The Data Breach Blog

BCBS of Tennessee shares personal data on 80K in marketing campaign

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee violated HIPAA when it mistakenly included the personal information of not-for-profit TRH Health Plan members in a marketing campaign.

Wisconsin chiropractic clinic notifies 3,000 patients of insider breach

A former employee and contracted chiropractor accessed and removed their personal information from the clinic, and promptly resigned after.

Malware infects payment card system at French Lick Resort

French Lick Resort announced on Tuesday that malware had infected its payment card system, and guests may have had their personal information compromised.

Former California pharmacist employee accessed data without business or treatment purpose

California Pacific Medical Center is notifying 844 patients that a former pharmacist employee may have accessed their records without a business or treatment purpose.

Albany health system notifies more than 5,000 patients of data breach

St. Peter's Health Partners is notifying more than 5,000 patients that a manager's cell phone, which contained their personal information, was stolen.

Grill parts website experiences system intrusion, payment card breach

Certain individuals who payment cards on a grill parts website are being notified that their information may have been compromised as a result of a series of cyber attacks.

Minnesota university warns of 'likely' breach

Metropolitan State University wants faculty, staff and students to know that an attacker may have breached its web server to access a database that contained their personal information.

Malware found on POS systems at four Wingstop locations

Malware was found on POS systems at four independently owned and operated Wingstop locations, and it could have enabled attackers to capture customer payment card information.

Payment cards targeted in attack on pet supplies website

Several thousand customers are being notified that unauthorized persons accessed the servers and installed malicious files to capture personal information.

Payment cards used on Park 'N Fly website are at risk

The Georgia-based parking operator is notifying customers of a security compromise involving payment card data processed through its e-commerce website.

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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