A non-profit association for IT professionals in higher education announced Tuesday its server had been breached.Educause, which has 1,800 college and 300 corporate members, issued a warning that it had discovered a security breach sometime in February that may have compromised the hashed passwords of .edu domain holders and urged impacted administrative, billing or technical contacts to change their passwords.
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The Government Accountability Office has determined that the Federal Communications Commission failed to properly implement necessary security controls in the initial phases of its Enhanced Secured Networks project, and, as a result, FCC data remains vulnerable to “unnecessary risk of inadvertent or deliberate misuse, improper disclosure, or destruction.”
For all intents and purposes, the Heartland Payment Systems data breach saga ended more than two years ago when the embattled payment processor finalized settlements paying out millions of dollars to various banks, credit card issuers and consumers. That is until a handful of banks reportedly requested the Fifth Circuit reopen their negligence case that stemmed from the 2008 breach.
In the last two years, 94 percent of healthcare organizations that took part in the Ponemon Institute’s “Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security” [PDF] reported that they had suffered at least one data breach; 45 percent reported that they had been the victim of at more than five data breaches.
Lashing out against what they believe is a hopelessly broken international education system, the hacker collective Team Ghostshell published some 120,000 records from a number of the world’s top universities.
The chief executive of a Florida-based digital publisher said Monday he believes his company is the source of a data leak of a million Apple unique device IDs — not the FBI as a hacktivist group claimed.
A more than three-month old intrusion into networks at the University of South Carolina may have compromised the personal information of some 34,000 individuals associated with the school’s College of Education.
Over the last few weeks an attacker used a collection of illicitly obtained usernames and passwords to infiltrate a number of Dropbox accounts, including one belonging to a Dropbox employee. The usernames and passwords were stolen from other, third-party websites, Dropbox officials said, finally confirming the breach, which had been rumored for several weeks.
Support forums frequented by users of the online storage service Dropbox were alive with reports of spam e-mail messages sent to supposedly secret, Dropbox-affiliated addresses. The reports have raised the dark spectre of a data leak at the cloud based personal storage firm.
UPDATE: A string of high-profile hacks against online forums and companies continued on Thursday, with news that forums hosted by the technology firm NVIDIA as well as the surf-ware vendor Billabong.