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Reported Data Breaches in US Reach Near-Record Highs

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1,802 Breach Notifications Issued in 2022; Over 440 Million Individuals Affected Data breaches in 2022 hit near-record levels as U.S. organizations issued 1,802 data breach notifications and more than 400 million individuals were affected.

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Too Much Remains Unknown About Data Breaches

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Attempts to Accurately Track Breaches and Ransomware Hampered by Scarce Details Ransomware attacks and data breaches: One thing both have in common is the challenge of attempting to accurately understand their true scale and impact.

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Regulator Eyes Revamped Data Breach Reporting Requirements

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Update Would Be First Revision of Rules for Telecommunications Sector Since 2007 Modernizing data breach notification requirements for the telecommunications sector is the focus of a newly announced Federal Communications Commission proceeding.

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Digital Bank Revolut Confirms Customer Data Breach

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Names, Addresses, Emails and Telephone Numbers Exposed But Money Is Safe Customers of app-based bank Revolut should be on guard for phishing attempts after a data breach exposed personal details such as names, emails and telephone numbers.

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Ransomware Prevention and Recovery

Learn how to protect your business data from the most disruptive malware currently in existence. This whitepaper will help you avoid becoming the victim of a data breach and ensure business continuity.

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Russian Streaming Platform Start Suffers Data Breach

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44 Million Users Possibly Affected; Data Appears on Underground Forums The Russian digital streaming platform Start acknowledged a data breach but downplayed its severity and said the vulnerability has been fixed.

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Analysis: The Latest Data Breach Trends

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of data breach trends. Also featured: yet another Microsoft Exchange vulnerability and misconceptions about cybercrime groups

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T-Mobile USA Investigates Possible Data Breach

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Group Claims GGSN Misconfiguration Led to 100 Million User Accounts T-Mobile USA says it is investigating a claim that as many as 100 million accounts may have been compromised in a data breach.

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Wabtec Discloses Data Breach; LockBit Claims Responsibility

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notified customers about a data breach that exposed some individuals' personal and sensitive information. Ransomware-as-a-service group LockBit posted the data on its leak site after the company refused to pay a $30 million ransom

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Data Breaches Tied to Ransomware: Look Harder

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Australia Regulator Says Such Breaches Are Likely Underreported Australia's data regulator says organizations hit by ransomware may be underreporting data breaches because they haven't thoroughly figured out if data was taken.

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Recovering from a Cyber Attack

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

If your organization stores data and is connected to the Internet, it is not a matter of “if” a cyber-security incident will happen; but rather, “when” this will occur. Organizations protecting their data is no longer “recommended;” it’s necessary.

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Australia's Data Breach Debacle Expands

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Medibank Extortionists Prove Their Hack and Vinomofo Data Turns Up on Forum Australia's data breach debacle expanded on Thursday. Cyber extortionists who attacked Australian health insurer Medibank provided proof of their hack of medical data.

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Health Data Breach Tally's 2021 Surge Continues

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Ransomware Attacks Continue to Plague the Sector Another big wave of large breaches stemming from hacking incidents, including ransomware attacks, has flooded the federal tally of major health data breaches in recent weeks

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Federal Tally Reaches 5,000 Health Data Breaches Since 2009

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More People Affected by Breaches Than Total US Population The federal tally of health data breaches reached a new milestone this week: Since its inception in September 2009, more than 5,000 major incidents have been posted to the Department of Health and Human Services' HIPAA breach "wall of shame

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Uber Admits Covering Up 2016 Data Breach, Avoids Prosecution

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Hackers Stole Sensitive Data for 57 Million Uber Passengers and Drivers Ride-sharing service Uber has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve a criminal investigation into its massive 2016 data breach.

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How to Effectively Equip Your IG Program for the Perilous Journey Into the Future

Speaker: Andrew Ysasi, Vice President of Advocacy for Vital Records Control, President of IG GURU®, MS, FIP, FIIM, CIPM, CIGO, CISM, PMP, CRM, IGP, CIP, CSAP

Join Andrew Ysasi, Vice President of IG Advocacy for Vital Records Control, President of IG GURU®, MS, FIP, FIIM, CIPM, CIGO, CISM, PMP, CRM, IGP, CIP, CSAP, as he explains why organizations need to have an organized and intentional approach to address privacy matters.

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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.

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Analysis: 2020 Health Data Breach Trends

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Ransomware, Phishing Incidents, Vendor Hacks Prevail Hacking incidents, including ransomware and phishing attacks, as well as security incidents involving vendors dominated the federal tally of major health data breaches in 2020

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Shangri-La Hotels Hit by Data Breach Incident

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Hong Kong Privacy Office Says It Is 'Disappointed' With Breach Notification Upscale Asian hotelier Shangri-La Group has copped to a data breach incident that may affect hundreds of thousands of guests.

