Company believes medical, financial information safe
Health insurance provider Anthem, and its 37.5 million insured members, are the most recent victims of data theft. The insurer announced late yesterday that a data breach had occurred in one of its databases. Stolen are records containing personal information, including Social Security numbers and date of birth for both current and former employees, as well as customers spanning 10 years of service.
Letter to Vermont attorney general advises of August intrusion
AT&T has admitted that it has suffered a data breach, and is warning customers about the intrusion. The communications provider has written to the Vermont attorney general about the breach, which took place in August, though unlike similar breaches at Home Depot, Target, and itself, this was instigated by an employee rather than an outside force.
Breach confirmed for April forward as investigation continues, no evidence of PIN theft
An initial investigation by Home Depot into an intrusion of its payment data systems has revealed that its systems were indeed breached. The home improvement retailer began looking into the breach of its systems after it noticed irregular activity and subsequent sale of its customer data last week. Home Depot was apparently hit by the same malware responsible for the breach of Target's systems.
Company says no breach confirmed, but continuing investigation with authorities
Goodwill Industries International, the business entity behind the popular nonprofit second-hand stores, announced this week that it is investigating a potential data breach involving credit card data. The breach was said to occur in selected stores within the United States, but Goodwill has offered no information on which stores were affected.
Restaurants turn to manual swipes, dial-up processing as investigation continues
After investigating a possible data breach involving customer credit and debit cards, restaurant chain P.F. Chang's has confirmed it was compromised. The confirmation comes after the company was contacted by the United States Secret Service and law enforcement last week over a possible cyberattack. An online listing of card data was reportedly found by a security researcher indicating the source as P.F. Chang's.
Company approached by authorities after cards turned up on underground market
Another possible data breach resulting in the theft of an unknown number of customer credit cards, is being investigated by a national restaurant chain. P.F. Chang's is looking into the reported theft of credit cards that are said to have been stolen from its restaurants earlier this year. The company was altered to the breach by authorities, after a listing a credit card numbers tied to the company were put on sale on an underground website.
Partial names, postal addresses, phone numbers taken
Target has revealed that the data breach affected far more than initially thought, with as many as 70 million account records taken in the hacking. Aside from revealing a far higher figure than the 40 million accounts believed to have been taken, the retailer has promised that those affected "will have zero liability for the cost of any fraudulent charges arising from the breach."
ICO states Sony 'should have known better' before securing PlayStation Network
Sony will be paying a fine of £250,000 ($376,000) to a British regulator, over its handling of a data breach. Sony has decided not to appeal the fine from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), relating to the PlayStation Network hack in 2011 which saw personal data and payment details for millions of its customers being put at risk.
Info lost includes full names, dates of birth, account data
Cherry Hill, NJ-based TD Bank has reported to the Attorneys General of 11 states that 260,000 customers may be affected by a data breach. Unencrypted backup tapes including names, address, date of birth, driver's license number, account information, and Social Security numbers were "misplaced" by the bank during a transport in March.
Data lost three months ago, commission announcement today
A pair of USB drives containing personal information on voters living in the Waterloo region of Southern Ontario were lost three months ago, according to general elections oversight group Elections Ontario. Greg Essensa, Elections Ontario's chief electoral officer, said that "I did not want to make an irresponsible public notification or worry Ontarians needlessly" in regards to the 2.4-million-person breach of personal data.