Non-profit employment company misplaces personal records exposing names, addresses, dates of birth and social insurance numbers
Work Link data loss incident circa 2010-11-08
Newly released Visa stats on franchisee security breaches suggest a maturing of the security space, but not necessarily maturing into a more secure arena. The figures paint a picture more akin to burglaries that move from picking door locks to climbing into windows when confronted with more sophisticated door locks. Is it better?
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Visa Stats: Franchisee Security Changing, But Not Necessarily Improving
U.S. General Services Administration data loss incident circa 2010-10-25
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12,000 names and Social Security Numbers sent to a private e-mail address
The impact of a data breach over a two-year period was $2 million per organization, and the lifetime value of lost data on a patient was $107,580, according to the Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security
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Patient data breaches cost hospitals $6 billion per year
Canadian companies and government agencies suffered more IT security breaches this year compared to 2009, according to an annual study released Tuesday.
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Security breaches on the rise, study finds
Indiana is suing health insurer WellPoint for $300,000 in damages from a data breach involving health care applicants
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has filed a lawsuit against insurance company WellPoint for delaying notification of a data breach to the AG’s office and to the more than 32,000 customers in Indiana affected.
Microsoft on Tuesday released three patches to close 11 vulnerabilities, only one of which drew a “critical” rating.
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Quiet Microsoft update fixes 11 flaws with three patches
Grassroots Group Aims to Touch Every U.S. CommunityThe Identity Theft Council is a national network of partnerships between local law enforcement, businesses and volunteers that aims to provide support for victims of identity theft.
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New ID Theft Council Focused on Awareness
Medical practices lag behind hospitals in nearly every measure of health IT implementation and security, reports HIMSS survey.
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Health Net faces a $375,000 fine for a security breach that happened last year at the insurer’s Northeast headquarters in Shelton, the Connecticut Insurance Department said Monday. A portable, external hard drive was lost or stolen in May 2009. It contained medical claims and financial information for about 1.5 million Health Net customers…
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Connecticut Fines Health Net $375,000 For Security Breach Last Year