Malware

NV: Data leak raises questions

The Rebel Yell reports that letters were sent to about 20 students at University of Nevada – Las Vegas College of Sciences after the college discovered a virus had affected one of its computers. The college reportedly found that no data had been leaked. The story does not indicate what types of personal information...

Hundreds of Aviva customers notified of data breach

Aviva USA is notifying hundreds customers that their Social Security numbers may have been acquired after malware infected one of their computers. In a May 28 letter (pdf) to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, Aviva’s Chief Privacy Officer Carolyn Gee explained that the exposure occurred while the company “was conducting online research to...

Rash of debit fraud due to Heartland Payment Systems breach

When Heartland Payment Systems announced a major breach on January 20, some banks and credit unions decided to replace cards proactively. Others decided to just monitor the cards flagged. Now, one week after the deadline for submitting claims to Visa, some banks may be regretting their decision not to replace cards. For example, consider...

Virus compromises Health Dialog Services employee data

On May 12, Boston-based Health Dialog Services Corporation notified (pdf) the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office that they had detected a virus on their network that compromised company data, including data stored in the Internet Explorer browser cache on employee computers. The virus was detected on May 5. The company subsequently determined that the...