Security Breaches

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  • Electronic Medical Records: A New Source for Identity Theft

    One of the worst data breaches of the year involved compromised electronic medical records for hospitals and health clinics in the Midwest. In recent weeks, Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) notified customers and their patients that the firm had experienced a sizeable data breach. In all, 3.9 million individuals have learned that their health files have […] Read more

  • Will 2015 Set The Record For Breach Victims?

    When the Target data breach hit during the holiday shopping rush in December, 2013, security experts and other observers declared 2013 the worst year for breaches ever. Neiman Marcus, eBay, and Michaels Stores were hit the following year. Again, the predictors of doom called 2014 the worst year ever. However, 2015 has already toppled past […] Read more

  • Data Breach – HanesBrands, Inc.

    On July 31, 2015, HanesBrands, Inc. reported that a hacker compromised its customer order database of 900,000 online and telephone customers in June of 2015. Hackers were able to gain information including addresses, phone numbers, and the last four digits of credit card numbers by posing as a guest customer checking an order. HanesBrands representatives claimed […] Read more

  • Data Breach – UCLA Health and Ashley Madison

    On Friday, July 17, 2015, UCLA Health announced that hackers broke into their computer network and accessed sensitive information on as many as 4.5 million patients. UCLA said Friday that they are working with the FBI and computer forensic experts to further secure its network. Hacked data includes names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, Medicare and […] Read more

  • IRS Transcript Service Hack

    TAXPAYER BEWARE! The recent news of a hack at the IRS sent shivers down taxpayers’ spines for good reason. While the first risk was tax return-based identity theft, there are other hazards on the way including phishing attacks and other scams. The breach hit the IRS Get Transcript service. Hackers attempted to open an estimated […] Read more

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