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Singapore HIV Data Leak Shakes Vulnerable Community
Details of more than 14,000 HIV infected people in Singapore had been made public in a massive data breach. The government has blamed the leak on the American partner of a local doctor, who had access to the records kept on all known HIV-positive people in Singapore. This leak isn't due to a traditional hacker, but an internal player, whose job granted him rare access to the confidential registry...
By Sharanjit Leyl  View Source  
US State Department Reveals Data Breach Employee Information Exposed
Trump once said he wrote important things on papers. He seems distrust modern information technology to protect privacy. The new accident in the US State Department, which has confirmed a data breach through its email system, lets the president win again. The latest new revealed that a compromised email system leaked, and 1% employees' personally identifiable information(PII) have been exposed. Because, these are sort of personal data, the security notice was marked "Sensitive but Unclassified." The hacker may want to get more ...
By Charlie Osborne  View Source  
2018 Data Breach Investigations Report
In reality, nearly 81% of data breaches are facilitated by weak, reused or stolen passwords. When we talk about data secure, the key point should be how to make a strong password and how to keep it safe. This report uncover some new investigation 2018. If you once doubted the importance of password, the key role of data secure. The report may be deserved to have a look. If you leave a password on a sticky note, it gives attackers the chance to take keys and it’s an entirely avoidable risk with devastating cost.
By Verizon Enterprise  View Source  
Yahoo: All 3 Billion Accounts Breached in 2013
The secret is finally uncovered by Yahoo itself: its entire user base of 3 billion accounts was compromised by an August 2013 data breach. Back to that year and that moment, Yahoo said another tone: 1 billions accounts may be impacted. Although it's a large number, as a user of Yahoo, you and me, possibly think we aren't in the victim group. Now the truth isn't just triple the initial report, but the entire user base were compromised! So who do we trust to protect our privacy? The IT giant, or ourselves?
By Jeremy Kirk  View Source  
Equifax Hack Showing SSN Makes Us Vulnerable
Equifax suffered a massive data breach. The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers, were accessed...
By Elaine Ou  View Source  
U.S. employee data breach tied to China Hackers
Even if your data and your family members' data are collected and kept by US government, they aren't safe as the government promised. A Chinese hacking group is suspected of stealing sensitive information about millions of current and former U.S. government employees. FBI arrested some of the group by noticed "Deep Panda's", a hacker tool also used in Hong Kong to monitor democracy force, may hacked sensitive information of about 22.1 million federal employees, including their families and friends...
By Joseph Menn  View Source  
T-Mobile credit hacking stole 15 million customers' data
If you applied for service from T-Mobile in the last couple years, you might want to keep a sharp eye out for identity theft, because your personal information may be in the hands of hackers. The data breach, which involved credit reporting agency Experian, resulted in the theft of data pertaining to 15 million T-Mobile customers. Experian...
By Jeremy Laukkonen  View Source  
4 Reasons Why You Should Shop at Stores That Got Hacked
Almost half of all consumers surveyed are afraid to shop at retailers like Target. They shouldn't be. Retailers are gearing up for the holiday shopping season, but one thing has some consumers spooked: According to a new survey by, 45% of respondents say they are less likely to shop at stores that have suffered a data breach, such...
By Kara Brandeisky  View Source  
Biggest bank in US hacked: JPMorgan admits data breach for 76 mn households
More than half of all households in the United States were affected by a data breach that occurred earlier this summer, JPMorgan Chase revealed on Thursday. The names, addresses, and numbers of millions of affected bank clients were stolen by hackers. The largest bank in the country said in a regulatory filing that 76 million households and seven...
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Albertson's stores hacked for credit card data
Hackers have broken into the credit and debit card payment networks at two of the nation's most popular supermarket store chains: Albertson's and SuperValu. The chains announced the data breach Friday morning. The massive hack impacts their umbrella of stores, as well. That includes Albertson's Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's and Star Market...
By Jose Pagliery  View Source  
Russia gang hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords
A Russian group has hacked 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, according to Hold Security - a US firm specialising in discovering breaches. Hold Security described the hack as the "largest data breach known to date". It claimed the stolen information came from more than 420,000 websites,...
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Long Island Radiology Practice Says 97,000 Patients May Be At Risk After Data Breach
Nearly 100,000 customers of a Long Island-based radiology practice are being warned about a data breach which may have exposed their personal information. NRAD Medical Associates of Garden City has sent out letters to patients saying a now-former employee had unauthorized access to their personal information, CBS 2′s Weijia Jiang reported. In...
By Weijia Jiang  View Source  
Why you'll keep getting hacked
Don't like getting hacked? Sorry, you'd better get used to it. Every few weeks, we learn about another data breach. It's the privacy world's version of an oil spill. A hacker breaks into a company and grabs a database of our personal details. They're sold on the black market, and the exposure puts us at higher risk of fraud and identity theft. ...
By Jose Pagliery  View Source  
Upper Allen Twp.-based payroll company's computer system hacked
An Upper Allen Twp.-based payroll company is investigating a data breach that occurred last month that has put its clients' corporate bank accounts as well as personal information of their customers' employees at risk. Company vice president for sales and marketing Chris Haverstick declined to say how many individuals may be affected by this...
By Jan Murphy  View Source  
96,564 user names and encrypted passwords of Cerberus were accessed
Cerberus Hacked - The team behind the Cerberus anti-theft app for Android recently began notifying 96,564 users that their passwords had been reset following a data breach (h/t Softpedia). "Our Security Team recently discovered and blocked suspicious activity on Cerberus servers," the company said in an e-mail to affected users. "The...
By Jeff Goldman  View Source  
Maryland Hacked Again: 2nd Data Breach in 4 Weeks
The University of Maryland says someone hacked into its computer network and obtained personal information for the second time in four weeks. Chief Information Officer Ann Wylie revealed the breach Thursday in a letter to administrators and department chairs. She says the university learned of the intrusion Saturday and worked with federal and...
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