This week, a representative for the healthcare insurance provider Premera revealed that the core servers of their customer database had been breached, unearthing the details of millions of medical records and putting the majority of their userbase at risk for possible identity theft or worse.
Over a billion people were affected by data breaches in 2014, an all-time high, according to a blog post from IBM’s X-Force threat detection network. “If the year 2014 felt to you like a never-ending roller coaster ride of thrills and excitement within the world of internet security, you wouldn’t be the only one,” wrote Read More
This Thursday, millions of health insurance customers under the umbrella of the Anthem corporation woke up to an email stating that their membership data and health records had been accessed by a still unknown third party hacking ring.
A judge in the US has ruled in favor of retail chain Schnuck Markets following its data breach, ruling that the company is only liable to pay a maximum of $500,000 in damages.
US President Barack Obama has called for new rules to be put in place that compel companies to disclose the details of a data breach within 30 days. However his announcement was followed by an embarrassing moment when the social media accounts for the military’s Central Command was hacked.
In more news about Sony this week that should make everyone say “Well, duh”, this Saturday the North Korean government issued a statement which categorically denied all involvement with the recent attack on the movie studio’s servers.
Twelve months on from its infamous data breach, Target was ruled as negligent by a court this week, which will allow a number of financial institutions to proceed with their class action suit against the retailer.
As more data is leaked from Sony Pictures, the company has come under scrutiny for keeping another data breach back in February under wraps.
A mental health services provider in Alaska has been fined $150,000 under HIPAA for failing to patch its software, which led to a data breach in 2012. The case raises more questions over how much effort the healthcare industry is putting into safeguarding electronic records.
Things are going from bad to worse for Sony as the latest incident in the company’s massive hack has seen the aliases of celebrities leaked as well as additional information on thousands of ex-employees.