Posted on January 28th, 2011 No comments
State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, has introduced a bill that he says will enhance consumer privacy protection by strengthening the notification requirements when databases of personal information are compromised.
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California Legislature to take up data breach notification proposal
Posted on November 6th, 2010 No comments
INDIANAPOLIS — The state is investigating after a box full of personal information, including employee payroll stubs, was found dumped in a trash bin near a downtown school.
Personal Info Found Dumped Outside School
Posted on September 26th, 2010 No comments
Higher education institutions are experiencing an increase in data breaches, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Application Security Inc. The research indicates that attackers are gaining access to personal information of students, faculty and alumni at an increasing rate.
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University data breach stats show more data losses
Posted on November 3rd, 2009 No comments
Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services recently had a security incident that may have resulted in the disclosure of personal information regarding individuals who are served by or do business with the department.
Security Incident Reported By Alaska HSS
In a comment letter sent to HHS officials, the American Hospital Association said it supports the inclusion of a “risk threshold” in the department’s interim final rule on health data breach notification, Health Data Management reports.
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AHA Endorses ‘Risk Threshold’ in HHS’ Data-Breach Notification Rule
Virus hunters are raising the alarm for a large-scale spam attack that uses fake Facebook password-reset messages to trick PC users into downloading a dangerous piece of malware.
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Facebook password-reset spam is Bredolab botnet attack
A bill to exclude some lawyers from the Federal Trade Commission’s anti-identity theft “red flag rule” has passed the U.S.
The FDIC wants you to know it’s not writing you. The agency that insures bank deposits warns that someone is sending out e-mails that appear to be from the FDIC asking people to check their insurance coverage
As many as 68,000 members of CalOptima, the Medicaid plan for Orange County, California, may be at risk of identity theft and fraud after several CDs containing their personal information disappeared while in transit, the agency reported.
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68,000 CalOptima Members at Risk in Data Breach
Posted on October 27th, 2009 No comments
No matter how much money you’ve spent on IT security or how well you have trained your staff, there’s a pretty good chance you will get attacked. This week we feature a slideshow that highlights the..
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Security breaches are no joke