Data Breach

Authorities search for suspect using credit cards from Target breach

By

Surveillance video released in Lakewood, Colo., shows a suspect known as Steve Locke carrying purchases made with stolen cards.

Bank of America target of class-action suit for 2012 breach

By

Plaintiffs claim that stolen personal information was sold and used for fraud and identity theft.

Report: Data breaches up 62 percent in 2013

Report: Data breaches up 62 percent in 2013

By

Targeted attacks grew by 91 percent and lasted three times longer, according to a recent threat report.

Federal agencies fall short on data breaches, GAO report says

Federal agencies fall short on data breaches, GAO report says

By

The number of data breaches reported by U.S. government agencies more than doubled in a four-year period, jeopardizing PII, a GAO official tells Senate committee.

Breaches, malware to cost $491 billion in 2014, study says

Breaches, malware to cost $491 billion in 2014, study says

By

A study by IDC and the National University of Singapore also found a close link between pirated software and cyber security breaches.

Two nurses' aides guilty for using patient data to commit tax fraud

By

Two former nurses' aides for Virginia-based nonprofit Sentara Healthcare have pleaded guilty to accessing thousands of electronic patient records and using the information to file fraudulent tax returns.

Housing wait list posted online contained personal data

By

A spreadsheet posted online contained sensitive information on nearly 1,000 clients of Pierce County Housing Authority in Washington.

Vermont credit union discards unencrypted data of 85,000

By

According to a report, the CEO of Vermont State Employees Credit Union says the two lost tapes are likely "at the bottom of a landfill" and irretrievable.

Laptop stolen from Tennessee hospital

By

The breach compromised the personal information of about 27,000 patients at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tenn.

University of Georgia latest target of data breach

By

The University of Georgia (UGA) is investigating a data breach that may have led to compromised information of current and former school employees.

BC Health Ministry admits to data sharing scandal

By

The provincial government of British Columbia has fired four employees and suspended three others after allegations that health data was shared inappropriately.

Massive data breach at Florida college

By

Following a server breach at Northwest Florida State College, nearly 300,000 individuals had their information compromised, possibly resulting in 67 identity thefts.

Laptop theft exposes info of N.C. registered voters

By

Several laptops stolen from the Robeson County Board of Elections office in North Carolina contained the private information of 71,000 registered voters.

Postcard gaffe exposes employee SSNs at University of Chicago

By

At the University of Chicago, Social Security numbers of employees were mistakenly printed on postcards sent out as reminders for health benefits.

School ties: Security challenges at universities

School ties: Security challenges at universities

By

Sanjeev Sah has been CISO of UNC-Charlotte for just over a year, and he's already well versed on the unique circumstances that make securing colleges unlike any other vertical.

News briefs: Latest security news

By

Last month's featured news from Shamoon attacking oil companies to Wyndham Hotels challenging the FTC.

10 steps toward eliminating insider threats

10 steps toward eliminating insider threats

If there's one threat in information security that's difficult to prevent, it's the insider threat. But there are ways in which your organization can minimize the risks.

Kentucky health agency breached after worker falls for phish ploy

By

Thousands of individuals may have had their personal information exposed after hackers used a successful phishing attack to springboard to an email server belonging the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services.

AvMed data breach case opens door for ID theft claims

By

A recent federal appeals court ruling may make it easier for people to prove they suffered identity theft as a result of a data breach.

Miami hospital hit by second patient breach this year

By

Police are investigating a data breach incident at the University of Miami Hospital, where two employees were fired for stealing patient data, and possibly selling the sensitive information.

Wyndham Hotels challenges FTC security suit over breaches

By

The world's largest hotel operator is disputing allegations that it violated the FTC Act when it sustained a series of data security breaches.

First arrested, then exposed: Maine sheriff leaks inmate SSNs

By

Recently arrested prisoners had their Social Security numbers accidentally posted to Facebook during a software update snafu at a sheriff's office in Maine.

Data of 55k stolen from Indianapolis cancer facility

By

The laptop of an employee of Indianapolis-based Cancer Care Group was stolen, exposing the information of patients and staff.

Selling your pain for their gain

Selling your pain for their gain

HIPAA violations are becoming more common around the nation. To find the source of the problem you have to "follow the money."

University of Rhode Island server breach exposes staff and student data

By

URI took a publicly available server offline after a breach compromised the information of faculty and students.

University of South Carolina web server hacked by overseas attackers

By

The university has started to notify thousands impacted by the incident, which dates back to at least June.

Video: Incident Response

By

Anthony Di Bello of Guidance Software talks about incident response with executive editor, Dan Kaplan, at the SC Magazine offices.

Stolen laptop at Apria Healthcare exposes patient data

By

Stolen laptop at Apria Healthcare exposes patient data

Personal data on thousands of University of Arizona students publicly viewable

By

Students, vendors and others who received payments from the University of Arizona last year had their personal data posted to the school's public server.

Stanford Hospital computer with patient data stolen

By

The computer theft marks the second breach of patient data in a year at Stanford Hospital.

Sign up to our newsletters

POLL