Employers Liable for Employee Personal Info Leak

Back in 2014, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center confirmed a data breach that release that caused over 60,000 employees’ personal information to be released. Hackers then used that information to file and receive fraudulent tax return monies.  Employees sued the company, but the case was discarded from lower courts. Now, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reinstated the case. “An …

The Rise of ATM Jackpotting

When you think of the word “jackpot,” you probably picture a slot machine spitting out piles of coins. ATM jackpotting is the same thing, except it’s an ATM spitting out cash. It’s not new in Europe or Asia, but it’s relatively unheard of here in the US. That’s expected to change, according to a warning issued by the Secret Service, whose …

TideCheck App Used by CIA to Spread Malware

The CIA created an app called TideCheck that is a secret vehicle for HighRise malware; malware was designed to seize SMS on Android smartphones, according to a report recently released by Wikileaks. The good news is that this version, dated from back in late 2013, only works on Android versions 4.0-4.3.  It must also be either physically downloaded onto the …

Bank Website Stolen by Hackers

When you log into a bank website, you probably don’t spend too much time worrying about the security of your information, right? How would you feel if a bank’s entire online presence had been compromised and was sending you malware? That’s what happened to one Brazilian bank. They didn’t just get hacked or hijacked, they lost control and got completely …

The One Click that Brought Down Yahoo

One click.  One and a half billion users.  Five hundred million dollars.  Those are roughly the numbers involved in sordid story of Yahoo’s sale to Verizon. As you probably already know, Verizon has been working on buying Yahoo, but a hacking scandal that compromised a mindblowing number of user accounts allowed Verizon to get a big discount on the purchase. …

Our Book in Suburban Living Magazine

16,000 homes and businesses are set to learn about our book, How HIPAA Can Crush Your Medical Practice, in the pages of the magazine Suburban Living.  Make sure to grab a copy, especially if you work in the medical field!

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