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February 26, 2015

Hospital Employee Receives 18 Month Jail Term For HIPAA Violations
Accessing the healthcare data of patients without authorization is prohibited under HIPAA legislation, and the disclosure of this information to a third party is a criminal matter. The offense carries a jail term of up to 10 years in addition to a maximum fine of $500,000 if the disclosure is made for personal gain.
Target Data Breach Cost $162 Million

February 25, 2015

Medical Identity Theft Rose 22% in 2014
According to a medical research group, the number of medical ID theft cases went up 22% last year, and 30% of victims didn’t even know a crime had occurred.

February 05, 2015

Iredell County residents fall victim to identity theft
William Queen, owner of Painted Saint Tattoo in Statesville, said he wanted to get a jump on tax season, so he filed his return on Monday. "I got a call from my accountant yesterday saying it had been rejected. Apparently I had already filed them (on Jan.) 21," Queen said. "I'm going to start shredding every piece of mail I can -- anything that has information that I don't want anyone else to have,e for that fact everything," Queen said.

December 22, 2014

The Sony Data Breach
Pain of identity theft on victim is palpable
Confidential KHNP Documents Leaked Again
Consumers get go-ahead in lawsuit against Target in data breach

December 01, 2014

Tips for Preventing Identity Theft during the Holidays

November 25, 2014

Home Depot facing at least 44 civil suits in data breach

November 24, 2014

One-year after Target breach, customers’ data security still a hot topic
Boston Hospital Fined $100K for 2012 Data Breach

November 19, 2014

Data breaches are on the rise
Retailers lost more than 57 million consumer records in the third quarter of 2014.
One Mattress Firm Store Dumps Sensitive Documents; Exposes Customers to Identity Fraud Risk
NBC 5 Investigates - Consumer Unit finds documents in dumpster behind Euless Mattress Firm store containing credit applications with personal information
178 MILLION PRIVATE RECORDS BRECHED IN Q3
ID theft landing innocent victims in jail
Steakhouse Chain Co. Can't Skirt Customer's FACTA Suit
U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied a motion to dismiss by ZMF and Wolfgang's Steakhouse Inc. on the basis that while a current amended complaint doesn't sufficiently allege that violations of FACTA were willful rather than merely negligent, the plaintiffs should be permitted to replead their case and file a new proposed complaint.

November 17, 2014

California expands data breach law
Keep your information safe when you move
Court: Patients can sue over HIPAA breaches
Patients can sue doctors for negligence after alleged patient privacy breaches, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled in a decision that could have nationwide implications.
$1.44M HIPAA award upheld after Walgreen pharmacist shared patient data
“There is an entire black market that buys and sells identities”
ID theft is on the rise with fraudsters targeting letterboxes to find personal information

November 06, 2014

Box with sensitive documents found in Flint street
Data Breaches Worry Holiday Shoppers
In a recent poll, the website found that 66 percent of shoppers are concerned that their information will be stolen.
Schwab Sues Former Employees, Claims They Stole Client Data

November 05, 2014

How much did the Home Depot data breach cost local credit unions?
The Credit Union National Association says September's data security breach at Home Depot cost its members nearly $60 million to reissue cards and cover fraudulent charges.

November 04, 2014

Medical documents found in recycling dumpster
A box full of medical documents containing sensitive personal information from patients that was found in a recycling dumpster.

November 03, 2014

COST OF AVERAGE DATA BREACH IN AUSTRALIA INCREASES TO $2.8 MILLION

November 02, 2014

Data breach at Cleveland parking garage compromises dozens of credit cards
State Bank inspectors discover bank fraud, but violations not publicised

November 01, 2014

Confidential Documents Exposed in Dumpster
Guard members sue federal government for privacy breach
Data breach suspected at Sheriff’s Office
Identity Theft Victims Lose More than Money

October 30, 2014

Newark man charged with stealing credit cards from employees at 3 Bergen hospitals
Feds: Bank employee steals almost $112,000 from customers’ accounts

October 29, 2014

Home healthcare agency agrees to fine, compliance program for altering physician orders, federal prosecutors say
Data Breaches on Californians Surge
Personal information about more than 18.5 million Californians was hacked, stolen or otherwise exposed last year, and as many as one-third of those people will become victims of fraud.
3 sentenced, 2 indicted in tax fraud, ID theft
Feds bust 25 people in Minnesota identity theft, bank fraud conspiracy
Former Dothan bail bondsman gets 51 months for ID theft scheme
Employee stole confidential client information from employer files.

October 27, 2014

Bank Settles Data Breach Case with Conn., Other States
Call 12: When to shred medical documents
Report: Identity theft big part of fraudulent tax claims

October 24, 2014

Clermont woman gets 20 years for identity theft, fraud
500 million stolen financial records in the last 12 months
FCC fines 2 phone companies $10 million over data breach
Are you aware of HIPAA breach notification standards?
Ex-Health Worker Gets 3 Years Prison For ID Theft

October 22, 2014

Medical identity theft proves lucrative in myriad ways

October 21, 2014

Officials warn 500 million financial records hacked
Man pleads not guilty in storage unit theft ring
Staples Latest Retailer Probing Possible Card Data Breach
Are You Ready for New HIPAA Audits?
Data Breach News: Pa. Server Hacked; Records Found Dumped
Medical files found dumped in Oak Park

October 20, 2014

Another Data Breach Plagues eBay
More Than 77 Million Records Hacked So Far in 2014
The Cost Of A Data Breach Is Terrifyingly High
Will cost Home Depot several hundred million dollars. Target's breach may top out at the $1 billion mark.
Potential Data Breach at Marquette University
Shoppers leery of stores hit by data breaches, survey finds
45 percent of major credit and debit card holders say they would "definitely" not or "probably" not shop at a merchant where consumers' personal information was exposed.

