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Medical transcription provider settles data security charges

GMR Transcription Services in California agreed to settle FTC charges related to its security practices.

Phishing campaign targeting users of Bitcoin wallet Blockchain.info

More than 12,000 messages have been sent to more than 400 companies as part of a phishing campaign targeting users of Bitcoin wallet Blockchain.info.

AOL announces that it does not follow 'Do Not Track' requests

Eight months after the enactment of a new California privacy law, AOL clarified that it does not respond to web browsers' "Do Not Track" requests.

Experts discover history of malware infections on network of Community Health Systems

Following a major breach at the hospital provider, security experts analyzed its network and discovered malware infections dating back to January.

With Black Hat and DefCon comes spike in Vegas-based attacks

A recent study found that the number of attacks during the two conferences increased to about 130 times the usual amount.

UPS announces breach impacting 51 U.S. locations

The shipping and printing provider said malware has been present on some stores' computer systems since mid-January.

'Machete' espionage campaign targets orgs in Venezuela, Ecuador

The campaign targets Spanish speaking victims, which also appears to be the native language of attackers.

Health care breaches continue to rise, over 30M affected

As breaches hitting the health care industry continue to ramp up, more than 30 million individuals have been affected by these incidents thus far.

'Backoff' malware compromises POS devices in New Orleans restaurant

Anyone that used a credit or debit card at Mizado Cocina between May 9 and July 18 may have had their data compromised.

FBI begins investigation into 1.2 billion stolen credentials

A couple weeks after Hold Security's initial discovery of the stolen logins, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting its own review.

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