A recent breach of 91,000 Medicaid patients’ information was discovered during a separate investigation into a state employee who was viewing Internet pornography at work, new audit reports reveal.
Cyber thieves who steal credit and debit card numbers are making millions of dollars in profits, fueling a global criminal enterprise marked by the high-profile data breaches of major companies such as Target and Home Depot.
Aviva-owned online-only insurance business Quotemehappy.com has informed customers that there has been a data breach at its website.
Quotemehappy announced that it had “recently” lost a “small number” of customers’ details, comprising “vehicle registration, email address, mobile number, landline number and address.”
Information on all 17,700 Kankakee Valley REMC customers was accessed in a cyber-security breach, exposing information ranging from names to REMC account numbers, according to the member-owner electric utility.
Magnolia Health is the latest healthcare provider to report a data breach caused by an employee responding to an spoofed email phishing scam. The data breach affects employees of Magnolia Health Corporation as well as those employed at facilities managed by MHC subsidiaries Kaweah Manor, Inc., Merritt Manor, Inc., Porterville Convalescent Inc., Twin Oaks Assisted Living, Inc., and Twin Oaks Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Inc.
No matter where you work, you don’t want to be told there is an “internal emergency” and you can’t use the computers, but that is precisely the situation at a Hollywood hospital which is a ransomware victim. The attacker demanded an exorbitant 9,000 bitcoin, which is roughly 3.6 million dollars, to unlock the computers.
Think about it: If somebody wants to really wreck your life, all they need is access to your personal email account. Because all too often, a single email address can grant access to your bank account, all the shopping sites you keep your credit card stored on, not to even mention all your personal private emails.
Researchers in Israel were able to steal data from a computer that was disconnected from the Internet and sitting by itself in another room. Here’s why the hack and others like it matter for the safety of cars, power plants, and financial networks.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama unveiled a new cybersecurity “national action plan” calling for an overhaul of aging government networks and a high-level commission to boost security awareness. This move comes in response to epidemic of data breaches and cyber attacks on government, private networks.
Over the past several years, America’s various fleets of rental cars have gone through serious technological upgrades, allowing renters to trade in the old frantic hunt for a cord to plug in their cell phone and access their tunes for something much more sophisticated in the form of wireless Bluetooth pairing. But with new high-tech perks come new vulnerabilities for customers, and a surprising number of people may be leaving themselves wide open to a security breach when returning their vehicles.