The Data Breach Blog

Hundreds of Massachusetts General Hospital patients notified of data incident

A Massachusetts General Hospital employee inadvertently sent an email containing personal information on 648 patients to the wrong email address.

Data on 5,300 Healthfirst members caught up in fraud scheme

An individual who perpetrated fraud against Healthfirst may have stolen information about current and former members from Healthfirst's online portal.

Breach affects 3,000 clients enrolled in Georgia state program

The Division of Aging Services inadvertently emailed their personal data to a contracted provider that was not authorized to view the information.

Personal data on laptop stolen from attorney with California law firm

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo is notifying an undisclosed number of individuals that a laptop computer containing their personal information was stolen.

Alfa Insurance: data on 86K individuals inadvertently made accessible to internet

Information stored on one of Alfa's computer servers at a Tennessee location was inadvertently accessible to the internet.

Evans Hotels announces payment card incident involving malware

Malware was installed on computers at the front desks of Evans Hotels properties that could have compromised payment card data.

Detroit Zoo, eight others across the county experience POS breach

The third-party vendor responsible for operating payment systems at the Detroit Zoo experienced a POS breach that affected eight other zoos.

Orlando Health employee improperly accesses patient medical records

The employee was fired for accessing an estimated 3,200 patient medical records outside of their normal job responsibilities.

Illinois insurer says software error resulted in data exposure

A software error at Trustmark Mutual Holding Company resulted in emails containing personal information being sent to the wrong insurance carrier clients.

Meritus Medical Center notifies patients of improper access to data

An employee of a Meritus Medical Center vendor may have accessed patient information outside of their normal job duties.

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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