LexisNexis probe uncovers 59 security breaches

LexisNexis probe uncovers 59 security breaches

News and business information vendor LexisNexis says it has identified 59 incidents where personal data held on 310,000 US citizens by its US risk management database unit, Seisint, could have been accessed by fraudsters.

How criminal gangs played a role in retail security breaches

New information about a major security breach at retailers, including Target and Neiman Marcus, provides insight into who was behind the attack and how they carried it out. Hari Sreenivasan and Mike Riley at Bloomberg News discuss the details about the criminal gangs involved in this malware attack.

Health care data breaches affect over 1.4 million people in the Carolinas

Patients have put their trust in hospitals, health plans and medical providers throughout the pandemic, but as medical professionals worked tirelessly to save lives, the health care industry could not stop hackers from causing a record number of security breaches, not just jeopardizing medical data, but personal and financial information too, a WCNC Charlotte analysis of federal data revealed.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services records show health care companies in North Carolina and South Carolina have reported 47 large breaches of unsecured protected health information impacting more than 1.4 million people since 2020. The Office for Civil Rights is currently investigating 26 of those breaches, according to federal data. Most were the result of hackers/IT incidents, but there were cases of unauthorized access and one of theft, public records reveal.

“That’s a very big number,” UNC Charlotte Professor of Software Information Systems Dr. Mohamed Shehab said of the number of people impacted. “It’s shocking.”

READ MORE: https://www.wcnc.com/article/money/health-care-reports-record-number-medical-data-breaches-during-covid-pandemic-wheres-the-money/275-abe1a148-9f79-4c23-86f1-3d13838fe049

‘MyFitnessPal’ Data Breach

Under Armour says a security breach affected 150 million users of its MyFitnessPal app.

Yahoo data breach

Yahoo data breach could impact as many as 500,000,000 users.
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