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Data Breach Costs Continue to Rise

The cost of a data breach has never been something to scoff at, and the rising costs aren’t making it any better. But if costs continue to rise, why aren’t organizations doing more to combat the onslaught of hacking? It’s not easy to pinpoint the total cost of cyber crimes, in part because industrial espionage […]

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Business associate’s average cost from a data breach is $1 million

Are you a business associate?  Well if you are you better take notice.  The OCR now audits healthcare business associates and between the possible fines and costs of responding to a data breach, business associates need to be prepared. How to be a successful business associate HIPAA (and your BA agreements) will require your organization […]

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4.5 Million Patients Exposed in Community Health Services Data Breach

According to multiple reports coming out of Illinois, Chinese hackers have siphoned the personal information of approximately 4.5 million patients out of Community Health Services network.  To put that in context, that’s almost the population of Ireland (4.7 Million). “While the attack certainly generates negative publicity for the company, CHS says it has insurance for […]

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Maricopa Community College Data Breach Update: Lawsuits

The huge Maricopa Community College Data Breach just got a bit messier… here come the lawsuits.  A little background on the breach can be found here. DataBreaches.net reports: Arizona law firm files notice of claim over Maricopa County Community College District breach; class-action lawsuit to follow? The notice of claim for the first client was […]

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Neiman Marcus Learns Hard Lessons in Data Breach Response

Following in the steps of Target, Neiman Marcus has recently confirmed they have been the victim of a data breach.  Neiman Marcus first learned about the breach [insert date] when their POS system was [insert hacking method].  Over [insert large number] individuals were effected when [insert data types] were stolen.  It is like a data […]

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Maricopa Community College’s 2.5 Million Person Data Breach: Chaos Ensues

In one of the largest College/Education data breaches, Maricopa Community college is notifying almost 2.5 million current and former students, vendors, employees, and apparently people who never attended.  Information breached includes Social Security numbers and bank account information.  The Office of Inadequate Security (www.databreaches.net) has a great write up about the breach here.  But the […]

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Data Breach Exposes 42 Million Plaintext Passwords – Really?

First Adobe, then PR Newswire, and now Cupid Media… but this time in plaintext.  Found in the same cache of records from the first two breaches Cupid Media had over 42 Million plaintext passwords exposed – and we thought the Adobe data breach was bad. Plaintext… really?  Information Security 101: encrypt your passwords. “The compromise […]

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Data Breaches Have Real World Consequences

Data Breaches have real world consequences for the organizations that have them.  Many organizations have spoken about the reputational harm a data breach causes but getting real numbers on these issues is tough.  Cintas’ new study tries to tackle that issue.  “Cintas Study Finds Two Thirds of U.S. Adults Would Not Return to a Business […]

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Experian sells sensitive info to ID Theft ring, 500,000k records exposed

Experian is at the center of another data breach involving its own records – this time it sold customer data to an ID theft ring based in Vietnam.  Brian Kerbs has been investigating an underground ID Theft service called Superget.info, “a fraudster-friendly site that marketed the ability to look up full Social Security numbers, birthdays, […]

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South Carolina Data Breach Victims Experience A Fast One

Experian, the company hired to respond and mitigate the huge South Carolina Department of Revenue data breach, has been misleading the people of South Carolina, possibly causing confusion and unnecessary costs.  Experian was awarded a 1 year 12 million dollar no bid contract by the State to respond to the massive data breach and offer […]

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