Data Breaches

First Choice Credit Union files class-action suit against Wendy's over breach

First Choice Credit Union files class-action suit against Wendy's over breach

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Claiming that Wendy's didn't properly protect data, First Choice Credit Union filed a class action lawsuit against the retailer over a breach experienced last year.

Filipino authorities arrest second man in hack that revealed data on 55M voters

Filipino authorities arrest second man in hack that revealed data on 55M voters

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The 23-year-old mastermind behind the hack of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) website, which led to the exposure of 55 million voter records, was arrested by the Cybercrime Division of the National Bureau of Investigation in the Philippines Friday.

Unclassified: Hackers steal Gumtree Australia customer data in breach of classifieds website

Unclassified: Hackers steal Gumtree Australia customer data in breach of classifieds website

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The online classified website Gumtree Australia alerted customers on Friday of a data breach after hackers stole their personally identifiable information last weekend.

Mining company's data is more valuable than gold

Mining company's data is more valuable than gold

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Hackers reportedly posted employee data and private documents belonging to a publicly listed gold-mining company on a paste site.

Ohio firearms dealer website breach compromises customer names, state ID data

Ohio firearms dealer website breach compromises customer names, state ID data

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An Ohio firearms dealer notified the California Attorney General that the company experienced a data breach that compromised its customers' name and state identification information.

Trade secret anti-theft bill passes House, awaits Obama's signature

Trade secret anti-theft bill passes House, awaits Obama's signature

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The U.S. House yesterday passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015, which creates a single U.S. standard for protecting companies from intellectual property theft through civil recourse against the offending parties in federal court.

Over 7M Minecraft mobile credentials exposed after Lifeboat data breach

Over 7M Minecraft mobile credentials exposed after Lifeboat data breach

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Lifeboat Network, which runs servers for Minecraft Pocket Edition — the smartphone version of the immensely popular video game Minecraft — was hacked in January 2016, resulting in a data breach compromising 7 million-plus gamers.

Retailers believe breach detection is sufficient, but gap yawns wide

Retailers believe breach detection is sufficient, but gap yawns wide

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Retailers believe they can detect a data breach in a week or less, a new survey commissioned by Tripwire revealed, while another report by Arbor Network showed it takes them on average 197 days to spot advanced threats.

Was Spotify breached? Account info shows up on Pastebin

Was Spotify breached? Account info shows up on Pastebin

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Spotify may have experienced a security breach based on a list of customer account credentials discovered on Pastebin.

SpyEye authors headed to prison

SpyEye authors headed to prison

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The two men responsible for the SpyEye banking trojan, used to steal user information from financial institutions, were sentenced to a combined 24-1/2 years in prison.

Sixth teen arrested in breach of U.K. ISP TalkTalk

Sixth teen arrested in breach of U.K. ISP TalkTalk

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A teenager turned himself in to police in Staffordshire, U.K., where he was arrested on charges stemming from a breach of internet services provider TalkTalk.

18,000 possibly affected by Archdiocese of Denver data breach

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Incidents of fraud were reported after an unauthorized person accessed an Archdiocese of Denver database maintained by a third-party and which contained PII on 18,000 former and current employees and their dependents.

Data breaches fueled valuations of cyber firms

Data breaches fueled valuations of cyber firms

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Stoked by headlines announcing major data breaches, the stock valuations of cybersecurity companies outperformed the Nasdaq and S&P 500 by double over the past three years.

DōTERRA breach exposes customer info; including SS, DOB, and addresses

DōTERRA breach exposes customer info; including SS, DOB, and addresses

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DōTERRA International notified the State of California's Attorney General's office that personal information of its customers and wholesale members, or "Wellness Advocates," was breached.

Stolen laptop puts data of CVS customers in Alabama at risk

Stolen laptop puts data of CVS customers in Alabama at risk

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The personal information of an undisclosed number of CVS customers in Calera, Ala., is at risk after a laptop was stolen from one of its vendors.

Research: Over 6,000 data breaches in key industry sectors since 2005

Research: Over 6,000 data breaches in key industry sectors since 2005

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The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and IDT911 said that to date, the financial services, business, education, government and healthcare industrial sectors have experienced over 6,000 data breaches since 2005.

Lawmakers query IRS commissioner on cyber progress

Lawmakers query IRS commissioner on cyber progress

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During a House committee hearing on Thursday, legislators questioned Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen about measures taken to improve the agency's cybersecurity methods.

Data breaches galore: state health dept., two schools, grocery chain hit

Data breaches galore: state health dept., two schools, grocery chain hit

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In this latest roundup, a state agency, two educational institutions, and a grocery chain fell victim to separate data breaches.

Federal court bucks trend, rules general liability insurance covers data breach

Federal court bucks trend, rules general liability insurance covers data breach

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A federal appeals court upheld a ruling that insurance firm Travelers Indemnity Co., under the terms of a commercial general liability policy, must defend its client, Portal Healthcare Solutions, in a lawsuit stemming from a data breach.

Stanford University employees victim of tax fraud after breach at third-party vendor

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The W-2 forms of some Stanford University employees were fraudulently downloaded from the university's third-party vendor, W-2Express, operated by the credit bureau Equifax.

FDIC breach of 44,000 customers caused by storage device

FDIC breach of 44,000 customers caused by storage device

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A former employee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. departed the agency with a storage device that contained data and information involving 44,000 FDIC customers.

NCT breach compromises info on 15,085 new and expectant parents

NCT breach compromises info on 15,085 new and expectant parents

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A breach at the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) in the U.K. compromised the information of 15,085 users.

Personal laptop, possibly containing data on 5M patients, stolen from HHS facility

Personal laptop, possibly containing data on 5M patients, stolen from HHS facility

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A personal laptop and hard drives that may have contained data on close to 5 million medical patients was stolen from a Washington State federal building, prompting calls for the Department of Health and Human Services to reveal the extent of the damage.

Will the Panama Papers change legal firms' cyber practices?

Will the Panama Papers change legal firms' cyber practices?

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Following the massive 2.6 terabyte leak from the Panamanian corporate service provider and legal firm Mossack Fonseca, a sentiment emerges among security professionals assessing the wreckage at the secretive firm.

Dissecting an APT attack

Dissecting an APT attack

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Basic network hygiene and improved visibility can go a long way, as we might learn from the likes of Ashley Madison and Anthem. Danny Bradbury reports.

Hello, Privacy Shield

Hello, Privacy Shield

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The new data transfer mandate presents challenges for enterprises, but global trade depends on its widespread adoption, reports Larry Jaffee.

States take the lead

States take the lead

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As Washington gets distracted, expect more activity at state legislatures on cybersecurity and privacy, reports Steve Zurier.

FBI investigating attack against computer networks at U.S. law firms

FBI investigating attack against computer networks at U.S. law firms

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Hackers reportedly accessed computer networks at U.S. law firms, including Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

University of Central Florida facing more than $100K cost following breach

University of Central Florida facing more than $100K cost following breach

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The University of Central Florida released figures for how much it will cost to notify potential victims of a data breach it experienced last month.

Concordia University discovers keylogger security incident

Concordia University discovers keylogger security incident

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Concordia University discovered keylogger devices on computer workstations used by students in two university libraries.

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