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Barclay’s bank customer data stolen and sold to brokers

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On Sunday 9th February UK bank, Barclays, reported that it was reviewing up to 2,000 files of customer data that was handed to them by the Mail on Sunday newspaper. The newspaper said in an article that it was given the files by a person it described as a ‘whistle blower’,… Read more »

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Medical devices manufacturer’s network hacked

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Hackers have penetrated the computer networks of a top US medical device makers. The attacks struck manufacturer, Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device maker, Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical sometime during the first half of 2013 and it is thought that the hack might have lasted as long as… Read more »

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Hotel franchise sparks investigation into spate of fraud

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White Lodging, a company that maintains hotel franchises under nationwide brands including Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton and Westin appears to have suffered a data breach that exposed credit and debit card information of thousands of guests throughout much of 2013. White Lodging is now investigating a potential security breach involoving customers’ payment information. Security blogger, Brian Krebs… Read more »

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Patients notified after paper records stolen from US hospital

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A Hospital and Medical centre in Hartford, Connecticut, has notified 858 patients of a data breach after their paper records were stolen from the car of a member of staff. The theft took place on December 27th 2013. In a statement, the hospital identified the physician as Bindu Vanapalli, M.D.,… Read more »

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US Craft Store Michaels latest large retailer to be hacked

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Another major US retailer may have been the victim of a data breach aimed at customers’ debit and credit cards. After major US retailer Target found themselves under fire for compromising 40m payment cards in December, as well as the subsequent revelation in mid-January that the personal information of 70m customers… Read more »

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Yahoo ads targeted in malware attack

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Yahoo have confirmed that their malware attack is far greater than they initially suspected. The malware ad attacks were then said to have occurred during December 31, 2013 – January 3, 2014 and were only affecting European customers. But Yahoo on Friday revealed the attack actually took place between December 27,… Read more »

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Credit card hackers hit Neiman Marcus

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According to independent security researcher Brian Krebs US department store Neiman Marcus confirmed that its database of customers was hacked last month. The Neiman Marcus breach occurred around mid-December, the same time as the Target attack which has seen up to 110 million customers affected. Another similarity to the Target attack is… Read more »

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Target data breach victims soars up to 110m

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This week, Target revealed that information has been stolen from as many as 110m customers in it’s pre-Christmas data breach. This number is substantially more than the amount that Target initially said were affected. The chain also indicated its sales have been hurt by the breach, cutting its forecast for fourth-quarter… Read more »

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Healthcare giant Kaiser notifies 49,000 patients of privacy breach

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Kaiser has suffered a privacy breach at its Anaheim Medical Center. The breach is thought to have affected at least 49,000 of the healthcare company’s patients. A computer flash drive was reported missed at the hospital on September 25th 2013. The storage drive did not include social security numbers or… Read more »

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California based health system suffers data breach

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A third party vendor removed electronic security safeguards from a California based Health System server which exposed the data of 32,500 patients who had received treatment at Goleta Valley College Hospital, Santa Barbara. Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital in Solvang, and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital were also affected between September… Read more »

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