The Data Breach Blog

Hackers breach social network MeetMe

Hackers took advantage of a vulnerability and were able to access information on an undisclosed number of MeetMe users.

Professor hacks University Health Conway in demonstration for class

A computer science professor from the City College of San Francisco accessed a University Health Conway server containing patient data as part of a demonstration for a class.

Another breach involving Onsite Health Diagnostics, Kansas City hospital impacted

Children's Mercy Hospital is notifying more than 4,000 individuals that their information may have been compromised after an Onsite Health Diagnostics system was breached.

Vitamin seller website attacked, payment cards and other info compromised

Credit and debit cards, as well as other information, may have been compromised by an attacker who gained access to TheNaturalOnline.com computer system.

Subcontractor breach impacts more than 60K Tennessee workers

An unknown attacker hacked into the computer system of a subcontractor and accessed personal information on more than 60,000 Tennessee workers.

Patient data at risk following missing unencrypted CD

Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) patients are being notified that their information may be compromised after an unencrypted CD went missing after being mailed.

Insider breach at Las Vegas brain and spine surgery center

A former employee with Western Regional Center for Brain & Spine Surgery allegedly stole data and used it for fraudulent purposes, and is now the subject of a law enforcement investigation.

Payment cards used on Wireless Emporium website compromised by malware

Payment cards may have been compromised for anyone who made a purchase on the Wireless Emporium website between Dec. 24, 2013, and Jan. 19.

Florida bank notifies roughly 72,500 customers of breach

Early in July, TotalBank began notifying a reported 72,500 customers that an unauthorized individual obtained access to the TotalBank computer network and, possibly, their information.

Malware on Backcountry Gear website, payment cards compromised

Malware was installed on the Backcountry Gear website for roughly three months, during which payment cards may have been compromised.

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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