Data Breaches

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With mega breaches springing up one after another, many industry players have registered both disbelief and awe at the sheer numbers of individual credentials stolen.

Hospitals in at least 3 states affected by employee data breach

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Thousands of hospital patients in at least three states may have had their personal information compromised after MML data breach.

Thousands of Bellevue Hospital Center patients notified of data breach

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Roughly 3,300 patients have been notified that their personal information was included in a spreadsheet that was improperly emailed to an unauthorized recipient.

Investigation ongoing in reported multimillion member Adult FriendFinder breach

Investigation ongoing in reported multimillion member Adult FriendFinder breach

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Adult FriendFinder website owner FriendFinder Networks Inc. announced that it was aware of and investigating a potential data security issue.

Report: $19M breach settlement between MasterCard, Target terminated

Report: $19M breach settlement between MasterCard, Target terminated

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A federal judge recently denied banks' motion to block the settlement, but now the deal has been nixed for different reasons.

House lawmakers' information accessed in CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield breach

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House lawmakers might have had some of their personal data compromised in the confirmed CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield data breach earlier this week.

Nigerian man sentenced to 3 years for phishing scam targeting gov't workers

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A Nigerian man was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a phishing scheme targeting U.S. government employees.

Ohio student hacks school computer, shares data of 113 students

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An Ohio student is under investigation for hacking into a school district server and sharing the information of at least one other student.

NEWS ALERT: AdultFriendFinder users' online dating info compromised

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Hackers might have accessed and posted the information of up to 4 millions AdultFriendFinder users.

FTC gives thumbs up to companies that cooperate during breach probes

FTC gives thumbs up to companies that cooperate during breach probes

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In a Wednesday blog post the FTC explained the process it follows to investigate security breaches and said it looks favorably on companies that cooperate in law enforcement investigations.

Telstra discloses Pacnet security breach

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Shortly after completing its acquisition, Telstra learned that an unauthorized third party gained access to the corporate IT network of Pacnet.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield breached, more than one million individuals notified

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield breached, more than one million individuals notified

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Information could have been accessed by attackers who gained limited, unauthorized access to a single CareFirst database in June 2014.

Applying automation and analytics to threat visibility, verification and removal

External threat actors are using innovation and automation to stay ahead of traditional security defenses.

Hack of airplane systems described in FBI docs raises security questions

Hack of airplane systems described in FBI docs raises security questions

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Claims that researcher Chris Roberts actually, briefly, commandeered a plane in flight after hacking its entertainment systems may be up for debate; contentions that the aircraft may be vulnerable are not.

Three MetroHealth computers infected with malware, patients notified

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The Ohio-based health care provider is notifying nearly 1,000 patients that three computers in its Cardiac Cath Lab were infected with malware.

Penn State breached by two threat actors, earliest attack in 2012

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Penn State University is notifying roughly 18,500 individuals and research partners that their personal information may have been compromised.

Sally Beauty confirms payment card systems intrusion

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After experiencing a similar incident in 2014, Sally Beauty announced Thursday that an illegal intrusion into its payment card systems has occurred.

Survey: 20 percent of repsondents worked for a company that hid a breach

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AlienVault surveyed 1,107 attendees of the RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco and found that nine percent would keep quiet if nobody knew about a breach.

Juniper Research: Business breach costs to jump to $2.1 trillion by 2019

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Juniper Research revealed the findings in a report on "The Future of Cybercrime and Security."

Healthy Living investigates potential payment card breach

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Certain customers experienced unauthorized charges to their credit cards in November and December 2014.

Judge denies banks' motion to block MasterCard, Target breach settlement

Judge denies banks' motion to block MasterCard, Target breach settlement

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In the ruling, the judge shared his concerns about the fairness of the settlement terms, however.

Study shows concern for data security when adopting new payments technologies

Study shows concern for data security when adopting new payments technologies

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Half of respondents in a survey indicated they are at least somewhat confident in the security of emerging payment systems.

FireKeepers investigates potential breach, replaces POS equipment

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Michigan-based FireKeepers Casino Hotel is investigating a potential security incident involving its point-of-sale systems.

Former Tiversa investigator says firm faked LabMD breach findings

Former Tiversa investigator says firm faked LabMD breach findings

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Testimony by a former Tiversa investigator calls into question the truthfulness of information sent to the FTC about a LabMD breach.

Mid-market mayhem

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.

Study: Root cause of health care breaches shifts to criminal attacks

Study: Root cause of health care breaches shifts to criminal attacks

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An annual health care study found that criminal attacks replaced device theft and loss as the leading cause of breaches.

Harbortouch reveals malware was installed on merchant POS systems

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The malware targeted individual merchant locations and not Harbortouch, and Harbortouch's own network was not affected.

Hey, you, get off of my cloud

If not exactly delivering an indictment, the number of high profile breaches over the last year—which show no sign of letting up in the near term—have left security pros in some organizations questioning the security of cloud.

Building a sophisticated endpoint defense strategy with full security lifecycle protection

Attackers are more sophisticated than they've ever been. They're targeting our intellectual property, sensitive customer information, user information and much more. The network is not the target—it's the endpoint where that data resides.

Retail Capital notifies hundreds following security incident

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Unauthorized access was gained to the electronic mailbox of a sales manager, and personal information may have been compromised.

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