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Lone hacker reportedly takes credit for DNC intrusions, releases opposition files on Trump

Lone hacker reportedly takes credit for DNC intrusions, releases opposition files on Trump

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A hacker called "Guccifer 2.0" claimed credit for breaking into the Democratic National Committee computer system and released the DNC's opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Ponemon puts a $4 million price tag placed on mitigating data breaches

Ponemon puts a $4 million price tag placed on mitigating data breaches

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Companies hit with a data breach will spend on average $4 million in 2016 to mitigate the problem with many firms exacerbating their costs by not following a few basic rules, like creating an incident response team, according to a new Ponemom/IBM study.

For sale: 51M iMesh user accounts

For sale: 51M iMesh user accounts

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A database of user accounts of the once popular video and music-sharing site iMesh has been made available on the dark web.

UPDATE: Possible POS breach at CiCi's Pizza

UPDATE: Possible POS breach at CiCi's Pizza

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CiCi's Pizza may have suffered a point-of-sale (POS) breach through third party vendor.

Following social media site breaches, Netflix requires password resets

Following social media site breaches, Netflix requires password resets

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Following several social media site breaches, Netflix said users whose passwords may have been compromised must change their login credentials.

48% of UK businesses fail to back up company data at least once a day

48% of UK businesses fail to back up company data at least once a day

One in five medium to-large businesses in the UK don't have a plan of action in place in case of a ransomware attack. Almost half (48 percent) of British businesses are failing to back up their company data at least once a day.

 No business like breach business

No business like breach business

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After every big data breach comes the Ghostbusters moment: Who you gonna call?

Alleged LinkedIn, Tumblr and Myspace hacker compromised 171M Russian site accounts

Alleged LinkedIn, Tumblr and Myspace hacker compromised 171M Russian site accounts

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A hacker that has targeted several American social media sites has now hit the Russian version of Facebook

Verity Health Systems employee data compromised in phishing scam

Verity Health Systems employee data compromised in phishing scam

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Verity Health Systems was targeted in an email phishing scam that resulted in the unauthorized release of employee information, including names and Social Security Numbers.

No business like breach business

No business like breach business

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Repeated exposure of private data is giving rise to a new class of companies promising to clean up the mess - and they don't come cheap. Lee Sustar reports.

Time confirms Myspace breach, 360M accounts potentially affected

Time confirms Myspace breach, 360M accounts potentially affected

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Time Inc. confirmed Tuesday that several Myspace accounts were breached just before the Memorial Day weekend.

65M Tumblr accounts for sale after 2013 breach

65M Tumblr accounts for sale after 2013 breach

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More than 65 million Tumblr accounts from a 2013 breach were spotted for sale on the dark web.

Email error leaks hundreds of Northern Ireland prison officer details

Email error leaks hundreds of Northern Ireland prison officer details

An email error made in Northern Ireland has accidentally leaked the personal details of hundreds of prison officers working in the country to an outside contractor.

The Southeast Eye Institute patient information compromised

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The Southeast Eye Institute, P.A. reported a possible data breach after an unauthorized individual gained access to patient data via a third-party affiliate.

Update: 117 million LinkedIn email credentials found for sale on the dark web

Update: 117 million LinkedIn email credentials found for sale on the dark web

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The 2012 LinkedIn data breach may be the breach that just keeps on giving with the news that 117 million customer email credentials originating from that hack were found for sale on the dark web.

Petya and Mischa - the Ransomware Twins (sort of)

Petya and Mischa - the Ransomware Twins (sort of)

These two malwares have been much in the news over the past week or so.

Hackers steal $2M in Bitcoin and other digital currency

Hackers steal $2M in Bitcoin and other digital currency

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Cyber criminals made off with the equivalent of $2 million in Bitcoin and Ethere from Gatecoin.

N.Y. bill would boost state IT department's cyberattack responsibility

N.Y. bill would boost state IT department's cyberattack responsibility

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The New York Office of Information Technology could gain additional responsibilities in the wake of a data breach if a bill now in the state senate is passed.

Children's National Health System breached, data of 4K patients compromised

Children's National Health System breached, data of 4K patients compromised

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More than 4,000 patients of the Children's National Health System received notices of a data breach following a former vendor disclosing patient health information on an FTP site viewable on the web.

Flurish customer info compromised after release to third-party vendors

Flurish customer info compromised after release to third-party vendors

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Flurish Inc. reported to the California Attorney General's office that the personal information for some of its customers had been compromised when it was made available to some of the company's third-party vendors.

Hacker doxes Nulled cybercrime forum, exposes data on 536,000 user accounts

Hacker doxes Nulled cybercrime forum, exposes data on 536,000 user accounts

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An unidentified hacker turned the tables on Nulled.io, a popular online forum that facilitates cybercriminal activity, by compromising its website and publicly dumping its sensitive user data and communications.

Phishing attack compromises City College of San Francisco student data

Phishing attack compromises City College of San Francisco student data

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City College of San Francisco reported that student information was compromised when an employee responded to a phishing email.

Yahoo-owned Tumblr announces email credential compromise

Yahoo-owned Tumblr announces email credential compromise

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Tumblr announced Thursday that a third party accessed a set of Tumblr user email addresses with salted and hashed passwords.

IT pros in financial services assert ability to detect breaches

IT pros in financial services assert ability to detect breaches

Data breaches in the worlds of banking, credit and finance have nearly double between 2014 and 2015 according to the Identity Theft Resource Centre's 2015 Breach List report. Despite being unsure of how long it would take, IT pros in financial services are very confident in their ability to detect a breach.

UAE InvestBank hacked, nearly 100k recycled data records leaked?

UAE InvestBank hacked, nearly 100k recycled data records leaked?

A data file of 10GB holding sensitive financial data compromised from an InvestBank in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been leaked online. The file contains information on tens of thousands of customers from a bank based in Sharjah.

300 Wendy's restaurants affected by POS malware attack earlier this year

300 Wendy's restaurants affected by POS malware attack earlier this year

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An investigation into a point-of-sale malware attack discovered earlier this year found 300 of the chain's 5,500 locations were impacted.

Kiddicare suffers a data breach! 794,000 customer details are exposed

Kiddicare suffers a data breach! 794,000 customer details are exposed

Baby retailer Kiddicare suffers a data breach that exposes 794K customer details

Bay Area Children's Association patient data breached

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The Bay Area Children's Association reported a data reach that compromised patient data.

Tribune Media's ProSportsDaily Forum site breached

Tribune Media's ProSportsDaily Forum site breached

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Tribune Media's ProSportsDaily notified the California Attorney General's Office Wednesday of a data breach that compromised login credentials and likely other user information.

Charles Schwab data breach exposed client investment data

Charles Schwab data breach exposed client investment data

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Charles Schwab informed some of its customers on May 4 that their accounts were likely accessed by an unauthorized person possibly exposing their names, account information and other financial data.

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