Data Breaches

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You see it every day in the media, blog posts and industry marketing; "It isn't a question of if, but when." This defeatist attitude is settling over the industry like Death's own shawl.

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RSA 2015: Experts talk investor interest in cybersecurity, regulatory changes on horizon

RSA 2015: Experts talk investor interest in cybersecurity, regulatory changes on horizon

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An SEC commissioner's chief of staff and shareholder advocacy expert discussed complex disclosure expectations among investors.

Data at risk for 9,000 individuals following unauthorized access to SRI Inc. website

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Indiana-based SRI Incorporated is notifying roughly 9,000 individuals that their personal information may be at risk.

Former IT manager faces seven charges in federal indictment

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An Illinois IT manager was federally indicted for launching a cyber attack against his former employer.

HSBC mortgage customer info was publicly accessible on the internet

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HSBC is notifying an undisclosed number of current and former mortgage customers of that their information was inadvertently made publicly accessible on the internet.

Minnesota university breach update, 160K students affected

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Metropolitan State University announced that approximately 160,000 current and former students, as well as 900 faculty members, were impacted in a "likely" breach.

Target expected to pay $20 million to MasterCard for breach

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The retail giant is expected to reach a $20 million settlement with MasterCard as compensation for cost incurred in the the 2013 breach.

Second member of 'cash out' crew sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison

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The second member of a cyber crime syndicate cash out crew that attempted to steal $15 million from bank customers was sentenced to prison Tuesday.

In annual report, Verizon uses new breach cost model for estimating loss

In annual report, Verizon uses new breach cost model for estimating loss

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Verizon says it has a new-and-improved model for determining breach costs.

Two debt brokers settle with FTC after posting debt portfolios online

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The FTC imposed greater security and privacy requirements on two debt brokers after they posted personal information of 55,000 consumers online.

California-based home care services co. notifies employees of data breach, tax fraud

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Unauthorized access was gained to the human resource records of Homebridge, formerly In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Consortium, and the stolen personal information may have been used to file fraudulent tax return forms.

HBO investigating how 'Game of Thrones' leak occurred

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A day before the show's highly anticipated Season 5 premiere, four episodes of the TV series leaked online.

Biggby Coffee announces website intrusion, access gained to database

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The Michigan-based business announced that an intruder forced their way into its systems and accessed a database containing personal information.

White Lodging announces 10 hotels affected in POS breach

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Ten of White Lodging's properties have been affected by a POS data breach that lasted from July 2014 to February of this year.

At least 750 ambulance patients at risk after Philadelphia FD breach

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The Philadelphia Fire Department said Friday, that billing information from at least 750 ambulance patients was stolen,

FCC fines AT&T $25M for call center breaches

FCC fines AT&T $25M for call center breaches

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The FTC imposed a $25 million fine, its largest data privacy enforcement fine to date, on AT&T for three call center breaches that exposed information on 280,000 customers.

UC Riverside computer stolen, contained data on about 8,000 students

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About 8,000 current and former graduate students, graduate applicants and other related individuals are being notified that their personal information may have been compromised.

Russian hackers eyed in attack on White House, State Dept.

Russian hackers eyed in attack on White House, State Dept.

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CNN has reported that Russian hackers used their intrusion into the State Department's systems as a way to get into White House systems.

Breach readiness survey shows most stray from IRP best practices

Breach readiness survey shows most stray from IRP best practices

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The responses of global practitioners were compared with Global 1000 security execs, which provided a best practices benchmark.

HITRUST to sponsor study on healthcare breaches

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The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) will sponsor a study to analyze the effects of cyber attacks on healthcare organizations.

Data possibly exposed for more than 364K Auburn University students

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The personal information of hundreds of thousands of current, former and prospective Auburn University students, as well as applicants, may be at risk.

Locker combinations accessed in Maryland middle school breach

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An investigation is ongoing into how Westland Middle School students were able to access a list containing information on 1,400 lockers in the school.

Cybersecurity is broken

Cybersecurity is broken

Target. Home Depot. Morgan Stanley. Sony. Anthem. Jennifer Lawrence. You?

Fraudulent activity on payment cards used at New York car wash

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Officials are investigating a pattern of fraudulent activity on credit and debit cards used to make purchases at Colonial Car Wash in Rotterdam.

Wake up! What are you doing to battle breach fatigue?

Wake up! What are you doing to battle breach fatigue?

IT pros, beware: The phenomenon of "data breach fatigue" isn't just an issue of consumer complacency.

Human error cited as leading contributor to breaches, study shows

Human error cited as leading contributor to breaches, study shows

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According to a new CompTIA study, human error accounts for 52 percent of the root cause of security breaches.

Malware affects 4,700 current and former Bradley employees

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Officials at Bradley University said an internal investigation revealed the school's computer security system had been breached and infected with data-stealing malware.

Nite Ize website attack impacts credit cards, possibly customer database

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The Nite Ize online store experienced a cyber attack that resulted in credit card transactions being compromised and unauthorized access possibly being gained to a general customer database.

Premera breach spawns class action suits

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In five class action suits, Premera customers accuse the insurance provider of negligence.

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