Data Breaches

NEWS ALERT: Uber says info on 50K drivers exposed, files suit

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The car service says a database was breached in May 2014 by an unauthorized third party.

Researchers investigate link between Axiom spy group, Anthem breach

Researchers investigate link between Axiom spy group, Anthem breach

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Anthem breach investigators initially claimed that tools, linked exclusively to Chinese espionage attackers, were used against the health insurer.

Madonna hacker indicted in Israeli court

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An Israeli man was charged on four counts in a magistrate's court for hacking Madonna, stealing her unreleased music and selling it.

Bulk Reef Supply website compromised, credit cards at risk

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Bulk Reef Supply is notifying an undisclosed number of customers that their personal data could be at risk.

Medical identity theft up 22 percent in 2014, annual report says

Medical identity theft up 22 percent in 2014, annual report says

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The increase in medical identity theft is attributed to a variety of factors, including healthcare-related data breaches.

State breakdowns: Anthem breach by the numbers

State breakdowns: Anthem breach by the numbers

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The Anthem breach has affected millions - here's a tally so far, broken down by state.

Target breach costs company $191M, financials show

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The retailer's Q4 and whole year earnings reports show that insurance picked up the tab for $46 million of the $191 million in expenditures.

Up to 18.8 million non-Anthem members possibly affected in breach

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Of the approximate 78.8 million people whose information was accessed by hackers earlier this month, anywhere from 8.8 to 18.8 million of those affected include non-members.

Malware on Lime Crime website, payment cards compromised

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The incident affected customers who made purchases on the Lime Crime website between Oct. 4, 2014, and Feb. 15.

LinkedIn settles in class-action suit related to 2012 breach

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The business-oriented social network has agreed to compensate paid users of its service impacted by its previous data breach.

M-Trends report: Nearly 70 percent of breached firms alerted by outside source

M-Trends report: Nearly 70 percent of breached firms alerted by outside source

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In most cases, law enforcement alerted organizations that an intrusion had taken place.

California dentist announces theft of server containing patient information

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The office of Cathrine Steinborn, a California dentist, was burglarized and a server containing the personal information was stolen.

Breach affects 10K motorists in U.K.

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A backdoor has allowed the public to access information on parking tickets, penalties and driver information.

Thousands impacted in Texas health clinic system breach

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Roughly 8,700 individuals are being notified that their personal information was inadvertently placed publicly on the Lone Star Circle of Care website for nearly six months.

Hackers still meddling in State Dept. network, three months in

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The State Department continues to find signs that hackers are in its network after a breach that may have involved the Russian government.

Possible database compromise prompts Canadian Bitcoin exchange to shut down

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CAVIRTEX said it has reason to believe that an older version of a database was compromised.

University of Maine laptop and media card stolen, contained student data

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A University of Maine laptop computer and media card containing the personal information of 941 students was stolen from a faculty member.

Customers cry foul in two more Anthem suits

Customers cry foul in two more Anthem suits

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A set of suits filed in a Denver court accuse the insurance giant of inadequate security and false promises.

Big Fish Games notifies customers of payment card breach

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Big Fish Games is notifying an undisclosed number of customers that malware was installed on the billing and payment pages of its websites.

Data at risk following burglary at Liberty Tax Service office in California

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Computer towers that contained customer information were stolen during a burglary at a Liberty Tax Service office in California.

Tennessee healthcare group notifies employees of payroll breach

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State of Franklin Healthcare Associates has notified employees that their personal information may have been accessed during a breach of the company's third party payroll vendor.

Breach index: Mega breaches, rise in identity theft mark 2014

Breach index: Mega breaches, rise in identity theft mark 2014

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Last year, more than one billion records were breached worldwide, Gemalto found.

NYDFS issues report, announces targeted security assessments for insurance companies

NYDFS issues report, announces targeted security assessments for insurance companies

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The NYDFS conducted a survey of 43 insurance companies to gain insight into how the insurance industry is preventing cybercrime and protecting sensitive data.

States complain about timing of Anthem's breach notification

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A letter written by Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, on behalf of his state and nine others, indicates that the health care company lagged in informing its customers of the breach.

Report: Anthem may have up to $200M in cyber insurance

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A unit of AIG Inc. is the primary cyber insurer for Anthem, according to a recent report in Business Insurance.

NM lawmaker resurrects data breach bill

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New Mexico is one of three states without a data breach notification law but that might change if a bill from state Rep. Bill Rehm passes.

Phoenix House notifies current and former employees of potential data incident

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A former consultant who had access to personal information appears to have made unauthorized changes to the electronic payroll system hosted by third parties.

Lawsuits filed against Anthem, phishing scams abound

Lawsuits filed against Anthem, phishing scams abound

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Plaintiffs in California, Georgia, Indiana and Alabama have filed suits and Anthem warned customers to brace for more phishing scams.

POS malware threatens payment cards used at Gateway Arch shops

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Malware was identified on point-of-sale (POS) terminals at two gift shops at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and payment card information may have been compromised.

Community debates encryption's value in Anthem incident

Community debates encryption's value in Anthem incident

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Experts argue that encryption is not the key piece in the Anthem breach if the incident involved a targeted attack on admin credentials.

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