Visa, Inc. announced on August 18th that it has reached a settlement with Target for $67 million to reimburse Visa for costs associated with the Target data breach in late 2013, including issuing millions of new cards to affected consumers.

Target was unable to reach a similar proposed settlement with MasterCard (view related posts Proposed

Ho hum. Another class action filed against OPM for its massive data breach. The interesting fact here? The suit’s named plaintiff is a Judge with the Social Security Administration. On Friday, August 7, Social Security Administration Judge Teresa J. McGarry hit the OPM with its latest proposed class action suit alleging that OPM was aware

United Airlines has confirmed that it has suffered a data and network breach that occurred during the same time frame as the OPM breach. Investigators suspect the same Chinese state-sponsored hackers are responsible for both breaches. One theory being advanced about the connection between the two breaches is that the Chinese state-sponsored hackers are targeting

In its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Fred’s Inc. disclosed this week that a security firm found malware in its system that was designed to lift customer credit card information. Although it appears from reports that the hackers may have had access to customer credit card information, the security firm

We previously reported that Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. was sued over a data breach that occurred in May and affected over 4 million individuals. Thereafter, Indiana AG Gregory Zoeller advised all Hoosiers to freeze their credit to protect themselves.

Late last week, a second proposed class action suit was filed against Medical Informatics in California

Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc., an electronic medical record service provider, recently disclosed a data breach affecting approximately 4 million individuals. Within days of the disclosure, Medical Informatics was hit with a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that it should be held to a higher standard as its business is based on data security and it

Reports of security breaches involving health care information have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, and such breaches seem to be continually growing in scope and magnitude. In the April 14, 2015, issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, three California researchers led by Dr. Vincent Liu (hereinafter Liu et al.)

If you have never taken a close look at Verizon’s yearly Data Breach Investigations Report, we highly recommend that you do. It just came out, and is once again, a very informative read.

The Verizon Report received data breach incident information from 70 contributing organizations in 61 countries, which reported on 79,790 security incidents, representing

Senate Democrats, led by Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy of Vermont, introduced legislation on April 30, 2015 directed to online consumer privacy and data protection. The Consumer Privacy and Protection Act of 2015, one of multiple proposals before Congress this year, requires companies storing sensitive personal or financial information on 10,000 or