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Damages Sought for Privacy Violations in Breach Incident
14 Oct. 2011, Howard Anderson, HealthcareInfoSecurity
A class action lawsuit is seeking $4.9 billion in damages as a result of alleged privacy violations stemming from a recent health information breach...Unencrypted backup tapes were stolen.
13 Oct. 2011, Help Net Security
More than 75 percent of network management and security professionals believe that automated tools give hackers the upper hand in evading the defensive systems utilized by most enterprises.
A vast majority of those IT pros surveyed reported that their employers—for the most part large organizations—cannot maintain necessary layered defenses based on their inability to determine where gaps in those systems exist.
19 April 2011, Robert Westervelt, SearchSecurity
The value of authentication records, such as usernames and passwords, has risen dramatically. Credentials to gain access to government systems can fetch as much as $30,000 on the black market.
Attackers are stealing user credentials to gain access, Sartin said, hacking into the network and installing malware to compromise the confidentiality and integrity of servers. [Bryan Sartin is director of investigative response at Verizon].
The typical inside fraud scheme goes undetected for 18 months, and the median loss to the victim organizations is $160,000.
4 Nov. 2008, Jacob Jegher, CELENT
Insider fraud accounts for approximately 60% of bank fraud cases where a data breach or theft of funds has occurred. Internal fraud prevention solutions are a key component of a solid, larger scale enterprise-wide fraud management and prevention program.
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