The Data Breach Blog

Email incident affects 9,400 Schwab Retirement Plan Services participants

A spreadsheet containing personal information belonging to SRPS participants was accidentally emailed to a participant in another retirement plan serviced by SRPS.

Breach at the American Bankers Association exposes 6,400 emails and passwords

The American Bankers Association (ABA), based in Washington, DC, is notifying more than 6,000 ABA shopping cart users of a breach that exposed their personal information.

Equipment containing patient data stolen from Illinois orthopedic provider

A laptop and EMG machine containing personal information were stolen from a Barrington Orthopedic Specialists transport vehicle.

Members of NJ health insurer had data accessed, used in fraud scheme

Several individuals posed as health care professionals and used member information to submit false claims to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ.

About 2,800 Kentucky high school students notified of breach

A phishing scheme allowed access to a computer at North Oldham High School on which a database of student information is stored.

Padlocks4Less website possibly compromised, payment cards at risk

Personal information used on the Padlocks4Less website may have been accessed without authorization.

CVS employee steals data on 55K Molina Healthcare members

A former CVS employee took personal information related to Molina Healthcare members from CVS's computers and sent it to his personal computer.

Employee data on computer stolen from California Outback Steakhouse

A break-in occurred at an Outback Steakhouse in California and the restaurant's point-of-sale computer terminal was stolen.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools breach affects 7,600 job applicants

A CMS employee disclosed the personal information to an outside contractor prior to obtaining appropriate authorization.

Oakland Family Services notifies 16K clients of information breach

An unauthorized individual remotely gained access to the email account of an Oakland Family Services employee via a phishing scam.

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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