Data Breaches

Strategies for effectively protecting intellectual property

When it comes to protecting your organization's intellectual property (IP), a single click by an end-user can either lead to a disastrous result (a data breach) or a great result (data protection).

Creating an encryption strategy for modern risks mitigation

Every company has a data security risk mitigation strategy. However, the continuous news cycle on data breaches is proof that it is time to augment that strategy.

The five capabilities that define your organization's secure file transfer effectiveness

This webinar will examine the business risks and regulatory compliance requirements associated with file transfers.

Illinois governor vetos amendment to breach notification bill

Illinois governor vetos amendment to breach notification bill

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner called a recent breach notification amendment a "significant departure from the data protection laws of other states."

After online report, Twitter user denies involvement in Ashley Madison hack

After online report, Twitter user denies involvement in Ashley Madison hack

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After independent journalist Brian Krebs reported that a Twitter user may be connected to the Ashley Madison hack, the user has denied involvement.

Pastor set free on bail following charge in global hacking ploy

Pastor set free on bail following charge in global hacking ploy

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A pastor and former Morgan Stanley VP charged by federal prosecutors as "the linchpin of a sprawling financial and hacking conspiracy" is free on $2 million bail.

SEC will not fine Target in aftermath of 2013 breach

SEC will not fine Target in aftermath of 2013 breach

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The Securities and Exchange Commission will not penalize Target Corp. for a cyberattack two years ago in which credit card and other personal information of millions of customers was exposed.

Akron Children's Hospital hard drive missing, contained patient information

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More than 7,500 patient families are being notified that a hard drive containing personal information has gone missing.

Canadian privacy agency investigates Avid Life Media, Ashley Madison breach

Canadian privacy agency investigates Avid Life Media, Ashley Madison breach

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Canada's primary privacy watchdog group and other international entities are investigating the Ashley Madison data breach after stolen data has continued to surface online.

John McAfee points to lone woman as Ashley Madison attacker while company offers reward

John McAfee points to lone woman as Ashley Madison attacker while company offers reward

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Online rumblings began pointing to a lone female as the perpetrator of the Ashley Madison data breach while class-action lawsuits were filed and reward offered.

Federal appellate court confirms FTC authority in Wyndham case

Federal appellate court confirms FTC authority in Wyndham case

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The Third Circuit Court of Appeals Monday upheld a lower court decision confirming that the FTC had the authority to pursue enforcement action against Wyndham after a trio of breaches.

Class action complaint filed against IRS over data breach

Class action complaint filed against IRS over data breach

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McCuneWright, LLP, along with other firms, filed a class action complaint against the IRS on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Totally Promotional attack compromises payment cards, other data

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Attackers forced their way into Totally Promotional's systems and gained access to some customer payment card data and other information.

University of Rhode Island announces breach involving email, Facebook accounts

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The University of Rhode Island learned of a breach involving the inappropriate collection and possible use of information related to email and Facebook accounts.

Colorado's OIT notifies 3,000 residents of data breach

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A technical error resulted in letters containing personal information being mailed to the wrong address.

Credit card data possibly compromised for 93K Web.com customers

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Web.com is notifying approximately 93,000 customers that their personal information may have been compromised in a breach.

Uber reportedly to quadruple its security team by year's end

Uber reportedly to quadruple its security team by year's end

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Uber is looking to bump its security team from 25 to more than 100 members by the end of the year.

Tremco staffer loses laptop, contained data on thousands of employees

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Approximately 3,700 employees are being notified that a human resources staffer lost a company-issued laptop containing their personal information.

University of Virginia announces breach, says attack came from China

University of Virginia announces breach, says attack came from China

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Portions of University of Virginia's information technology systems have been accessed, but no personal information appears to have been affected.

Illinois Department of Corrections data breach hits more than 1,000 employees

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Personal information on more than 1,000 IDOC employees was included in a response to a civilian Freedom of Information Act request.

Breach affects payment cards used at hundreds of Fred's Super Dollar stores in 14 states

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An unauthorized person gained access to two servers that payment card data is routed through after cards are swiped at Fred's Super Dollar stores.

SterlingBackcheck laptop stolen, contained data on about 100K individuals

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A password protected, unencrypted laptop containing personal information was stolen from an employee's vehicle.

IRS agent misplaces flash drive containing data on nearly 12,000 Katy ISD employees

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An IRS agent misplaced a portable flash drive containing the personal information while conducting a random audit under the direction of the IRS.

UConn School of Engineering cyberintrusion originated in China

UConn School of Engineering cyberintrusion originated in China

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UConn has repaired a vulnerability exploited by hackers to gain access to servers in its School of Engineering and, while the university found no evidence of data theft, it has notified users whose information may have been compromised.

White House said to be mulling retaliation against China for OPM hacks

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After indicating that it would not take action against China for a pair of breaches at the Office of Personnel Management, the Obama administration is reportedly considering responding.

PagerDuty requires password change for all customers following breach

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PagerDuty detected an unauthorized intrusion by an attacker who gained access to customer information.

Secret NSA map shows Chinese cyberespionage targets in U.S.

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A secret NSA map was obtained by a news outlet shows the locations of "Victims of Chinese Cyber Espionage" targets based in the U.S.

House, Senate weigh bills to strengthen intrusion, detection initiatives

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Congress is entertaining a pair of bills aimed at improving cybersecurity at government agencies.

Four McLean Hospital backup data tapes go missing, thousands affected

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The personal information was on four unencrypted backup data tapes related to the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center.

United reportedly hacked by same group that breached Anthem, OPM

United reportedly hacked by same group that breached Anthem, OPM

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United Airlines reportedly experienced a breach by a Chinese hacker group believed to be behind breaches at OPM and Anthem.

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