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Hello Kitty data leak exposes 3.3 million user accounts, security researcher says
Fox News

Sanrio, the company behind the popular Hello Kitty brand, has suffered a data leak, according to a security specialist. Researcher Chris Vickery told …

Data protection service LifeLock settles with FTC for $100m
SlashGear

As we reported this past summer, LifeLock got itself into hot water with the FTC over its alleged failure to protect its customer data. That wasn’t the first …

MaineGeneral Health suffers cyber-attack
JD Supra (press release)

MaineGeneral Health (MaineGeneral), located in Augusta, Maine notified employees and patients last week that personal information and protected …

Iranian Cyber Hackers Infiltrate US Power Grids in Attempt to Cause Blackouts
Breaking Isreal News

Iranian hackers were successful in opening network pathways among US power grids, making the entire country susceptible to a cyber attack, the …

Why Education is Crucial to Health Data Security in 2016
HealthITSecurity.com

Ensuring that healthcare employees at all levels are properly – and regularly – trained in the latest healthcare data security measures is one of the …

First on CNN: Newly discovered hack has US fearing foreign infiltration
CNN.com

Juniper disclosed the issue Thursday along with an emergency security patch that it … Hacker who allegedly passed U.S. military data to ISIS arrested.

Houston-based Landry’s restaurant chain reports data breach
Dallas Morning News

HOUSTON – The Landry’s Inc. restaurant chain has reported a customer data breach with unauthorized charges at some of its more than 500 …

Apple CEO defends privacy, encryption amidst terrorist concerns
Computerworld

Apple CEO Tim Cook staunchly defended personal privacy and the use of encryption on iPhones amidst renewed concerns about terrorists hiding …

Russian hacking group sharpens its skills
ZDNet

“Our recent investigation into the Sofacy operations revealed that the cyber-group is extremely active and focused on specific regions,” said the report …

Exclusive – US Justice Dept probes data breach at Uber: sources
Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Department of Justice is pursuing a criminal investigation of a May 2014 data breach at ride service Uber…

Iranian hackers infiltrated computers of small dam in NY -WSJ
Daily Mail

Iranian hackers breached the control system of a dam near New York City, an infiltration that raised concerns about the security of the country’s …

Counseling clinic warns clients of data breach
The Oshkosh Northwestern

The computer contained outpatient mental health records of clients who … the website for Wisconsin’s Office of Privacy Protection at privacy.wi.gov.