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September 21, 2018

Hackers Steal Customers’ Credit Cards From Newegg Electronics Retailer

The notorious hacking group behind the Ticketmaster and British Airways data breaches has now victimized popular computer hardware and consumer electronics retailer Newegg.
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September 18, 2018

Bristol airport hit with ransomware attack

The Bristol airport in the UK recently recovered from a ransomware attack which prompted the airport to take flight information...
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September 12, 2018

What is the cost of a data breach?

These are the factors that determine the cost of a breach, along with advice for minimizing their impact
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September 7, 2018

British Airways Hacked – 380,000 Payment Cards Compromised

British Airways, who describes itself as "The World's Favorite Airline," has confirmed a data breach that exposed personal details and...
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September 4, 2018

T-Mobile Hacked — 2 Million Customers’ Personal Data Stolen

T-Mobile today confirmed that the telecom giant suffered a security breach on its US servers on August 20 that may...
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August 31, 2018

New Man-in-the-Disk attack leaves millions of Android phones vulnerable

Security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies have discovered a new attack vector against the Android operating system that could...
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August 29, 2018

Why schools are prime targets for data breaches

Breach attempts, including phishing emails and ransomware threats, happen constantly at schools and universities, according to Nicholas Tella, the director...
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August 25, 2018

Healthcare Cybersecurity: How Providers Can Catch Up

As threat vectors continue to expand, these best practices can help healthcare organizations get up to speed.
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August 22, 2018

FBI arrests 74 in major crackdown on Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks

In a major success for law enforcement agencies against cybercrime groups that regularly carry out Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks,...
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August 17, 2018

50.5 million Sungy Mobile customers exposed through open ports

Chinese app maker Sungy Mobile may have exposed the information of more than 50.5 million of its customers, according to...
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August 14, 2018

Blockchain only as strong as its weakest link

The blockchain might be secure, but is all the software interacting with it? In many cases, no. We’ve seen in...
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August 10, 2018

Comcast Xfinity exposed 26.5 million customer SSNs and partial home addresses

Security researcher Ryan Stevenson spotted a vulnerability in Comcast Xfinity's in-home authentication system, which exposed the partial home addresses and...
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August 7, 2018

Phishing attack compromised the data of 1.4 million UnityPoint Health patients

UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, Iowa, is warning patients of a data breach that could impact 1.4 million patients.
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August 5, 2018

Password breach teaches Reddit that, yes, phone-based 2FA is that bad

Attackers steal password data, user messages, email addresses, and more
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August 1, 2018

Data Security Incident at Pediatric Hospital Affects 100K Individuals

A data security incident at a pediatric hospital affected more than 100,000 individuals including patients and employees.
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July 27, 2018

Shipping company’s networks in the Americas crippled by ransomware attack

China's state-owned COSCO gives customers Yahoo addresses to use in the meantime.
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July 25, 2018

Chrome Extensions, Android and iOS Apps Caught Collecting Browsing Data

An investigation by AdGuard, an ad-blocking platform, has revealed a common link between several Chrome and Firefox extensions and Android...
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July 20, 2018

Samsam infected thousands of LabCorp systems via brute force RDP

LabCorp contained the attack within 50 minutes, says they're at about 90-percent operational capacity
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July 17, 2018

Stolen certificates from D-Link used to sign password-stealing malware

Criminals recently stole code-signing certificates from router and camera maker D-Link
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July 13, 2018

Third-party Ticketmaster breach targeted 800-plus e-commerce sites

The third-party breach that compromised the data of several Ticketmaster UK customers was part of a larger campaign which targeted...
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July 10, 2018

1 Million Computers Hacked to Mine $2 Million-Worth of Cryptos

Cryptocurrency mining malware that infected over a million computers in China reportedly earned its creators more than $2 million over...
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July 6, 2018

What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

Criminals are using ransomware-like tactics and poisoned websites to get your employees’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Here’s what you can...
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June 22, 2018

Thousands of Mobile Apps Expose Their Unprotected Firebase Hosted Databases

Mobile security researchers have discovered unprotected Firebase databases of thousands of iOS and Android mobile applications that are exposing over...
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June 19, 2018

Malware That Hit Pyeongchang Olympics Deployed in New Attacks

Olympic Destroyer, the malware that hit Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, is still alive and infecting new victims, according to a...
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June 14, 2018

Backdoored images downloaded 5 million times finally removed from Docker Hub

17 images posted by a single account over 10 months may have generated $90,000.
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June 12, 2018

Malware Infection at HR Company Triggers Flurry of Data Breach Notifications

A security breach at one of the world's largest human resources providers, Australian company PageUp, has resulted in tens of...
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June 8, 2018

