Breaches

Sony to shell out $15M in PSN breach settlement

Sony to shell out $15M in PSN breach settlement

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The 2011 hack exposed the personal information of roughly 77 million users registered with PlayStation Network and Qriocity.

IT manager fired following massive Maricopa college district breach

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Miguel Corzo, the IT manager who was fired on Tuesday, claims Maricopa County Community College District is making him into a scapegoat.

Successful strategies for continuous response

Successful strategies for continuous response

While it isn't realistic for organizations to expect that it will never happen to them, a rapid, professional and continuous response can limit their scope and reputational impact.

Wall Street Journal website vulnerable to SQL injection, gets hacked

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The Wall Street Journal confirmed on Tuesday that an outside party exploited a vulnerability and hacked into its new graphics systems.

$4 billion breach suit against Sutter Health dismissed

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The ruling comes nearly three years after a computer theft occurred at the organization.

Goodwill investigates compromise of credit, debit card info

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Credit card and debit card data may have been compromised at several Goodwill locations around the country.

Vice.com hacked, possibly The Wall Street Journal website too

Vice.com hacked, possibly The Wall Street Journal website too

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A reported Russian hacker group known as W0rm tweeted on Monday that it had hacked Vice.com and The Wall Street Journal website.

Thousands had data on computers stolen from California medical office

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Bay Area Pain Medical Associates notified about 2,780 patients that their data was on computers stolen from its California offices.

Report: Zero-day attack used in 2010 NASDAQ breach

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Bloomberg revealed that hackers used two zero-day flaws to breach NASDAQ's servers in 2010.

U.K. data security office quietly discloses breach

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The U.K.'s data security watchdog has disclosed a data breach it suffered in the last year.

Australian daily deals site discloses data breach after three years

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An Australian daily deals website company, Catch of the Day, alerted its users on Friday of a data breach that impacted one of its websites in 2011.

Study: 72 percent of Chicago fraud victims also data breach victims

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The National Consumer League's findings prompted the state's attorney general to speak about data breaches' implications.

The eBay breach explained

The eBay breach explained

Several security layers need to be monitored 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week to identify intrusion attempts at various stages and to help ward off attackers at all points.

eBay Q2 results up, password reset took toll on user activity

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While eBay reported healthy financials for the second quarter, CEO Jack Donahoe said the company is still recovering from a post-breach password reset.

Subcontractor breach impacts 1,700 in Dominion Resources employee wellness plan

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About 1,700 people in the Dominion Resources employee wellness program have been notified that their data was accessed in a breach.

Document posted to California city website, employee data accessed

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In California, a document posted to the City of Encinitas website contained data on hundreds of current and former city staffers.

New York suffered 900 data breaches in 2013, AG reports

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More than 7.3 million New York residents fell victim to 900 breaches in 2013, according to a report released by the state attorney general.

About 20K impacted in South Carolina college laptop theft

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A laptop stolen from an Orangebug-Calhoun Technical College staffer contained data on about 20,000 current and former students and faculty.

About 18K doctors may have had Social Security numbers exposed

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About 18,000 doctors had Social Security numbers included in rosters provided to the Department of Managed Health Care by Blue Cross of California.

Penn State College of Medicine breach risks alumni Social Security numbers

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More than 1,000 Penn State College of Medicine alumni's Social Security numbers might have been compromised by malware on a university computer.

Thousands notified of six-month payment card breach at The Houstonian Hotel

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More than 10,000 customers of The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa have been notified that their payment cards were exposed in a payment processing systems attack that lasted six months.

Google fights off attacks via fraudulent certs

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Google recently blocked the fraudulent certificates, which were also revoked by India CCA.

Former employee posts data online, 10K impacted in Missouri school district

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Data on more than 10,000 current and former staffers and students was accessed after a former Park Hill School District employee posted the information online.

HotelHippo shuts down permanently after security flaws discovered

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HotelStayUK shut down its HotelHippo booking site for good amidst assurances that other sites in the group are unaffected by security woes.

St. Vincent Breast Center mails 63K letters to wrong people

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St. Vincent Breast Center mailed more than 63,000 letters containing personal information to the wrong people due to a clerical error.

NCL calls on gov't, business to better protect consumer data

NCL calls on gov't, business to better protect consumer data

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Noting that consumers are being asked to provide more information than ever before and are less protected, the National Consumers League has proposed reforms.

Massachusetts man charged in Twitter hack

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Cameron Lacroix, who recently plead guilty to computer hacking and payment card theft, faces new charges related to the hacking of Zendesk, which provides helpdesk services to Twitter.

Target asks court to stay discovery

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Target has asked a Minnesota court to stay discovery until motions to dismiss the claims have been addressed.

Google blocks access to email to prevent 'needless and massive' Goldman Sachs breach

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Google has complied with a Goldman Sachs request to block access to an email containing sensitive data sent in error to a stranger's Gmail.

Laptop stolen from billing vendor contained unencrypted data on 3,500 students

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Students in Massachusetts and Vermont had unencrypted personal information on a password protected laptop that was stolen from the vehicle of a billing vendor.

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