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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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SEA hack Forbes stealing 1m passwords

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The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has sparked concern by orchestrating yet another hack attack –  this time attacking the account records of more than a million Forbes readers and contributors. A total of 1,071,963 users were affected when the database that held their email addresses and correlating passwords was exposed… 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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Microsoft fall victim to another hack attack

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A Microsoft blog has been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army shortly after two of its Twitter accounts and another blog were attacked by the same hacking group. The Microsoft Office blog had just been redesigned before it was targeted by the hackers who posted a screenshot of their work… Read more »

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Natwest hit by cyber attack days after RBS tech-meltdown

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Less than a week after a major computer failure which left RBS and Natwest customers without access to their online accounts and unable to use cash points, Natwest suffered another disruption on Friday from 11:30am. The RBS group – which includes RBS, Natwest and Ulster bank said that Natwest was… Read more »

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Hackers steal 376,000 credit card details from Irish firm LoyaltyBuild

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The Irish loyalty programme firm, Loyaltybuild have been hit by a hack attack which saw the loss of 376,000 customer full credit card details. According to investigatory results by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC), credit card and – contrary to all payment storage rules – CVV details… Read more »

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