92 million MyHeritage email addresses found on private server

In a disclosure notice, MyHeritage said 92 million email addresses and hashed passwords were discovered on a private server. Is...
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June 5, 2018

Facebook Gave Apple, Amazon And Others Unprecedented Access To User Data

Facebook has been giving user data to at least 60 major device manufacturers over the last decade - including Apple, Amazon,...
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June 1, 2018

What does a ransomware attack cost? Beware the hidden expenses

The ransom is only a tiny portion of the total cost of a ransomware attack. Consider these associated costs when...
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May 30, 2018

T-Mobile data breach shows importance of securing internal tools

A flaw in T-Mobile's website allowing anyone to access customer data highlights the need for internal audits and authentication.
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May 22, 2018

Data of Over 200 Million Japanese Sold on Underground Hacking Forum

A hacker suspected to be operating out of China has been seen peddling the data of around 200 million Japanese...
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May 18, 2018

Get Ready for ‘WannaCry 2.0’

Another widespread worm attack is "inevitable," but spreading a different more lucrative or destructive payload, experts say.
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May 16, 2018

Card Breach Announced at Chili’s Restaurant Chain

Malware has harvested payment card details from some Chili's restaurants, Brinker International, the company behind the restaurant chain announced on...
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May 14, 2018

Email No Longer a Secure Method of Communication After Critical Flaw Discovered in PGP

If you use PGP or S/MIME for email encryption you should immediately disable it in your email client.
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May 11, 2018

10 Big Data Analytics Privacy Problems

Big data analytics are being used more widely every day for an even wider number of reasons.
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May 9, 2018

Equifax filing reveals hack was somehow even worse than previous estimates

The 2017 hack of Equifax, already among the largest ever recorded, just got bigger.
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May 8, 2018

‘Cryptojacking’ Software Attack Hits Hundreds of Websites

Hackers have injected hundreds of websites running the Drupal content management system with malicious software used to mine the cryptocurrency...
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May 4, 2018

A First Quarter Look at Cybercrime

What did we learn about cybercrime in the first quarter of 2018? Malicious cryptomining has taken over and it’s leaving...
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May 1, 2018

48-million Data Profiles Left Exposed on AWS Server

LocalBlox, a private intelligence agency, scraped profiles from Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter
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April 27, 2018

Why Hackers Love Healthcare

The migration of valuable data to the cloud is piquing the interest of cybercrimimals. But there are ways to fight...
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April 24, 2018

Advanced Hackers Infect X-Ray Machines In Healthcare Espionage

Yet another hacker crew has been battering the healthcare industry in recent months.
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April 20, 2018

Everything you wanted to know about data breaches, privacy violations and hacks

Not all of these incidents do the same amount of damage
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April 17, 2018

The Healthcare Industry is lagging behind on Cybersecurity

Healthcare ranked 15 out of 18 US industries in cybersecurity
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April 13, 2018

Consumers now value security over convenience on apps and devices

Millennials may be driving the shift, preferring biometric and multifactor authentication to traditional passwords.
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April 10, 2018

How the number of data breaches is soaring — in one chart

By this count, the number of significant breaches topped 1,300 last year, versus fewer than 200 in 2005
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April 3, 2018

Panerabread.com Leaks Millions of Customer Records

Panerabread.com, the Web site for the American chain of bakery-cafe fast casual restaurants by the same name, leaked millions of...
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March 30, 2018

The Healthcare Industry is lagging behind on Cybersecurity

The Healthcare Industry is struggling to keep up with growing cybersecurity demands, per Security Scorecard in its 2018 report.
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March 26, 2018

How the number of data breaches is soaring — in one chart

By this count, the number of significant breaches topped 1,300 last year, versus fewer than 200 in 2005
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March 21, 2018

Expedia’s Orbitz says 880,000 payment cards hit in breach

Orbitz, a subsidiary of online travel agency Expedia Inc (EXPE.O), said on Tuesday that hackers may have accessed personal information...
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March 19, 2018

Why Cybersecurity Is About More Than Prevention-Focused Products

Breaches of Equifax, HBO and Uber made headlines in 2017, and 2018 will have its own share of high-profile breaches.
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March 14, 2018

Businesses should bolster data protection measures to prepare for new breach laws: GlobalData

There is growing awareness among businesses regarding the consequences of a data breach with many mandatory data breach laws coming...
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March 8, 2018

The Cost of a Data Breach in 2018

58 data records are stolen every second at an average cost of $141 each.
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March 6, 2018

Data Protection Compliance Costs Less Than Noncompliance

Smaller companies -- with fewer than 5,000 employees -- in particular may be hit hard by GDPR requirements and other...
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March 2, 2018

Janine Terrano Interview On Tucker Carlson Tonight

Janine discusses how invasive large tech companies have become with collecting and selling your data.
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February 28, 2018

