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Security gap reveals Uber driver info

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Taxi service Uber has revealed that the personal data of some of its drivers has been compromised, a leak which was actually discovered by one of the drivers rather than a concerted attack by hackers. The driver was in the process of uploading documents and was able to see sensitive… Read more »

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Healthcare sector over three times more likely to be targeted by hackers

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A recent study has found that the healthcare industry is 340% more likely to be targeted by hackers than other sectors. The reason for this seems simply to be both the range and sensitivity of the information that may be kept about individuals in a healthcare context; information on health… Read more »

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Healthcare industry new favourite of hackers

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It’s becoming increasingly clear that no industry is immune to cyber attacks, and lately, it seems that healthcare providers are the hackers’ new favourite. Attacks on these organisations have been ramping up in the last few months and a recent report on email trustworthiness found that emails appearing to come… Read more »

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1,350 medical records mistakenly published on hospital website

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Over 1,300 Sonoma Valley Hospital patients have been told that some of their private medical information was mistakenly posted on the hospital’s website. The file contained the name, surgeon, date of procedure, hospital charges and insurance company name of patients who had surgery at the California hospital between July 1st,… Read more »

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1,400 medical records go missing in Miami

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Jackson Health System in Miami, Florida, has offered more than 1,400 patients free credit protection services after their medical records went missing in January. The documents were either on their way to be scanned electronically or returning from that process when they disappeared. The Hospital’s Chief Executive Carlos Migoya said… 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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Data breach cover is essential for small businesses

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If you work in the insurance industry, it can be easy to forget that small business owners aren’t always sure what types of cover they should have in place. Forbes, however, has put together a handy list of thirteen types of insurance essential for small business owners. Number eight on… Read more »

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Rochdale Council breaches Data Protection Act with loss of memory stick

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Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council has become the latest local authority to be named and shamed after it lost an unencrypted memory stick that contained the details of 18,000 residents. According to ComputerWeekly.com, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found the council in breach of the Data Protection Act but is… Read more »

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Auditor takes home 16 CDs worth of personal tax information

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These days, it seems that we hear of a major privacy breach every day which relates to misplaced personal data. But it’s not just a recent problem. Back in 2006, a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) auditor copied 6 years worth of confidential taxpayer information onto 16 unencrypted CDs and proceeded… Read more »

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MP caught binning private docs in St. James’ Park

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If National Identity Fraud Prevention Week is on your doorstep, it’s probably not best to get caught binning private documents in local park bins. Unfortunately for David Cameron’s chief policy advisor, Oliver Letwin, this is precisely what happened. Letwin was recently snapped throwing away constituents’ letters and other documents in… Read more »

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