Data Breaches

Speeding up breach detection

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In this video, Giora Engel, cofounder and chief product officer with LightCyber, talks about what organizations could be doing to more quickly detect breaches, and the best course of action to take when an incident is discovered.

Indiana State Medical Association hard drives stolen, nearly 40K impacted

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Two archive backup hard drives containing ISMA group health and life insurance databases were stolen while being transported to an offsite storage facility.

Data breach notification bill advances in U.S. House

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Legislation requiring companies to meet security standards and notify customers of data breaches has moved forward in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Amedisys notifies nearly 7,000 individuals of potential breach

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Louisiana-based home health and hospice care company Amedisys is unable to locate 142 encrypted laptops and computers that were assigned to former team members.

Twitch resets passwords following possible breach

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Unauthorized access may have been gained to some Twitch user account information, but there was no impact to Amazon.com and Amazon Web Services.

How to extend threat protection to off-network employees

Many of the largest data breaches recently were initiated by attackers targeting the weakest links—remote sites, supplier networks, and mobile workers.

St. Mary's Health breach affects thousands

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Several employees with Indiana-based St. Mary's Health had their usernames and passwords compromised, and the email accounts contained personal information on roughly 4,400 individuals.

Premera warned to fix security holes shortly before being breached

Premera warned to fix security holes shortly before being breached

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In mid-April 2014, Premera received an audit report and was advised, in 10 recommendations, to address vulnerabilities.

Target close to settling class-action for $10M

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According to court documents, victims who prove harm would get up to $10,000 each in a proposed settlement.

Sacred Heart Health System notifies 14K patients of breach

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The health system was notified by a third party billing vendor that one of its employees had their username and password compromised in an attack.

Judge dismisses suits against Paytime

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A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits against the payroll company, saying there's no evidence yet of identity theft after a 2014 breach.

Premera Blue Cross breached, info on 11 million customers at risk

Premera Blue Cross breached, info on 11 million customers at risk

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Premera Blue Cross announced on Tuesday that attackers had gained unauthorized access to its IT systems.

State Dept. system still down to exorcise attackers

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The State Department's unclassified system is still down as the agency tries to expel what could be Russian hackers from its network.

More than 150K patients impacted in Advantage Dental breach

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An Advantage Dental computer was infected with malware, and an intruder gained access to a database containing personal information.

Malware installed at California burger joint, payment cards at risk

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Malicious software was installed on the computer systems used to process credit card transactions at a Bistro Burger location on Mission Street in San Francisco.

U.S. senator introduces bill aimed at federal breach notification standard

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is ready to introduce a bill aimed at putting in place a federal standard that organizations across the country would abide by.

Report: Authorities close to filing charges against JPMorgan hackers

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Unnamed sources speaking with The New York Times have indicated that the feds are close to filing a case against the cybercriminals behind the attacks.

Driver sues Uber after breach

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An Uber driver has accused the internet car service of failing to safeguard the personal information of its employees after a breach exposed data on 50,000 drivers.

Hacker threatens S. Korean nuclear power plants if ransom not paid

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The attacker has already released some files via Twitter, but the state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. has yet to determine if the information is sensitive.

University of Chicago data breach exposes employee and student data

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A breach impacting the University of Chicago's Biological Sciences Division (BSD) database has exposed the personal information belonging to current and former employees, in addition to students.

NEXTEP, a POS systems provider, is investigating a possible breach

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Law enforcement recently notified NEXTEP SYSTEMS that the security of the systems at some customer locations may have been compromised.

Study: Financial firms cite data security as top concern regarding cloud adoption

Study: Financial firms cite data security as top concern regarding cloud adoption

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Confidentiality of data, loss of control of data, and data breaches are some of the biggest concerns for financial services firms when it comes to cloud adoption.

Maine man seeks $5 million in latest Anthem lawsuit

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The Maine resident filed a $5 million class-action lawsuit against Anthem, alleging the company did not take measures to protect data.

Indictment reveals theft of one billion email addresses from ESPs, three charged

Indictment reveals theft of one billion email addresses from ESPs, three charged

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Prosecutors say the defendants were behind one of the largest reported data breaches in U.S. history.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is investigating a credit card breach

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is investigating a credit card breach

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The hotel investment and management group said it is conducting an investigation to identify and resolve the issue.

Online Trust Alliance pens letter to Congress over federal data breach notification law

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The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) wrote a letter to Congress earlier this week in response to the recently proposed Personal Data Notification & Protection Act.

Laptop stolen from employee contained data on Pioneer Bank customers

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The New York-based bank is notifying an undisclosed number of customers that their personal information was on a laptop that was stolen from an employee.

In growing market for genetic data, privacy implications prove lasting

In growing market for genetic data, privacy implications prove lasting

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Experts consider the lasting impact of data brokers, and potential breaches, on genetic information.

Data at risk for about 50,000 current and former Uber drivers

Data at risk for about 50,000 current and former Uber drivers

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Unauthorized access was gained to one of Uber's databases in May 2014, putting names and driver's license numbers at risk for 50,000 current and former drivers.

Attempts made to access Toys"R"Us reward program profiles

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Unnamed attackers attempted to gain access to some Toys"R"Us reward program profile in January, prompting the company to send email notifications and request users change their passwords.

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