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The Growing Cost of Data Breaches, Especially in Healthcare

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Data breaches in the healthcare sector cost about $10.1

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Health Data Breach Tally Update: Ransomware Persists

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More Major Incidents Added to the 'Wall of Shame' Several ransomware incidents have been added to the federal tally of major health data breaches in recent weeks, with no signs of these attacks abating

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Australian Telco Optus Warns of 'Significant' Data Breach

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Current and Former Customers' Contact Details Exposed, But No Financial Information Australian telecommunications giant Optus is warning that current and former customers' personal details were exposed, including some driver's license and passport details, but no passwords or financial details, after it suffered a major data breach.

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CommonSpirit: Patients' Data Breached in Ransomware Attack

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7 Hospitals Affected by Breaches So Far; CommonSpirit Is Still Reviewing Data Files Patients of at least seven hospitals affiliated with CommonSpirit have been affected by a data breach involving the Chicago-based hospital chain's October ransomware incident.

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Fat Face's 'Strictly Private' Data Breach Notification

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So Are We Supposed to Keep This Data Breach Notification Just Between Us Friends? What happens when an e-commerce retailer sends customers a data breach notification email with a subject line that reads "strictly private and confidential"?

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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?

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JD Sports Details Data Breach Affecting 10 Million Customers

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Exposed: Online Customer Details, But Not Complete Payment Card Data JD Sports, a sports fashion retailer with global operations, says personal details pertaining to about 10 million online customers of JD Sports and its Size?,

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Block Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Data Breach

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Firm Did Not Have Necessary Measures to Protect PII, Plaintiffs Allege Fintech company Block faces a putative class action demanding damages for customers affected by a 2021 data breach that affected 8.2

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What is Cyber Security Awareness and Why is it Important?

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Indeed, according to Ponemon Institute’s Cost of a Data Breach Report 2020 , 23% of data breaches were caused by human error. They represent the business, deal with customers and handle sensitive data.

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Latest US Health Data Breaches Follow Worrisome Trends

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Federal Tally Underscores Biggest Hacking Threats, Risks From Vendors Some 60 breaches affecting about 2.5 million individuals were added in July to the federal tally of major health data breaches.

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Covering Data Breaches in an Ethical Way

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How Do We Avoid Data Dump Voyeurism and Victim Shaming? Data breaches are tricky to cover, and we want to report on them in an ethical way.

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OpenWRT Project Community Investigating Data Breach

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Health Data Breach Trends: A Mid-Year Report

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Ransomware Attacks, Vendor Incidents Continue to Dominate Ransomware attacks and breaches of vendors continue to account for the biggest health data breaches added to the official federal tally so far this year

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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.

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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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Canada's Desjardins Settles Data Breach Lawsuit for $155M

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Million Customers' Private Details Sold by 'Malicious' Insider for 26 Months Canada's Desjardins Group has reached an out-of-court settlement to resolve a data breach class action lawsuit.

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Video Game Streamer 'Twitch' Confirms Massive Data Breach

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Reports: Platform's Entire Source Code Compromised in 125GB Leak Amazon-owned video streaming service Twitch, which focuses on video games and e-sports broadcasts, reportedly suffered a massive data breach, which the company vaguely confirmed via Twitter.

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Kroger, British Airways Agree to Settle Data Breach Lawsuits

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based British Airways have each agreed to settle class action lawsuits filed in the wake of two massive data breaches Class Actions Filed Against Each Company After Hacking Incidents U.S.-based based pharmacy and supermarket chain Kroger and U.K.-based

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Compromised Credentials Persist as Data Breaches' Root Cause

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Vikas Malhotra, India Country Manager at LastPass, on Breaches, Password Management Compromised logon credentials are the root cause of most data breaches, especially because users tend to reuse passwords, says Vikas Malhotra.

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Analysis: Third-Party Health Data Breaches Dominated in 2022

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HHS Breach Tally Signals Biggest Risks, Threats Likely in 2023 Hacking and third-party business associate incidents were the crux of the largest health data breaches reported to federal regulators in 2022, foreshadowing the top risks and threats that will likely plague healthcare entities and their vendors in the new year, as well.

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CommonSpirit confirms data breach impacts 623K patients

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CommonSpirit Health confirmed that the October security breach resulted in the exposure of the personal data of 623,774 patients. The security breach led to delayed surgeries, hold-ups in patient care and forced the chain to reschedule doctor appointments across the country.