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Scottrade Acknowledges Two-Year-Old Data Breach

Approximately 4.6 million customers are affected.

Experian Data Breach Exposes 15 Million T-Mobile Customers' and Applicants' Personal Info

Names, addresses and birthdates were exposed, along with encrypted Social Security numbers, and/or driver's license or passport numbers.

84 Percent of IT Pros Have Moderate to No Confidence in Ability to Secure Files

Fully 80 percent of organizations have experienced file data leakage incidents, according to an Enterprise Management Associates survey.

Thousands of Critical Medical Devices Exposed Online

'These devices are getting owned repeatedly,' security researcher Mark Collao said.

Trump Hotels Confirms Credit Card Breach

Customers who used credit or debit cards at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas between May 19, 2014 and June 2, 2015 may be affected.

Hilton Hotels Hacked

It's not yet clear which locations may be affected by the breach, which could date back as far as November 2014.

38 Percent of IT Security Pros Don't Participate in Their Own BYOD Programs

And 28 percent of enterprises do nothing at all about mobile security, a recent Bitglass survey found.

87 Percent of Business, IT Pros Expect Mobile Payments Breaches to Grow

But 42 percent have used mobile payments this year regardless of the risks, a recent ISACA survey found.

OPM Breach Exposed 5.6 Million People's Fingerprints

The new disclosure is a result of the government's ongoing effort to determine what data was impacted by the breach.

Former CVS Employee Steals Molina Healthcare Members' PHI

'This may put you at risk for identity theft,' Molina Healthcare told those affected.

Millions Infected by Malware in Apple App Store

The malware is capable of launching phishing attacks and stealing data from the user's clipboard.

Splunk Expands Security Tools with New Product Releases

Splunk Enterprise Security 4.0 and Splunk User Behavior Analytics debut.

Thefts of Unencrypted Laptops Expose 7,000 Patients' Medical Data

The information potentially exposed includes names, birthdates, Social Security numbers and treatment information.

Symantec Issues Fraudulent Google SSL Cert

Google's Certificate Transparency effort saves the day in case of improperly issued EV-SSL certificate.

Kremlin Hit by Cyber Attacks

'The defense system worked, even though it was not easy,' Vladimir Putin's press secretary said.

Judge Certifies Banks' Class Action Lawsuit Against Target

Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said the company is 'disappointed' in the ruling.

Russian Hacker Pleads Guilty to Theft of 160 Million Credit Card Numbers

The scheme, which caused more than $300 million in losses, is the largest ever prosecuted in the United States.

Providers in California, Michigan, Mississippi Admit HIPAA Violations

Patient data was potentially exposed by insider breaches and phishing attacks.

Stolen Device Exposes Thousands of Lloyds Bank Customers' Data

The unencrypted device held names, addresses, account numbers and sort codes.

U.S. Department of Energy Hacked 159 Times

The DOE reported 1,131 cyber attacks between 2010 and 2014, 159 of them successful.

Hackers Compromise Cal State, Excellus BCBS Data

In Excellus BlueCross BlueShield's case, the breach dates back to December 23, 2013.

81 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Have Been Breached in Past Two Years

Still, 16 percent of organizations said they're unable to tell in real time if their systems are compromised.

Bugzilla Hacked for Over a Year

A single password reused from another site provided the attacker with privileged access.

Email Mistakes Expose HMRC, PTSB, WHSmith Data

As a result of technical glitches and human error, hundreds of contact details were shared by mistake.

Stolen Laptop Exposes 1,242 UCLA Health Patients' Medical Info

Data on the unencrypted laptop included patient names, medical record numbers and health information.

Cc: vs. Bcc: Email Blunder Exposes 780 HIV Patients' Identities

"I find it impossible to believe that in this day and age this can happen," one patient said.

225,000 Apple Credentials Stolen via New iOS Malware

It's the 'largest known Apple account theft caused by malware,' according to Palo Alto Networks researchers.

Avid Life Media CEO Resigns Following Data Breach

The decision was made 'in mutual agreement with the company,' according to a statement.

Thomson Customer Data Exposed by Mistake

458 names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and flight dates were exposed.

Lost, Stolen Unencrypted Devices Expose PHI Nationwide

A hard drive, computer and thumb drive -- none of them encrypted -- exposed over 9,000 patients' personal information.

Court Ruling: FTC Can Sue Companies for Cyber Security Failures

'It is not only appropriate, but critical, that the FTC has the ability to take action,' said FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez.

