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The Aftermath of the Kroger/Equifax W-2 Breach

On May 6, 2016, Kroger had to notify 430,000+ current employees and former employees that their W-2 information had been breached. Unfortunately, the breach took place through a third party vendor, Equifax W-2 eXpress site. Three parties are involved in and affected by this breach: Kroger, Equifax, and Kroger’s current and past employees. All the […]

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University of Central Florida – Hack that Exposed Thousands of Students’ & Employees’ PII

While the Healthcare industry may still be huge target for cyber criminals, Educational Institutions (i.e. colleges, universities, etc) aren’t far behind on the Hacker Hit List. The data that both industries keep on their constituents is a treasure trove to hackers that they can easily monetize on the Dark Web. Without the proper cyber security […]

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Ponemon Releases Fifth Annual Study on Healthcare Data Breaches

Ponemon has release it’s fifth annual study on healthcare data breaches and it has some interesting data. The Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data, sponsored by ID Experts, shows that, for the first time, criminal attacks are the number-one root cause of healthcare data breaches. We calculated a 125 percent […]

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Malicious Attacks now Leading Cause of Healthcare Data Breaches

A new study by the Ponemon Institute and ID Experts reveals a trend that has the Healthcare industry on edge. For the first year in it’s five years of reporting, malicious criminal attacks now lead the pack for healthcare data breach causes – previously, unintentional events/accidents were the leading cause of healthcare breaches. This comes […]

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7.3 Million New Yorkers Exposed in Data Breaches in 2013

The attorney general of New York recently released a data breach report revealing that over 900 breaches resulted in the exposure of 7.3 million new yorkers sensitive information during 2013.  The breaches at Target and LivingSocial make up the largest chunk of that breached data but with 900 breaches during the whole year, businesses of […]

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Data Breach Fallout

The CEO of Target has stepped down in the aftermath of the huge data breach that hit the retailer last year.  Although not a huge surprise considering how big the breach was, to see such a high profile resignation is a reminder that these incidents have significant business consequences “Target on Monday announced that Steinhafel, […]

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Experian Data Breach Gets the Media Treatment

A huge data breach involving Experian which came to light months ago has finally caught the media’s eye. Experian enmeshed in litigation over business that was breached: “Experian Plc is enmeshed in litigation over its 2012 purchase of the assets of data firm Court Ventures, which is at the center of a breach that exposed […]

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Is Data Breach Prevention Dead?

It sounds silly, and might be a bit over dramatic, but is data breach prevention dead?  That’s the question being raised by several information security professionals and although the statement seems absurd, the logic isn’t. “In the past few years, we have experienced a lot more sophisticated, targeted attack activity that is a lot more […]

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The Data Breach Blame Game

With the recent high profile data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus & Michaels, the retailers & banks have started to turn on each other.  This argument is not surprising now that the federal government is investigating and CEOs are being hauled in front of Congress.  Improvements to the information security infrastructure is going to require significant […]

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Target Data Breach Leads to BBB Scam Warning

While everyone was busy holiday shopping the last few months, hackers were busy breaching over 40 million credit and debit cards from the Target point of sale system.  This Target mega data breach hit the main stream media and the wolves have been out ripping Target, and their terrible info security.  The CEO even responded […]

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