Data Breaches

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.

Adding second-tier analysis to harness Big Data

Adding second-tier analysis to harness Big Data

The challenge that Big Data presents is trying to align disparate analytical islands. The answer comes in pulling all the pieces together.

Guarding the crown jewels: Critical data

Guarding the crown jewels: Critical data

The loss of personally identifiable information (PII) by an organization can lead to customer loss, reputational harm, and fines, but before this data can be properly guarded, it must be located.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center patient data compromised

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For more than six years, the personal and medical data of hundreds of patients of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York was publicly available on the web.

University of North Florida gets breached again, data on 23K students at risk

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For the second time in two years, hackers gained access to a University of North Florida (UNF) server holding the confidential information of students.

Hackers raid U. of Nebraska database with 654k Social Security nos.

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Vandals gained access to a database containing the personal records, including Social Security numbers, of hundreds of thousands of University of Nebraska students, alumni and others connected to the school's four campuses.

Unencrypted hospital laptop exposes 2k patient records

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An employee of the Boston Children's Hospital lost a laptop holding patient information.

IT head fired, ombudsman hired in wake of Utah breach

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An apologetic governor of Utah on Tuesday announced the resignation of the state's executive director of technology services, and the hiring of two others, following a massive breach affecting Medicaid claimants.

ID thieves find gold in medical data

ID thieves find gold in medical data

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Is health care a last frontier for today's cyber criminals?

Health hazard: SC Magazine Roundtable

Health hazard: SC Magazine Roundtable

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Health care traditionally, compared with other industries, has lagged in terms of cyber defense, but with attackers now specifically targeting these organizations for patient data, inaction is no longer an option.

Network visibility: Your PR department's best friend

Network visibility: Your PR department's best friend

For a large-listed corporation, a security breach is arguably one of your worst, although inevitable public relations nightmares.

Duke Medicine patients' information compromised

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Statements containing confidential information were filed by Duke University Health System (DUHS) as part of patients' bankruptcy actions.

Connecticut community college hit with "zero-day" malware

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Eighty-seven thousand people affiliated with Housatonic Community College may be open to identity theft after the institution became the second Connecticut school to experience a malware outbreak this year.

Visa warns of phone phishing after Global Payments breach

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Visa is advising its customers to be wary of phone scams in which fraudsters request their credit card information under the guise that they need it for "security reasons" in light of the major data breach that affected Global Payments, according to a Tuesday alert from Visa.

Stupid is as stupid does: Four preventable data breaches in health care

Stupid is as stupid does: Four preventable data breaches in health care

When it comes to the causes of data breaches in health care, these are four scenarios that could have easily been prevented.

Number of victims in state of Utah breach significantly rises

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A misconfigured server is to blame for the attack, which impacted roughly 780,000 Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Plan recipients.

LulzSec hacker reverses guilty plea for Sony Pictures attack

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An accused member of the hacktivist group LulzSec pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles to charges of hacking into the systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment, according to reports.

Hackers target Medicaid claim forms in Utah

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Hackers, believed to be operating out of Eastern Europe, breached a server at the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) to access thousands of Medicaid records.

Visa expels Global Payments following 1.5M-card breach

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Global Payments, a major credit card processor based in Atlanta, is off Visa's approved list after it confirmed it was breached of some 1.5 million card numbers. The incident, however, is still shrouded in some mystery.

Big Data: The big picture

Big Data: The big picture

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With data proliferating at astonishing rates, organizations are tearing into it, hoping to derive new business value, which, according to Zions CSO Preston Wood, includes better security decision making.

Military dating website says LulzSec hack didn't happen

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A military dating website, which a band of hackers claimed this week to successfully infiltrate to pillage members' personal information, was not actually hacked, according to its administrator.

RockYou to pay FTC $250K after breach of 32M passwords

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The FTC seemed most upset with RockYou's failure to protect the personal information of 179,000 children who registered to use the site.

LulzSec redux dumps data after raiding military dating site

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Hackers calling themselves "LulzSec Reborn" have claimed responsibility for two breaches that resulted in the dumping of personal information.

Memo to Chicken Little: The sky is not falling

Memo to Chicken Little: The sky is not falling

Given the change in the threat landscape, the onus is on security professionals to keep evolving security postures to keep up with the bad guys.

TRICARE breach victims report financial fraud

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Victims of the TRICARE breach have experience financial fraud, leading to an amended complaint filed against the Defense Department.

Michigan union employees' data exposed

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The personal information of more than 1,000 public employees of Wayne County, Mich., was exposed when a spreadsheet containing their data was inadvertently attached to an email blast.

University of Tampa sustains breach of Social Security numbers

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The college blames a "server management error" for the public posting of confidential information of tens of thousands of students, faculty and staff.

Data breach costs drop for first time in study

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Organizations now pay an average of $194 per breached record, the first time the annual Symantec-Ponemon Institute "Cost of a Data Breach Study" noted a drop since its inception in 2006.

BlueCross fine over breach related to HIPAA notification rule

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The BlueCross BlueShield settlement with the Office for Civil Rights is a reminder for health care organizations to bolster their data security, experts said.

Porn site Digital Playground hacked to expose card numbers

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Online hackers have compromised two adult websites, including the very popular YouPorn, in recent weeks, apparently to highlight weak security.

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