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Data Breach

November 7, 2018
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HSBC sent a letter to an unknown number of U.S. customers of the bank on November 2, notifying them that their personal information may have compromised in a data breach. The letter said that online accounts had been accessed by unauthorized users between October 4, 2018 and October 14, 2018.

The letter warned that information breached may include, “full name, mailing address, phone number, email...

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November 5, 2018
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The international soccer league FIFA announced it had been hacked earlier this year and is bracing itself for a potential data breach.

This latest cyber incident marks the second major successful hack on the organization, the first reported in 2017. That attack was attributed to a Russian hacking group alternately called Fancy Bear and APT28.

News of this new hack was made public after FIFA documents were published on a website called...

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November 2, 2018
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Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) has been law for some time, but new federal data breach and compromise notification requirements went into effect, today, November 1, 2018.

The main points of the law include requiring businesses to report a breach to the government if any individual’s personal information is compromised and the potential loss of data represents “significant harm” to said individual. Breaches must now be...

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November 1, 2018
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Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) has been law for some time, but new federal data breach and compromise notification requirements went into effect, today, November 1, 2018.

The main points of the law include requiring businesses to report a breach to the government if any individual’s personal information is compromised and the potential loss of data represents “significant harm” to said individual. Breaches must now be...

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October 31, 2018
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The U.S. Justice Department announced charges against ten Chinese intelligence agents for hacking into computer systems belonging to U.S. and international companies to steal aerospace technology and data.

The indictment, revealed earlier this week accuses agents working for the Jiangsu Province Ministry of State Security (JSSD) of conspiring “...

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October 22, 2018
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The personal information of roughly 75,000 people was leaked in a data breach of the Healthcare.gov system October 13.

The centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the breach October 19, after detecting “anomalous activity in the Federally Facilitated Exchanges,” but offered assurances that Healthcare.gov is still active and...

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September 28, 2018
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Facebook has had a hard year, and it just got worse. The company announced that it was compromised, and 50 million users were affected. The company discovered the breach on Tuesday, and reported it three days later.

While 50 million users may seem like relatively minor news given the total number of Facebook users out there, it’s roughly the equivalent of the entire population of the west coast of the United States. 

All Facebook users...

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September 20, 2018
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An email server containing “sensitive but unclassified” data belonging to the State Department was breached, the government agency announced earlier this month. The information included personally identifiable information of an undisclosed number of employees who have since been notified.

While the breach itself is relatively minor, it highlights the relative lack of progress made by the department to enact more rigorous security measures, despite repeated hack...

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September 12, 2018
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The Government Accountability Office released a report detailing last year’s massive Equifax data breach and how hackers were able to infiltrate the company’s systems to gain access to the personal information of at least 145.5 million individuals.

According to the report, the hackers took advantage of a recently announced vulnerability in a web server technology called Apache Struts, which Equifax failed to patch or address and that left their systems vulnerable for weeks...

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September 7, 2018
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Greater than 50%. 

Those are the odds your important personally identifying information (PII) was exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach. You are forgiven, if the September 2017 announcement of the breach now seems like ancient history, but it’s critical you don’t let your guard down.

Your PII is still—and will always be—in the hands of criminals after the free year of credit monitoring from Equifax expires. That data could include:...

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