The university of Chicago was under a massive cyber attack where unknown hackers breached the computer networks stealing personal details of staff and students.
The duration and exact date of breach has not been disclosed, but a letter from officials shows they learned about the breach on January 22, 2015.
Here’s a sample of the letter: http://ago.vermont.gov/assets/files/Consumer/Security_Breach/University%20of%20Chicago%20Security%20Breach%20Notice%20to%20Consumer.pdf
The billing information of 14,000 Sacred Heart Health System patients was compromised recently when an employee email account of the healthcare provider’s third-party billing vendor was hacked.
Premera Blue Cross has suffered a data breach that resulted in a potential compromise of personal, financial and health-related information of as many as 11 million applicants and members.
A rogue cop hacked into a police database for confidential information, then contacted victims while posing as lawyer.
Here’s the whole story: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/auxiliary-hacked-nypd-database-authorities-article-1.2153173
According to the Associated Press, Virginia Commonwealth University donated CDs containing patients’ addresses, dates of birth, clinical information, Social Security numbers and other personal information.
Here’s the story: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/V/VA_HOSPITAL_BREACH_VAOL-?SITE=VADAR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
A transcription service posted the records of about 15,000 patients of a hospital, online, without password protection.
Here’s the story: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/04/29/boston-medical-center-fires-vendor-after-data-breach/jboHN1Aq1x2JAE5amyEHiO/story.html
An IRS employee took home personal info on 20K workers.
Too many issues to list in this story: http://news.msn.com/us/irs-employee-took-home-personal-info-on-20k-workers
UC San Francisco announced a burglary involving unencrypted computers that contained personal and health information.
Here’s the press release: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2014/03/112556/computer-theft-uc-san-francisco
Microsoft says if your email is on their servers, it is theirs to read. While the absence of logic is humorous, the privacy implications are not. Here’s where you can read about it: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Says-It-Can-Read-Your-Emails-without-a-Court-Order-433393.shtml
Extortionist posted University data.
Here’s the story: http://releases.jhu.edu/2014/03/07/server-breach/