Health Data Breach Tally Surges

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Victim Count in Magellan Health's April Ransomware Attack Still Climbing Why has the tally of major health data breaches - and the number of individuals affected - spiked in recent weeks?

Data Breach Reports Fall 45% in UK

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Are Organizations Failing to Spot Breaches, or to Report Them, as Required by GDPR? s data privacy watchdog has continued to decline, recently plummeting by nearly 40%. The number of cybersecurity incidents reported to the U.K.'s

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Ransomware + Exfiltration + Leaks = Data Breach

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Data-Leaking Extortionists' Revised Playbook Goes Way Beyond Ransomware Ransomware-wielding attackers continue to pummel organizations. But labeling these as being just ransomware attacks often misses how much these incidents involve serious network intrusions, exfiltration of extensive amounts of data, data leaks and, as a result, reportable data breaches

Health Data Breaches in 2020: Ransomware Incidents Dominate

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Blackbaud, Magellan Health Incidents Trigger Numerous Breach Notifications Hacking incidents involving ransomware attacks continue to dominate the 2020 health data breach tally, with incidents affecting two companies - Blackbaud and Magellan Health - accounting for numerous breach notifications by their clients.

UK Data Breach Reports Decline

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As GDPR Hits Second Anniversary, Regional Reporting Variations Continue Britain's privacy watchdog reports it received 19% fewer data breach notifications in the first quarter than in the same period last year. While the decline may be attributed to more organizations better understanding when to report breaches, other countries have seen an increase in breach reports

Analysis: The Latest Health Data Breach Tally Trends

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Ransomware Attacks and Incidents Involving Vendors Proliferate Hacking incidents - including ransomware attacks - continue to be the most common type of health data breaches added to the federal tally this year.

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. But occasionally I feel obligated to publish such accounts when companies respond to a breach report in such a way that it’s crystal clear they wouldn’t know what to do with a data breach if it bit them in the nose, let alone festered unmolested in some dark corner of their operations.

Barnes & Noble Experiences Major Data Breach

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Barnes & Noble has confirmed a data breach following a cyberattack that took many of their services offline. . The email also indicated that customer transaction histories may have been compromised, meaning that information about their purchases may be included in the breached data.

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 Defense Information Systems Agency Has a Security Mission A U.S.

Fragomen law firm data breach exposed Google employee’s data

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Immigration law firm Fragomen has disclosed a data breach that exposed current and former Google employees’ personal information. These services are available through IDX, the data breach and recovery services expert.”

Dunkin' Data Breach Settlement Paves the Way for More Suits

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Donut Shop Company Agrees to Issue Refunds, Pay Fines Dunkin' Brands' settlement with the New York state attorney general of a lawsuit tied to a 5-year-old data breach affecting its Perks rewards cardholders could open the door to suits by other states - as well as customers

Morgan Stanley Hit With $5 Million Data Breach Suit

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Poor Procedures for Discarding Old Equipment Led to Breach, Lawsuit Alleges A $5 million lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against Morgan Stanley, claiming the financial organization failed to properly safeguard personally identifiable information when the company discarded old computer equipment.

Vertafore data breach exposed data of 27.7 million Texas drivers

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million Texas drivers has been exposed in a data breach caused by a human error. The company disclosed this security breach this week, data was stored on an unsecured external storage service and they were accessed by an external party.

Carnival Announces Data Breach Following Ransomware Attack

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Carnival Corporation, the largest cruise ship company in the world, announced that it had experienced a data breach following a ransomware attack on their systems. The post Carnival Announces Data Breach Following Ransomware Attack appeared first on Adam Levin.

Marriott Suffers Another Massive Data Breach

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Million Customers' Personal Details Hotel giant Marriott, which in 2018 disclosed that it had suffered one of the worst data breaches in history, is now warning that it suffered a new breach earlier this year that exposed personal details - although not payment card information - for 5.2 Employees' Credentials Used to Steal 5.2

A data breach broker is selling account databases of 17 companies

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A data breach broker is selling account databases containing a total of 34 million user records stolen from 17 companies. The threat actor is advertising the stolen data since October 28 on a hacker forum.

Marriott Hit With Class-Action Data Breach Lawsuit

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UK Claim Seeks Damages Under GDPR Over Long-Running Starwood Reservation System Hack Marriott faces a new class-action lawsuit, filed in Britain, over the breach of its Starwood guest reservation system.

