Breach

Japan vows stronger safeguards after Toshiba breach

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Proprietary information, including technical data, from Japanese companies was allegedly leaked to rivals.

Target overhauls security and compliance group, CIO resigns

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In the wake of a December data breach, Target's CIO steps down and the company reorganizes its information security and compliance group.

Calif. recycling program emails employees' SSNs

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California's Department of Resources Recycling Recovery (CalRecycle) sent emails to personnel liaisons that contained employees' sensitive information, including Social Security numbers.

University of Maryland breach impacts more than 300,000

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More than 300,000 current and former University of Maryland students, faculty and staff had personal information compromised on Tuesday morning.

News briefs: The NSA/RSA collaboration, Target breach, and more

News briefs: The NSA/RSA collaboration, Target breach, and more

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Reuters reveals that RSA collaborated with the NSA, plus breaches at Target, Affinity Gaming and Snapchat, and other industry news.

Syrian Electronic Army stole law enforcement docs from Microsoft

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After compromising Microsoft's official blog and one of its Twitter accounts last month, the Syrian Electronic Army sifted through employees' emails to acquire documents related to law enforcement inquiries.

Records of more than 17K Medicaid patients in New York compromised by employee

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The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) suspects an employee of forwarding more than 17,000 records to personal email account.

News briefs: Mandiant uncovers espionage, Evernote is breached, and more

News briefs: Mandiant uncovers espionage, Evernote is breached, and more

This month's news briefs includes recent news on Mandiant uncovering China's cyber espionage efforts, security firm Bit9's breach, and the Obama administrations latest efforts on combating the theft of trade secrets.

Personal data of 583K Canadian students at risk after breach

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The personal information of about 583,000 former post-secondary students is unaccounted for, as a result of a breach of security at the agency responsible for issuing student loans.

Monster breach hits South Carolina taxpayers

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Unknown hackers stole an astonishing 3.6 million Social Security numbers in a state that has about 4.5 million residents.

Second LulzSec member pleads out in Sony Pictures attack

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Raynaldo Rivera, 20, chose to plead guilty just like cohort Cody Kretsinger did earlier this year.

Digital signature blame game

Digital signature blame game

Trojans can propagate further - without detection by anti-virus applications - when they are digitally signed.

Reuters blog platform may still be out of date despite hack

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WordPress is a common vector of attack because many fail to install the blogging platform's latest patches.

Server breached at a Vancouver-area school

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The personal medical data of nearly 13,000 students and staff at Canada's British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) may have been exposed.

Two-month delay in notifying patients after cancer center breach

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An unencrypted laptop containing patient data was stolen in late April from the home of a doctor working for The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

The real impact of the leaked password attacks

The real impact of the leaked password attacks

Yes, LinkedIn failed to have the proper technology in place to protect its users' passwords, but as we share more information with websites, some of the burden is on the users to safeguard their personal data.

Accused LulzSec hacker faces U.S. extradition

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According to an indictment unsealed Wednesday, Ryan Cleary was part of a hacktivist group that targeted Fox Entertainment Group, Sony Pictures and PBS in data heists and defacements.

News briefs: The latest news from Apple, Verizon and more

News briefs: The latest news from Apple, Verizon, CrowdStrike, FTC and more

Connecticut community college hit with "zero-day" malware

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Eighty-seven thousand people affiliated with Housatonic Community College may be open to identity theft after the institution became the second Connecticut school to experience a malware outbreak this year.

Is the latest Global Payments breach just one of many out there?

Is the latest Global Payments breach just one of many out there?

There's a lot more going on with the Global Payments breach than the payment industry and law enforcement have nailed down and are prepared to talk about.

TRICARE breach victims report financial fraud

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Victims of the TRICARE breach have experience financial fraud, leading to an amended complaint filed against the Defense Department.

Stratfor returns as Anonymous readies 5M stolen emails

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An Anonymous representative said some 5.2 million emails stolen from Stratfor, a Texas-based global intelligence firm, will go live within the coming days.

GlobalSign discovers "isolated" web server compromise

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Certificate authority GlobalSign has discovered that the web server hosting its site was compromised by hackers .

Ontario hospital employee accesses PHI

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An employee of North Bay Regional Health Centre in Ontario, Canada accessed without permission the personal health information (PHI) of thousands of patients.

Thousands of Ontario cancer test results may be lost in the mail

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Records containing the personal health information of thousands of Ontario citizens who participated in the province's colon cancer screening program may have gone missing.

WellPoint to pay $100,000 fine for breach

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Indianapolis-based health insurer WellPoint will pay $100,000 to settle a data breach that exposed the personal information of 32,000 of its Indiana customers.

Is APT the new FUD?

Is APT the new FUD?

The term "APT" is now becoming synonymous with any form of cyberattack, distracting attention away from the real challenge.

Nine out of 10 businesses breached in the last year

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Not surprisingly based on the recent headlines, a new survey shows that 90 percent of organizations have been hit by at least one data breach in the past year.

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