The Data Breach Blog

HSBC mortgage customer info was publicly accessible on the internet

HSBC is notifying an undisclosed number of current and former mortgage customers of that their information was inadvertently made publicly accessible on the internet.

California-based home care services co. notifies employees of data breach, tax fraud

Unauthorized access was gained to the human resource records of Homebridge, formerly In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Consortium, and the stolen personal information may have been used to file fraudulent tax return forms.

Biggby Coffee announces website intrusion, access gained to database

The Michigan-based business announced that an intruder forced their way into its systems and accessed a database containing personal information.

UC Riverside computer stolen, contained data on about 8,000 students

About 8,000 current and former graduate students, graduate applicants and other related individuals are being notified that their personal information may have been compromised.

Data possibly exposed for more than 364K Auburn University students

The personal information of hundreds of thousands of current, former and prospective Auburn University students, as well as applicants, may be at risk.

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.

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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