Dating Website PlentyofFish Hit by Malvertising Attack

According to Cyphort Labs, the number of malvertising attacks carried out by hackers increased by 325 percent in the past year.

Employee Errors Expose PHI, PII, Social Security Numbers

Both the Illinois Department of Corrections and the Colorado Office of Information Technology recently released personal information by mistake. Hacked

The names, addresses and credit card information of approximately 93,000 customers may have been exposed.

Hackers Leak 10 GB of User Data from Adultery Site

The leaked data includes 36 million customer records, listing names, addresses, user names, passwords and the last four digits of credit card numbers.

IRS Data Breach Exposed 334,000 Taxpayer Accounts

The new number is more than three times the estimate the IRS had given in May.

Kaspersky Responds to 'Fake Malware' Allegations

'They forgot to add that we conjure all this up during steamy banya sessions, after parking the bears we ride outside,' Eugene Kaspersky wrote.

Theft of Unencrypted Laptop Exposes 100,000 Social Security Numbers

70 percent of U.S. adults think it's riskier to trust a company with their Social Security number than to carry their Social Security card with them.

Corvette Hacked via Text Message

UCSD researchers were able to both activate and disable the car's brakes and control the car's windshield wipers, all via SMS.

32 Charged with $100 Million Hack of Newswire Services

The group is alleged to have earned over $100 million by stealing and trading on corporate earnings announcements before they were made public.

U.K. Government Investigates Massive Carphone Warehouse Data Breach

As many as 2.4 million customers' names, addresses, birthdates and bank information may have been exposed.

FBI Details Takedown of Gameover Zeus Botnet

FBI agent explains how law enforcement worked with security vendors to bring down a major botnet operation.

American Airlines, Sabre Allegedly Breached by Chinese OPM Hackers

The same hackers who hit Anthem, United Airlines and the Office of Personnel Management may have added American and Sabre to the list.

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Breached by State-Sponsored Hackers

Massive amounts of data were stolen in a short period of time, according to news reports.

HP ZDI Finds 100 Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader

HP details how an attacker could potentially abuse Adobe Reader's JavaScript APIs.

FDA Warns of Cyber Security Flaws in Hospira Infusion Pump

The FDA is urging health care facilities to switch to alternative infusion systems 'as soon as possible.'

Certifigate Flaw Exposes Android Users to Risk [VIDEO]

Remote diagnostic tools from OEMs that are supposed to help Android users, could instead be used to hurt them.

Bitdefender Acknowledges Data Breach

Usernames and passwords were exposed in plain text.

Google Doubles Down on Android Security at Black Hat

Google's Android security chief discusses Stagefright and more in Black Hat address.

Yahoo Ads Serve Malware for Second Time in Two Years

Malicious ads were found to be redirecting victims to the Angler Exploit Kit, according to Malwarebytes researchers.

Half of C-Level Execs See CISOs Primarily as Scapegoats for Data Breaches

Only 25 percent think CISOs should be part of an organization's leadership team, according to a recent survey.

Medical Record Breach Impacts 3.9 Million People Nationwide

The data potentially exposed includes names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, lab results, medical conditions and health insurance information.

Ziften Digs Deep for Security Visibility

Fresh off a $24 million funding round, security startup debuts ZFlow technology to connect the dots of security incidents.

Employee Negligence Exposes Massachusetts Hospital Patients' Personal Data

70 percent of U.S. IT and IT security practitioners say more security incidents are caused by uninentional mistakes than by malicious acts.

Planned Parenthood Hacked

Over 300 employees' names, email addresses and hashed passwords were published online.

Anonymous Hackers Hit U.S. Census Bureau, Canadian Government

The hackers say the attacks were launched to protest the TTIP and TPP, and to retaliate for the shooting of James Daniel McIntyre by Candian police.

Flash Malware Surges, Finds Cisco

While Flash exploits are up, Java is going the other way, according to Cisco's MidYear Security Report.

Car Hacking Arms Race Starts: Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles

The recall was issued in response to a recent demonstration showing that a Jeep Cherokee can be hacked remotely via the Uconnect system.

Five Men Charged in Connection with JPMorgan Hack

The five allegedly used the stolen data to promote a pump-and-dump stock scheme.

Costco, CVS, Rite Aid, Tesco Photo Sites Shuttered by Third-Party Data Breach

A breach at Staples subsidiary PNI Digital Media has impacted photo processing sites for major vendors across the U.S. and the U.K.

