Security Breaches

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  • Food.com Breach Also Impacts FoodNetwork.com

    A hack of Food.com has compromised user emails, passwords and some dates of birth as well as FoodNetwork.com accounts. It’s harvest time and recipes to use that leftover zucchini are a popular search at Food.com these days. Unfortunately, the website has been hacked and login credentials for this site could be misused elsewhere. “These credentials […] Read more

  • IRS Struggles To Plug Its Own Data Leaks

    IRS efforts to remove unnecessary Social Security numbers from correspondence with taxpayers woefully inadequate Even the IRS gets audited. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) was established in 1998 to provide independent oversight of IRS activities, which includes auditing. This week, an auditor criticized the IRS for continuing to include taxpayer Social Security […] Read more

  • Hilton, Trump Hotels Investigating Data Breaches

    Hilton Hotels and Trump International in Las Vegas are investigating the possible theft of credit card numbers from guests. Travelers who checked into popular hotels around the country this past year could be faced with the possible theft and misuse of their credit card data. Hilton Hotels, which includes Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Hampden Inn and […] Read more

  • Back To School Season Increases Data Breach Potential

    Will your student be impacted by a data breach this year? The odds are growing in the wake of targeted hack attacks on schools and universities. Another school year, another data breach. It seems inevitable that the first weeks of school bring a fresh round of news involving breaches of sensitive student data. It’s no […] Read more

  • 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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