Security & Privacy Daily News

March 19, 2015
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By Byron Acohido, ThirdCertainty

Health insurer stricken: Some 11 million customers of health insurance company Premera Blue Cross may have been affected by a May 2014 cyber attack. The company, licensed by Blue Cross Blue Shield, said the data breach wasn’t discovered until Jan. 29. Hackers may have gained access to customers’ Social Security numbers, bank account data, contact information and claims data. Premera plans to offer two years of free...

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March 12, 2015
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By Byron Acohido, ThirdCertainty

Largest breach case ever. This one dwarfs Target and even the Anthem breach. Beginning in 2009, hackers cracked the top email providers stealing one billion addresses. They then sent spam from those same servers collecting millions in affiliate commissions over a period of two and a half years. The Justice Department...

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March 5, 2015
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By Byron Acohido, Third Certainty

(Editor’s note: Welcome to the debut of 3C’s Security & Privacy News Roundup. Each Thursday this column will highlight a diverse mix of breaking news, fresh analysis and telling disclosures culled from a variety of sources. Our intent is to keep you informed and foster discussion. Curation is manual. Attitude, probing. So let’s get to it.)

Banks’ monitoring found lacking. What do U.S. Comptroller of the...

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