Security Breaches

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  • Star Olympians Exposed in Data Breach

    The glow from Rio still follows U.S. gold medal gymnast Simone Biles, but this week the young Olympian grabbed some undesirable headlines when Russian hackers accessed and then published her private medical files. The hack of numerous athlete records raises questions regarding prescription drug use in sports and also offers a lesson for those of […] Read more

  • Dropbox Hack from 2012 Triggers Password Resets

    Today’s a good day to check your Dropbox account. The cloud storage firm has just announced that a hack way back in 2012 has necessitated a password reset for many users. Dropbox will alert a specific group of users via email. Any accounts created before mid-2012 that have not had a password update since creation […] Read more

  • 2FA Protects Some Steam(ed) Gamers

    Gamers have always been hacking targets, but in the past ten days, a wave of new attacks has surfaced. The list includes Steam, Minecraft Pocket Edition, and Epic Games forums. Data on millions of gamers has been compromised. Some players have been asked to reset their passwords, too. Now, you can fight back with a […] Read more

  • Travelers Must Take Caution as More Hotels Get Hacked

    Westin, Marriot, Hyatt, Intercontinental—add these names to the list of recently hacked hotels that also includes Trump Hotels, Hilton, Mandarin Oriental and White Lodgings properties. Once again, the data loss occurred at point of sale (POS) locations in the hotels where guests used their credit cards. That means that anyone who used a card at […] Read more

  • Point of Sale Breach Hits Oracle/MICROS Payment Systems

    There’s always a risk of credit card hacking—even if the card never leaves your hand and the company where you shop is highly reputable. Hackers can load malware into payment systems that seek to capture card numbers and other data. It appears an unnamed group has successfully compromised MICROS point of sale (PoS) transaction systems […] Read more

  • Insurance ID Card Maker Breach Hits Blue Cross/Blue Shield

    The number of health insurance customers hit by a new data breach is adding up quickly. At the center of this new attack on healthcare data is Newkirk Products Inc., an Albany, NY company that manufactures ID cards for large insurance providers including several BlueCross/BlueShield groups. The breach first occurred on May 21, 2016, when […] Read more

  • Will Yahoo Fall Victim to the Next MegaBreach?

    Yahoo was tipped to a possible data breach this week after a hacker named ‘Peace’ listed 200 million Yahoo user name and password combinations for sale on the dark web. While the company has confirmed it’s investigating, what should Yahoo users be doing? At this point, proactive measures can’t hurt and sitting around waiting for […] Read more

  • Companies Can’t Detect Most Data Breaches

    It’s natural to think that a company that loses your data will let you know. There’s just one major sticking point—the firm has to detect the breach first. A recent study indicates that detection is still elusive even when the company’s core assets are at stake. According to a new study by the Ponemon Institute, […] Read more

  • Wendy’s Data Breach: Is Your Store on the List?

    The recent credit card data theft at numerous Wendy’s locations in the U.S. is not what you’d call breaking news. Word of this breach first surfaced several months ago, but now, the company has revised the size of the breach and admitted that over 1,000 locations were hit — an increase of 325% over original […] Read more

  • Glassdoor Data Breach Hits Users is a website that seeks to match workers with job openings. It also gives employees a chance to provide anonymous company reviews. On Friday, however, the company inadvertently shared their users’ emails with other enrollees when they sent an update of the company’s terms of use. The result was an instant data leak. While […] Read more

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