October 20, 2014

More Than 77 Million Records Hacked So Far in 2014
The Cost Of A Data Breach Is Terrifyingly High.
Will cost Home Depot several hundred million dollars. Target's breach may top out at the $1 billion mark.
Potential Data Breach at Marquette University
Shoppers leery of stores hit by data breaches, survey finds
45 percent of major credit and debit card holders say they would "definately" not or "probably" not shot at a merchant where consumers' personal information was exposed.
Another Data Breach Plagues eBay

October 17, 2014

Supervalu profit down 12%, data breach costs weigh
FTC: Identity theft on the rise.
"More than 13 million consumers in 2013 were affected by identity theft ... suffered losses of more than $18 billion"
The Hidden Costs Of Identity Theft

October 16, 2014

EBay Lowers 2014 Sales Estimates after Data Breach
TD reases $850K settlement over data breach

October 14, 2014

Home Depot faces 21 class-action lawsuits related to data breach
SEARS’ KMART LOSES CUSTOMER CARD INFORMATION IN DATA BREACH
Identity Theft on the Rise for the Second Year in a Row

October 13, 2014

New Mexico hospital sued over patient data breach
Simple ways to prevent identity theft
Identity Theft Previention Tips for Businesses

October 10, 2014

Paper trail shows flaws in personal document protection
Dairy Queen lists stores hit by nationwide data breach
Valeritas notifies all employees of possible data breach
How Preparing for a Data Breach Can Reduce Remediation Costs
The CEO's Data Breach Dilemma

October 06, 2014

Cedars-Sinai data breach update: 33,000 patients affected
Investigators accessed social welfare information and disclosed to credit unions
California Adds More Teeth to Its Data Breach Notification Law
Who's at risk of identity theft?

October 03, 2014

American Family Care patients on alert for possible identity theft following security breach

October 02, 2014

Documents containing sensitive info found in Dumpster
When HIPAA is not enough
Cedars-Sinai says number of patient files in data breach much higher

September 29, 2014

Girard Gibbs LLP Files Home Depot Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit
"Retailers have a duty to protect their customers' data by complying with basic industry security standards."
How Do Home Depot and Target Save Their Reputations After Data Breach?
"Since 2011, Target's CSR score ... fell dramatically, the largest drop among any U.S. Retail company in the same time frame."

September 26, 2014

California goes past HIPAA

September 25, 2014

Federal grand jury indicts 19 accused of Atlanta fraud ring

September 24, 2014

7 Factors that Affect the Cost of a Data Breach
43% of companies had a data breach in the past year
Fraud surfaces after Home Depot data breach
With more due diligence, Home Depot's massive data breach may have been avoidable

September 23, 2014

Confidential documents left in CUSU open office
Tripadvisor site coughs to card data breach for a potential 800k users
Video: TripAdvisor Stock Dip On Viator Data Breach

September 22, 2014

Mishandling Medical Records Turns Into an $800,000 HIPAA-Compliance Mistake
Travel Site Breach Impacts 1.4 Million
Stolen Immigration Forms Used to Obtain NJ Driver's Licenses
Confidential medical records dumped in derelict barn in Truro
Doctor's laptop with hundreds of private medical records stolen in Winnipeg

September 19, 2014

Dumped mortgage documents in Centennial may have been in storage
Former Flemington employee convicted in Raritan Township records theft
Medical Records For Sale in Underground Stolen From Texas Life Insurance Firm

September 18, 2014

After a Data Breach: Who's Liable?
Data Breaches - What They Mean For Retailers, Consumers And Investors
Former University of Hawaii Foundation employee sentenced to probation for identity theft

September 17, 2014

Dumpster diving to steal your personal information

5 bank tellers charged with identity theft
Local tax preparer admits to identity theft
Data Breach Bulletin: Gmail, Central Utah Clinic, JP Morgan, George Mason University
Adventura Hospital and Medical Center reports data breach
Digging into the Consumer Protection Act

September 16, 2014

Poor document management fuels ID theft
Visalia woman pleads guilty to identity theft, fraud
Man buys old servers, accuses Ernst & Young of data breach
Year of the data breach
Six hospitals sued for patient data breach

September 15, 2014

Police say trio cashed stolen checks
Ex-TD Bank employee gets prison for ID theft
There's an epidemic of medical identity theft
Arkansas judge loses job over leaked documents
Health care data breach has hit 1 million N.J. patients since 2009

September 12, 2014

Bank officials urge customers to shred documents properly
"Identity theft through trash is one of the easiest crimes to commit and also one of the easiest to prevent..."

Former prison employee allegedly stole over $200,000
Pair sentenced in West Palm Beach in identity theft, $70,000 tax refund ripoff
Just Browsing: Identity theft is easier than you may think
Victim of identity theft says suspect used her name to commit crimes
Feds release new plan for HIPAA audits

September 10, 2014

Target credit card breach hit community banks hard
Class action filed against Home Depot over data breach
Ca. North York hospitals post notices to patients after privacy breach
Danville man pleads to identity theft, forgery

September 09, 2014

NY detective accused of leaking secret documents
No matter how much trust is placed with associates, all confidential documents need to be safeguarded at all times.
Plymouth man to face trial for burglary of sensitive submarine documents
Home Depot data breach may hit 60 million
Cleaning service employee facing charges after nearly $5k stolen from safe at LaFontaine car dealership
HIPAA Business Associate Agreements - Reminder of September 22, 2014 Deadline
Man in US illegally pleads guilty to identity theft

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