Breach Briefs

September 10, 2015 Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Excellus BlueCross BlueShield reported a long running cyber-attack that began in December 2013 but wasn’t discovered until Aug. 5, 2015. The breach may have exposed information on as...

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August 24, 2015  IRS Breach The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) widened the scope of the breach first announced in May. The government agency is saying that as many as 390,000 taxpayers are now at risk. The...

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August 4, 2015 United Airlines According to Bloomberg Business United Airlines has reported that it’s customer flight records have been lost to a data breach. The breach was detected in May or June of this...

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Lizard Squad Delivers Cyber War for Christmas

December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

It seems that at least two hacker groups have gone to war over the Christmas outage of PlayStation and Xbox online gaming network. How bad it will get is unknown but it seems that the mysterious...

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ALERT! Kmart & Dairy Queen Hacked ALERT!

October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Alasdair James, President and Chief Member Officer of Kmart, announced on Thursday that the company’s payment systems were hacked. Kmart’s IT team detected the breach of store payment systems. A preliminary investigation revealed a deliberate...

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ALERT! Home Depot Hacked ALERT!

September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Home Depot is investigating a major data breach that looks like the Target stores cyber disaster. According to Krebs on Security  numerous banks reported seeing evidence that Home Depot stores could be the source of a massive new data...

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The Department of Homeland Security is investigating “Backoff”  the latest malware to strike the point of sale systems of over 600 retailers.  Point of sale systems or POS are the small card readers used nearly...

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Maybe Goodwill Industries Had a Data Breach

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Goodwill Industries Inc.,one of America’s biggest and best known non-profit organizations is working with federal officials to investigate the possibility of a data breach. Based in Rockville, Maryland, Goodwill says it was notified Friday by fraud...

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ALERT! PF CHANG’S HACKED ALERT!

June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yet another company has reported a credit card breach. The popular Asian restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s has reported that it’s systems were hacked and the hack goes back as far as September 18th of 2013...

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ALERT ! AT&T Hacked ALERT!

June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

AT&T has revealed that it was hacked by a third party vendor. The vendor or employees of that vendor gained unauthorized access to AT&T customer data including Social Security numbers and birthdays. AT&T has not...

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