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Fin4 cyber gang focuses on theft of insider information

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Cyber thieves are increasingly targeting the email accounts of senior executives at financial institutions in an effort to steal insider trading information. The Fin4 gang has targeted over 100 companies in the last year, reports the BBC. Rather than stealing directly from the company, the gang makes its money by… Read more »

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Sony Pictures Entertainment hacked

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Sony Pictures Entertainment was forced to shut down its computer systems on Monday after a large scale hack attack. According to BBC News, the attackers threatened to release data “secrets” if certain demands were not met, with a skull appearing on computer screens. The attack is being attributed to Guardians… Read more »

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Kentucky 47th state to enacts Data Breach

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On April 10, 2014, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed H.B.232 into law, making Kentucky the 47th state to enact data breach notification legislation. Prior to H.B. 232, Kentucky was one of only four states—including Alabama, New Mexico, and South Dakota—that had not adopted data breach notification legislation. H.B. 232 also includes… Read more »

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Small town Colarado hospital hit by cyber attack

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The latest hospital cyber-attack [March 18] has been reported by a small-town rural hospital in Colorado. The hospital discovered it had a computer virus that had collected and encrypted patient data in a hidden file system. As a result, some 5,400 patients were mailed breach notification letters on March 17…. Read more »

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University of Maryland announces computer security breach

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Officials at the University of Maryland announced that a data breach has exposed 300,000 records of its staff, student and faculty members. The breach has affected those who have records at the university dating back to 1998. The attack occurred at 4am on Tuesday 18th February when an outside hacker gained… Read more »

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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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