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.

Delivery Hero Confirms Foodora Data Breach

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Personal Details on 727,000 Accounts in 14 Countries Leaked Delivery Hero, the online food delivery service, has confirmed a data breach of its Foodora brand.

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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.

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

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).

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

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.

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

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.

Ransomware Gangs Go (Lady) Gaga for Data Breaches

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Extortionists Exfiltrating Data Before Crypto-Locking Systems Many ransomware gangs hell-bent on seeing a criminal payday have now added data-exfiltration to their shakedown arsenal. Gangs' extortion play: Pay us, or we'll dump stolen data.

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.

Analysis: Verizon's Latest Data Breach Investigation Report

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Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report 2020 highlights the leading causes of breaches last year, including credential theft, phishing, ransomware as well as issues linked to cloud implementations and web applications.

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.

A Tale of 2 Health Data Breaches: Persistent Challenges

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Protecting Legacy Systems, Email Proves Difficult for Many Two recently reported health data breaches illustrate persistent security challenges - defending against ransomware attacks as well as unauthorized access to email - that sometimes can expose years' worth of data

Cathay Pacific Airlines Fined Over Data Breach

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UK's ICO Issues Largest Penalty Possible Under Country's Older Data Privacy Laws The U.K.

Health Data Breach Update: What Are the Causes?

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Phishing Still a Major Culprit, But Other Challenges Emerge Phishing scams continue to be a leading cause of health data breaches so far this year.

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.

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

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.

Data Breach Lawsuit Filed Against Pediatric Care Provider

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Aveanna Healthcare Breach Affected More Than 166,000 A lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against Atlanta-based Aveanna Healthcare in the wake of a 2019 data breach at the pediatric home healthcare provider that affected more than 166,000 individuals

Data Breach Settlement Calls for Enhanced Security Measures

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million settlement of a class action lawsuit against Banner Health stemming from a 2016 data breach. Court Grants Final Approval of $8.9 Million Banner Health Class Action Lawsuit Settlement A federal court recently granted final approval for an $8.9

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.

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.

GoDaddy discloses a data breach, web hosting account credentials exposed

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GoDaddy has been notifying its customers of a data breach, threat actors might have compromised their web hosting account credentials. GoDaddy has been notifying its customers of a data breach, attackers might have compromised users’ web hosting account credentials.

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.

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.

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

FTC Assessing Whether Its Health Data Breach Rule Is Stale

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Commission Is Seeking Comments About Potential Changes to Notification Requirements The Federal Trade Commission is assessing whether to make changes to a seldom-used, decade-old health data breach notification rule for certain technology vendors that do not fall under the umbrella of HIPAA

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.

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 Extortion Campaign Relies on Ransomware Fear

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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.

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.

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

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.

Authorities Arrest Suspect in 2014 UPMC Data Breach

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Indictment Describes Hacking of HR Database at Medical Center in Pittsburgh Authorities have arrested a suspect accused of hacking the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's human resources database in 2014 and stealing personally identifiable information from 65,000 employees, which was then used for tax fraud.

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.

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.