of customers that malware was installed on the billing and payment pages of its websites.

Data at risk following burglary at Liberty Tax Service office in California

Computer towers that contained customer information were stolen during a burglary at a Liberty Tax Service office in California.

Tennessee healthcare group notifies employees of payroll breach

State of Franklin Healthcare Associates has notified employees that their personal information may have been accessed during a breach of the company's third party payroll vendor.

Phoenix House notifies current and former employees of potential data incident

A former consultant who had access to personal information appears to have made unauthorized changes to the electronic payroll system hosted by third parties.

POS malware threatens payment cards used at Gateway Arch shops

Malware was identified on point-of-sale (POS) terminals at two gift shops at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and payment card information may have been compromised.

Connecting the Dots

Rebel with a cause: Glenn Greenwald is a doctor for America's conscience

Glenn Greenwald's new book recounts the human drama of his collaboration with Edward Snowden, the widespread sweeping up of communications and the consequences of the U.S. surveillance state.

Thanks for the memories

Today marks my final day at SC Magazine after more than 7-1/2 years.

Car hackers' appearance on the 'Today' show was important because they were on the 'Today' show

Ideas are needed on ways to improve the public's perception of computer security hackers who have no malicious intentions.

New plan to stop leaks: Squeal on your cubicle mate who may or may not be a whistleblower

An investigative report shows the Obama administration's insider threat program is far more expansive, and troubling, than even critics had thought.

Secret U.S. cyber actions exposed by Snowden leaks demand much larger debate

The leaks from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal a massive global effort by the U.S. government to hack various entities, including civilian targets, actions that could lead to unintended consequences.

Why the AP phone records seizure and the LulzSec sentences are related

The U.S. government is sending a clear message: We won't tolerate secrets coming to light.

The power and danger of using the cyber "T" word

Referencing the Boston bombings as terrorism prompted an unprecedented manhunt for the suspects that included a citywide lockdown. What would a similar scene have looked like on the internet?

Here are eight cyber crooks who got less prison time than Andrew Auernheimer

The security researcher and self-proclaimed internet troll earned 41 months behind bars Monday for his role in using a script to retrieve data on roughly 120,000 Apple iPad users from a public web server.

The White House thinks Julian Assange and Jeremy Hammond are no different than Chinese cyber spies

Whistleblowing organizations like WikiLeaks and accused hacktivists like Hammond are not foreign spies lusting to plunder intellectual property from U.S. corporations and government agencies in order to profit and gain a competitive advantage.

Obama would prefer to prosecute leakers than discuss Stuxnet

The FBI and DoJ are targeting high-level U.S. officials in hopes of learning who released classified information about Stuxnet to the press. What the government is not doing is publicly explaining why it launched Stuxnet.

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