Lessons learned from UPS Store breach

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By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | August 22nd, 2014 The security breach discovered at a few dozen franchises of the UPS Store, a subsidiary of United Parcel Service, provides a number of lessons for other retailers. The UPS Store reported Wednesday that malicious software was found within the in-store cash register systems of 51 franchises in…

Heartbleed to blame for Community Health Systems breach

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By Steve Ragan, CSO | August 19th, 2014 According to a blog post from TrustedSec, an information security consultancy in Ohio, the breach at Community Health Systems (CHS) is the result of attackers targeting a flaw OpenSSL, CVE-2014-0160, better known as Heartbleed. The incident marks the first case Heartbleed has been linked to an attack…

Community Health Systems blames China for recent data breach

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By Steve Ragan, CSO | August 18th, 2014 Community Hospital Systems (CHS), which operates just over 200 hospitals in 29 states, reported a data breach impacting about 4.5 million people on Monday. The incident, blamed on actors in China, was made public via an 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The 8-K…

Hackers steal data on 4.5 million US hospital patients

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By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service | August 18th, 2014 Community Health Systems says the breach occurred in April and June. A major U.S. hospital operator says hackers based in China broke into its computer systems and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Community Health Systems said the attack occurred in April and June of…

The biggest data breaches of 2014 (so far)

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By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service | July 11th, 2014 Hackers, mistakes, bad security and stupidity are putting your data at risk like never before. In the battle to keep your personal information private, it’s not just hackers you have to worry about but lax security and stupidity. A survey of data breaches in the…