Articles Tagged with "breaches"


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Data security breach notification law update

August 07, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

This is a brief timeline of the latest in legislative changes surrounding requirements for reporting a security breach.

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Mozilla shuts Firefox e-store after security breach

August 05, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Mozilla shuttered its online store late Tuesday after finding out that the firm it hired to run the backend operations of the company’s e-tailing business had suffered a security breach.

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Employees sacked for ID card data breach

August 04, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The database in question holds data on 92 million people in the U.K. About 200,000 people have access to it. If they cannot adequately secure the database from misuse by employees, well……. Nine local authority workers have been sacked after illegally accessing personal details of the public held on the government’s national identity database.

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Personal data mishandled at Commerce Dept.

August 03, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The names and Social Security numbers of at least 27,000 Commerce Department employees were exposed to a risk of identity theft following an inappropriate transfer of the personal information in mid-July, according to a letter sent to department employees last week.

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SSA employee convicted for unauthorized access to govt computer

August 01, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Roberto Rodriguez, 54, formerly of Fort Lauderdale, FL, was convicted by a jury on July 29, 2009 of seventeen counts of exceeding his authorized access to a government computer. Rodriguez is scheduled to be sentenced on October 9, 2009, before U.S. District Court Judge William J. Zloch.

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Clampi Trojan stealing online bank data

July 31, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Hundreds of thousands of Windows computers are believed to be infected with a Trojan called “Clampi” that has been stealing banking and other login credentials from compromised PCs since 2007, a security researcher said on the eve of the Black Hat security conference.

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Carrell Clinic guard indicted

July 31, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

A federal grand jury in Dallas has returned an indictment charging an Arlington, Texas, man, who worked as a contract security guard at the Carrell Clinic on North Central Expressway in Dallas, with felony offenses related to his compromising and damaging the hospital’s computer system, announced Acting U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Jesse William McGraw, a/k...

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McAfee keeps leaked details to itself

July 31, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

McAfee is yet to confirm with delegates to its recent Strategic Security Conference that their details were leaked in a bulk email, as reported on iTnews yesterday.

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Network Solutions suffers crippling data breach

July 27, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Over half a million credit card holders may have had their account details captured by hackers, after web hosting firm Network Solutions revealed that more than 4,000 of the e-commerce sites it hosts could have been breached.

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Credit industry slow to protect customers from CreditMaster scam

July 25, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Recent cases in which people have been charged with online fraud for allegedly making purchases with illegally obtained credit card numbers have shed light on the lack of effective measures taken to frustrate the CreditMaster scam used in these incidents, even though the credit card industry was already aware of its existence.

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Network Solutions hacked

July 24, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Hackers have broken into Web servers owned by domain registrar and hosting provider Network Solutions, planting rogue code that resulted in the compromise of more than 573,000 debit and credit card accounts over the past three months, Security Fix has learned.

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Too much personal data released

July 24, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Personal information of almost 900 people was given to a public-housing resident [in Virginia] who requested a list of those who had been banned from Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority property.

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Leahy reintroduces data breach bill

July 23, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has reintroduced a data breach bill that would set tougher rules for government agencies and private sector firms regarding consumers’ personal information.

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Heartland breach felt in Bermuda

July 23, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Hundreds of Bermudians may have been the victims of credit card fraud stemming from a US security breach in January.

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