The Data Breach Blog

Iowa State server breach exposes SSNs of nearly 30,000

The breach impacts Iowa State students where were enrolled at the university between 1995 and 2012.

Three laptops stolen from New York podiatry office, 6,475 at risk

Nearly 6,500 patients of New York-based Sims and Associates Podiatry may have had personal information compromised after three laptops were stolen.

Data on 55,000 VFW members impacted by attacker seeking military intel

About 55,000 VFW members may have personal information at risk after an attacker seeking military intelligence gained access to a VFW web server.

More than 1,400 medical records compromised in Texas breach

More than 1,400 medical records were compromised after unauthorized access was gained to the health records system used by a Texas cardiology clinic.

Breach impacts thousands in Bibb County that applied for gov't jobs

A website security breach resulted in a compromise of data - including Social Security numbers - for thousands who applied for government jobs in Bibb County.

GovWin IQ hacked, payment card data of 25,000 Deltek customers at risk

Roughly 80,000 Deltek customers may have information at risk, including payment card data for 25,000 of them, after an attacker hacked into Deltek's GovWin IQ system.

Chicago doctor's email account accessed, held info on 1,200 patients

An unknown individual gained unauthorized access to a Chicago doctor's personal email account, which resulted in a compromise of personal information for 1,200 patients.

Drives containing info on 2,500 stolen from Michigan health department

The Michigan Department of Community health is notifying more than 2,500 individuals that their personal information was on an encrypted laptop and unencrypted flash drive that was stolen.

Malware on Kaiser Permanente server since 2011 impacts 5,100 members

Kaiser Permanente is notifying about 5,100 members living in the Northern California region that their personal information may be at risk after malware was discovered on a server.

Theft of computers from Texas nonprofit risks data on nearly 3,000

Computers were stolen from the offices of EveryChild, Inc., a Texas nonprofit, which resulted in a compromise of personal information for nearly 3,000 clients.

Connecting the Dots

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.

May Aaron Swartz's memory live on

Hopefully the death of Aaron Swartz will lead to awareness and changes that prevents a future genius, who has so much more to offer internet users across the world, from a suicide by hanging.

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