The Data Breach Blog

Sourcebooks payment card breach impacts more than 5,000 customers

More than 5,000 customers had personal information stolen, but roughly 9,000 notification letters were sent out as a precautionary measure.

Cyberswim notifies customers that payment card data may be at risk

Malicious software installed on Sept. 24 may have compromised personal information for visitors that made purchases between May 12 and Aug. 28.

Marquette University notifies graduate applicants of possible breach

Settings for an internal file server were inadvertently modified, making graduate school applications accessible to anyone with Marquette University login credentials.

Physician's email account, accessed by unknown source, contained patient data

UC Davis Health System is notifying 1,326 patients that a physician's work email account was accessed by an unknown source and an email within that account contained their personal or medical information.

Oregon Employment Department notifies 850K individuals of breach

More than 850,000 individuals are being notified by the Oregon Employment Department that their personal information may have been compromised during an intrusion into the agency's website.

Malware on NDSCS computers that stored data on 15K students and staffers

North Dakota State College of Science is notifying more than 15,000 current and former students and employees that malware was discovered on numerous computers that contained their personal information.

Valeritas notifies all employees of possible data breach

Security settings were inadvertently removed from a folder containing staffer data and it was possible for other employees to access the personal information.

Touchstone Medical Imaging patient data accessible online

An undisclosed number of Touchstone Medical Imaging patients are being notified that their personal information was inadvertently made accessible via the internet.

Unencrypted laptop stolen from Community Technology Alliance

An unencrypted, password protected laptop stolen from Community Technology Alliance contained Social Security numbers.

FHSU former student data inadvertently posted online

The personal information of more than a hundred former FHSU students was inadvertently made available online by an employee.

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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