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Cybercriminal Targets 20,000 Dutch Civilians

Law enforcement in the Netherlands will begin to notify approximately 20,000 civilians who may be victims of a fraudulent cyber scheme. The Dutch police allegedly discovered a suspect stole account credentials for thousands of Dutch civilians. The 35-year-old suspect was arrested in the Netherlands in October 2016, according to reports. He faces charges of hacking, … More

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InterContinental Discloses Card Breach at 12 Hotels

InterContinental Hotels disclosed 12 hotel locations across the United States have suffered a card data breach. Cybercriminals placed point-of-sale malware on payment terminals that could extract customers’ card data. The data extracted by the malware includes the cardholder’s name, card number, expiration data and verification code. Customers who used cards at the 12 affected locations … More

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Coachella Customer Data for Sale on the Darknet

A hacker, who uses the handle Berkut, allegedly posted more than 950,000 Coachella user accounts for sale on the Darknet. The hacker posted the stolen user accounts for the popular music festival on the Darknet marketplace Tochka, according to reports. “Coachella complete database dump from this month,” the hacker allegedly wrote on the marketplace. The … More

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Sentara Notifies Patients After Third-Party Breach

A data breach at a third-party vendor for Sentara Healthcare has exposed the medical records of more than 5,000 patients. The healthcare provider discovered the third-party breach with the help of law enforcement on November 17, 2016. Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare has begun notifying 5,454 vascular and thoracic patients of the third-party breach. The incident reportedly … More

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Verity Health System Discloses Breach to Patients

California-based Verity Health System is notifying more than 10,000 patients that their personal information may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Verity Health officials reportedly detected suspicious, unauthorized activity on the Verity Medical Foundation – San Jose Medical Group website on January 6, 2017. The website is no longer in use by the … More

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US Data Breaches Reach All-Time High

Organizations in the United States suffered more data breaches in 2016, which amounted to an increase of 40 percent from 2015 to 2016. Records from federal and state governments show organizations suffered a total of 1,093 breaches in 2016, according to researchers from the Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout. A majority of the breaches … More

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Game Developer Supercell Hacked

The game developer Supercell, which hosts mobile games such as Clash of Clans, announces its community forum was hacked and user accounts were stolen. The data of more than one million community forum user accounts are allegedly being traded online. The user account data compromised in the incident includes usernames, email addresses, IP addresses and … More

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Hackers Breach Staff Portal of UK’s Sports Direct

Sports Direct located in the United Kingdom reportedly suffered a data breach on its staff portal in the fall of 2016. The retail business has not notified its 30,000 workforce of the incident, according to reports. The hackers targeted the internal systems of Sports Direct and obtained access to a staff portal containing the personal … More

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CoPilot Provider Support Services Discloses Breach

CoPilot Provider Support Services is currently notifying approximately 220,000 patients of doctor’s offices that use the company’s services of a data breach. The company is notifying thousands of patients of a data breach around a year after the incident occurred in October 2015. CoPilot was “made aware of and managed an unauthorized access of one … More

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Princeton Pain Management Notifies Patients of Breach

Princeton Pain Management in New Jersey is notifying 4,668 patients of a data breach that occurred on November 28, 2016. The medical facility claims there is no evidence that patient data was stolen from the system. However, unauthorized individuals did access the protected health information (PHI) of Princeton Pain Management’s patients. The hackers allegedly accessed … More

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