Health Data Breach Trends: A Mid-Year Assessment

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Biggest Incidents Have a Wide Variety of Causes What major health data breach trends emerged in the first half of 2020? Here's a rundown of the latest statistics - plus an analysis by experts

Lessons to Learn From Shopify Data Breach

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Security Experts Call for 'Zero Trust' Approach, Enhanced IAM Shopify's announcement this week that two employees inappropriately accessed transactional data from 200 of the merchants that use its e-commerce platform demonstrates the importance of taking a "zero trust" approach to security and improving identity and access management capabilities, security experts say

LabCorp Shareholder Sues Company Over Data Breaches

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CIO Is Among a Dozen LabCorp Executives, Directors Named in Lawsuit A shareholder has filed a lawsuit against LabCorp and 12 of its executives and directors - including the medical testing company's CIO - over two data breaches, including the 2019 breach of one of its vendors, American Medical Collection Agency, which affected millions of patients

Staples discloses data breach exposing customer order data

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Giant office retail company Staples disclosed a data breach, threat actors accessed some of its customers’ order data. The office retail giant sent out a data breach notification letter to the impacted customers, the incident took place around September 2.

Former Uber CSO Charged With Covering Up 2016 Data Breach

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Department of Justice has charged former Uber CSO Joseph Sullivan with obstruction of justice for allegedly covering up the 2016 hack of the ride-sharing service, which compromised sensitive data for 57 million Uber passengers and drivers

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. million customers

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. billion as a result of the massive breach

UK ICO fines hotel chain giant Marriott over data breach

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The UK Information Commissioner’s Office fined US hotels group Marriott over the 2018 data breach that affected millions of customers worldwide. million) for multiple data breaches suffered by the company since 2018 that exposed the personal information of its customers.

EasyJet Data Breach Exposes 9 Million Customers' Details

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European Budget Airline Says Payment Card Data Stolen, But Only for 2,200 Customers European budget airline EasyJet says it suffered a data breach that exposed 9 million customers' personal details. While no passport details were exposed, the company's ongoing investigation has also found that attackers "accessed" a small number - just 2,208 - of customers' payment card details

Reading the 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report

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2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report: the global total cost of a data breach averaged $3.86 This year the researchers analyzed 524 breaches that occurred between August 2019 and April 2020, in organizations of all sizes, across 17 geographies and 17 industries.

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. Here are the details

When are schools required to report personal data breaches?

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Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) , all personal data breaches must be recorded by the organisation and there should be a clear and defined process for doing so. What constitutes a personal data breach. When must breaches be reported?

Iowa Hospital Alerts 60K Individuals Affected by June Data Breach

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The data breach began with a compromised employee email account

Nitro PDF data breach might impact major companies, including Microsoft, Google, and Apple

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Nitro PDF suffered a massive data breach that impacts many major organizations, including Apple, Chase, Citibank, Google, and Microsoft. Majority of the Fortune 500 organizations are affected by this breach.”

Data Breach Settlement Has an Unusual Provision

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No 'Global Cap' on Payment of Claims A preliminary settlement in a class action data breach lawsuit against Iowa Health System - which does business as UnityPoint Health - contains an unusual provision that could prove quite costly

COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer suffers a data breach

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According to The Economic Times the company suffered a data breach. In response to the security breach, the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer has isolated all data center services. “In

Experian South Africa discloses data breach, 24 million customers impacted

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The South African branch of consumer credit reporting agency Experian disclosed a data breach that impacted 24 million customers. The South African branch of consumer credit reporting agency Experian disclosed this week a data breach that impacted 24 million customers.

Carnival confirms data breach as a result of the August ransomware attack

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Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise line operator, has confirmed a data breach as a result of the august ransomware attack. The unauthorized access also included the download of certain of our data files,” states the 8-K form filed with the SEC.

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

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

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. Meanwhile, the number of data protection complaints filed by Europeans has doubled

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.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in October 2020 – 18.4 million records breached

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The good news is that those data breaches and cyber attacks accounted for just 18,407,479 breached records. With that in mind, here is our complete list of October’s cyber attacks and data breaches. Data breaches. Data breaches.