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September 2, 2018

Microsoft Says Russia Tried to Hack Three 2018 Midterm Election Candidates

Microsoft said it detected and helped the US government to block Russian hacking attempts against at least three congressional candidates this year, a Microsoft executive revealed speaking at the Aspen Security Forum today.

Although the company refused to name the targets but said, the three candidates were “people who, because of their positions, might have been interesting targets from an espionage standpoint as well as an election disruption standpoint.”

According to the company, the Russian hackers targeted the candidates’ staffers with phishing attacks, redirecting them to a fake Microsoft website, in an attempt to steal their [...]

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September 2, 2018

Singapore’s Largest Healthcare Group Hacked, 1.5 Million Patient Records Stolen

Singapore’s largest healthcare group, SingHealth, has suffered a massive data breach that allowed hackers to snatch personal information on 1.5 million patients who visited SingHealth clinics between May 2015 and July 2018.

SingHealth is the largest healthcare group in Singapore with 2 tertiary hospitals, 5 national specialty , and eight polyclinics.

According to an advisory released by Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH), along with the personal data, hackers also managed to stole ‘information on the outpatient dispensed medicines’ of about 160,000 patients, including Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and few [...]

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September 2, 2018

Boys Town Healthcare Data Breach Exposed Personal Details of Patients

Another day, Another data breach!

This time-sensitive and personal data of hundreds of thousands of people at Boys Town National Research Hospital have been exposed in what appears to be the largest ever reported breach by a pediatric care provider or children’s hospital.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, the breach incident affected 105,309 individuals, including patients and employees, at the Omaha-based medical organization.

In a “Notice of Data Security Incident” published on its website, the Boys Town National Research Hospital admitted that the organization became aware of an [...]

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September 2, 2018

Dixons Carphone Data Breach Affects 10 Million Customers

Dixons Carphone’s 2017 data breach was worse than initially anticipated.

In an announcement on Monday, Dixons Carphone, one of the largest consumer electronics and telecommunication retailers in Europe, admitted that the breach affected around 10 million customers, up from an initial estimate of 1.2 million people the company acknowledged back in June.

The company, which has been investigating the hack since it was discovered in June this year, said the investigation is nearly over and now there is evidence that some of the data may have been taken from its systems.

The Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World owner said the hackers may have accessed [...]

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