Apr 182014
 

Highlights from a GAO report released yesterday: Although the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had implemented and made progress in strengthening information security controls, weaknesses limited their effectiveness in protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of a key financial system. For this system’s network, servers, applications, and databases, weaknesses in several controls were found, as [...]

Apr 172014
 

The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) has issued this e-report: Based on reports from physicians and accountants, the ISMA previously issued several email alerts about physician identity theft and tax fraud at the federal level. The ISMA has now learned the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) has been investigating identity theft and tax return scams [...]

Apr 172014
 

Adam Smeltz and Luis Fábregas report another update to a breach affecting employees of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Personal information about as many as 27,000 UPMC workers may have been compromised in a data breach and identify theft scheme that the hospital system first confirmed in February, UPMC officials said Thursday. New [...]

Apr 172014
 

Chris O’Malley reports: A legal battle has broken out between two insurance brokerages, with Hylant Group alleging Huntington Insurance hired one its former employees who then lured away two of its clients. Toledo,Ohio-based Hylant, which has offices in Carmel, alleges former employee Nicholas Iaonnacci, of Indianapolis, violated a two-year non-compete clause of his employment agreement [...]

Apr 172014
 

David Voreacos and Maud van Gaal: A Muscovite accused of helping to lead the most prolific computer hacking ring to hit corporate America faces competing extradition requests by the U.S. and Russia. Vladimir Drinkman, who has been in custody in the Netherlands since his arrest on June 28, 2012, was the subject of an extradition [...]

Apr 172014
 

Michaels Stores, who announced on January 25 that they had been informed of a possible breach that they were investigating, has now (finally) confirmed the breach first reported by Brian Krebs. Posted on their web site today: In January, we notified you that we might have experienced a data security incident. We wanted you to [...]