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: 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.

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 Breaches Involving Unencrypted Devices Reported

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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.

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.

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.

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: 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

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 Breach Notification: California Targets 'Loopholes'

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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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).

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

Woman Arrested in Massive Capital One Data Breach

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The incident is likely to increase calls for better corporate caretaking of sensitive consumer data Authorities Allege Paige A.

Health Data Breach Tally: What's New?

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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

Report: LAPD Data Breach Exposes 2,500 Officer Records

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LAPD data breach exposes personal info of thousands of officers

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While Capital One incident is making the headlines, another incident may have severe consequences, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) also suffered a data breach. LAPD is also implementing additional measures to protect the Department’s data from any further intrusions.

Tracking Common Causes of Recent Health Data Breaches

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Analyzing Trends Reflected on 'Wall of Shame' Tally So Far This Year What are the most common causes of major health data breaches that have been added to the official federal tally so far this year?

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.

Empower Employees While Preventing Insider Data Breaches

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Legal Implications of the AMCA Data Breach

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The relationship between American Medical Collection Agency and its laboratory clients affected by the company's data breach will be closely examined as breach-related lawsuits progress, says attorney Paul Hales, a HIPAA specialist, who explains why

Planning for Financial Impact of Data Breaches

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Healthcare organizations need to plan ahead for the financial burden of data breaches stemming from cyberattacks and also take preventive steps to help minimize those expenses, says attorney Laura Hammargren of the law firm Mayer Brown

Radisson Suffers Global Loyalty Program Data Breach

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Hotel Giant Has Yet to Disclose Total Number of Affected Victims Radisson Hotel Group has suffered a data breach that resulted in the theft of data for its global loyalty program members. The company, which operates 1,400 hotels, says the breach touched data for "less than 10 percent" of all Radisson Rewards members, but it hasn't released a victim count

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.

FreshMenu Hid Data Breach Affecting 110,000 Users

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CEO Took Two Years to Acknowledge Incident FreshMenu, a food delivery provider based in India, has come under social media attack for keeping under wraps a data breach two years ago that exposed the personal information of over 110,000 users

Post-Data Breach, British Airways Slapped With Record $230M Fine

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A proposed $230 million fine on British Airways after a data breach would be the biggest GDPR penalty yet. Breach Privacy British Airways data breach data breach fine Data Privacy GDPR general data protection restrictions

Yahoo Takes Second Swing at Data Breach Settlement

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Million Settlement Would Be Largest Ever for a Data Breach, Plaintiffs Say Yahoo is hoping a revamped proposed breach-related settlement will pass muster with a federal judge who rejected the first one for myriad reasons, including high attorney fees and a lack of transparency.

GDPR: 8,000 Data Breach Reports Filed So Far in UK

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Privacy Watchdog Counts 41 Daily Breach Reports Since GDPR Enforcement Began The U.K.'s

Health Data Breach Tally Shows Mistakes That Lead to Trouble

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Organizations Need to Avoid Mishaps That Can Make Matters Worse Recent additions to the federal health data breach tally shine a light on the mistakes that contribute to breaches - and in some cases, make situations far worse

12 States File Data Breach Lawsuit Against EHR Vendor

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In Wake of Massive Data Breach, Attorneys General Allege Violations of HIPAA, State Laws In a groundbreaking effort, the attorneys general of a dozen states have jointly filed a federal lawsuit against a cloud-based electronic health records vendor that reported a 2015 data breach affecting 3.9