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Pittsburgh hospital employees hit by tax fraud following breach

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A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center spokeswoman announced that at least 788 employees were victims of tax fraud as a result of a February attack.

POS malware risks millions of payment cards for Michaels, Aaron Brothers shoppers

POS malware risks millions of payment cards for Michaels, Aaron Brothers shoppers

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An investigation dating back to January has finally confirmed that malware on point-of-sale systems may have compromised payment card data for millions of Michaels Stores and Aaron Brothers customers.

Virgin Media email blunder leads to breach affecting 130k

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The message snafu affected only customers with a Virgin.net account.

Tech manufacturer's online payment system breached

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LaCie confirmed an unauthorized party used malware to access its online payment system for almost a year and could have stolen customer information.

The Heartbleed bug works, and could be a scapegoat for older breaches

The Heartbleed bug works, and could be a scapegoat for older breaches

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Researchers proved the Heartbleed bug was real in a challenge issued by CloudFlare to prove private keys can be stolen, right around the time companies are claiming they were breached because of the critical flaw.

UK cosmetic surgery group extorted by hacker that stole data on 500K

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An attacker stole information on 500,000 individuals that submitted inquiries on the Harley Medical Group website, and then attempted to extort the UK-based cosmetic surgery group for money.

Data on 55,000 VFW members impacted by attacker seeking military intel

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About 55,000 VFW members may have personal information at risk after an attacker seeking military intelligence gained access to a VFW web server.

Mandatory cyber insurance: Driving improved security or passing the buck?

Enforcing high-risk organizations to sign up for liability insurance could ensure that these enterprises focus more on improving their security posture.

Revenue Canada: Heartbleed exploit used in taxpayer breach

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The social insurance numbers of 900 taxpayers were accessed in the breach, according to the agency.

Kentucky becomes 47th state to pass data breach notification laws

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After a Kentucky bill passed on Thursday, only three states remain that do not have any data breach notification laws.

The inside job

The inside job

High-profile hacks at Target and NSA reveal a potentially critical flaw.

200,000 South Korean credit card users' information stolen

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The personal information was used to create fake cards and create charges worth at least $115,000.

More than 1,400 medical records compromised in Texas breach

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More than 1,400 medical records were compromised after unauthorized access was gained to the health records system used by a Texas cardiology clinic.

Latest UMD 'intrusion' linked to IT worker exposing security issues, account shows

Latest UMD 'intrusion' linked to IT worker exposing security issues, account shows

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An engineer, who was contracted to work for the University of Maryland, says that his goal was to spur action at the school.

Breach impacts thousands in Bibb County that applied for gov't jobs

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A website security breach resulted in a compromise of data - including Social Security numbers - for thousands who applied for government jobs in Bibb County.

Canadian privacy bill floats $100k fine per breach victim not notified

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Introduced Tuesday, the Digital Privacy Act includes stiff penalties for organizations that fail to adequately respond to breaches.

More states look into Experian co. breach exposing 200 million records

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Efforts are now reportedly underway in Iowa and North Carolina as part of a multistate probe.

GovWin IQ hacked, payment card data of 25,000 Deltek customers at risk

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Roughly 80,000 Deltek customers may have information at risk, including payment card data for 25,000 of them, after an attacker hacked into Deltek's GovWin IQ system.

Judge denies Wyndham motion challenging FTC authority

Judge denies Wyndham motion challenging FTC authority

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The court battle began when the FTC filed a 2012 complaint against hotelier Wyndham, accusing it of deceptive and unfair practices against consumers following data breaches.

Chicago doctor's email account accessed, held info on 1,200 patients

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An unknown individual gained unauthorized access to a Chicago doctor's personal email account, which resulted in a compromise of personal information for 1,200 patients.

Report: Neiman Marcus breach work of Russian hackers who targeted Heartland

Report: Neiman Marcus breach work of Russian hackers who targeted Heartland

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The group being implicated has stolen over 160 million card numbers over the years by hacking organizations, including Heartland Payment Systems, Visa and 7-Eleven.

Another 170K L.A. county health clients impacted in Sutherland breach

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An additional 170,200 Los Angeles County Department of Health Services clients were identified as having been impacted in the February theft of computers from Sutherland Healthcare Solutions.

Drives containing info on 2,500 stolen from Michigan health department

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The Michigan Department of Community health is notifying more than 2,500 individuals that their personal information was on an encrypted laptop and unencrypted flash drive that was stolen.

Connecticut, Illinois to investigate massive breach at Experian co.

Connecticut, Illinois to investigate massive breach at Experian co.

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The breach struck Experian subsidiary, Court Ventures, and compromised the personal and financial data of more than 200 million Americans.

Intrusion deception: Making a case for middle ground in malware mitigation

Intrusion deception: Making a case for middle ground in malware mitigation

As the Target and Neiman Marcus data breach stories continue to evolve, so too does the story of how to combat malware.

Malware on Kaiser Permanente server since 2011 impacts 5,100 members

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Kaiser Permanente is notifying about 5,100 members living in the Northern California region that their personal information may be at risk after malware was discovered on a server.

The true Target story: Why the data breach was inevitable

The true Target story: Why the data breach was inevitable

How would security analysts know the difference between a needle that is a nuisance and one that is a threat?

Target customer satisfaction levels drop

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Target customers aren't as happy as they were at this time last year after the company's massive data breach, according to new research.

Theft of computers from Texas nonprofit risks data on nearly 3,000

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Computers were stolen from the offices of EveryChild, Inc., a Texas nonprofit, which resulted in a compromise of personal information for nearly 3,000 clients.

Database of more than 150K Boxee.tv accounts posted on Tor Network

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A database of more than 158,000 Boxee.tv accounts was posted anonymously on the Tor Network, according to a security company.

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