Another massive DDoS internet blackout could be coming your way

A massive internet blackout similar to the Dyn DNS outage in 2016 could easily happen again, despite relatively low-cost countermeasures,...
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February 23, 2018

US government agencies see 20 percent rise in data breaches

US Federal agencies reported more breaches last year (57 percent) than any other industry sector by a wide margin, well...
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February 19, 2018

Encrypted Attacks Continue to Dog Perimeter Defenses

Attacks using SSL to obfuscate malicious traffic finding fertile ground for growth.
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February 14, 2018

Blockchain and Its Impact on the Future of Cyber Security

It’s hard to escape the notion that security in today’s digital world is fundamentally broken. The stronger the defenses that...
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February 6, 2018

US Data Breaches Hit All-Time High

Millions of Payment Cards and Social Security Numbers Exposed
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February 1, 2018

In 2018, Data Security Is No Longer an Underdog

In the enterprise security world, data security has traditionally been viewed as an underdog.
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January 29, 2018

Blockchain Will Decentralize and Secure America’s Data

I believe that every American in our country is at risk as they trade in their privacy, as a price...
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January 24, 2018

Chinese hackers go after think tanks in wave of more surgical strikes

When one NGO blocked intrusion, frustrated hackers tried to knock its website offline.
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January 22, 2018

SamSam Ransomware Hits Hospitals, City Councils, ICS Firms

The SamSam ransomware group seems to have gotten to a "great" start in 2018, hitting several high-profile targets such as...
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January 15, 2018

4 Years After Target, the Little Guy is the Target

Dec. 18 marked the fourth anniversary of this site breaking the news about a breach at Target involving some 40...
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January 8, 2018

Brazil Analyzing the Possibility to Process Petitions and Laws on Ethereum

The biggest and most powerful South American country is moving towards a new way of writing laws and process petitions.
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December 29, 2017

4-step guide to evaluating the mad world of ICOs

Bitcoin’s recent rise to almost $20,000 sent investors to a frenzy wild enough to cause popular trading platform Coinbase to...
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December 19, 2017

Phoenix-based expert breaks down blockchain technology

With the recent emergence of the digital currency Bitcoin, more discussion has been raised around the technology behind it: Blockchain...
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December 14, 2017

Out with the Old: Blockchain Requires a New Regulatory Approach

The internet is once more in a period of transition. The "cloud era" that served consumers and firms so well...
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December 6, 2017

JPMorgan Switches Tact, Backs Bitcoin as New Gold

After Jamie Dimon drew a line in the sand for JPMorgan, calling it a ‘fraud,’ the company has once again...
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December 4, 2017

Sony Details Blockchain Use for Education Data

A new patent filing from Sony highlights how the Japanese tech conglomerate may be using blockchain as part of an...
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November 27, 2017

Paxful to Help Fund 100 Schools in Africa #BuiltWithBitcoin

Speaking with news.bitcoin.com, Ray Youssef the CEO of Paxful said: “We have built several wells and a nursery school in...
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November 17, 2017

Visa Launches First Phase of Blockchain B2B Payments

Global credit card giant Visa has rolled out the first, pilot phase of its blockchain-based business-to-business payments service, B2B Connect....
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November 14, 2017

DApps to Offer Power of Apps But Fight Centralization

"The history of apps is a long one. Back in 1983, Steve Jobs talked about what is" now known as...
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November 9, 2017

Blockchain is Making Inroads into the Environment Sustainability Industry

"Businesses are increasingly investigating ways to make their business models more sustainable."
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November 8, 2017

Can Blockchain Save Us from the Internet’s Original Sin?

"What's wrong with this picture? The front page of The Wall Street Journal, Tuesday: "Amazon Lures 238 Bids" for its...
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November 7, 2017

Red Belly Blockchain Scales 660,000 Transactions/Sec

"New trials from the University of Sydney’s Red Belly Blockchain have found that it can process financial" transactions 50 times...
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November 1, 2017

Topia Technology Announces TopiaCoin

Topia Technology Announces TopiaCoin and a Secure Decentralized File Sharing Infrastructure.
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October 30, 2017

Every company will use blockchain by 2027

"Almost a decade ago, Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, silently disrupted trust-providing organizations, like banks, with" an eight-page long...
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September 12, 2017

Massive Equifax Data Breach Could Affect Half of the U.S. Population

A massive cyber security incident at Equifax — one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States —...
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August 2, 2017

Blockchain’s Brilliant Approach to Cybersecurity

Hackers can shut down entire networks, tamper with data, lure unwary users into cybertraps, steal and spoof identities, and carry...
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July 13, 2017

Dropbox Hack Leads to Leaking of 68m User Passwords on the Internet

Popular cloud storage firm Dropbox has been hacked, with over 68m users’ email addresses and passwords leaking on to the...
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April 27, 2017

How does UC in the cloud impact your security posture?

