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Quest Diagnostics Labs Suffer a Data Breach

Quest Diagnostics’ patient data has been accessed by an unauthorized third party, affecting more than 30,000 patients. Like many other breaches, the unauthorized hacker accessed Quest Diagnostics’ data base via the MyQuest via Care360 internet app. Clinical laboratory services company Quest Diagnostics announced Monday that it is investigating a third-party hack into an internet application […]

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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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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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Symantec Report Highlights Hacking as Cause for Majority of Data Breach Records

Symantec released their Global Internet Security Report for 2009 which explores in great detail the causes of data breach incidents. It finds that hacking attacks are responsible for the majority of personal identity records exposed in 2009. “In 2009, 60 percent of identities exposed were compromised by hacking attacks, which are another form of targeted […]

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Data Breach Causes Shareholder Value Decline

This past week, Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) announced that a system they use to process over 100 million payment card transactions per month had been hacked during 2008 and that intruders may have had access to personal information of cardholders for over several months. USA’s article on this topic titled Hackers breach Heartland Payment credit […]

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