Data Breaches

FTC launches 'Start With Security' initiative

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The Federal Trade Commission will share lessons learned from the 54 data security cases it has brought as part of its "Start With Security" program.

Harvard University announces network intrusion, possible data exposure

Harvard University announces network intrusion, possible data exposure

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On June 19, an intrusion was discovered on the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration information technology networks.

Skimmer on Santander Bank ATM vestibule door leads to fraud

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A magnetic stripe skimming device had been placed on the ATM vestibule door at a Santander Bank location in Woburn, Mass.

Trump Hotel Collection investigating potential payment card breach

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According to a statement, Trump Hotel Collection has been alerted to potential suspicious credit card activity and is determining if it involves any of its properties.

Illinois insurer says software error resulted in data exposure

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A software error at Trustmark Mutual Holding Company resulted in emails containing personal information being sent to the wrong insurance carrier clients.

JPMorgan reassigns CISO a year after major data breach

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JPMorgan Chase reassigned the executive in charge of network security a year after he was criticized for his handling of a major data breach.

OPM shuts down background investigation system, faces lawsuit

OPM shuts down background investigation system, faces lawsuit

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OPM shut down one of its background investigation systems after it discovered a vulnerability, on that same day, the country's largest federal employees union filed a lawsuit against the agency.

Meritus Medical Center notifies patients of improper access to data

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An employee of a Meritus Medical Center vendor may have accessed patient information outside of their normal job duties.

NEWS ALERT: OPM shuts down eQip system

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A vulnerability found in OPM's e-QIP background check system has prompted the agency to shut it down until enhanced security measures are in place.

Health orgs asking third party associates to get CSF certification

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Recognizing the increased risk of breach from the interconnectedness of healthcare systems, some healthcare organizations will require third parties to obtain CSF certification.

Indictment returned in UPMC identity theft, tax fraud operation

Indictment returned in UPMC identity theft, tax fraud operation

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Yoandy Perez Llanes is charged with using information acquired in the 2014 UPMC breach to defraud the IRS and the U.S. Treasury.

DOJ investigates ATF official in possible data breach

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An ATF official is under investigation by the DOJ for allegedly improperly accessing and downloading ATF employee data.

Malware on Tactical Assault Gear website targets customer information

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Thousands of customers are being notified that malware on the Tactical Assault Gear website may have compromised their personal information.

Report: Florida call center hit by insider breach

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The company in question, Advanced Tech Support, was previously sued by the FTC during a 2014 tech support scam investigation.

Employee with California bank puts customer loan data at risk

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California-based Bank of Manhattan Mortgage Lending is notifying customers of a potential unauthorized disclosure or use of their information.

Indiana town judge says attackers gained access to classified court records

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Access was gained to Clarksville Town Court classified records on June 23, potentially compromising information such as Social Security numbers.

Study: Leaked credentials on Pastebin, similar sites, linked to 47 gov't agencies

Study: Leaked credentials on Pastebin, similar sites, linked to 47 gov't agencies

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After analyzing information on Pastebin and similar sites, Recorded Future found login credentials for 47 agencies on the open web.

Hershey Park investigates potential payment card breach

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The theme park is working with an external computer security firm to investigate its system for signs of an issue.

OPM breach possibly compromises more than 32 million current and former employees' PII

OPM breach possibly compromises more than 32 million current and former employees' PII

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OPM Director Katherine Archuleta testified a second time for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and kept mum about exact victim figures.

COA Network breached, all customer data treated as potentially compromised

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COA Network, Inc. detected a pattern of irregular activity affecting its computer systems, putting customer payment card numbers and other information at risk.

National Archvies and Records Administration computers possibly accessed in connection to OPM breaches

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NARA indicated the attackers, possibly the same as those involved in the OPM data breaches, accessed three desktop computers.

Targeted attacks rise, cyber attackers spreading through networks, report says

Targeted attacks rise, cyber attackers spreading through networks, report says

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The Vectra Networks Post-Intrusion Report found a 580 percent increase in lateral movement detections and 270 percent uptick in reconnaissance detections over last year.

Dungarees website attacked, payment cards potentially compromised

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Payment card information associated with orders placed on the website between March 26 and June 5 may have been compromised.

Reports tie together Anthem and OPM data breaches

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Evidence seems to indicate that the Anthem data breach and OPM data breaches were carried out by the same Chinese actors.

Thousands of Montefiore patients notified of breach, eight suspects indicted

Thousands of Montefiore patients notified of breach, eight suspects indicted

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Montefiore Health System announced that 12,517 patients had personal information compromised by a former employee between January 2013 and June 2013.

FCC allows for automated calls and text messages for data breach notifications

FCC allows for automated calls and text messages for data breach notifications

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) clarified wording on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to allow financial institutions to send out automated data breach and fraud alerts.

UC Irvine Medical Center announces breach affecting 4,859 patients

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A UC Irvine Medical Center employee accessed patient records without a job-related purpose between June 2011 and March.

Obama backs OPM director as agency sends questionable email notifications

Obama backs OPM director as agency sends questionable email notifications

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Fallout from the OPM breaches continues with legislators calling for OPM Director Katherine Archuleta's firing and President Obama backing her as a qualified leader.

Lingerie seller's ecommerce server compromised, credit cards at risk

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Customers may have been affected if they placed or attempted to place an order at the Intimacy website between December 2014 and April.

Study: 86.2M consumer calls scams, enterprise incidents up 30 percent

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A study by Pindrop Security showed a 30 percent rise in enterprise phone scams with consumers hit with 86.2 million scam calls monthly.

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