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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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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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Emory Healthcare loses over 300k patient records

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315,000 patient files have disappeared from Emory Healthcare, an Atlanta-based healthcare company. The files contained 17 years worth of private data on all patients who had a surgical procedure done at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and The Emory Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center between 1990 and 2007. Besides… Read more »

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