2.9 million customers affected in Adobe cyber attack

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Adobe has confirmed that 2.9 million customers have had private information stolen in a sophisticated cyber attack on its website. However, Adobe’s chief security officer has confirmed that based on investigative findings to date, Adobe are not aware of any specific increased risk to customers as a result of this… Read more »

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4 million social security numbers stolen in Chicago

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Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, is warning the public that an estimated 4 million healthcare patients may be at risk of identity theft after a privacy breach occurred at the Illinois company Advocate Health Care. This comes to light after the company had four computers stolen in July… Read more »

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Two million customers affected in Vodafone Germany hack attack

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Two million customers of Vodafone Germany have had some of their personal details compromised in a sophisticated server hack at the company. Having taken place deep within the IT infrastructure of the company, Vodafone has said that the attack could have only been “carried out with high criminal intent and… Read more »

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Santander bank targeted in cyber scam

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A cyber plot to download data from Santander bank in which a phony engineer fitted a keyboard video monitor at the Surrey Quays branch has led to twelve arrests, reports the BBC. According to officials, if carried out, the loss might have resulted in millions of pounds being stolen. Keyboard… Read more »

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NYTimes.com goes offline following cyber attack

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The New York Times has said that it has suffered a “malicious external attack” sending its website down for the second time in just a few weeks. The previous incident, which took place on August 14th, was caused by a technical problem. The BBC reports that investigators believe the attack… Read more »

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California escrow firm closes after detrimental cyberheist

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Efficient Services Escrow Group, a Huntington Beach-based escrow firm has been forced to close its doors and lay off its entire staff after hackers fraudulently wired funds on three separate occasions, stealing approximately $1.5m from the company. The first attack took place in December 2012 when nearly half a million… Read more »

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Interactive data breach graphic

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This helpful infographic shows the world’s biggest data breaches in the last decade. Courtesy of Information is Beautiful… simply click on graphic to get started.

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Six fired after California hospital privacy breach

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Five workers and a student researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood have been fired for viewing the private medical records of 14 patients, including those of celebrity socialite Kim Kardashian. All patients were notified of the privacy breach, which occurred between June 18th and June 24th. Kardashian gave… Read more »

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FDA calls for more secure medical devices

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called for medical device makers to protect their products from cyber attacks, Scientific American has reported. Because computer viruses, which are growing evermore common, do not differentiate between laptop computers or hospital machinery, there is growing concern that malware could affect everything from… Read more »

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1,350 medical records mistakenly published on hospital website

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Over 1,300 Sonoma Valley Hospital patients have been told that some of their private medical information was mistakenly posted on the hospital’s website. The file contained the name, surgeon, date of procedure, hospital charges and insurance company name of patients who had surgery at the California hospital between July 1st,… Read more »

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