CHIEF security officers have a lot on their plate these days, from a daily influx of zero-day vulnerabilities to increasingly...
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February 28, 2017

Google Abandons ‘End-To-End’ Email Encryption Project, Invites Community To Take It Over

Google announced that the “End-to-End” email browser extension project it started three years ago is no longer a “Google project,”...
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February 21, 2017

Yahoo Among Many Disclosing Data Breaches to SEC

Yahoo is part of a growing list of companies disclosing past data breaches to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as...
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November 30, 2016

The need to think seriously about how you use cloud file sharing services

If you’re like most people, you use file sharing services to send and share your files via the cloud. But...
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October 21, 2016

Weebly data breach affects 43 million customers

Weebly, a San Francisco-based company that has allowed more than 40 million people create websites with since 2007; will start...
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October 21, 2016

Major 2016 Healthcare Data Breaches: Mid Year Summary

Cyberattacks on healthcare organizations are now a fact of life. As long as it remains profitable for hackers to conduct...
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October 21, 2016

IoT security dominates but standards, data and partnership themes run through M2M Summit

There was more than a hint of irony when Professor Dr. Axel Sikora from the Institute of Reliable Embedded Systems &...
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October 19, 2016

UK firms could face £122bn in data breach fines in 2018

UK businesses could face up to £122bn in penalties for data breaches when new EU legislation comes into effect in...
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October 17, 2016

End-To-End Encryption Could’ve Protected Yahoo Mail Users From 2014 Data Breach And NSA Spying

Over the past few weeks, it’s been uncovered that half a billion Yahoo Mail accounts were exposed in a record-breaking...
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October 17, 2016

Vera Bradley Payment Card Compromise

High-end fashion retailer, Vera Bradley, has reported that its point of sale system in its stores suffered a security breach,...
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October 17, 2016

Top Story: 58 million records swiped from data management firm

After the massive data breach that affected more than 500 million Yahoo account holders, it's hard to imagine a breach...
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October 14, 2016

Health data breaches in Q3 2016 outpace first two quarters

Some 118 security incidents were either reported to the Department of Health and Human Services or first disclosed in the...
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October 14, 2016

Sydney Running Festival participants hit in mass email hack

The data of thousands of participants in popular fitness events has been compromised after a prominent Sydney events management company’s...
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October 14, 2016

Vera Bradley alerts customers to data breach

The luggage and handbag designer Vera Bradley has notified its customers of a data breach. It announced yesterday (October 12th)...
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October 12, 2016

Microsoft Patches Five Zero Days Under Attack

Microsoft today patched a handful of zero-day vulnerabilities that have been publicly attacked in Internet Explorer, Edge, Windows and Office...
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October 10, 2016

Hutchinson Community Foundation suffers data breach

The Hutchinson Community Foundation is making donors, vendors and other stakeholders aware of a data breach that might have compromised...
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October 7, 2016

Number of Montanans burned by data breaches hits 6 figures

Nearly 110,000 Montanans have been victims of data breaches in the past year, according to the state Department of Justice....
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October 6, 2016

A massive IoT security breach hits the web – how should enterprises respond?

A nasty IoT hack has hit the web, sparking a flurry of sensational headlines and concerns about the mainstreaming of...
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October 5, 2016

IoT Botnets: There Will Be Pwnage

Default Usernames and Passwords Drive Hackable Device Smorgasbord Read more here
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September 28, 2016

Yahoo Email Not Only Thing Breached

LONDON (AP) — As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security...
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September 22, 2016

Yahoo says 500 million accounts stolen

The company said it believes a "state-sponsored actor" was behind the data breach, meaning an individual acting on behalf of...
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September 21, 2016

Cisco finds new Zero-Day Exploit linked to NSA Hackers

Network equipment vendor Cisco is finally warning its customers of another zero-day vulnerability the company discovered in the trove of...
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September 20, 2016

2016 On Track To See Over 1 Billion Records Breached

New report shows first half breach statistics put organizations on pace to beat last year's breach numbers by a wide...
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September 16, 2016

Inspector general criticizes VA for SSN data breach in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. - Hundreds of Wisconsin veterans' Social Security Numbers were shared inappropriately last April because the U.S. Department of...
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September 16, 2016

Mystery Surrounds Possible BlueSnap Data Breach

Roughly 324,000 payment card details for over 105,000 users were leaked in July 2016 by a hacker going by the...
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September 16, 2016

PLCs Possessed: Researchers Create ‘Undetectable’ Rootkit

New attack to be revealed at Black Hat Europe conference silently overtakes industrial network processes. Read more here
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September 14, 2016

