Data Security

Credit Unions Hit Hard By Home Depot Breach

The Home Depot breach has hit credit unions across the US hard, costing up to $60m, almost double that of the Target breach, according to new reports. Credit Union Times reports that that a survey conducted by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) throughout October found that 7.2m credit union cards were breached by the Read More


Flaw in Transcripts Search Site Puts Nearly 100K at Risk, a website that help students locate their high school transcripts, has been breached following the discovery of a design flaw that puts nearly 100,000 people’s data at risk. The Washington Post was the first to report that personal data, including names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, as well as the final Read More


LA Hospital Data Breach Leaves 500 Affected

A hospital in Los Angeles is notifying 500 patients over a data breach where laptop containing unencrypted data was stolen from an employee. The employee of Cedars-Sinai Health System had been using the laptop at home and was burgled on June 23 with the computer among the items stolen. It contained a slew of personal Read More


UK Prison Faces Fine for Losing Prisoner Data

The Ministry of Justice in the UK has been fined £180,000 for losing an unencrypted hard drive containing sensitive data on 3,000 prisoners. The hard drive was lost last year and pertains to inmates at Erlestoke prison in Wiltshire. The fine was instituted by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Data on the disk included details Read More