Several Blue Shield of California spreadsheet reports inadvertently containing the Social Security numbers of 18,000 physicians and others were released 10 times by the state's Department of Managed Health Care. How could this have been prevented?
Inappropriate downloading by a former employee of the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, Mo., resulted in sensitive information for more than 10,000 individuals being temporarily accessible online.
A Florida law that takes effect July 1 toughens the state's data breach notification statute by, in part, broadening the term "personal information" to include individuals' usernames and e-mail addresses under certain circumstances.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including the Australian Privacy Commissioner finding several security gaps at an online dating site that led to a significant data breach.
Montana state officials have now confirmed that 1.3 million individuals will be notified following a breach at the state's Department of Public Health and Human Services. Find out what information was compromised.
Current and former patients of a New York radiology practice are being notified that a former staff radiologist acquired protected health information from the practice's billing systems without authorization.
While P.F. Chang's China Bistro has warned customers that their card information may have been compromised in a data breach, several fraud experts say they have yet to see a related increase in fraud. Learn the latest developments.
The hacktivist group Rex Mundi is claiming it breached the servers of Domino's Pizza in France and Belgium, downloading approximately 600,000 customer records. Find out what information was potentially exposed.
Kentucky is now the 47th state to enact a breach notification law. While a national law superseding the widely varying state statutes is long overdue, the primary election defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor makes passing such a bill tougher.
It's well known that lost or stolen unencrypted computing devices account for the majority of large health data breaches. But a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services shines a light on how frequently breaches - especially smaller ones - involve paper records.
AT&T is notifying an undisclosed number of its customers that their Social Security numbers and other personal information was compromised after employees of a third-party service provider accessed customer accounts without authorization.