ClixSense data breach exposes personal information of millions of subscribers

ClixSense has become the victim of a cyberattack which has led to the data of millions of users being put...
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September 12, 2016

HEIST attack on SSL/TLS can grab personal info, Black Hat

A new technique has been unveiled that can attack the SSL/TLS and other secure channels purely in the browser to expose...
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September 12, 2016

Hackers breach 8.8M patient records in August: 7 points

A Protenus Breach Barometer report found hackers accessed nearly 8.8 million patient records during August, according to Health IT News....
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September 9, 2016

Humpday data breach report

It has been a helluva week to say the least. But, before I get to the cavalcade of compromised companies...
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September 8, 2016

GOP Report: OPM Failed to Detect 2nd Hacker in Breach

As the U.S. Office of Personnel Management purged a hacker, another intruder who secretly infiltrated the system stole 20.5 million...
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September 7, 2016

Numerous Cisco Devices Still Vulnerable to EXTRABACON

Tens of thousands of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances remain vulnerable to a powerful exploit that many security experts believe was...
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September 6, 2016

More Than 40% Of Attacks Abuse SSL Encryption

New report shows risk of not inspecting encrypted packets. Read more here
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September 6, 2016

Nashville Hotel Suffered POS Breach for Three Years

The string of cyberattacks striking point-of-sale systems at hotels continues unabated, as a Nashville, Tenn.-based hotel says POS malware compromised...
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September 2, 2016

Chinese Certificate Authority ‘mistakenly’ gave out SSL Certs for GitHub Domains

A Chinese certificate authority (CA) appeared to be making a significant security blunder by handing out duplicate SSL certificates for...
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September 1, 2016

Voter data breach leads to questions of tampering and state security

Election registration databases in two states were attacked and the resulting voter data breach has led to questions of possible...
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August 31, 2016

Dropbox data breach: 68 million user account details leaked

Four years after a data breach at cloud storage service Dropbox, details of more than 68 million user accounts have...
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August 30, 2016

Hunting and fishing license sales suspended while state agencies investigate system vulnerability

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has temporarily suspended the sale of fishing and hunting licenses...
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August 30, 2016

Monthly Attack Alert: Biggest cyber attacks in August

August is generally a quiet month for news, but this summer the cyber security industry has been rocked by cyber...
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August 30, 2016

Update: Hackers hit SCAN Health Plan, breach data of nearly 90,000 patients

The health insurance company said an unauthorized party gained access to its sales contact sheets and exposed, in some instances,...
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August 30, 2016

Opera warns that its web sync service was hacked

Your passwords should be safe, but Opera isn't taking any chances. Read more here
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August 25, 2016

iPhone vulnerability used to target journalists, aid workers

One of the most significant iPhone hacks to date was outed with a simple text message. Read more here
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August 25, 2016

How NSA successfully broke trillions of encrypted connections

Yes, it seems like the mystery has been solved. We are aware of the United States National Security Agency (NSA)...
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August 23, 2016

Epic Games Forums Breached Again

Epic Games has temporarily shut down some of its user forums for maintenance after data on about 808,000 accounts was...
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August 23, 2016

Serious data breach expected in the next year by almost two thirds of IT leaders

A report has highlighted the need for many organizations to update their IT systems to ensure business operations are agile...
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August 22, 2016

NSA Pwned Cisco VPNs for 11 Years

The U.S. National Security Agency was apparently able to decrypt any traffic sent using a Cisco PIX device that was...
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August 22, 2016

Eddie Bauer Hacked by POS Malware

Eddie Bauer, an outdoor apparel retailer based in Bellevue, Wash., is warning customers that point-of-sale malware infected its retail store...
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August 22, 2016

QIS: Recent Studies Show with Big Data Comes Increased Security Risk for Insurance Carriers

Quadrant Information Services, a leader in big data technology for the property & casualty insurance industry, warns that digitization is...
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August 10, 2016

Four Android Flaws Leave 900M Devices at Risk

Four vulnerabilities relating to Qualcomm chipsets used by an estimated 900 million Android smartphones and tablets could each be exploited...
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August 10, 2016

Healthcare Hacker Attacks: No End In Sight

Once federal regulators confirm the details, the recent cyberattack on Banner Health Care, which may have compromised the data of...
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August 8, 2016

Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Kansas City reports data breach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City said about 790,000 of its members are being notified...
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August 5, 2016

Banner Health cyberattack breaches up to 3.7 million records

A large-scale cyberattack at Banner Health that began June 17 compromised the records of up to 3.7 million patients, health-insurance-plan...
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August 4, 2016

