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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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Charges in US web-link sharing case lowered

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The US government has applied to drop some charges against a journalist who shared web links to stolen documents. In 2012, US citizen Barrett Brown shared links to documents stolen by Anonymous hackers from intelligence firm Stratfor. Sharing the links led to charges of identity theft because the documents listed, among… 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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Android users duped by developer to release personal data to advertisers

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Tens of millions of Android users have been ‘deceived’ by a developer who covertly gathered personal data, the US Federal Trade Commission is quoted by BBC News as saying. GoldenShores Technologies took ID and location data from the millions using its Brightest Flashlight app. The developer shared the data with… Read more »

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Android users duped by developer to release personal data to advertisers

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Tens of millions of Android users have been ‘deceived’ by a developer who covertly gathered personal data, the US Federal Trade Commission is quoted by BBC News as saying. GoldenShores Technologies took ID and location data from the millions using its Brightest Flashlight app. The developer shared the data with… Read more »

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Clerical error lands MoJ with a £140k fine

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The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) have fined the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) £140k due to a clerical error which led to the personal details of 1,000 prisoners being leaked via email to three of the inmates’ families. The error was only discovered after one of the recipients contacted the prison…. 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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