How Not to Acknowledge a Data Breach

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I’m not a huge fan of stories about stories, or those that explore the ins and outs of reporting a breach. corporations (spoiler alert: the second half of this story actually contains quite a bit of news about the breach investigation).

Health Data Breach Tally Spikes in Recent Weeks

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Will Hacking Incidents, Other Breaches Continue to Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic? The total number of health data breaches - and individuals affected - on the 2020 tally has more than doubled in recent weeks.

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Defense Department Agency Reports Data Breach

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Defense Department agency that's responsible for providing secure communications and IT equipment for the president and other top government officials says a data breach of one of its systems may have exposed personal data, including Social Security numbers

Toyota Reveals a Second Data Breach

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Hackers Targeted Servers Storing Data on 3.1 has reported its second data breach in the past five weeks. The latest incident, revealed Friday, may have exposed data on as many as 3.1 Million Customers Toyota Motor Corp.

Equifax's Data Breach Costs Hit $1.4 Billion

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Massive 2017 Breach Continues to Bite the Credit Reporting Giant's Bottom Line Equifax has reported a loss in its latest quarter due to ongoing incident response, legal, investigative and corporate information security overhaul costs resulting from its 2017 data breach.

Health Data Breach Tally Update: 2020 Trends

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Email-Related Incidents Continue to Dominate, But Other Breaches Still Popping Up Hacking incidents involving email appear to be the most common type of major health data breach being reported to federal regulators so far in 2020.

OnDemand Webinar | Practical Steps to Determine Your Data Breach Risk

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Understanding Data Breach Myth Vs. Reality. Watch this webinar OnDemand and learn three of the most common data breach myths

Target Sues Insurer Over 2013 Data Breach Costs

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in an attempt to recoup money it spent to replace payment cards as part of settlements over the retailer's massive 2013 data breach.

Health Data Breach Tally: Ransomware Proliferates

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Here's An Update on Additions to the 'Wall of Shame' Ransomware attacks are among the largest incidents added to the federal tally of major health data breaches in recent weeks.

Under GDPR, UK Data Breach Reports Quadruple

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After Privacy Law Went Into Full Effect, Data Security Complaints Doubled One year after Europe's tough new GDPR privacy law went into full effect last May, authorities in Britain have seen the number of annual data breach notifications more than quadruple.

To Survive a Data Breach, Create a Response Playbook

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Experts Detail Essential Systems and Procedures Every Organization Needs Now Surviving a data breach requires having a plan, and experts say such plans must be continually tested, practiced and refined.

GDPR: Data Breach Notification 101

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Brian Honan of BH Consulting on When to Notify - or Not Since the EU's new GDPR privacy law came into effect in May 2018, one challenge for organizations that suffer a breach is knowing whether or not they must report it to authorities, says Brian Honan, president and CEO of BH Consulting in Dublin

Health Data Breach Tally Update: Top Causes

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An Analysis of the Latest Trends - and What's Ahead Hacker attacks, IT mishaps, and vendor errors are among the top causes of the largest health data breaches added to the official federal tally so far this year.

Troy Hunt: Why Data Breaches Persist

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More Data, Use of the Cloud and IoT Presage Even More Big, Bad Breaches Bad news for anyone who might have hoped that the data breach problem was getting better. breach-notification service.

Data Breach Notification: California Targets 'Loopholes'

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Marriott's Starwood Mega-Breach Drives Data Protection Update Driven by Marriott's Starwood mega-breach, California lawmakers are pushing legislation that would expand the state's pioneering data breach notification requirements to include breaches of biometric data and all types of government identification numbers, including passports.

MGM Data Breach Affects Over 10 Million Customers

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MGM Resorts confirmed the leaked data as being the result of a data breach that occurred last year. We are confident that no financial, payment card or password data was involved in this matter.”. Data Security Data breach Technology featured data breach hotel mgm

Health Data Breach Tally: Trends in 2019

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Hacking Attacks, Business Associate Incidents Were Common The federal tally of health data breaches shows that hacking attacks and incidents involving business associates dominated this year.

Health Data Breaches: 3 Lessons Learned

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Insights From Major Healthcare Sector Breaches and Cyberattacks The healthcare sector has had plenty of significant data breaches so far this year. What can be learned from organizations' experiences? Here are three key lessons

Ireland's Privacy Watchdog Probes Facebook Data Breaches

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Million Users' Private Photos Exposed, Triggering GDPR Investigation Ireland's privacy watchdog is probing data breaches at Facebook that exposed users' private data. In the latest breach to be disclosed, Facebook has warned that for a 12-day period in September, up to 6.8

Health Data Breach Tally: The Latest Additions

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Big Ransomware Attacks Added to 'Wall of Shame' Several large breaches involving hacking/IT incidents, including ransomware attacks, have been added in recent weeks to the federal tally of major health data breaches.

XKCD forum data breach impacted 562,000 subscribers

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The popular webcomic platform XKCD has suffered a data breach that exposed data of its forum users, the incident impacted 562,000 subscribers. XKCD has suffered a data breach that exposed data of its forum users. SecurityAffairs – XKCD, data breach).

