Bad news from Utah: Health records breach is much, much larger than initial reports

A serious breach of health records in Utah — the largest health information breach since breach notification become required under HIPAA in 2009 —  may have slipped under your radar amid the news of Anonymous’ latest DDoS attacks, the Flashback Trojan infected 600,000 Macs and the Global Payments breach involving as many as...

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Going somewhere? Please confirm your online check-in. Oops. Not so fast. New U.S. Air scam has hit your Inbox

I was bombarded with a series of sneaky phishing messages appearing to come from U.S. Airways over the last few days. What made these messages all the more dangerous was I was actually traveling on the days the messages referenced. Fortunately, I wasn’t traveling on U.S. Air, so I wasn’t overly tempted to bite on any nasty links. If I...

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Today's Facebook post may be tomorrow's evidence; Cernam captures ephemeral web info for its day in court

Content posted to social media and found in other online sources is becoming more important in litigation. People are writing things in a casual, unguarded way on the Web, and, increasingly, litigators want that information to help win their cases.The problem with Web content as evidence, however, is that it can be very fluid. Something posted to...

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McAfee introduces agentless virtualization AV management through VMware vShield Endpoint integration

Virtualization brings significant practical advantages to the enterprise, particularly in terms of hardware, network infrastructure and energy savings. It makes data center consolidation feasible, from a business perspective almost mandatory. Virtual desktop interface (VDI) is seeing increasing adoption, as it simplifies management, enables...

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When it comes to data breaches, the words 'payment processor' set off an extra-special alarm

The Global Payments credit card breach is high profile not so much for how many card numbers were stolen — a mere 1.5 million at most according to GPN  — but because the company is a payment processor, sitting in the middle of the transaction chain and on top of millions of records. Three years after the gigantic (130 million...

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