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Memorial Hermann Health System in Texas reports internal data breach
by Eric

Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston has reported a data breach in which an employee gained unauthorized access to health records as early as 2007, affecting 10,604 patients’ data. The employee viewed names, addresses, medical record numbers, birthdates, insurance information, and some Social Security numbers, but no financial data. The employee's motivations were not stated. http://goo.gl/xY7F0s

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new post by cyber-security blogger B. Krebs reveals the banking sector may have discovered a new data breach centered around Home Depot. Krebs says, “Multiple banks say they are seeing evidence that Home Depot stores may be the source of a mass...

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Home Depot investigating potential nationwide payment card breach
by Eric

The latest data breach news is an apparent payment card leak at Home Depot stores. A spokesman contacted by Brian Krebs indicated that the company is currently working with law enforcement to investigate "some unusual activity." Details are still scarce, but "preliminary analysis indicates the breach may extend across all 2,200 Home Depot stores in the United States." More information to follow as it is released. http://goo.gl/omwZdE

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17 Fake Cell Towers Found in a Month

The origins of the fake towers are unknown but researchers used a device called CryptoCatcher to detect these rogue towers. The article touches on various means of intercepting phone calls and other researchers tests to track down unauthorized cell towers. http://bit.ly/1tri9au

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Stanford University Website Hacked

The Stanford University suffered a hack from an Indian Hacker referring to himself as "Sahoo". The hacker infiltrated the server and uploaded a page to the website, defacing it. At the time of this writing the website is still defaced and accompanied by a techno beat. http://bit.ly/1Ba3Nwm

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JP Morgan Chase Having a Rough Couple Weeks

Another data breach was discovered in the company involving JP Morgan's UCard. Right now there were only notifications for customers located in Louisiana but more are expected to follow soon. This follows on the wake of a major hack were gigabytes of data were lost only a week ago. http://bit.ly/1lwVRS7

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DQ risks customer alienation, brand damage with continued silence on data breach
by Eric

Dairy Queen's data breach has been known for a week now, but details are still very thin on the ground: nobody knows how many locations and customers were affected, and for how long. The proper public response to a data breach has quickly been standardized as a proactive, transparent, and fast, yet DQ still has no notifications on their websites, no media response, and no details to offer. http://goo.gl/NBXkjK

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Europol launches cybercrime taskforce
by Mike

Cybercrime experts from around the world are forming Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT) charged with tackling online crime. Cybercrime law enforcement officials from Austria, Canada, Colombia, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the US are taking part in the new taskforce. The team will coordinate investigations into threats including viruses and high profile cyber criminals who sell tools and data on underground forums. http://goo.gl/nYCW1j

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Total CryptoLocker infections now outpaced by CryptoWall
by Eric

In 2013, CryptoLocker became the gold standard of ransomware with powerful encryption, lots of infections, and plenty of money raked in. But with the compromise of the CryptoLocker database, relative newcomer CryptoWall appears to have taken the throne. Though it has a lower payment rate and total earnings than its predecessor, CryptoWall has infected more computers in a shorter period of time and taken in over $1 million. http://goo.gl/o5kV8l

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Namecheap: Some Accounts Compromised in Brute-Force Attack
Hosting provider Namecheap issued a security warning Monday stating they were experiencing "much higher than normal" load on their login systems. They believe the credentials being used are from the list of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords compiled by Russian hackers. The "vast majority" of logins have been unsuccessful. Affected accounts have been temporarily secured. After those accounts get verified Namecheap recommends enabling two-factor authentication. http://goo.gl/nL2omS
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FBI investigating celeb nude picture leak
by Mike

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the hacking and leaking of nude photos of celebrities. Over the weekend, unknown actors released Images of 100 well-known actors, singers and celebrities on several web forums. Notable celebs with leaked photos include Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Kirsten Dunst. http://goo.gl/0RlV1O. Additional information about the scandal can be found here.

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SolarWorld seeks higher tariffs to deter Chinese espionage
by Mike

The largest solar panel maker in the US, SolarWorld America, has asked the US government to investigate claims that Chinese spies broke into its systems. Solworld says that the spying is an example of ways Chinese companies retaliate against trade obstacles. The company proposes using tariffs to deter this retribution. http://goo.gl/MgORif

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