9 Most Recent Healthcare Data Breaches
By: Anuja Vaidya 

Here are nine data breaches that occurred within the last month, starting with the most recent.

Report: Syria Cyber Attacked Haifa’s Water System
By: Ilana Curiel 

A senior Israeli official revealed on Saturday that Syria has attempted two weeks ago to launch a cyber attack against Haifa’s water system, in retaliation to the alleged Israeli attack in Damascus a month ago. Yitzhak Ben-Yisrael, chairman of the …

Auburn University Receives $1M for Cyber Security Center
Opelika Auburn News

“Cyber concerns range from disabling the electrical grid to hacking into financial institutions to stealing intellectual property,” said retired Lt. Gen. Ron Burgess, former director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. Burgess now serves as senior …

Schnucks Wants Federal Court to Handle Data Breach Lawsuit
By Jaikumar Vijayan

The St. Louis-based grocery chain Schnuck Markets has claimed that a potential class action lawsuit filed against it in an Illinois state court over a recent data breach really belongs in federal court because of the case’s scope and …

St. Louis Grocer Says Data Breach May Total $80M in Illinois
Chicago Tribune
By: Becky Yerak

If each one spent at least two hours of “time and effort” dealing with the breach — even if they were minimum-wage workers being paid $7.25 an hour — the potential damage could be $7.25 million, says Schnuck, which also has stores in Champaign …

OCR Talks Health Data Breach Avoidance Best Practices
By: Patrick Ouellette  

In light of news this week that Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had released a resolution agreement for Idaho State University’s (ISU) 2011 health data breach, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) comments on HIPAA/HITECH compliance at the 6th …

India Not Equipped to Handle Global Hackers, Say Experts
Times of India
By: Jayanta Deka

The ‘Verizon 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report’ reveals that the top spot for all breaches is financially motivated cybercrime (75%), followed by financial organizations and retailers and restaurants. “No organization is immune to data breach in …

9 Biggest Data Encryption Myths Busted
By: David Tishgart

Rarely a day goes by that you don’t hear about a data breach. Hospital records stolen. Social media accounts hacked. Education transcripts revealed. Every industry is susceptible and every company is at risk. The result can be embarrassing and …

New Startups Prime Targets for Cyberattacks
By: Parija Kavilanz

The frequency of cyberattacks rapidly increases after a startup’s launch. As employees inadvertently click on malicious content in emails, malware will start spreading to other accounts throughout the company. Within 10 months, most startups will have …

Twitter Introduces Website Security Tool After AP Account Hacked
By: Douglas MacMillan and Brian Womack

“Social sites are a big target of these hackers,” said Barmak Meftah, chief executive officer of San Mateo, California-based computer-security company AlienVault Inc. “All the efforts around fortifying and securing these sites is obviously huge. It’s …

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