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RSA Security breach sparks reseller concern

By Doug Woodburn Rival SecurEnvoy claims channel partners are being inundated with calls from panicked RSA end users in wake of security attack RSA Security ‘s customer-data breach has sparked “panic” among the vendor’s customers and channel partners, according to rivals. In an open letter to customers posted on RSA’s website yesterday, executive chairman Art […]

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Security glitch exposes WellPoint data again

Image via Wikipedia By Tom Murphy INDIANAPOLIS – WellPoint Inc. has notified 470,000 individual insurance customers that medical records, credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been exposed in the latest security breach of the health insurer’s records. The Indianapolis company said the problem stemmed from an online program customers can use to […]

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Facebook Accounts Hacked; 1.5 Million Login IDs For Sale?

Russian Hacker ‘Kirllos’ Claims He Stole Accounts of 1 in 300 Facebook Users By LIZ HERON Want a great deal on a Facebook account? A Russian hacker who calls himself “kirllos” claims he can sell you 1,000 unsuspecting users’ login credentials for just $25, or $45 if the accounts have more than 10 friends each. […]

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NorCal’s John Muir hospital warns of breach

Image by Sparticus via Flickr The Associated Press Posted: 04/06/2010 08:31:15 AM PDT WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—More than 5,000 patients in the John Muir hospital system have been warned of a potential security breach after two laptop computers that contained personal and health information were stolen. The laptops were stolen from a perinatal office in Walnut […]

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UCSF laptop containing patient files stolen

Image via Wikipedia The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO—The medical records of more than 4,000 patients at the University of California, San Francisco may have been compromised after a laptop they were on was stolen. Officials with the university said Wednesday the laptop was recovered earlier this month after it was taken from a medical school […]

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Hackers deface 5th govt Web site, mock automated polls

By Jerrie Abella, GMANews.TV Another government Web site was found defaced Sunday night – the fifth attack since last month. Hackers of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Web site, however, took on a bolder approach by leaving a message that seemed to mock the upcoming automated elections. “Ano ba gagamitin sa Election? […]

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ATM bandits hack security

Image via Wikipedia Overseas gangs have cracked the code of ATM anti-skimming devices in Australia just two months after their roll-out. ATM Security Breach News Video Overseas gang has cracked the code of ATM using skimming devices in Australia, where bank customers are defenseless against organized crime unless they check ATM themselves against any sign […]

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FBI Probes Hacks at Citibank

Image by wallyg via Flickr The Wall Street Journal The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a computer-security breach targeting Citigroup Inc. that resulted in a theft of tens of millions of dollars by computer hackers who appear linked to a Russian cyber gang, according to government officials. The attack took aim at Citigroup’s Citibank […]

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Major security breach

from AFP Into The Breach By Josh Rushing in Asia When I was embedded with the US military in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in August I wandered into a tent that I immediately recognized from my days in the military. It was an operations tent, but it was far more technologically advanced than any operations center […]

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Internet security breach found at UCSF

Image via Wikipedia By Erin Allday, SF Chronicle Hackers may have had access to personal information for about 600 UCSF patients as a result of an Internet “phishing” scam, campus officials said Tuesday. The security breach occurred in September when a faculty physician in the UCSF School of Medicine provided a user name and password […]

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Hackers steal credit-card numbers from restaurant customers

Here we have another unnecessary credit card data breach in a small organization which resulted in a loss of customers data demonstrating poor baseline security of small organization in this case a restaurant. Small organizations are not ready for PCI Compliance. Checkout why PCI Compliance is essential and why small merchants have to comply. Review […]

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Health Net healthcare data breach affects1.5 million

Image via Wikipedia Here we have another unnecessary major security breach in a large healthcare organization which resulted in a loss of patient data demonstrating poor baseline security. They clearly are not ready for the new HIPAA provision ARRA and HITECH. Review my threats page and evaluate your current business and system risks to make […]

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Laptop Heist Exposes Doctors’ Personal Data

Another stolen laptop puts thousands of people’s personal data at risk but this time it’s the caregivers — not the patients — who are at risk. November 6, 2009 By Larry Barrett: More than 10,000 physicians’ and dentists’ personal data was exposed last week in New Hampshire after an employee at Anthem Blue Cross and […]

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Senate Panel Clears Data Breach Bills

Image via WikipediaLegislation Heads for a Senate Vote November 5, 2009 – Eric Chabrow, Managing Editor The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved two companion bills that would require businesses and government agencies to notify individuals of security breaches involving sensitive personally identifiable information. Both bills go to the Senate for consideration. The Personal Data Privacy […]

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Lawmakers and an accidental disclosure

Image via Wikipedia By Ellen Nakashima and Paul Kane Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, October 30, 2009 House ethics investigators have been scrutinizing the activities of more than 30 lawmakers and several aides in inquiries about issues including defense lobbying and corporate influence peddling, according to a confidential House ethics committee report prepared in July. […]

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ChoicePoint fined for security breach

Image via Wikipedia Into The Breach; Protect Your Business by Managing People, Atlanta Business Chronicle reported on Monday, October 26, 2009 that ChoicePoint Inc. will pay federal regulators $275,000 for a data breach in 2008 that compromised the personal information of 13,750 people and put them at risk of identify theft, the Federal Trade Commission […]

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Security breach and notification

Image by victoriabernal via Flickr California was the first state in the nation to pass a data breach notification law in 2003, and it’s now planning to broaden the notification for companies doing business in the state. Notification will require specific information about the breach to the consumer and send notices to the state authorities […]

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World Bank security breach and financial crisis

The World Bank controls the World’s banking system, creates plans and strategies to develop economies to protect countries from financial turmoil. This information is a treasure trove of data which can be manipulated for huge monetary or political gain. Amongst the financial crisis, a major security breach has been reported at World Bank that might […]

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