The Data Breach Blog

Thousands of Bellevue Hospital Center patients notified of data breach

Roughly 3,300 patients have been notified that their personal information was included in a spreadsheet that was improperly emailed to an unauthorized recipient.

Three MetroHealth computers infected with malware, patients notified

The Ohio-based health care provider is notifying nearly 1,000 patients that three computers in its Cardiac Cath Lab were infected with malware.

Penn State breached by two threat actors, earliest attack in 2012

Penn State University is notifying roughly 18,500 individuals and research partners that their personal information may have been compromised.

Retail Capital notifies hundreds following security incident

Unauthorized access was gained to the electronic mailbox of a sales manager, and personal information may have been compromised.

Oregon's Health CO-OP laptop stolen, about 15K members notified

A laptop containing information on approximately 15,000 current and former members of Oregon's Health CO-OP was stolen.

UC Berkeley announces breach, unauthorized access to web server

Unauthorized access was first gained to the web server in December 2014, and a separate unauthorized access occurred in February.

Texas-based Seton Family of Hospitals notifies 39K patients of breach

Patients are being notified that a Seton Healthcare Family employee's email address was compromised in a phishing attack.

About 25K people impacted in Saint Agnes Health Care breach

The personal information was compromised by attackers who used a phishing email to gain access to a Saint Agnes employee's email account, which contained the data.

Data at risk for 9,000 individuals following unauthorized access to SRI Inc. website

Indiana-based SRI Incorporated is notifying roughly 9,000 individuals that their personal information may be at risk.

HSBC mortgage customer info was publicly accessible on the internet

HSBC is notifying an undisclosed number of current and former mortgage customers of that their information was inadvertently made publicly accessible on the internet.

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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