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Athens Orthopedic Clinic’s EMR compromised by hackers using vendor’s log-in credentials

Athens Orthopedic Clinic in Georgia reported on July 25, 2016, that a hacker gained access to its electronic medical record system at the end of June using the log-in credentials of a third-party vendor. It has determined that patient records in the electronic medical record system were compromised during the hack and it is in … Continue Reading

Privacy Tip #45 – Evaluate the data security of your dream car before you buy it: Tesla is on top for data security right now

We have previously reported on hackings of automobiles [view related posts here, here, and here]. Not only can hackings obtain information about your driving habits, your GPS usage and location, the use of your cell phone, access to your contacts, and other information, but it can be dangerous to your physical health. A car hacking can … Continue Reading

Banks embracing biometric technology

Passwords are a pain to keep track of and it is well known that consumers use the same password for multiple platforms because none of us can remember multiple complex passwords. When a hacker obtains one password, they can use that password to gain access to multiple accounts. The nation’s largest banks are well aware of … Continue Reading

LinkedIn admits that 2012 data breach in fact affected 117 million users’ data

A LinkedIn data breach in 2012 supposedly exposed 6.5 million LinkedIn users’ hashed passwords. LinkedIn announced yesterday (May 18, 2016) that in fact, it impacted more than 117 million user accounts, and that the information was posted online. Therefore, as of today, LinkedIn is forcing individual users affected by the 2012 breach to reset their … Continue Reading

Body hackers: Implanting RFID chips in the human body

An RFID chip can hold encrypted information, unique enough to say, identify you as the owner of your smartphone (to unlock it), or open a door (to your home). A bizarre new company, Grindhouse Wetware, started by Amal Graafstra (Graafstra), introduced its RFID chip implants to the world through an internet video where ‘Northstar’ (an … Continue Reading

Hacker has possession of 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employee information through social engineering and threatens to release data of 20,000 FBI employees

Boasting on a Twitter account, a hacker has claimed that he accessed over 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employees’ demographic information, including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and titles. The hacker claims that he obtained access to 1TB of data directly from the Department of Justice. The hacker explained that he gained access to a … Continue Reading

Ukranian cyber hacker pleads guilty

Sergei Vovnenko, a Ukranian hacker, pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Newark, New Jersey to aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit wire fraud by using more than 13,000 computers to steal log-in information and credit card data.He faces a mandatory sentence of two years in prison and will be sentenced on May … Continue Reading

MaineGeneral Health suffers cyber-attack

MaineGeneral Health (MaineGeneral), located in Augusta, Maine notified employees and patients last week that personal information and protected health information was compromised in a cyber-attack last month. The health care provider system was notified by the FBI on November 13, that its information was located on an external website not accessible to the general public. … Continue Reading

Alleged VTech hacker arrested

We previously reported that VTech suffered a data breach exposing millions of children’s and their parents’ personal information. The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit in the UK has announced that it has arrested a 21 year old man alleged to have been involved in the hacking and have detained him in Bracknell, Berkshire. The … Continue Reading

Hacker arrests and prosecutions update

We previously reported that alleged Ukranian hacker Sergey Vovnenko, also known as “Flycracker,” “Fly” and “Darklife” was extradited from Italy, arrested and charged in New Jersey federal court for his part in disbursing the nasty malware Zeus on October 13. During his arraignment last week, he plead not guilty to charges, including wire fraud conspiracy, … Continue Reading
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