Yahoo investigating claimed breach and data dump of 200 million users

Black hat hacker is selling the dump on the dark Web; Yahoo won't confirm or deny it. Read more here
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August 3, 2016

America’s Financial Industry Highly Susceptible to Data Breaches

SecurityScorecard issues 2016 Financial Cybersecurity Report, ranking security postures of over 7,000 global financial services companies, exposes significant security vulnerabilities....
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August 3, 2016

Bitcoin drops 20% after $70M worth of Bitcoin was stolen from Bitfinex exchange

Bitfinex, one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges online, has suffered a major hack. The company has posted a note...
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August 2, 2016

Black Hat survey reveals critical security concerns facing enterprises

Black Hat has released the results of its 2016: The Rising Tide of Cybersecurity Concern report, revealing some critical concerns...
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July 26, 2016

Inside the Sony Breach

Security vendor Novetta recently led an independent investigation into the 2014 Sony breach. What lessons were learned, and how do...
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July 22, 2016

High-Severity OpenSSL Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Decrypt HTTPS Traffic

OpenSSL has released a series of patches against six vulnerabilities, including a pair of high-severity flaws that could allow attackers...
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July 20, 2016

Code-Hooking Flaws Affect Millions of Office Users

Security products haven't been inspiring a lot of confidence lately. A growing batch of research has shown that security software...
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June 23, 2016

LinkedIn data breach blamed for multiple secondary compromises

The LinkedIn compromise has been linked to a number of confirmed incidents where data exfiltration has taken place. It's possible...
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June 17, 2016

Hacker Steals 45 Million Records from 1,100 Home, Sports and Tech Support Forums

VerticalScope.com, a company that runs multiple support forums on various topics, has suffered a massive data breach in February 2016...
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June 13, 2016

Twitter Locks Out Millions After Data Breach

Late last week, a password leak hit Twitter, and the company locked millions of user accounts as a result. Read...
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June 10, 2016

New Report Shows IRS Failed to Notify 100,000 Taxpayers on Data Breach

According to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the IRS failed to notify some taxpayers...
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June 10, 2016

Enterprises Not Ready To Tackle Data Breach Incidents: Study

Despite the increasing number of data breaches and more than 3.9 billion data records worldwide being lost or stolen since...
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June 10, 2016

Bitdefender finds eavesdropping vulnerability in public cloud

Bitdefender has developed a technique that enables a third party to tap into TLS-encrypted communication between an end-user and a...
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June 8, 2016

Hackers Steal 171M VK.com User Accounts

Social networking site VK.com is the latest victim in a string of targeted data breaches that have hit a host...
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June 7, 2016

High-Tech Bridge Releases Web Security Trends of the First Half of 2016

Sophisticated Exploitation of Chained Vulnerabilities, Inefficient WAFs, weak SSL/TLS Encryption and Skyrocketing Ransomware Attacks Dominate the Long List of Web...
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June 6, 2016

UNM Hospital notifying patients of data breach

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – UNM Hospital is notifying more than 2,800 patients of a data breach. Read more here
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June 3, 2016

Hackers Cause Possible Healthcare Data Breach for 40K Patients

A Connecticut-based podiatry group is facing a possible healthcare data breach that has impacted approximately 40,491 individuals after hackers accessed...
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May 31, 2016

Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet

You might not have thought of – much less visited – Myspace in years. (Yes, it’s still around. Time, Inc....
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May 31, 2016

Cyberattacks can cripple the construction industry

A shopper pays for her purchases at a Target store in South Portland, Maine. Criminals stole personal information from tens...
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May 31, 2016

Tumblr Mega Breach Affects 65.4 Million Users, Passwords Secure for Now

Independent security researcher Troy Hunt revealed today that he received a data dump that contains 65,469,298 emails and hashed passwords,...
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May 27, 2016

Credit card information compromised in O’Charley’s data breach

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- If you used a card at an O'Charley's restaurant between March 18th 2016 and April 8th,...
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May 26, 2016

Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Report reiterates the need for basic data security practices

ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, May 24, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- IT Governance, the global provider of cyber security and IT governance,...
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May 25, 2016

Hackers selling 117 million LinkedIn passwords

On Wednesday, the professional social network company acknowledged that a massive batch of login credentials is being sold on the...
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May 17, 2016

Survey: No slowdown in healthcare breaches

Nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations were the victims of a data breach in the past two years, and 45...
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May 16, 2016

Six More Banks Supposedly Hacked by Turkish Hackers

The Turkish hacker group Bozkurtlar, translated as the Grey Wolves, has supposedly leaked data on six more international banks during...
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May 13, 2016

One of the world’s biggest money transfer systems discovered ‘wide and highly adaptive’ hacking campaign

SWIFT, the messaging system used by 11,000 global financial institutions to send money to each other, said on Thursday that...
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May 12, 2016

