Data Breach

Does Your Breach Incident Response Plan Have Holes?

The likelihood of a company suffering a breach is worse than most believe. Here's a checklist for building out a plan to deal with a breach.<p>In 2016, …


Discover a Data Breach? Try Compassion First

The reactions to a big data breach often resemble the five stages of grief, so a little empathy is needed.<p>Many of the big data breaches over the past …


Dan Fumano: Vancouver pot dispensary patient data breach highlights regulatory haze

Sensitive patient data supplied to a Vancouver cannabis dispensary has been either mishandled or — according to the shop’s owner — stolen, a …

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Nationwide Data Breach: Insurance Company Agrees To $5.5 Million Settlement

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiary Allied Property and Casualty Insurance Company have agreed to pay more than $5 million as part …

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TalkTalk fined again over customer data breach

The UK data watchdog found three employees from Indian tech firm Wipro, which TalkTalk hired to resolve complaints and network problems, had gained …

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How likely are you to become a victim of a data breach?

How likely are you to become a victim of a data breach? Here are some ways to protect yourself.

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Nationwide Mutual Insurance agrees to $5.5M settlement over data breach

Nationwide Mutual Insurance company will pay a $5.5 million settlement for the 2012 data breach that exposed personal information for an estimated 1.27 million consumers, state officials said Wednesday.<p>Carried out by computer hackers, the data breach scooped up Social Security numbers, drivers …

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CBA executives to lose pay over alleged scandal … Red Cross avoids penalties for data breach … Elon Musk boosts SA business confidence

<i>By Dominic Powell and Emma Koehn.</i>Senior executives at the helm of Commonwealth Bank Australia (CBA) will have their bonuses slashed for the financial …

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BLU phones back on sale on Amazon, BLU claims reports of data breaches were a "false alarm"

BLU devices have returned for sale to Amazon, and Blu has clarified that the withdrawal from the ecommerce website was a false alarm.<p>BLU phones have …


This Sunday’s ‘Game of Thrones’ 7×04 has leaked online

This Sunday’s new episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i> has made its way online roughly 60 hours ahead of its television premiere.In a leak that could very well …

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Game of Thrones Episode 4 Leaks Online, Unrelated to HBO Data Breach

Just two days shy of its HBO broadcast, the fourth episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>‘ seventh season has been stolen and leaked online, according to a report …

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How bad is the HBO hack? The company is still struggling to find out.

Days after admitting that hackers stole sensitive company information, executives at HBO are still scrambling to understand the extent of the damage.<p>The hack, which HBO publicly disclosed Monday, reportedly resulted in the unauthorized release of several upcoming TV episodes from the series …


Appeals court rules health insurance breach victims can sue providers

A lower court initially ruled that customers lacked standing because they failed to show a present injury or likelihood of being injured in the …

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Appeals Court Allows CareFirst Breach Class Action Lawsuit to Proceed

Experts: Decision Could Set Precedent for Other Data Breach Litigation Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • August 2, 2017<p>A class action lawsuit …

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HBO data breach bigger than at Sony?

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HBO data breach included thousands of internal documents

It looks like the data taken during Monday's HBO hack is more than just a couple show episodes and <i>Game of Thrones</i> spoilers. The company paid security contractors to sniff out exactly what leaked online, and they've revealed that the hackers stole thousands of internal company documents.<p>The news …


Can You Sue Your Insurance Company Over A Data Breach If Your Info Hasn’t Been Used By ID Thieves?

With data breaches now a daily occurrence for businesses large and small, there’s a good chance that at least some of your information has been …

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Six Ways to Curb the Costs of a Data Breach

For those paying attention, 2017 has provided a steady and impressive litany of data breach victims, from video games to…

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Breach at Third Party Contractor Affects 18,000 Anthem Members

Anthem last week began notifying 18,000 members affected by a data breach unrelated to 2015's.


The impact of GDPR on marketing technology and cybersecurity

Failure to be a good steward of consumer data by letting it fall into the wrong hands will soon result in severe penalties in the European Union. In …


New Anthem data breach by contractor affects more than 18,000 enrollees

A data breach may have exposed personal health information of more than 18,000 Anthem Medicare enrollees, after one of the insurer's health care …

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Anthem Hit with Data Breach of 18,580 Medicare Members

Third-party service provider for the insurer discovered one of its employees allegedly engaged in identity theft of thousands of Anthem Medicare …

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Anthem reports 18,500 members involved in new data breach

Anthem Health Insurance is once again reporting a data breach, this time 18,500 members had their records emailed to the private email address of a …


Hackers Break Into HBO and Target ‘Game of Thrones’ Scripts

Criminals have cracked HBO’s computer networks.<p>The Time Warner-owned (twc) cable network experienced a data breach that resulted in upcoming episodes …

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Enterprises are upping security demands on SME suppliers

More and more enterprise-level organisations are assessing cyber security during supplier contract negotiations, a survey shows


WestJet data breach reveals customer profile information

WestJet says “it has become aware” that profile data for some of its WestJet Rewards program members was revealed online by what the company calls an …


WestJet suffers data breach, customer information revealed

WestJet announced they suffered an online breach and some of their customer’s personal information was disclosed.


Customer information released in WestJet data breach

WestJet says 'it has become aware' that profile data for some of its WestJet Rewards program members was revealed online by what the company calls an …

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WestJet warns of possible data breach within its rewards program

WestJet is warning its rewards customers about a possible data breach from a third party.In a release, the airline say the breach did not involve the …


What is Data Breach? Data Breaches visualization shows the recent ones

Any accidental or deliberate disclosure of confidential information to an unknown network is termed as a Data Breach. The United States of America …

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