What is Cyber Security Awareness and Why is it Important?

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Medicaid Contractor Data Breach Affected 334,000 Providers

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a global provider of government health data services, says a data breach exposed the personal information of more than 334,000 Medicaid healthcare providers nationwide Maximus Corp. Says Personal Information Exposed in Unauthorized Access to App Maximus Corp.,

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Kroll Data Breach Report: Unregulated Industries Targeted

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The number of data breach notifications jumped 140% in 2020 from the previous year, with a surge in attacks against less-regulated industries, according to Kroll's 2021 Data Breach Outlook.

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

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

Accellion Data Breach Ensnares Energy Giant Shell

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Meanwhile, Clop Ransomware Group Turns Up the Heat on Another Victim The Accellion File Transfer Appliance data breach continues to cause anguish. Meanwhile, some customers of a Michigan-based bank have been informed that personally identifiable data has been exposed via the FTA breac

Data Breach Culprits: Phishing and Ransomware Dominate

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Unauthorized Access and Malware Also Among Top Causes, UK Privacy Watchdog Reports Phishing, ransomware and unauthorized access continue to be the leading cyber causes of violations of data protection rules and personal data breaches, Britain's privacy watchdog reports.

OpenWRT Project Community Investigating Data Breach

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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.

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.

Kroll Data Breach Report: Less-Regulated Industries Targeted

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The number of data breach notifications jumped 140% in 2020 from the previous year, with a surge in attacks against less-regulated industries, according to Kroll's 2021 Data Breach Outlook.

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"?

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.

Massive Brazilian Data Breach

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I think this is the largest data breach of all time: 220 million people. Lots more stories are in Portuguese

Ubiquiti discloses a data breach

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American technology company Ubiquiti Networks is disclosed a data breach and is notifying its customers via email. The company is not aware of any access to any databases that were containing user data. The post Ubiquiti discloses a data breach appeared first on Security Affairs.

Reported Data Breaches Rise 5% in Australia

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Regulator Says Rise Is Modest Considering Pandemic Work-From-Home Shift Reported data breaches in Australia increased 5% in the second half of 2020, but the nation’s privacy regulator says the increase was modest considering the massive shift to working from home.

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

What Would National Data Breach Notification Law Look Like?

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Federal Officials, Legal Expert Debate the Issue at RSA 2021 Since the supply chain attack that targeted SolarWinds was uncovered in December 2020, some members of Congress have been pushing for a nationwide data breach notification law.

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.

Top data breaches of 2020 – Security Affairs

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Data from major cyber security firms revealed that tens of billion records have been exposed in data breaches exposed in 2020. Hackers offered for sale on the dark web data belonging to 538 million Weibo users, including 172 million phone numbers.

British Clothing Retailer Fat Face Discloses Data Breach

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Employee and Customer Information Compromised in January Attack; ICO Investigating British clothing and accessories retailer Fat Face says it detected a data breach in January, which exposed personal information - including partial payment card numbers - for an unspecified number of customers and employees.

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What Are the Reasons Behind Health Data Breach Surge?

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Ransomware Attacks, Vendor Breaches Continue as Leading Causes About 70 major health data breaches have been added to the federal tally in the last four weeks as ransomware attacks have persisted and breaches at vendors have affected clients

More Accellion Health Data Breaches Revealed

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Four More Health Plans Report They, Too, Were Affected Months after the December cyberattack on Accellion's File Transfer Appliance, the identities of more healthcare sector entities that were affected continue to come to light. The latest victims to be revealed include four health plans

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

Data Breaches: ShinyHunters' Dominance Continues

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Prolific Cybercrime Group Recently Tied to Breaches of E-Commerce and Dating Sites In 2020, a cybercrime operation known as ShinyHunters breached nearly 50 organizations, security researchers say.

Volkswagen, Audi Notify 3.3 Million of Data Breach

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Data Was Left Unsecured by Unidentified Marketing Services Company Volkswagen and its Audi subsidiary are notifying 3.3 and Canada of a breach of personal information by a marketing services supplier.

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

Air India suffered a data breach, 4.5 million customers impacted

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Air India disclosed a data breach that impacted roughly 4.5 Air India has disclosed a data breach that impacted 4.5 million of its customers, exposed data includes the personal information of customers registered between August.

Proposed Settlement in Nebraska Medicine Data Breach Lawsuit

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Complaint Alleged Multiple Security 'Failures' Leading to 2020 Cyberattack A federal court has approved a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit filed in February against Nebraska Medicine in the wake of a 2020 malware attack and exfiltration of sensitive personal and health data for tens of thousands of individuals.

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.

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

Volkswagen discloses data breach, 3.3 million customers impacted

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Volkswagen America discloses a data breach at a third-party vendor that exposed the personal details of more than 3.3 Volkswagen America discloses a data breach suffered by a third-party vendor used by the car vendor for sales and marketing purposes.

US supermarket chain Wegmans discloses data breach

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The supermarket chain Wegmans US Wegmans discloses a data breach, customers information was exposed on the Internet due to a misconfiguration issue. SecurityAffairs – hacking, data breach).

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.

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.

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.

UScellular data breach: attackers ported customer phone numbers

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US wireless carrier UScellular discloses data breach, personal information of customers may have been exposed and their phone numbers ported. US wireless carrier UScellular discloses a data breach that exposed personal information of its customers.

Wind River Systems Investigating Possible Data Breach

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Company: Social Security Numbers and Other Data May Have Been Exposed Embedded software vendor Wind River Systems is investigating a security incident within its internal network, according to a notification filed with California authorities.

Web developers SitePoint discloses a data breach

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The website, and publisher of books, courses and articles for web developers, SitePoint discloses a data breach that impacted 1M users. The company has disclosed a data breach and notified its users via email. The total volume of data available for sale is composed of 368.8

Volkswagen, Audi Notify 3.3 Million People of Data Breach

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Data Was Left Unsecured by Unidentified Marketing Services Company Volkswagen and its Audi subsidiary are notifying 3.3 and Canada of a breach of personal information by a marketing services supplier.