In Era of Data Breaches, Businesses Need Strong Document Policies

As a consumer, I think about how my information may still reside with a tax preparer or doctor that I have not done business with in 10 years, especially when I read stories of a data breach because of inactive customer information being stolen from an unsecure environment.

UVA Suffers Another Data Breach

Last summer’s widespread hacking of several major universities may be behind us, but the effects of knowing that prying eyes were able to infiltrate a secured network is unsettling. Unfortunately, those concerns have only been renewed for one university in the wake of a brand-new, seemingly unrelated data breach.

29K Patient Records Stolen in Latest Hospital Data Breach

It would be a shame if consumers ever reached the point where news of a data breach did little more than raise eyebrows. But that’s the sad impact of having so many consumer records stolen by cybercriminals on a regular basis. Hopefully, news of this recent data breach will be more cause for alarm.

Hello Kitty Data Breach Compromises 3.3 Million Accounts

Just when parents might have thought it was safe to go back online, another data breach that affects the user accounts of millions of individuals—mostly children and teens—has taken place.

OPM Data Breach Letters Have Gone Out

Last June, the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) made a startling announcement: it had been the victim of a sophisticated, large-scale hacking event.

Threat of Amazon Password Exposure

It was only two years ago that shoppers during the Black Friday madness received an unwelcomed gift: their personal details and credit card information were stolen by hackers in what was then one of the largest known retail data breaches.

Another Hotel Chain Becomes the Victim of a Data Breach

Travelers, beware! At least that’s the sentiment of many people who’ve had their credit card and payment information stolen while traveling, specifically while staying in hotels.

 

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