Gamecock Data Breach Affects 34,000

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.

The Sun Website Breach Yields User Data

A new report from the BBC claims that Anonymous’s recent attack on The Sun’s website was more than the embarrassing defacement it appeared to be, and that in addition to posting a fake story, the group may have made off with the personal information of thousands of individuals that had entered into various competitions on that site.

Almost a year has passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and spewed three months of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But less than six months after the beleaguered oil giant managed to cap that well, it is contending with a new spill of a different sort: the loss of personal information on thousands of Gulf Coast residents who had filed claims for compensation stemming from the leak.

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