The Data Breach Blog

Nite Ize website attack impacts credit cards, possibly customer database

The Nite Ize online store experienced a cyber attack that resulted in credit card transactions being compromised and unauthorized access possibly being gained to a general customer database.

Indiana State Medical Association hard drives stolen, nearly 40K impacted

Two archive backup hard drives containing ISMA group health and life insurance databases were stolen while being transported to an offsite storage facility.

Amedisys notifies nearly 7,000 individuals of potential breach

Louisiana-based home health and hospice care company Amedisys is unable to locate 142 encrypted laptops and computers that were assigned to former team members.

St. Mary's Health breach affects thousands

Several employees with Indiana-based St. Mary's Health had their usernames and passwords compromised, and the email accounts contained personal information on roughly 4,400 individuals.

Sacred Heart Health System notifies 14K patients of breach

The health system was notified by a third party billing vendor that one of its employees had their username and password compromised in an attack.

More than 150K patients impacted in Advantage Dental breach

An Advantage Dental computer was infected with malware, and an intruder gained access to a database containing personal information.

Malware installed at California burger joint, payment cards at risk

Malicious software was installed on the computer systems used to process credit card transactions at a Bistro Burger location on Mission Street in San Francisco.

University of Chicago data breach exposes employee and student data

A breach impacting the University of Chicago's Biological Sciences Division (BSD) database has exposed the personal information belonging to current and former employees, in addition to students.

Laptop stolen from employee contained data on Pioneer Bank customers

The New York-based bank is notifying an undisclosed number of customers that their personal information was on a laptop that was stolen from an employee.

North Carolina credit union notification says laptop containing data missing

A Piedmont Advantage Credit Union laptop containing personal information cannot be located.

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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