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Articles by Jeff Goldman 

3,867,997 Adult FriendFinder Account Details Released

The leaked data includes user name, birthdates, email address, gender, location, relationship status and sexual orientation.

100,000 IRS Taxpayer Accounts Compromised

The Internal Revenue Service says the accounts were breached using 'taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources.'

Target Data Breach Settlement Falls Through

Not enough banks signed on to the $19 million settlement, which would have required them to drop any further claims against Target.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Hit by Cyber Attack

The bank says its domain name servers were hijacked last month.

Insider Data Breach at Medical Billing Company Hits Patients at Several Hospitals

A call center employee at billing company Medical Management, LLC stole thousands of patients' names, birthdates and Social Security numbers.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Data Breach Impacts 1.1 Million People

Names, user names, birthdates, e-mail addresses and subscribed identification numbers were exposed.

FBI Claims Security Researcher Hacked Airplane Mid-Flight

'Over last 5 years my only interest has been to improve aircraft security,' Chris Roberts tweeted recently.

Telstra Acknowledges Massive Pacnet Data Breach

Company chief security officer Mike Burgess says the hackers 'had complete access to the corporate network.'

Penn State University Hacked

The College of Engineering's computer network was disconnected from the Internet in response to the breach.

Sally Beauty Confirms Second Data Breach In As Many Years

The company says it won't 'speculate on the scope of the intrusion,' since the investigation is ongoing.

CrowdStrike Warns of VENOM Vulnerability

The flaw could allow an attacker to escape a VM environment and access the host system.

Hackers Target Starbucks Accounts

'Criminals are learning how to turn rewards programs, points, and prepaid cards into cash,' notes Gartner's Avivah Litan.

Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Employee Charged with Attacking DoE Computers

Charles Eccleston allegedly designed and sent spear phishing emails targeting more than 80 computers at the U.S. Department of Energy.

91 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Suffered Data Breaches in the Past Two Years

Forty percent have experienced more than five data breaches, according to the Ponemon Institute.

Firekeepers Casino Hotel Acknowledges Possible PoS Breach

It's not yet clear how many customers may have been affected.

UC Berkeley, Auburn U, Metro State Acknowledge Data Breaches

The breaches exposed more than 530,000 people's personal information.

New Rombertik Malware Destroys Master Boot Record If Debugged

If it doesn't have permission to overwrite the MBR, the malware destroys all files in the user's home folder.

82 Percent of IT Pros Want to Quit Due to Stress

27 percent say they're experiencing stress-related illness due to work demands, according to GFI Software.

Hard Rock, Sally Beauty Acknowledge Data Breaches

In both cases, customer payment card information appears to have been accessed.

CareerBuilder.com Leveraged to Launch Phishing Attacks

The website's own functionality was used to deliver malware to job posters.

Hackers Steal $5 Million from Ryanair

The airline says the funds have now been frozen, and it expects them to be repaid.

Three Quarters of U.S. Execs Say a Cyber Attack Could Seriously Disrupt Business

And 59 percent said a breach of one company's network can lead directly to attacks on different networks in connected sectors of the economy.

SendGrid Acknowledges Data Breach

An employee's account was compromised and used to access several internal systems.

Survey Finds CEOs, Boards Getting Increasingly Involved in Security Policy

Netskope also recently found that almost a quarter of all logins to CRM apps come from compromised credentials.

For Many U.S. Enterprises, DDoS Attacks Can Cost Over $100,000 Per Hour

And for 11 percent of U.S. enterprises, hourly losses can exceed $1 million.