The Data Breach Blog

Tampa General Hospital breach impacts hundreds of patients

Tampa General Hospital is notifying 675 patients that their personal information may have been accessed, without authorization, by a former employee.

George Mason University travel system targeted for malware attack

The incident could have exposed the names and Social Security numbers of users, although no evidence has surfaced to suggest that's the case.

Central Utah Clinic notifies over 30K patients of potential HIPAA breach

The clinic is warning patients of a potential breach after an unauthorized party accessed a server.

Computer hardware containing patient data stolen from Ohio plastic surgery office

Beachwood-Westlake Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa in Ohio notified more than 6,000 patients that a June burglary resulted in a theft of their personal information.

AltaMed Health Services notifies 3,000 individuals of possible breach

AltaMed Health Services is notifying individuals that a former temporary employee is being investigated by law enforcement for possibly accessing and misusing AltaMed records as part of an identity theft ring.

Access gained to California university web server storing personal information

California State University, East Bay, is notifying more than 6,000 individuals that their personal information may have been compromised.

Unencrypted thumb drive containing patient data stolen from Duke University Health System

A Duke University Health System unencrypted thumb drive containing patient data was stolen from an administrative office on July 1.

More than 10K electronic medical records compromised at Houston health system

An employee accessed medical records at Memorial Hermann Health System for nonprofessional purposes.

Payment card processing systems compromised at five Bartell Hotels locations

Payment card processing systems were compromised at five Bartell Hotels locations in San Diego and credit card numbers may be at risk.

Backup hard drive stolen from law firm contained personal info

Social security numbers were among the information on a backup hard drive that was stolen from an employee of Imhoff and Associates, PC.

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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