Data Breaches News, Articles and Updates

HHS' Office for Civil Rights instructs its investigators not to overlook smaller breaches

HHS' Office for Civil Rights instructs its investigators not to overlook smaller breaches

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In a revision of its policies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has instructed its regional offices to place more of an emphasis on investigating smaller health-care data breaches that affect fewer than 500 individuals.

Two-thirds of IT security pros surveyed expect a breach to hit their company, report

Two-thirds of IT security pros surveyed expect a breach to hit their company, report

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While most organizations believe providing workers with the best technology is imperative to business productivity, many struggle to optimize agility owing to traditional security mindsets, according to a new study by Okta.

Dridex on the loose again, this time in Switzerland

Dridex on the loose again, this time in Switzerland

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The meteoric rise of Locky ransomware has not completely supplanted the distribution of the notorious Dridex malware.

Records exposed of 650K patients at Bon Secours

Records exposed of 650K patients at Bon Secours

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Patient records were compromised at Bon Secours, a nonprofit health care provider.

Suspect nabbed in London for breach at Sage

Suspect nabbed in London for breach at Sage

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An employee of enterprise software firm Sage has been apprehended by police in London following a breach last week.

After the breach: Settlement expected for 50M Home Depot customers

After the breach: Settlement expected for 50M Home Depot customers

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A settlement is brewing between The Home Depot and 50 million customers whose personally identifiable information was compromised in a hack in 2014.

Unwanted guests: Hackers breach HEI Hotels & Resorts' POS terminals

Unwanted guests: Hackers breach HEI Hotels & Resorts' POS terminals

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In the latest data breach impacting the hospitality industry, cybercriminals installed malware in the point-of-sale systems of HEI Hotels & Resorts and checked out with customer data that likely includes payment card information.

Fallout from DNC hack broadens to donors

Fallout from DNC hack broadens to donors

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The fallout from the hack into the DNC continues as it is now being reported that celebrities, C-suite executives and other high-profile donors to the Democratic party were also ensnared.

OPM snags new CIO from Defense Dept.

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As OPM CIO, Defense Department Principal Deputy CIO David De Vries will be instrumental in raising the agency's security profile.

Damage dealer: Breach of Dota 2 gaming forum exposes 1.9 million accounts

Damage dealer: Breach of Dota 2 gaming forum exposes 1.9 million accounts

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While players of Valve Corporation's online battle arena game Dota 2 were busy fighting each other for supremacy, a real-life adversary stole 1,923,972 account records from the official Dota2 forum's database.

Email accounts of Hillary Clinton and 100+ Democratic officials hacked

Email accounts of Hillary Clinton and 100+ Democratic officials hacked

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As the FBI investigation into the hack of the Democratic National Committee broadens, it is being reported that the private email accounts of Hillary Clinton and more than 100 Democratic officials also have been breached.

Online retailer EZcontactsUSA.com to pay $100K over breach

Online retailer EZcontactsUSA.com to pay $100K over breach

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The online retailer has agreed to pay the penalty and to upgrade its data security practices.

Carbanak Gang likely behind Oracle MICROS customer service portal compromise

Carbanak Gang likely behind Oracle MICROS customer service portal compromise

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Oracle detected malicious code on some MICROS legacy servers but the extent of the breach is not yet known, according to KrebsOnSecurity.

Google launches API to eliminate passwords on Android devices

Google launches API to eliminate passwords on Android devices

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Google rolls out an API that will allow Android apps to access login credentials, essentially eliminating the need for passwords.

Advocate Health Care hit with largest HIPAA settlement

Advocate Health Care hit with largest HIPAA settlement

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Advocate Health Care will pay $5.55 million for a breach that led to the exposure of personally identifiable information of four million patients.

SSA's move to 2FA not enough, say experts

SSA's move to 2FA not enough, say experts

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The Social Security Administration has instituted new security measures, but the step may do little to thwart cyberthieves.

NASA credentials leaked on Pastebin likely from old hacks

NASA credentials leaked on Pastebin likely from old hacks

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What a researcher flagged as a trove of email and password login credentials ofNASA employees likely reflected an attempt by an underground equivalent of script kiddies trying to make quick money by recycling old compromises.

Researcher: 4K passwords leaked from porn site, including U.S. military and State Department credentials

Researcher: 4K passwords leaked from porn site, including U.S. military and State Department credentials

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A security researcher discovered a data dump of 4,000 email password credentials that appear to have been leaked from the porn website lubus.cc.

Clinton Campaign systems hacked

Clinton Campaign systems hacked

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The Justice Department's national security division is looking into a breach of the Clinton Campaign's computer network.

Fear of hacking: Internet-connected cars and home security video top survey

Fear of hacking: Internet-connected cars and home security video top survey

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What internet-connected device do most people fear getting hacked? The majority of respondents to a just released survey from Vormetric answered: Their car and home security camera.

Possible breach at GunMag Warehouse

Possible breach at GunMag Warehouse

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A third-party provider is being blamed for a possible breach into customer transactions at GunMag Warehouse.

Trump's Russian interests and Guccifer 2.0

Trump's Russian interests and Guccifer 2.0

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A flood of information has emerged that connects GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to a questionable cast of characters who are linked to Russian interests.

Cicis Pizza delivers the bad news, confirms breach at 138 locations

Cicis Pizza delivers the bad news, confirms breach at 138 locations

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Cicis Pizza has officially acknowledged a payment card data breach in 138 of its restaurant locations, after reports of a point-of-sale malware attack first came to light last month.

Guccifer 2.0 files reveal more info about donors: Hollywood celebs, corporate execs

Guccifer 2.0 files reveal more info about donors: Hollywood celebs, corporate execs

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Guccifer 2.0 documents reveal information about prominent donors to the Democratic party, including Hollywood celebrities Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and David Geffen.

VBulletin flaw exploited in breach of Ubuntu Forums

VBulletin flaw exploited in breach of Ubuntu Forums

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A known SQL injection vulnerability affecting vBulletin software was exploited by an attacker to breach the Ubuntu Forums database.

House committee grills FDIC after report details history of data breach cover-ups

House committee grills FDIC after report details history of data breach cover-ups

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An interim report filed yesterday by the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology revealed gaping holes in the FDIC's cybersecurity posture and accused the financial institution of withholding documents pertaining to data breaches.

Ultrasound theft results in data breach at health care company Kaiser Permanente

Ultrasound theft results in data breach at health care company Kaiser Permanente

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Health care consortium Kaiser Permanente's Northern California division has publicly disclosed a data breach after two of its employees allegedly stole an unspecified number of ultrasound machines containing protected health information.

Malware on Omni Hotel POS systems scarfed payment card info

Malware on Omni Hotel POS systems scarfed payment card info

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Omni Hotels & Resorts said guests had to physically present payment cards at one of its affected POS systems to be affected by malware stealing payment card information during a six-month period.

Facebook testing 'Secret Conversations' end-to-end encryption feature for Messenger

Facebook testing 'Secret Conversations' end-to-end encryption feature for Messenger

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A Secret Conversations feature in Facebook Messenger will offer end-to-end encryption based on the Signal Protocol developed by Open Whisper Systems.

Wendy's revises data breach figures; over 1K locations compromised by POS malware

Wendy's revises data breach figures; over 1K locations compromised by POS malware

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Wendy's yesterday identified over 1,000 U.S. franchised locations that were affected by two variants of point-of-sale malware discovered earlier this year.

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