International law enforcement agencies last week touted the takedown of 36 websites that were used to sell stolen debit and credit data for more than 2.5 million accounts. But how much of an impact will the takedown ultimately have on card fraud?
The UK has announced the first fine against a National Health Service unit for a breach in violation of the Data Protection Act. The Aneurin Bevan Health Board in Wales was fined Â£70,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office for sending sensitive patient information to the wrong person.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest breaches, including a hacking incident in Iran affecting 3 million and an incident at Emory Healthcare involving 10 missing backup disks with information on 350,000.
A court has granted final approval of the settlement of a class action lawsuit against University of Hawaii stemming from five data breaches over a three-year period that affected nearly 96,000 individuals.
To expose security flaws in Iran's banking system, one hacker took an extreme step: He stole details on 3 million debit accounts. One fraud expert warns that similar hacktivist attacks are likely worldwide.