Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Fla., is notifying about 9,500 patients that two fired employees may have inappropriately accessed their personal information with the intent to process fraudulent tax returns.
"What happens in Vegas got 19 people busted," says Robert Siciliano, a McAfee consultant and ID theft expert, on the latest busts. "The fight against card fraud is beginning to look like the war on drugs."
Science Applications International Corp. claims it has enough insurance to cover the costs of potential judgments or settlements stemming from seven class action lawsuits related to a September 2011 breach incident affecting 4.9 million TRICARE beneficiaries.
The cost of a data breach is down, say the latest Ponemon Institute study. But as the Global Payments breach shows, organizations still have many reasons to be concerned, says researcher Larry Ponemon.