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  • $4.3 million HIPAA fine imposed
    on Mar 9, 2011
    HHS imposes a $4.3 million civil money penalty for violations of the HIPAA Privacy RuleAction marks first civil money penalty issued by HHS for HIPAA Privacy Rule violationsThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Ri...
  • on Dec 30, 2010
    There have been 54 reported banking-related data breaches so far in 2010, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center -- slightly fewer than the total of 62 breaches in 2009. But it is possible that additional 2010 breaches will be reported after...
  • Shell Petroleum Lottery Scam
    on Dec 16, 2010
    I got this email today.Don't open it!  It will do nasty things to your computer.  I've written several blog entries about this type of scam.  I can't reiterate enough that you should never click on a link or attachment in an unsol...
  • The Twelve Scams of Christmas
    on Dec 16, 2010
    Recently, McAfee revealed the 12 most dangerous online scams that computer users should be cautious of this 2010 holiday season. Most of these are aimed at acquiring victims' credit card, personal, and other account information. McAffee reports that...
  • Healthcare Data Breaches Double Since July
    on Dec 3, 2010
    The number of entities reporting breaches of unsecured protected health information (PHI) affecting 500 or more individuals is close to reaching the 200 mark.As of Tuesday, November 30, the number of entities reporting breaches to the government's HI...
  • Over Five Million Now Victims of Healthcare Breaches
    on Dec 1, 2010
    The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has released statistics on health information breaches that show a total of 5.35 million Americans' records have been compromised in 192 data loss incidents since September 2009.On...
  • Data Breaches Cost the Healthcare Industry Up to $6 Billion Annually
    on Nov 30, 2010
    According to estimates, the healthcare industry in the United States is vulnerable to US$ 6 billion annually from data breaches in various forms. A survey done by the privacy and data-management firm Ponemon Institute found that healthcare organiza...
  • Yet Another eMail Scam - Amazon Cancellation
    on Nov 18, 2010
    Another email scam is getting widespread attention.  The email  states that you've canceled an Amazon order.  It looks like a legitimate email from Amazon.  But, If you click on the link your in for a big surprise.Here's the text...
  • Another eMail Scam
    on Nov 10, 2010
    There is another email scam going on out there.  The email looks like it is coming from Western Union, but it is not.   Never click a link in an email from someone you don't know, and even then it is dangerous. These emails can lo...
  • Attack revealed for Google Android phone
    on Nov 4, 2010
    M.J.Keith, a computer security researcher says he plans to release code Thursday that could be used to attack some versions of Google's Android phones over the Internet.  The attack targets older Android phones.  The code runs  a sim...
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