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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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Ponemon Releases Sixth Annual Study on Healthcare Data Breaches

Ponemon has released it’s sixth annual study on healthcare data breaches and it has some interesting data. As it turns out, new threats and old problems cause turbulent times for Healthcare Criminal attacks from the outside and negligence from the inside continue to put patient data in the crossfire, the newly released Sixth Annual Benchmark […]

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DDoS, Ransomware & Malware Top Healthcare Cyber Threats for 2016

A new study by the Ponemon Institute and ID Experts reveals that healthcare organizations still fear DDoS attacks, and ransomware and malware attacks are new threats to the healthcare industry for 2016. Criminal attacks are still the leading cause of healthcare data breaches, and there’s no sign of that changing anywhere on the horizon. The […]

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November Data Breach Monthly Update: We Keep Tabs On Companies That Have Been Hacked (So You Don’t Have To)

Identity theft is everywhere. According to the most recent data from Identity Theft Resource Center, there have been 629 data breaches so far in 2015, resulting in the unlawful exposure of 175,638,537 personal identities. Let’s run through some of the recent violations, many of which have made headlines in newspapers from coast to coast, due […]

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Starting National Cyber Security Awareness Month Off with a Bang, er, Breach: T-Mobile’s Experian Data Breach

Looking back on October, aka. National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the month was kicked off with the large T-Mobile consumer data breach via Decisioning Solutions (a company acquired by Experian in April 2013). The data breach exposed about 15 million consumers’ PII, and I think it goes without saying that T-Mobile’s CEO was less than […]

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October Data Breach Monthly: We Keep Tabs On Companies That Have Been Hacked (So You Don’t Have To)

According to data from the Identity Theft Resource Center, there have been 577 data breaches so far in 2015, resulting in the unlawful exposure of 155,825,425 personal identities. Let’s run through some of the recent violations that you may not have heard about in the news. Companies Breached and Individuals Harmed Company | State | […]

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September Monthly Breach Report: Problem Continues To Grow, Now Reaching Epidemic Heights

According to data from Identity Theft Resource Center, there have been 519 data breaches so far in 2015, resulting in the unlawful exposure of 139,993,068 personal identities. Let’s run through some of the recent violations that you may not have heard about in the news. Companies Breached and Individuals Harmed Company | State | Industry […]

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Did the St. Louis Cardinals Hack the Houston Astros?

File this one in “unexpected data breaches,” the FBI is currently investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for hacking into the internal networks of the Houston Astros. “The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating whether front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, […]

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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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