Data Breaches

Prepare for the breach: Detect, respond and disrupt at the moment of compromise

Many organizations over invest in network security solutions—relying on traditional antivirus to secure their endpoints.

Prepare for the breach: Detect, respond and disrupt at the moment of compromise

Many organizations over invest in network security solutions—relying on traditional antivirus to secure their endpoints.

PHI is more valuable than credit cards: Time to get serious about data security!

News about data breaches in the healthcare sector continues unabated.

Hackers grab email addresses of CurrentC pilot participants

Hackers grab email addresses of CurrentC pilot participants

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Although the hack didn't breach the mobile payment app itself, consumer confidence may be shaken.

Report: Stolen card data is crime that concerns Americans most

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A recent Gallup Crime poll indicates that Americans' top two worries revolve around having credit card data stolen or their computer or smartphones compromised.

About 60K transactions possibly affected in Cape May-Lewes Ferry breach

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The security of card processing systems relating to food, beverage and retail sales at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry was compromised and payment card data may be at risk.

Why the Home Depot attack shouldn't have happened

Why the Home Depot attack shouldn't have happened

Major retailers are falling prey to massive credit card information heists, despite spending millions on cyber security systems.

Deloitte releases paper on vetting leaks, avoiding costly hoax

Deloitte releases paper on vetting leaks, avoiding costly hoax

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The research presents techniques for distinguishing legit data leaks from false claims.

Software automates fake purchases on compromised credit cards

Software automates fake purchases on compromised credit cards

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Cyber intelligence company IntelCrawler has identified software being offered on underground forums that automates credit card data being sent to payment gateways.

Arkansas State University-Beebe is investigating a potential breach

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Arkansas State University-Beebe is notifying students and employees of a service running on one of its servers that could pose a potential breach to the system.

California data breach report reveals spike in incidents

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A report by the state's attorney general sheds lights on the increase in data breaches, which have seen a 30 percent uptick in California so far this year.

Unencrypted discs missing, Arizona State Retirement System notifies 44,000

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Arizona State Retirement System notifies nearly 44,000 individuals enrolled in dental plans that two unencrypted discs containing their personal information are missing.

Expect things to get worse, before they get better

Expect things to get worse, before they get better

How do organizations improve security? Let's dig into the anatomy of some of the major breaches that have occurred this year thus far.

FCC fines telecom companies $10 million

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The Federal Communications Commission fined Terracom, Inc. and YourTel America, Inc. $10 million for their failure to protect users' personal information.

Fidelity National Financial employees targeted in phishing attack

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Data is at risk after the email accounts of a small number of employees with Fidelity National Financial were compromised in a targeted phishing attack.

Malware on Breyer Horses website for about 18 months, payment card data at risk

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Malware installed on the computer server hosting the Breyer Horses website may have compromised personal information for people who made purchases between March 31, 2013 and Oct. 6.

Transcript website flaw exposed personal data on 98k users

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NeedMyTranscripts.com expose users' names, addresses and dates of birth, among other information, due to a site flaw that one user discovered.

Staples is investigating a potential issue involving credit card data

Staples is investigating a potential issue involving credit card data

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The company said it is investigating a potential issue involving credit card data and that customers are not responsible for fraudulent activity on cards if an issue is discovered.

Sourcebooks payment card breach impacts more than 5,000 customers

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More than 5,000 customers had personal information stolen, but roughly 9,000 notification letters were sent out as a precautionary measure.

Progress on national breach notification law may stall

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A bill, which would require a national reporting standard, has failed to make it before the Senate or House this year.

JPMorgan Chase hackers missed fed gov't employee accounts

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Information on half a million federal workers in the government's SmartBuy program went undetected by Chase hackers.

President signs Executive Order to improve payment security

President signs Executive Order to improve payment security

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President Obama signed an Executive Order at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calling for enhanced security measures, including microchips and PINs.

TheSnappening.org owner targeted in site hack

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Mudit Grover's personal information was published online after a hacker, Team Danny, took control of the site.

Cyberswim notifies customers that payment card data may be at risk

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Malicious software installed on Sept. 24 may have compromised personal information for visitors that made purchases between May 12 and Aug. 28.

Two Detroit men arrested may be linked to Home Depot breach

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A routine traffic stop in Texas resulted in two men being arrested for possession of criminal devices.

TD Bank reaches $850K breach settlement with states

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The settlement brings some resolve to the 2012 breach, where the bank lost unencrypted backup tapes.

Hackers targeted Chase Corporate Challenge site to find infiltration route

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The Corporate Challenge site was one of many avenues tested by persistent attackers, reports reveal.

Marquette University notifies graduate applicants of possible breach

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Settings for an internal file server were inadvertently modified, making graduate school applications accessible to anyone with Marquette University login credentials.

South Korea mulls replacing nat'l ID cards after breach

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Replacing the card would likely cost the South Korean government about $650 million and businesses would pay out billions to upgrade systems.

Physician's email account, accessed by unknown source, contained patient data

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UC Davis Health System is notifying 1,326 patients that a physician's work email account was accessed by an unknown source and an email within that account contained their personal or medical information.

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