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  • 6 Questions About the Partners Breach

    Breach Notification Comes Five Months After Phishing Attack 6 Questions About the Partners Breach

    Partners HealthCare System is the latest healthcare organizations to suffer a data breach following a phishing attack. But why did Partners wait five months to issue a breach notification, when HIPAA requires notifications within 60 days? Read more...

  • Another Breach Notice Bill Introduced

    Tougher State Requirements Wouldn't Be Usurped in New Bill Another Breach Notice Bill Introduced
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal seeks to keep strong state data protections.

    Privacy advocates in the Senate have introduced a national data breach notification bill that would allow states to keep their own laws if they provide more stringent reporting and privacy protections than offered by the federal government. Read more...

  • POS Malware Victim: Compass Group

    NEXTEP Breach Affects Foodservice Management Company POS Malware Victim: Compass Group

    The latest victim of malware attacks against point-of-sale system vendor NEXTEL is foodservice management company Compass Group, which says payment card data for up to 70,000 users of self-service kiosks was exposed. Read more...

  • Breach Tally Shows More Hacker Attacks

    Phishing Scams Among Newly Listed Healthcare Incidents Breach Tally Shows More Hacker Attacks

    The official federal tally of major health data breaches shows that the healthcare sector continues to be a growing target for hackers, including those waging phishing attacks. Read more...

  • Adobe Plans to Settle Breach Lawsuit

    Class-Action Suit Was Filed Over Compromised Cards, Accounts Adobe Plans to Settle Breach Lawsuit

    Adobe Systems plans to settle a class-action lawsuit filed after its 2013 breach. By settling, Adobe avoids potentially damaging public discussions about its security practices, experts say. Read more...

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    Banking Malware Taps Macros

    Attackers Use Cloud Services, Trickery to Evade Defenses By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Banking Malware Taps Macros

    Security firms report a sharp rise in the quantity of attacks that use macro code - designed to automate tasks - to trigger malware downloads, often for the purpose of stealing people's online banking credentials.

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    Partners HealthCare Reports Breach

    Latest Phishing Attack One of Many in Healthcare Sector By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Partners HealthCare Reports Breach

    Partners HealthCare System announced that it is the latest healthcare organization hit by a data breach attributed to a phishing attack. The records of an estimated 3,300 individuals may have been compromised in the incident.

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    Federal CIO Withholds InfoSec Judgment

    Tony Scott Awaits Results of 'CyberStat' Agency Reviews By Eric Chabrow
    Federal CIO Withholds InfoSec Judgment

    After nearly 2½ months on the job, federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott was reluctant to offer Congress a detailed assessment of the quality of agencies' information security until reviewing results of pending "CyberStat" reviews.

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    Pharmacy Fined $125,000 for Breach

    Paper Patient Records Not Properly Destroyed By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Pharmacy Fined $125,000 for Breach

    Federal regulators have hit a small Denver pharmacy with a $125,000 penalty for a 2012 breach involving improper disposal of paper patient records. It's the second such HIPAA-related penalty within a year tied to improper records dumping.

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    Cloud Security Certification Launched

    Designed to Measure Advanced Competence By Geetha Nandikotkur
    Cloud Security Certification Launched

    (ISC)² and the Cloud Security Alliance have unveiled a new cloud security professional certification designed to measure advanced competence. Will training for the certification help professionals gain a better understanding of cloud security?

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