Breach Briefs

Breach Brief – FAFSA

April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Applying for federal student aid  just got a lot harder for students and families. FAFSA or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid was breached and the IRS has taken part of the system offline....

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Breach Brief – America’s JobLink Alliance

March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

America’s JobLink Alliance (AJLA)  reported  a data breach exposed the sensitive information of job-seekers in at least 10 states. Hackers were able to gain unauthorized access to the names, Social Security numbers, and birth dates...

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Breach Brief – Verifone

March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Verifone, the largest maker of payment terminals, reported it is investigating a data breach of its systems. The company provides terminals and services to merchants that allow consumers to swipe credit and debit card. The terminals...

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Breach Brief – Arby’s

February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eaten at an Arby’s lately? Well now is a good time to check your bank and credit card statements. Arby’s Restaurant Group reported that some of the payments systems at 1,000 corporate owned stores have...

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U.S. military healthcare professionals working with the Defense Department may have had highly sensitive personal information exposed by an employer IT error. Some of these personnel have top secret security clearances. Chris Vickery of Mackeepers...

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Yahoo! admitted today that the previous data breach was just a warm-up act. The latest bad news reveals that user data recovered by authorities uncovered a different hack entirely. Now there are over a billion...

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Breach Brief – U.S. Navy, Madison Square Garden

November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The United States Navy announced on Wednesday that hackers have gained access to sensitive personal information of more that 130,000 current and former sailors. The information lost includes names and social security numbers. According to...

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Breach Brief – Anthem Incorporated

October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

In one of the largest data breaches in corporate history Anthem medical insurers lost the information of more than 80 million customers including the company’s CEO. The information stolen includes names, birthdays, medical IDs, Social Security...

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The largest data breach of 2016 so far has hit a data server operated by Albany, N.Y. based Newkirk Products. Newkirk Products is a third-party vendor providing health insurance ID cards for the health care...

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Breach Brief – Acer Computer

June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Computer maker Acer announced that it has suffered a data breach of its U.S. commerce site. According to Acer anyone who has purchased a computer through the site in the past year may be at...

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