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Gordon Ramsay was hacked… by his father-in-law

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Mothers-in-law often receive the bulk of bad press but in the case of irascible celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, it’s his father-in-law who is the villain of the piece. As the conclusion of a rather public family feud, Chris Hutcheson has been given a six month jail sentence for hacking into… Read more »

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Inside Breach Exposes Hospital Data

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Alabama’s Flowers Hospital recently began notifying an undisclosed number of patients that their personal information may have been stolen by a former employee. “Flowers Hospital’s laboratory processes lab tests submitted to us by your health care provider,” hospital privacy officer Patti Hatcher explained in a notification letter. “Unfortunately, we discovered on… Read more »

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Orange hacked: 800,000 customer details stolen

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Hackers have managed to breach the security of Orange and have reportedly stolen details of 800,000 users of the telecoms company’s website. Orange’s website was targeted on January 16 and details of 3 percent of customers stolen including customers’ names, email addresses, mailing address, land line and mobile phone numbers…. Read more »

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University of Pennsylvania Health System compromises patient privacy

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The University of Pennsylvania Health System revealed Monday that some patients’ privacy was accidentally breached because of misprinted bills – the mistake was made on behalf their billing vendor, Revspring of Wixom. The company had a malfunction in its printing operation. As a result, some patients received bills containing both… Read more »

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Grocery store breach stresses need for robust cyber insurance

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A data breach at American grocery store Schnucks between December 2012 and March 2013 exposed an estimated 2.4 million credit and debit cards. This widespread breach resulted in an estimated $80m loss and sparked state and federal consumer lawsuits against the grocer, as well as another suit by the grocer’s… Read more »

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D-Link domestic routers found to have security risk

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Domestic routers by D-Link and Planex have been found to have an easy-to-exploit backdoor access point by security researcher, Craig Heffner. The backdoor, if used, would allow a hacker to take complete control of a router and/or modem letting them gain access to the home’s browsing activity. D-Link has acknowledged… Read more »

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