Ohio University Hospital Compromised

Ohio University Hospital is in the process of informing over 7,100 patients that their confidential health information may have been compromised in a recent security breach. Investigators report that an unencrypted hard drive containing patient names and medical histories was stolen from the facility in August, and since then administrators have been scrambling to discern [...] Read more »

Adobe Breach Much Worse than Initially Reported

New information has been released from Adobe regarding the massive data breach that brought the company to its knees last month. Initial reports suggested that the personal information of 3 million Adobe users had been compromised – information that included names, addresses, and credit card information. That number has now been adjusted upward – way [...] Read more »

PHP.net Users at Risk

The official home of the PHP programming language, PHP.net, was compromised by as yet unidentified hackers who managed to transform the high-traffic site into a drive-by download engine. The hack was only discovered after Google blacklisted PHP.net late last week, leading to a flurry of activity that uncovered the infected javascript buried in several SWF [...] Read more »

Adobe Playing Coy?

Earlier this month, we reported on the hackers who made off with the credit card numbers of over 2.9 million Adobe users. Initial reports from Adobe were meant to be reassuring, and stated that the stolen credit card information was encrypted, rendering it worthless to cyber criminals. However, the CEO of security firm IT New [...] Read more »

Data Breach at Hope Family Health

The Hope Family Health Center in Westmoreland, Tennessee is the latest health care provider to be targeted by hackers, as roughly 8,000 current and former patients have had their confidential information compromised. An unencrypted device stolen from an employee contained names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, billing addresses, and treatment details of the affected patients, and [...] Read more »

Health Care Breach in Iowa

Iowa’s UnityPoint Health Center recently discovered a breach that has put a minimum of 1,800 patients at risk, though ongoing assessments may adjust that figure upward. During an Audit performed last month, technicians discovered access to confidential patient data coming from an unauthorized third party source. Information gleaned included names, addresses, social security numbers, and [...] Read more »

Iran Breaches US Navy Network

The Wall Street Journal confirmed last Friday that computer networks for the US Navy and Marines were breached by Iranian agents, and hundreds of thousands of documents were viewed. While no confidential information was recovered – the attack took place within the “non-classified” Navy network architecture – officials report that the attack method used was [...] Read more »

Georgia Department of Labor Compromised

User error is at least partially responsible for a data breach at the Georgia Department of Labor that exposed 4,457 unemployment benefit enrollees to potential identity theft. Names, social security numbers, telephone numbers, and email addresses of the affected individuals were compromised following improper data handling by a Georgia Department of Labor employee, leading to [...] Read more »

Medical University of South Carolina Attacked

The names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and credit card information of over 7,000 clients of the Medical University of South Carolina were stolen last month when a group of hackers broke into a credit card processing server belonging to Blackhawk Consulting, the company that manages online transactions for MUSC. The executive director of the hospital, [...] Read more »

DOE Attack Larger Than Previously Thought

Two weeks ago we reported on a breach at the Department of Energy that led to the loss of personal information on over 14,000 current and former employees in and around the DOE. This week, we’ve learned that this number has been adjusted upward significantly – at present, over 53,000 individuals appear to be at [...] Read more »

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