New Healthcare Breach Blamed On Stolen Laptop

There have been a dizzying number of high-profile data breaches in recent months, and now we have one more to add to the growing list. Health Share of Oregon is a Medicaid Coordinated Care Organization. They recently disclosed that they lost control of health and personal information belonging to more than 650,000 people. The root cause in this case wasn’t …

Wawa Data Breach Includes Information On 30 Million Customers

Another week, another high-profile data breach. This time, it’s a big one. In December 2019, the convenience store chain Wawa disclosed that they had discovered malware on their point of sale system and that tens of millions of customer records were at risk. Those at risk were potentially anyone who had paid for their gas and other sundries with a …

Data Breach Hits Microsoft Customer Service Database

Over the last twelve months, we’ve heard reports from companies of all shapes and sizes that have suffered from data breaches. Many of them were caused by an act of carelessness on the part of an employee that accidentally left an important database exposed to the world. It raises eyebrows though, to hear that Microsoft was the target of such …

New Ransomware Leaks Confidential Data To Public

There’s a disturbing emerging trend in the world of hackers who make use of ransomware to extort payment from companies. Increasingly, if a company won’t pay, their data that was stolen and encrypted is being published for all to see. KrebsOnSecurity recently identified a website associated with the creators of the Maze ransomware strain that did exactly that. The introductory …

Landrys Restaurant Chain Latest Victim Of Credit Card Breach

If you’re not familiar with Landry’s, you’re probably familiar with at least some of the restaurants the company owns. The company recently issued a formal ‘Notification of Data Breach’ in which they disclosed that an unauthorized user was detected on their systems and that POS malware had been used between March 13, 2019 and October 17, 2019. In addition to …