Dec 172017
 

Note: this report out of the University of Melbourne is a follow-up study related to a breach disclosed in 2016. Allie Coyne reports: Researchers from the University of Melbourne have been able to easily re-identify patients from confidential data released by the federal Health department, without using decryption methods. Dr Chris Culnane, Dr Benjamin Rubinstein […]

Dec 172017
 

Teri Robinson reports: Hackers apparently are taking advantage of poorly secured systems at private schools in the U.K., nicking identifying data, typically through phishing attacks, that they could then use to target parents with fake invoices and other means of cybercrime. The Information Commissioner’s Office noted a case of a private school attack, and the […]

Dec 162017
 

Here is yet another reminder of (1) why you don’t leave devices in your car with critical information on them, and (2) why you need backups of mission critical data. Doug Johnson reports: LINCOLN — A Lincoln charity is desperate for help after their laptop was stolen from a Natomas restaurant parking lot. Maria & […]

Dec 162017
 

So it’s the end of 2017 but we’re still hearing about laptops being stolen from locked cars and that the devices were password-protected?  If the U.S. Education Department started cracking down in terms of enforcement, might it make any difference? Asking for a friend, of course….. KTBS reports: LSU is mailing letters to approximately 5,500 […]