Expansive New HHS And FTC Regulations Require Entities To Provide Notice Of Data Breaches Involving Health Information
The HHS rule becomes effective on September 23, 2009, and the FTC rule becomes effective September 24, 2009. Acknowledging that it will take time for entities to develop and implement the procedures needed to comply with these regulations, both agencies agreed to refrain from imposing sanctions for failure to provide required notifications for…
A lawsuit consolidating 16 separate class-action complaints brought by financial institutions against Heartland Payment Systems has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
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Lawsuits over Heartland data breach folded into one
Neowin.net reported that thousands of Hotmail accounts and passwords were leaked and anonymously posted on Pastebin.com, a debugging and code-sharing Web site.
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Leak compromises thousands of Hotmail passwords
Documents belonging to Flagler County were found in a trash dumpster behind the county government building.
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Sensitive Documents Found In Flagler Dumpster
According to an Internet-security firm, people in places like Pakistan are getting personal information from laptops owned by special-operations and other soldiers, including members of the 3rd Special Forces Group from Fort Bragg, whose members are often deployed on sensitive missions in Afghanistan.
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Hacked: Soldiers’ leaky laptops may put them at risk.
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The personal data of tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers — including those in the Special Forces — continue to be downloaded by unauthorized computer users in countries such as China and Pakistan, despite Army assurances that it would try to fix the problem, according to a private firm that monitors cybersecurity.
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Soldiers’ Data Still Being Downloaded Overseas, Firm Says