Data Breach Reports in Europe Under GDPR Exceed 59,000

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Netherlands, Germany and UK Have Logged the Most Data Breach Reports Since the EU's GDPR went into full effect, European data protection authorities have received over 59,000 data breach reports, with the Netherlands, Germany and the U.K.

2018 Health Data Breach Tally: An Analysis

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Hacking Incidents Still Dominate, But Fewer Huge Incidents Than in Years Past Major health data breaches added to the official federal tally in 2018 impacted more than twice as many individuals as the incidents added to the list 2017.

GDPR: Europe Counts 65,000 Data Breach Notifications So Far

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$63 Million in Fines Imposed Since Privacy Law Went Into Full Effect European privacy authorities have received nearly 65,000 data breach notifications since the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect in May 2018.

Magento Marketplace Suffers Data Breach, Adobe Warns

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E-Commerce Platform User Data Exposed Exploited; Vulnerability Now Fixed Adobe says its e-commerce Magento Marketplace has been breached, exposing usernames, email addresses and more. The software giant has yet to detail how many users were affected or the breach duration.

Data Breaches in Healthcare Affect More Than Patient Data

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Blue Cross of Idaho and Palmetto Health Report Financial, Payroll Breaches Two recent data breaches at organizations in the healthcare sector illustrate that systems beyond those directly related to patient care can be at risk

A Summer of Data Breach Discontent

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Ransomware Attacks, Vendors Mishaps Are Top Culprits in Healthcare Data Breach Drama When we look at many of the biggest healthcare data breaches reported so far this summer, two big culprits pop out: ransomware attacks and vendor mishaps.

Equipment Benefits Administrator Reports Data Breach

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What Can Covered Entities Do to Help Prevent Falling Victim to BA Breaches? A medical equipment benefits administrator is the latest business associate to report a large health data breach affecting patients as well as healthcare providers.

OnDemand Webinar | How to Mitigate Insider Data Breaches

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How machine learning and advanced DLP technology can mitigate insider data breaches. How machine learning and advanced DLP technology can mitigate insider data breaches

Brokerage Firm Hit With $500,000 Data Breach Penalty

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a Chicago-based brokerage firm, with a $500,000 penalty for security missteps before and after a 2018 data breach, which resulted in the theft of $1 million from client accounts Commission Finds That Phillip Capital Made Series of Missteps The U.S.

AMCA Breach Tally Grows; Other Health Data Breaches Revealed

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Here's a Roundup of Latest Security Incident Reports The list of victims affected by the American Medical Collection Agency data breach continues to grow, with four more organizations recently identified.

What You Should Know About the Equifax Data Breach Settlement

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Big-three credit bureau Equifax has reportedly agreed to pay at least $650 million to settle lawsuits stemming from a 2017 breach that let intruders steal personal and financial data on roughly 148 million Americans. A Little Sunshine Security Tools Equifax Breach Settlement Q&A

Health Data Breach Tally: What's New?

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Hacks, Thefts and Business Associate Breaches Among the Incidents Added Some 22 health data breaches reported to regulators in 2019 - including hacking incidents and thefts of unencrypted devices - already have been added to the official federal tally, with business associates involved in six of the largest incidents.

NASA Announces Data Breach

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The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that it experienced a data breach in October. NASA has yet to address inquiries from the press about the breach. The same report showed a 300% increase in reported federal breaches between 2016 and 2018.

The Prolonged Cost of a Data Breach

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Data breach costs continue well after the initial year, according to the latest IBM/Ponemon Institute,"Cost of a Data Breach" report. Limor Kessem of IBM Security shares details of the study

Virgin Media disclose data breach, over 900,000 Customers impacted

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Virgin Media discloses a data breach that exposed the personal information of roughly 900,000 of its customers. Virgin Media discloses a data breach that exposed the personal information of approximately 900,000 customers (names, home, and email addresses and phone numbers ).

Health Data Breaches Involving Unencrypted Devices Reported

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Despite the Decline of Such Incidents, Recent Breaches Serve as Reminders of Risks While health data breaches stemming from the loss or theft of unencrypted devices have nosedived in recent years, a handful of recent incidents serve as a reminder that these devices still can pose risks to patient data.

Misconfigured IT (Again) Leads to Big Health Data Breach

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A misconfigured IT setting has landed a Puerto Rico-based clearinghouse and cloud software services vendor at the top of federal regulators' list of largest health data breaches so far this year. Did Company Also Bungle Notification for Some Victims Impacted?

GDPR: EU Sees More Data Breach Reports, Privacy Complaints

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Ireland, France, Germany and UK Report Increases Since Privacy Law Took Effect The number of data breach reports filed since the EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect has hit nearly 3,500 in Ireland, over 4,600 in Germany, 6,000 in France and 8,000 in the U.K.

Health Data Breach Tally Update: What's Been Added?

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Here's the latest health data breach tracking update