Articles Tagged with "breaches"


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Durex condom orders exposed on the Internet

March 22, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Remember the Astroglide breach, when customers who ordered samples of the lubricant had their personal details exposed online? Now there are allegations that Durex condom orders were leaking on the web.

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Welcome Infosec Island Network readers

February 28, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Over the weekend, I added 19 financial, 21 business, 4 healthcare, 1 government and 1 not-for-profit breaches thanks to the Maryland Attorney General’s Office updating their web site. You may also be interested in reading how much manpower was involved in trying to identify whose data and what kinds of data were in the audio and video files on the 57 stolen BlueCross BlueShield hard drives.&...

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19 more financial sector breaches from 2009

February 27, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Maryland has updated its web site to provide breach notifications that it has received since its last update.  The newly posted notifications are for the period ending December 31, 2009, so there will likely be more to come for 2010

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21 more business sector breaches from 2009

February 27, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Maryland has updated its web site to provide breach notifications that it has received since its last update.  The newly posted notifications are for the period ending December 31, 2009, so there will likely be more to come for 2010

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A rise in cyber attacks by one third saw 100 per cent of enterprises experience cyber losses in 2009

February 25, 2010 from: Saumil's Infosec Blog

According to Symantec's 2010 State of Enterprise Security study, 75 per cent of enterprises experienced cyber attacks in the last 12 months and 36 per cent rated the attacks somewhat/highly effective. Also, there was a 29 per cent rise in reported attacks in the last 12 months.

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HIPAA complaints decreased significantly in 2009

February 01, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Dennis Melamed provides monthly HIPAA complaint statistics based reports by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR). It seems that not only did breach reports in general decline in 2009 relative to 2008, but privacy and security complaints to HHS also declined.

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New Data Breach Report: Malicious Attacks Doubled in 2009

January 25, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The number of malicious or criminal attack-related breaches was 24 percent — double the 12 percent of the 2009 study. “They are the most costly, and the types of attacks we found included botnet attacks and data-stealing malware,” Ponemon says. “There is more to worry about because I see this as a growing category. This number of criminal attacks will continue to increase i...

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Hacking Takes Lead as Top Cause of Data Breaches

January 09, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Hacking has topped human error as the top cause of reported data breaches for the first time since such tracking began in 2007, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s 2009 Breach Report.In its report, titled “Data Breaches: The Insanity Continues,” the non-profit ITRC found that 19.5 percent of reported breaches were due to hacking, with insider theft as th...

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Heartland in $60 mln settlement agreement with Visa

January 08, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Heartland Payment Systems Inc (HPY.N) said it reached a $60 million settlement agreement with Visa Inc (V.N), under which it will pay issuers of Visa-branded credit and debit cards for data security breach claims.

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Heartland breach shows why compliance is not enough

January 06, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The [Heartland] intrusion led to the “stark realization that passing a PCI security audit does not make a company secure,” said Avivah Litan, an analyst at research firm Gartner Inc. “This was known well before the breach, but Heartland served as a big pail of ice water thrown on the face of companies complying with PCI,” she said.

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Looking back on 2009

January 03, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The breach of Heartland Payment Systems grabbed the headlines for much of the year and the entire population of Belize had their birth details stolen when a government employee left a laptop in a car, but what else went on?

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Cybercrooks stalk small businesses that bank online

January 03, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

A rising swarm of cyber-robberies targeting small firms, local governments, school districts, churches and non-profits has prompted an extraordinary warning. The American Bankers Association and the FBI are advising small and midsize businesses that conduct financial transactions over the Internet to dedicate a separate PC used exclusively for online banking.

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Internet trading site collective2.com hacked

December 30, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Users of the do-it-yourself trading site collective2.com received an “urgent” e-mail at a few minutes past noon Wednesday notifying them that the company’s computer database had been breached by a hacker and that all users should log in to change their passwords immediately.

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Heartland to pay up to $2.4 million to settle cardholder class action suit

December 21, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Under the terms of the settlement, Heartland says it will pay a minimum of $1 million and up to a maximum of $2.4 million to class members who submit valid claims for losses as a result of the intrusion.

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Heartland pays Amex $3.6M over 2008 data breach

December 17, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Heartland Payment Systems will pay American Express $3.6 million to settle charges relating to the 2008 hacking of its payment system network.

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BJ’s, Bank Not Liable for Credit Card Fraud

December 15, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Cumis Insurance Society and the credit unions it insures have failed in their lawsuit against BJ’s Wholesale Club and Fifth Third Bank over a 2004 breach that affected 9.2 million cardholders.

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