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Technical reporting and analysis on high-profile data breaches, how they happened, and how hackers are using the information mined from breaches.

Equifax: "Oh, minor detail, we also lost 17.6 Million driver's licenses in that data breach"...

On May 7, executives of Equifax submitted a "statement for the record" to the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing the extent of the consumer data breach the company first ...
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Yahoo Pays $35 Million Penalty For The Hot Mess Of Their Massive Data Breach

This is the first time that a public company gets fined by regulators for failure to properly investigate their 2014 data breach, and disclose it to shareholders. Technically this is not ...
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Cancer Center Discloses $2.3 Million Data Breach Settlement In Their Bankruptcy Filing

As reported in BNA Privacy Law Watch, on December 6, 2017, health care provider 21st Century Oncology agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle charges by the Department of Health and Human ...
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Uber Total Loss: 57 Million Records Stolen But Data Breach Was Hidden For A Year

Oh boy. Uber is known for pushing the limits of the law and has dozens of lawsuits pending against it, but this one went too far and now comes the reckoning. Bloomberg was first to report ...
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Whole Foods Point Of Sale Data Breach. Did Amazon Buy An Organic Lemon?

Uh Oh. They just announced. Generally it's the tip of the iceberg, and then over time more details are released that show it was muuuch worse than initially expected. Looks like Amazon ...
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Large Insurance Company Settles for $5.5 Million over "Failed To Patch" Data Breach

A large insurance company (Nationwide) agreed to pay a total of $5.5 Million to settle charges brought by 32 states resulting from the loss of critical consumer information attributable ...
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Data Breaches Are Up 29 Percent Over Last Year

  Data breaches are running 29 percent above last year, according to a report released by the Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout. Hacking was the leading cause of data breaches ...
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Cleveland Medical Associates Ransomware Infection Caused 22K-Record Databreach - How To Prevent This

Cleveland Medical Associates is offering about 22,000 patients identity protection services after a ransomware attack against the practice. The practice is offering a year of protective ...
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Urgent Phishing Alert: Warn Your Users Against AdultFriendFinder Scams Now

Your end-users may have seen this in the news yesterday, or will read about it today. A massive data breach of the adult dating and entertainment company Friend Finder Network has exposed ...
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Scam Of The Week: FBI Warns Against Data Breach Extortion

The number of data breaches keeps going up. Last week it was more than 1,000 Wendy's where credit card records got ripped off. Fraudsters quickly use the news release of a high-profile ...
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