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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

Helping Consumers Respond to Data Breaches

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Al Pascual, former head of fraud and security practices at Javelin Strategy & Research, has taken on a new role as COO of a start-up company, Breach Clarity, which is offering consumers a free tool to determine the severity and implications of a data breach and what steps they should take to mitigate risk

Data from Sephora and StreetEasy data breaches added to HIBP

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The popular data breach notification service Have I Been Pwned? HIBP) has added the stolen data from the StreetEasy and Sephora data incidents. Users can check if their data have been exposed in the StreetEasy and Sephora data breaches.

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.

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.

Data Breach Notification: California Targets 'Loopholes'

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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.

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.

Click2Mail suffered a data breach that potentially impacts 200,000 registrants

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Click2Mail.com, a US Postal Service affiliate partner, has suffered a data breach that exposed the personal information of its users. The US Postal Service affiliate partner Click2Mail has suffered a data breach that exposed the personal information of its users.

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.

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.

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

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.

Health Data Breaches Involving Unencrypted Devices Reported

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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

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

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.

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

DoorDash Data Breach exposes data of approximately 5 million users

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DoorDash is a San Francisco–based on-demand food delivery service, the company confirmed it has suffered a data breach that exposed roughly 5 million users. DoorDash announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 4.9

Health Data Breach Tally Spikes; AMCA Breach Reports Added

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Total Number of Individuals Affected by Breaches Reported in 2019 Triples The federal tally of major health data breaches has spiked over the last month, mostly because of the American Medical Collection Agency incident, which led to nearly two dozen breach reports from the firm's affected clients

Equifax to Pay $700 Million in 2017 Data Breach Settlement

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Equifax will dish out as much as $700 million on the heels of its infamous 2017 data breach that impacted 150 million customers. Breach Hacks data breach data breach fine Equifax Equifax Data Breach equifax settlement FTC

Health Data Breach Tally: What's New?

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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.

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?

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

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Here's the latest health data breach tracking update

News aggregator Flipboard disclosed a data breach

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The news aggregator Flipboard announced that it suffered a breach, unauthorized users had access to some databases storing user account information. ” Flipboard have more than 145 million users and hackers have exfiltrated their data. SecurityAffairs – hacking , data breach).

Capital One Data Breach Spurs More Lawsuits

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GitHub Also Sued for Allegedly Not Removing Data Related to Intrusion More lawsuits have been filed in the wake of the Capital One breach that exposed the data of more than 100 million individuals.

Foxit Software discloses a data breach that exposed user passwords

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Foxit Software, the company behind the Foxit PDF reader app, disclosed a data breach that exposed customers’ information, including passwords. “Foxit has determined that unauthorized access to its data systems took place recently.

Health Data Breach Tally: A Mid-Year Update

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What Trends Does the Breach List Reveal So Far in 2019? With half of 2019 in the rear-view mirror, what are the emerging healthcare data breach trends so far this year?

European Central Bank (ECB) discloses data breach in BIRD Newsletter

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The ECB was the victim of a data breach, the bank announced that hackers had access for several months to the contact information of hundreds of financial industry subscribers to its newsletter. SecurityAffairs – ECB, data breach).