Microsoft’s May 2016 patches fix a boatload of vulnerabilities, including a zero-day

Hello, zero-days. And yes, you should be busy patching them, but Adobe isn’t releasing one of the zero-day fixes for...
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May 9, 2016

Attorney general: Record number of data breaches reported this year

Your personal information is likely in the hands of scammers. That’s the message from security experts as New York State...
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May 9, 2016

Study: 23 percent of all data breaches occur in healthcare

A new Brookings Institution study finds that healthcare data breaches are increasing, despite growing public awareness, increased security assurances and...
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May 2, 2016

Solano College data breach exposes employee tax information

ROCKVILLE — A data breach Thursday at Solano Community College may have compromised the W-2 data of workers employed by...
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April 28, 2016

Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report finds cybercriminals are exploiting human nature

NEW YORK, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybercriminals are continuing to exploit human nature as they rely on familiar attack...
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April 25, 2016

Healthcare In Top Spot For Number Of Data Breaches

Malware and unauthorized access remain key dangers for the security of healthcare data. Read more here
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April 19, 2016

Majority of Healthcare Data Breaches Caused by Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks were the top cause of healthcare data breaches in 2015, according to a recent study by Symantec Corporation on...
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April 13, 2016

Data Breaches Bigger, Worse Than You Think, Report Says

In addition to nine “mega-breaches” of personal data in 2015, tens of millions of personal records were likely exposed or...
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April 11, 2016

Panama Papers: Just How Big Is the World’s Biggest Data Leak?

The leak of more than 11.5 million documents from a law firm in Panama that specializes in creating off-shore tax...
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April 6, 2016

Hackers Broke Into Hospitals Despite Software Flaw Warnings

The hackers who seriously disrupted operations at a large hospital chain recently and held some data hostage broke into a...
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April 1, 2016

Norfolk Admirals’ data breach exposes customers’ names, other information

A hacker posted several thousand Norfolk Admirals customers’ email accounts, addresses and names on Wednesday, but the team’s online security...
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March 31, 2016

KSU hit with data breach

A message from Kentucky State University president Raymond Burse says that the school suffered a data breach on March 22,...
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March 24, 2016

Crooks Steal, Sell Verizon Enterprise Customer Data

Verizon Enterprise Solutions, a B2B unit of the telecommunications giant that gets called in to help Fortune 500’s respond to some...
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March 18, 2016

Report: Hackers Caused 98% of Healthcare Data Breaches in 2015

1 in 3 Americans were victims of healthcare data breaches, attributed to a series of large-scale attacks that each affected more than...
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March 17, 2016

AmEx warns card members of third party data breach

American Express is writing to some card members warning that their account information has been compromised by a data breach...
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March 10, 2016

21st Century Oncology probes massive data breach as it settles fraud case for $34.7 million

Fort Myers, Florida.-based 21st Century Oncology, which operates 145 centers across the United States and 36 in Latin America, said...
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March 9, 2016

Rosen Hotels & Resorts announces data breach

News 6 learned on Tuesday a data breach at Orlando-based Rosen Hotels & Resorts may have compromised payment cards used at...
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March 9, 2016

Most cloud providers not protecting users against DROWN threat

One week after the critical vulnerability in SSL/TLS named DROWN was disclosed, Skyhigh Cloud Security Labs has found that 620...
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March 2, 2016

SSL ‘DROWNs’ In Yet Another Serious Security Flaw

Millions of SSL servers vulnerable to newly discovered attack that breaks encryption and exposes communication and information in Web and...
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February 29, 2016

IRS: Remember That 100,000 Taxpayers Data Breach? It Was Actually 700,000

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the data breach from last May was actually seven times larger...
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February 29, 2016

Data breach affects 80,000 UC Berkeley faculty, students and alumni

A hacker broke into the University of California, Berkeley computer system holding financial data of 80,000 students, alumni, current and...
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February 29, 2016

90 Percent of All SSL VPNs Use Insecure or Outdated Encryption

Information security firm High-Tech Bridge has conducted a study of SSL VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and discovered that nine out...
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February 22, 2016

Squid vulnerability allows remote attackers to launch DoS attacks

Squid, a Unix-based caching proxy, patched a handling server error. The vulnerability (CVE-2016-2390) allowed remote attackers to launch a denial-of-service...
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February 22, 2016

OpenSSL patches flaw that exposes an encryption key

The OpenSSL project issued an update to patch a vulnerability that would allow a malicious remote user to obtain a...
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February 19, 2016

Data breach lawsuits indicate a troubling trend for enterprises

A number of recent enterprise data breaches have resulted in class-action lawsuits, and those data breach lawsuits have revealed a...
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February 18, 2016

