The Data Breach Blog

Breach impacts about 10,000 employees in Maryland school system

Prince George's County Public School System in Maryland is notifying roughly 10,000 employees that their personal information may be at risk.

Devices stolen from Boston hospital physician during armed robbery contained patient data

Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital is notifying roughly 1,000 patients that their personal information may have been on a laptop computer and cell phone stolen from a physician during an armed robbery.

Malware on Central Dermatology Center server since August 2012

Central Dermatology Center is notifying more than 76,000 patients that one of its servers had been compromised by malware for roughly two years, and their personal information may or may not have been accessed.

Seattle Public Schools data improperly released, at least 8,000 students affected

Seattle Public Schools is notifying parents that personal information on as few as 8,000 special education students was improperly released.

Visionworks notifies 75K Maryland customers of missing database server

As many as 75,000 customers who received services at a Visionworks location in Maryland are being notified that in an investigation is underway to locate a missing database server potentially containing their information.

Malware possibly compromised payment cards at Grand Casino Mille Lacs

Payment cards used at Grand Casino Mille Lacs were subsequently used to make fraudulent purchases, and may have been compromised by an unauthorized individual who used malware.

California credit union notifies members of missing external drive

Palm Springs Federal Credit Union is notifying an undisclosed number of members that an external drive containing their personal information was lost and its location is unknown.

Miami health center notifies nearly 8,000 patients of data breach

Miami-based Jessie Trice Community Health Center has notified nearly 8,000 patients that their personal information was stolen as part of an identity theft criminal operation.

Skimmer used at Cleveland parking garage, payment cards stolen

A skimmer was used at Willard Park Garage under Cleveland City Hall, stealing information on three dozen people and putting hundreds of others at risk.

About 60K transactions possibly affected in Cape May-Lewes Ferry breach

The security of card processing systems relating to food, beverage and retail sales at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry was compromised and payment card data may be at risk.

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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