Ashley Madison Hack Exposes Data on 37 Million Users

The hackers are threatening to release all of the stolen data if the site isn't shut down.

Data Breach at UCLA Health Exposes 4.5 Million People's Personal Information

The data potentially stolen includes names, birthdates, Social Security numbers and medical information.

Darkode Cybercrime Forum Shut Down

The operation was a coordinated effort between law enforcement authorities in 20 countries.

Walmart Canada Hacked

An unidentified source told The Globe and Mail that as many as 60,000 customers may be affected.

UPMC Suffers Fourth Data Breach in Three Years

A file containing 722 members' protected health information was mistakenly sent to the wrong email address.

Employee Error Causes Army National Guard Data Breach

All current and former National Guard members since 2004 may be affected.

FS-ISAC Warns of Remote Access PoS Attacks

An advisory suggests changing login credentials on a regular basis and implementing multi-factor authentication, among other recommendations.

OPM Breach Hits 22 Million People, Director Resigns

Two separate breaches exposed highly sensitive information, including Social Security numbers and fingerprints.

NYSE, WSJ, UA Downed by Technical Glitches

All three organizations said the failures were not the result of cyber attacks.

Nine Zoos Nationwide Suffer Point-of-Sale Breaches

Customer names, credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and CVV codes were accessed.

Orlando Health, Cuesta College, Firekeepers Casino Acknowledge Data Breaches

More than 92,000 people's personal information may have been exposed.

Hacking Team Hacked

Documents were leaked indicating the company provided hacking tools to the governments of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Russia, among others.

Plex Hacked

The hacker is demanding 9.5 Bitcoins in ransom to protect the stolen data.

Harvard University Hacked

University login credentials used to access computers and email accounts may have been exposed.

Trump Hotels Suffer Apparent Credit Card Breach

The breach, which appears to date back to at least February 2015, affects hotels in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.

Samsung to Stop Disabling Windows Update

After security reseacher Patrick Barker publicized the issue, the company says it plans to issue a patch soon.

U.S. Government Login Credentials Found Online

47 different U.S. government agencies are affected, according to Recorded Future.

Advanced Tech Support Suffers Insider Breach

A former employee apparently leveraged customer data to trick victims into providing remote access to their computers.

Hersheypark Investigates Possible Credit Card Breach

Cards used at Hershey locations between mid-March and late May 2015 may be affected.

SEC Investigates FIN4 Hacker Group

The Securities and Exchange Commission has been contacting public companies to gather information on the group's activities and methods.

OPM Breach May Affect 18 Million People

A new estimate more than four times greater than the previous one was recently provided to U.S. Senators.

Polish Airline LOT Hacked

Ten flights were canceled, and more than 1,400 passengers impacted.

New Spear Phishing Attack Bypasses Two Factor Authentication

The attack is simpler and cheaper to launch than traditional spear phishing attacks, and it can be dangerously effective.

Researcher Uncovers Major Security Flaw in Samsung Galaxy Devices

While the vulnerability could provide an attacker with an enormous amount of access to an affected device, it's extremely difficult to exploit.

FBI Investigates St. Louis Cardinals for Houston Astros Hack

According to the New York Times, Cardinals officials allegedly tried a series of passwords until they successfully accessed the Astros' network.

Computers Seized in Connection with Celebrity Nude Photo Hack

Recently unsealed documents indicate that a Chicago residence was searched in connection with the breach in October 2014.

LastPass Password Manager Hacked

Email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts and authentication hashes were compromised.

U.S. Army Website Defaced by Syrian Hackers

The hackers claim the defacement was enabled by targeting the Limelight Networks content delivery network.

Cybercriminals Use Man-in-the-Middle Attacks to Steal 6 Million Euros

Europol recently announced 49 arrests in connection with the fraud campaign.

Exabeam Advances User Intelligence Security Efforts

Exabeam 1.7 makes use of stateful user tracking to keep user credentials in line.

CISOs Say Hackers Could Gain Upper Hand By 2020

The majority of CISOs say they would spend any additional cyber security funds on human-centric solutions.

Trend Micro Warns of New MalumPoS Point-of-Sale Malware

The malware currently targets Oracle MICROS and other point-of-sale systems.

Stolen Computers Lead to New Heartland Payment Systems Breach

The unencrypted computers were stolen from an office that had recently been acquired by Heartland.

