Data Breaches

Beazley: employee errors root of most data breaches, but malware incidents cost more

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Insurance firm Beazley analyzed more than 1,500 data breaches it serviced between 2013 and 2014.

PCI Council holds North America community meeting, new GM Orfei speaks

PCI Council holds North America community meeting, new GM Orfei speaks

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The PCI Security Standards Council's new general manager Stephen Orfei spoke at the Florida community meeting.

Chinese hackers breach 50 U.S. gov't contractors' systems in one year

Chinese hackers breach 50 U.S. gov't contractors' systems in one year

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A new report from the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee found that multiple successful attempts were made to access and steal information from contractors' systems, and often times, the government didn't know it happened.

Info on 282K Wisconsin Home Depot cards for sale on black market

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A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation found customer payment card information from all 26 Wisconsin stores on sale.

Home Depot: breach risks 56M payment cards, 'unique' malware used

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Home Depot confirmed that approximately 56 million payment cards may have been compromised as result of a malware attack.

Singaporean karaoke bar members' info compromised

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K Box was targeted in an attack that was supposed to express unhappiness over a toll fare hike.

C&K apologizes for unauthorized access that led to Goodwill breach

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A web hosting service apologized for intermittent unauthorized access of its hosted environment over 18 months that led to the Goodwill breach.

Florida medical center hit with breach for third time in two years

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Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has reported a data breach for the third time in two years.

Congressman asks Issa for hearing on CHS breach

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The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked for a hearing to investigate the CHS breach.

JPMorgan Chase might struggle to patch vulnerabilities quickly enough

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This summer's attack on the bank's network might have helped hackers detect subtle vulnerabilities they could exploit in the future.

Tampa General Hospital breach impacts hundreds of patients

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Tampa General Hospital is notifying 675 patients that their personal information may have been accessed, without authorization, by a former employee.

U.S. under cyber attack, losing ground to adversaries

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In testimony to a Senate committee, cyber experts said the U.S. has fielded 600,000 attacks this year.

Temple University patients impacted by possible breach

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The unencrypted desktop computer was stolen from a university physician's office in July.

George Mason University travel system targeted for malware attack

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The incident could have exposed the names and Social Security numbers of users, although no evidence has surfaced to suggest that's the case.

Central Utah Clinic notifies over 30K patients of potential HIPAA breach

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The clinic is warning patients of a potential breach after an unauthorized party accessed a server.

Home Depot is sued following payment card breach

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An Illinois resident sued the home improvement retailer and claimed the company failed to comply with security standards.

Payment card breach possibly tied to Florida Beef 'O' Brady's locations

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Unauthorized payment card purchases made in Massachusetts, New York and Texas may be tied to four Beef 'O' Brady's sports bar locations in Florida.

Computer hardware containing patient data stolen from Ohio plastic surgery office

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Beachwood-Westlake Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa in Ohio notified more than 6,000 patients that a June burglary resulted in a theft of their personal information.

B-Sides SF: Researchers estimate three 'major' data breaches each month

Verizon Risk researchers Kevin Thompson and Suzanne Widup have been crunching some numbers of data breaches...and they reckon that the number may be higher than you think.

Vermont credit union discards unencrypted data of 85,000

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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.

Massive data breach at Florida college

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

Kentucky health agency breached after worker falls for phish ploy

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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

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.

Churchill Downs wagering site hacked

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The wagering site, TwinSpires.com, of the racetrack that is home of the Kentucky Derby, was hacked last month, exposing the names of account holders, as well as other encrypted information kept on computer records.

First arrested, then exposed: Maine sheriff leaks inmate SSNs

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

University of Rhode Island server breach exposes staff and student data

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

Video: Incident Response

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

Stanford Hospital computer with patient data stolen

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

Court rules against Countrywide breach plaintiffs

Four victims of a massive insider scam at the mortgage lender were unable to prove that they suffered identity theft, just annoying calls from telemarketers.

Dropbox investigation possible email address breach

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Dropbox has brought in outside security experts to investigate what could be a possible email address leak after users complained of unwanted mail flooding their inboxes.

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