State attorney general releases Data Breach Report; more than 49 million records compromised

California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Tuesday addressed the Stanford Cyber Initiative to release a comprehensive report detailing the nature...
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February 18, 2016

Cyber Thieves Make Millions Off High Profile Data Breaches

Cyber thieves who steal credit and debit card numbers are making millions of dollars in profits, fueling a global criminal...
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February 17, 2016

Over 49 million records of Californians’ personal information at risk in last four years: Attorney General

The personal information records of more than 49 million Californians have been at risk over the past four years, according...
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February 16, 2016

I-Team Investigation Reveals Massive Security Breach in Dallas County

Your social security number–and your child’s– may have been exposed on a government website for more than decade.  The CBS...
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February 16, 2016

Government Security and Data Breaches: Problems and Solutions

Last year’s massive data breach at the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) compromised the personal information of more than...
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February 16, 2016

Hacking of Healthcare Records Skyrockets

For John Kuhn, a simple X-ray after a snowboarding accident turned into an accounting nightmare when the hospital billed him...
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February 15, 2016

Big Data Analysis Makes Breaches a Greater Threat to Cyber-Security

NEWS ANALYSIS: While the theft of employee information is a problem for the staff at government agencies, the fact is...
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February 12, 2016

The Sick State of Healthcare Data Breaches

1 in 3 Americans were victims of healthcare data breaches, attributed to a series of large-scale attacks that each affected...
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February 11, 2016

2016 Data Breaches Expose 1.4 Million Records

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there has been a total of 69 data...
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February 11, 2016

State data breach impacts 91,000 Apple Healthcare Clients

The Washington State Health Authority (HCA) said Tuesday that an employee mishandled the Social Security numbers, dates of birth, Apple...
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February 10, 2016

Tax software firm warns of data breach at the IRS

Criminals may have stolen personal and tax-return information from about 8,800 customers of TaxSlayer LLC, a provider of software to...
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February 9, 2016

Majority of 2015 Healthcare Data Breaches are Due to IT Hacking

The number of hacking incidents causing healthcare data breaches jumped from 53% in 2014 to 98% in 2015, this Redspin...
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February 9, 2016

Encryption has it’s place but isn’t foolproof

Most encrypted data is unencrypted at some point in its lifecycle -- and the bad guys are pretty good at...
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February 8, 2016

Hacker plans to dump alleged details of 20,000 FBI, 9,000 DHS employees

A hacker, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to dump the apparent names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers...
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February 4, 2016

University of Central Florida data breach: 63,000 social security numbers compromised

The University of Central Florida said unauthorized access to its computer network has resulted in an unprecedented data breach of...
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February 3, 2016

Bridgewater Restaurant affected in massive credit card breach

Bridgewater, NJ -- Locals who dined at Mcormick & Schmick’s in Bridgewater may be at risk for credit fraud. Read...
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February 2, 2016

Get your privacy house in order, or 2016 will hit your business hard

Now that we’re firmly settled in the Age of the Customer, it’s time to take stock of the factors that...
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January 30, 2016

Education Ministry Security failings blamed for massive student data breach

B.C.'s Education Ministry failed to properly provide adequate security surrounding the personal information of 3.4 million students and teachers, an...
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January 28, 2016

Centene data breach underscores escalating problem

Another health insurer is facing a major healthcare data breach. Centene Corp. says it is missing six computer hard disk...
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January 27, 2016

Data Loss at HMRC

If HMRC gets hacked, and its users’ data gets compromised, it could face compensation claims of more than £13 billion,...
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January 27, 2016

Wendy’s latest victim of data breach

The fast food chain Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) is investigating reports of a possible breach of credit card data, making it...
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January 26, 2016

Hard Coded Password found in Lenovo File-Sharing App

Lenovo today has patched a number of vulnerabilities that jeopardize private data, which are largely enabled by a simple hard-coded...
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January 22, 2016

NWT Power Corporation Data Breach

The Northwest Territories Power Corporation has sent a letter to its customers telling them about a data security breach involving their...
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January 21, 2016

Health Care Organizations Data Breaches

Several U.S. health care organizations recently have disclosed data breaches potentially affecting thousands of individuals, including Blue Shield of California....
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January 21, 2016

Networks and Mobile devices under attack

Backdoor attacks are going to increase in the coming year, as cyber criminals exploit patchy mobile security and SSL blindspots...
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January 18, 2016

Hyatt Breach Affected 250 Hotels Worldwide

Hyatt Hotels recently announced that it had completed its investigation into a breach of its payment processing system that was...
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January 12, 2016

Hackers could’ve accessed every Citrix computer

If multi-billion dollar software giant Citrix can let a major hack go under its radar, what hope is there for...
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