Chinese Hackers Steal All U.S. Federal Employees' Personal Data

Approximately 4 million current and former federal employees may be affected.

Japan Pension Service Hacked, 1.25 Million Records Leaked

The leaked data included names, birthdates, identification numbers and addresses.

Woolworths Mistakenly Leaks $1 Million in Gift Cards

A spreadsheet containing the data was sent to over 1,000 people due to a 'technical fault,' the company said.

Sally Beauty Details Malware Attack That Led to Recent Data Breach

The company says malware was 'effectively deployed' on some of its point of sale systems between March 6 and April 17, 2015.

Apple Bug Crashes Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches

A specific series of characters displayed in a notification can cause a device to crash and reboot.

Hacker Breaches Database, Gets Job Offer

'We've asked Makman if he'd be willing to work with us," Times Internet CEO Satyan Gajwani tweeted.

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. 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.

Pentagon Unveils New Cyber Strategy

'The cyber threat is one we all face as institutions and individuals," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

Researchers Warn of Wi-Fi Vulnerability in iOS 8

A specially crafted SSL certificate can be used to crash iOS apps, and even the entire operating system.

Virginia Voting Machines Easily Hacked

The machines had been in use in more than 560 precincts since 2002.

Researcher Uncovers Security Flaw

A server configuration error appears to be redirecting all HTTPS traffic to HTTP.

HSBC Acknowledges Data Breach

Mortgage customers' names, Social Security numbers and account numbers were exposed.

GAO: In-Flight Wi-Fi Could Be Used to Hack Airplanes

'Internet connectivity in the cabin should be considered a direct link between the aircraft and the outside world,' a GAO report states.

Los Angeles Streetlights to Be Controlled via Cellular Network

City workers will be able to turn lights on and off remotely, and will be able to dim them or brighten them as needed.

74 Percent of IT Security Pros Worry About Insider Threats

Still, 32 percent told the SANS Institute they have no ability to prevent an insider breach.

Google Chrome 42 Gets Galactic Security Update

No towel required for 45 security fixes in Google's Chrome 42 browser.

International Operations Take Down Beebone, Simda Botnets

Both operations required coordination between government agencies and private sector partners.

Tailoring Security Info for the C-Suite

SurfWatch Labs' SaaS platform makes security information intelligible to business execs.

Four Episodes of 'Game of Thrones' Leaked Online

The episodes were downloaded over a million times in less than a day.

AT&T Hit With Record-Breaking $25 Million Data Breach Fine

The company will also provide almost 280,000 customers with free credit monitoring services, and will improve its privacy and security practices.

Russia Blamed for White House Data Breach

The attack appears to have been launched in retaliation for sanctions, according to CNN.

Police Department Pays Cybercriminals Following Ransomware Infection

A recent survey found that 55 percent of organizations that have been hit by such attacks recommend negotiating with cybecriminals to restore data.

IBM Warns of New 'Dyre Wolf' Malware Campaign

The campaign targets organizations with a combination of social engineering and DDoS attacks.

Researchers Warn of Volatile Cedar APT Campaign

The target distribution 'strongly aligns with nation-state/political-group interests,' according to Check Point researchers.

Florida Department of Elections Acknowledges Data Breach

15 CDs containing high-risk professionals' personal information were mistakenly sent to people requesting voter registration records.

Google Strikes Back Against Chinese Certificate Authority

Both Google and Mozilla are taking aggressive measures against Chinese certificate authority CNNIC.

U.S. Targets Foreign Hackers with Sanctions

'Starting today, we're giving notice to those who pose significant threats to our security or economy,' President Obama said.

New Trojan Targets Petroleum, Gas, Helium Companies

The attack exploits an old ActiveX vulnerability, according to Symantec researchers.

Hackers Breach British Airways Frequent Flyer Accounts

The airline says tens of thousands of accounts were accessed.

Slack Hacked

User names, emails addresses and hashed passwords were exposed.

Security Flaw Found in Hotel Wi-Fi Systems

The vulnerability could enable a remote attacker to read or modify any file on an ANTlabs InnGate device, according to Cylance researchers.

15,435 Vulnerabilities Found in 3,870 Applications in 2014

That's an 18 percent increase over the previous year in vulnerabilities found, according to Secunia.

Twitch Hacked

An undisclosed number of users were told their passwords 'could have been captured in clear text by malicious code.'