Tag Archives: data breach

Verizon to Hold Webinar Offering Tips to Reduce Authentication Risks

Verizon is to hold  a webinar this Thursday (Aug. 25) entitled “Strengthen Your Security Infrastructure with Universal Identify Services,” discussing the continued need for strong second-factor authentication and available options. According to the Verizon “2011 Data Breach Investigation Report,” authentication and credential exploits are responsible for almost half of data …

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University of Wisconsin Hacked, 75,000 Social Security Numbers Accessed

Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced yesterday the school’s internal systems were recently hacked and bugged with malware, putting at risk the Social Security numbers of approximately 75,000 students, faculty and staff.  The school’s technology staff discovered in May that malicious software had been installed remotely and was allowing …

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McAfee Exposes Massive Cyber Espionage Operation

Researchers from McAfee say they have uncovered one of the largest series of cyber espionage activities to date.  According to a report released today called “Operation Shady RAT,” some 72 organizations and governments around the world fell victim to a massive,  five-year long cyber attack carried out by an unnamed, …

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Anonymous Strikes Again, Hacks ManTech

The online hactivist group “Anonymous” gained access to yet another government security contractor’s server and released approximately 400 megabytes of sensitive, internal documents. The servers at ManTech International, a company that provides cybersecurity services to the U.S. government, were breached by the group on Friday and announced on the group’s …

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Data Breach Compromises UNLV Employees Information

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas announced recently that private information for approximately 2,000 current and former employees may have been compromised back in 2008. According to the university, the Office of Information Technology discovered what may have been unauthorized activity on a university desktop computer that  included names and …

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Report: IRS Slow to Notify Taxpayers of Data Breaches

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration recently published a report which highlighted the Internal Revenue Service’s failure to notify taxpayers whose personally identifiable information was inadvertently disclosed. According to the report, more than 142 million taxpayers entrust the IRS with sensitive financial and personal data. The IRS has many …

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Hoarder Responsible for Medical Records Breach Affecting 357

A data breach of medical records and documents at North Carolina-based Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have affected 357 individuals, according to Winston-Salem Journal. Linda Bowden Turner, an employee fired June 1, took home pages from 136 patient medical records and 221 employee documents, which included Social Security numbers of …

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Kiplinger Warns Customers of Data Breach

A security breach at Kiplinger Washington Editors may have exposed the information of 142,000 customers, the company has warned. Kiplinger notified customers about the breach last week in an email, saying an “unidentified third party” had gained  unauthorized access to a database that housed customer information. The breach was discovered …

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Health Insurance Company Pays 100K over Data Breach

After admitting it took months to notify 32,000 Indiana customers about a data breach that could have compromised their personal information, health insurer WellPoint Inc. will now pay a $100,000 fine, The Associated Press reports. The Indianapolis-based company also agreed to provide up to two years of credit monitoring and …

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Morgan Stanley Breach Affects 34,000 Clients

Personal information belonging to 34,000 investment clients of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has been possibly stolen in  transit to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, according to Bloomberg. The brokerage firm notified clients about the breach last month, said Jim Wiggins, a spokesman for New York-based Morgan …

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