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Rhode Island hospital to pay $150K for past data breach

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More than 12,000 patients' personal and health information was compromised in a breach at The Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

eBay faces class-action suit over breach

eBay faces class-action suit over breach

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A suit filed in a federal court in Louisiana charges the company with failing to protect personal information and seeks damages on multiple counts.

Benjamin F. Edwards tells New Hampshire AG CryptoWall led to breach

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The CryptoLocker copycat ransomware was behind the May breach, the firm said in a notification letter to New Hampshire's attorney general.

Judge dismisses second class-action suit against Advocate Health

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For the second time in as many months, an Illinois judge has dismissed a class-action suit against Advocate spawned by a data breach last summer.

Russian hackers compromise CNET servers

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Multiple CNET servers containing more than one million usernames, emails and encrypted passwords were compromised this past weekend.

Cupid Media violated Australia's privacy act, investigation finds

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The Australian Privacy Commissioner concluded its investigation of Cupid Media and determined the company breached the country's privacy act.

P.F. Chang's customer card data possibly exposed

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A new listing on an underground site is advertising the sale of card data, which appear to have been used at P.F. Chang's restaurants nationwide.

Target hires new CISO, shareholders spare board

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Brad Maiorino will take over as the company's new CISO on Monday and shareholders decided to retain Target's board.

English soccer team's passport numbers exposed in sponsor photo tweet

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Vauxhall, the team's official sponsor, tweeted a photo of the team's lineup and substitutes that exposed players' names, birthdates and passport numbers.

Amex to notify Calif. customers of card dump linked to Anonymous

Amex to notify Calif. customers of card dump linked to Anonymous

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In a letter to the California Attorney General, American Express said it would begin alerting California residents of a March breach by Anonymous Ukraine.

UPMC increases number of potentially affected breach victims to 62K

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An emailed statement to employees last week warned them to begin taking extra precautions to protect their personal information.

Skimming scam affects 20,000 debit cards at America First

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Credit union employees noticed suspicious activity and the credit union found that a skimming device was used at an unnamed retailer to steal card data.

Study finds payment card info most compromised, breach detection lags

Study finds payment card info most compromised, breach detection lags

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A Trustwave report also found an uptick in the theft of non-payment card data and that the U.S. hosted 42 percent of the malware it investigated.

Plaintiff drops UPMC data breach lawsuit involving HR software co.

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Attorneys eye UPMC and Ultimate Software Group for hospital employee data breach then find the HR software company had no affiliation with the hospital.

U.S. Postal Service target of card skimming attack

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The lastest card skimming scheme affected at least 13 states and the District of Columbia and possibly began almost half a year ago.

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.

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