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The Marriott hotel property chain has announced that they discovered a data breach at the end of February that affected an estimated 5.2 million guests of the hotel. The information that was accessed by unauthorized hackers in the Marriott breach included names, email addresses and phone numbers, age and gender information, and even some data […]

The University of Utah Health announced that it discovered two different data breaches that impacted patients’ personal data and medical records. The first University of Utah Health data breach gave hackers access to some employees’ email accounts, while a second one is believed to be linked to malware that was discovered on an employee’s computer. […]

There are a variety of ways that hackers can infiltrate a company’s network and steal users’ information. J. Crew Group, a clothing retailer with various online retail shopping sites and nearly 500 brick-and-mortar stores, recently announced that it had discovered a J. Crew data breach of the company’s servers in April of 2019, and has […]

A RailWorks data breach has left many unanswered questions. When a company issues a data breach notification, it can be difficult to know what to do. RailWorks, a US-based transportation infrastructure company, reported a data breach due to a ransomware attack that may have affected an estimated 3,500 employees, former employees and their family members. […]

A Health Share data breach has exposed the personal information of many of its members. This comes after a laptop was stolen from a company vehicle. Advances in cybertechnology mean that a hacker can sit anywhere in the world and potentially break into a computer network. New methods and tactics have made it even easier […]

whisper app accidental overexposure

A recent Whisper accidental overexposure is shedding light on the importance of online security. In 2012, the Whisper app was launched to be a completely private and anonymous chat with others. The point was that users could share their deepest, darkest secrets with other users without having to worry about anyone finding out who they […]

On March 2, 2020, Carnival Corp. announced that two of its cruise lines were impacted by a Carnival cruise line data breach. Unknown numbers of employees and customers of Princess line and Holland America line may have had their complete identities compromised, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, government-issued travel numbers and more. The Carnival […]

On Thursday, March 4, 2020, T-Mobile disclosed a breach that impacted employees and customers. T-Mobile posted two separate data breach notification letters on their website. The first states that there was a malicious attack against their email vendor that led to unauthorized access to certain T-Mobile employee accounts, some of which contained account information for […]

A Walgreens data exposure from the company’s mobile app exposed the information of 6,681 customers according to HIPAA Journal. This latest hack is an example of another way your data can be leaked. Mobile apps are currently one of the retailers’ best tools for engaging customers, developing a loyal following and increasing sales. With these […]