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Vizio Fined $2.2 Million for Tracking 11 Million Users' Behavior without Consent

February 9, 2017
The company aggregated viewing data, attached demographic information to it, and sold it to third parties for use in targeted advertising.
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InterContinental Hotels Group Suffers Credit Card Breach

February 8, 2017
Bars and restaurants at 12 IHG properties across North America were affected.
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Threat Surge: 2016 Saw 167 Times as Much Ransomware as 2015

February 7, 2017
Reasons for the surge include the rise of ransomware as a service, easier access in the underground market, and the low cost of conducting an attack.
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Just 21 Percent of Banks and Insurers Are Confident They Can Detect a Data Breach

February 6, 2017
Still, 83 percent of consumers say they trust banks and insurers to maintain strong cyber security, a recent survey found.
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Children's Medical Center of Dallas Pays $3.2 Million Fine for HIPAA Violations

February 3, 2017
The organization failed to encrypt patient data after an unencrypted, non-password protect BlackBerry containing PHI was lost in 2009.
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Hackers Disable Door Locks at Four-Star Hotel, Demand Ransom

February 2, 2017
The hackers demanded 2 Bitcoins in payment to return control of the systems back to the hotel -- and the hotel says it had no choice but to pay.
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Hacker Compromises 2.5 Million Xbox 360, PSP ISO Forum Accounts

February 1, 2017
Email addresses, passwords and IP addresses were exposed.
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30 Percent of IT Pros Admit Their Organizations Are Very or Extremely Vulnerable to Attack

January 31, 2017
And 26 percent said their organizations were breached in the past year, a recent survey found.
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Ransomware App Found in Google Play Store

January 30, 2017
The app demanded 0.2 Bitcoins in payment from infected users.
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4,419 Data Breaches Exposed Over 4.2 Billion Records in 2016

January 27, 2017
94 of those breaches exposed a million or more records each, according to a recent report.
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Ongoing Shamoon Malware Attacks Linked to Greenbug Cyber Espionage Group

January 26, 2017
The attacks continued to hit organizations in Saudi Arabia earlier this week.
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62 Percent of Data Security Pros Don't Know Where Their Most Sensitive Unstructured Data Resides

January 25, 2017
And 93 percent say they face persistent challenges in protecting data, a recent survey found.
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All-Time High of 1,093 Data Breaches Reported in U.S. in 2016

January 24, 2017
The number represents a 40 percent increase over the previous year, according to a recent report.
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Three Medical Data Breaches Expose 242,600 Patients' PHI

January 23, 2017
The exposed data includes names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, contact details, medical record numbers and/or clinical information.
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Ukraine Blackout Was Caused by ‘Premeditated and Multi-Level' Cyber Attack

January 20, 2017
The country's national power company hasn't said whether it was able to link the attack to any specific group or nation state.
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Just Eight Percent of IT Pros Say Most of Their Staff Have the Skills They Need

January 19, 2017
More than three times as many IT pros would prefer to grow their staff's skills than grow the number of people on their team, a recent survey found.
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McDonald's Website Flaw Exposes User Passwords

January 18, 2017
'If there's one thing you shouldn't do, it's decrypting passwords client side,' researcher Tijme Gommers noted.
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Researchers Warn of Highly Effective New Gmail Phishing Scam

January 17, 2017
The attack has already caught several technical users, according to Wordfence CEO Mark Maunder.
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95 Percent of Enterprise Cloud Services Aren't Enterprise Ready

January 16, 2017
82 percent don't encrypt data at rest, according to a recent report.
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