Tag Archives: Security

No More Need For Hackers – Hospital Just Giving Away Your Private Data

Two months ago we posted about the massive data breach at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, “800,000 Reasons Why MFT is Important“. Well, the drama and the headaches continue. What originally happened was that computer files containing personal information of about 800,000 people, information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, Social […]

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The Most Significant Breach of U.S. Military Computers Ever

“A top Pentagon official has confirmed a previously classified incident that he describes as ‘the most significant breach of U.S. military computers ever,’ a 2008 episode in which a foreign intelligence agent used a flash drive to infect computers, including those used by the Central Command in overseeing combat zones […]

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Classified Network Breached w/ USB Drive

According to the Washington Post, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III just confirmed that a classified military network was breached with a single USB drive in 2008. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/24/AR2010082406154.html As a security expert, the fact that someone used a USB drive on the wrong machine isn’t surprising: it happens every […]

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Devine Intervention – Intervening by Getting Caught Stealing Company Cookies

“Please do not send the Sept. and Oct. payment together in one wire transfer. Anything over $10,000 wired could draw too much attention.” Alleged email written by Paul Shim Devine on October 5th, 2007 Is your business-critical information walking out the door? A few months ago Ipswitch conducted a survey […]

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Major Security Hole in iTunes Accounts Linked to PayPal

“Reports are appearing this morning about a major security hole in iTunes accounts linked to PayPal. At least one group of scammers has found a way to charge thousands of dollars to iTunes accounts through PayPal.” Erick Schonfeld, on TechCrunch.com, gives us this breaking news on the latest iTunes security […]

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Senate Data Breach Bill – Did Schoolhouse Rock Ever Have Data Breach Songs?

“As more and more of our personal information is collected and stored online and on computers, we need to ensure that the businesses storing this information are keeping it safe and giving us quick warning if it falls into the wrong hands.” Senator Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and chairman of the […]

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Take 113 Health Care Data Breaches and Call Me in the Morning

“Of the 385 organizations hit with data breaches so far this year, 113 were in health care.” The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Are Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine and Dr. Howard in charge of the health care industries data security? You’ll most likely need 113 aspirin after reading this article […]

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