This Medical Office Didn’t Avoid A Data Breach Lawsuit

This is a scary story about how one healthcare company didn’t avoid a data breach lawsuit that it could have entirely prevented. Last October, three former employees of Lincare, an in-home respiratory care provider, filed a lawsuit claiming that thousands of the company’s employees had been endangered by a data breach caused by inadequate data security policies and procedures.

Equifax Cyberattack Hits 143 Million Customers

Just this summer, credit reporting agency Equifax was the victim of one of the most extensive and intrusive data breaches in history. Experts and lawmakers are questioning how many other multinational corporations may have insufficient protections around customer data.

1.4 Million New Phishing Sites Launched Monthly

According to troubling new data revealed in the Webroot Quarterly Threat Trends Report, the number of phishing websites skyrocketed during the past few months of 2017. In light of this massive increase, securing your sensitive data is about to become even more difficult.

Showtime Caught Secretly Mining Cryptocurrency

Last month, multinational television corporation CBS was caught stealing web visitor’s CPU power to mine cryptocurrency. As it turns out, advertising and data harvesting aren’t the only ways that companies can profit from your internet activity.

Yahoo Hack Worse Than Expected

New information from Verizon, which recently acquired Yahoo, reveals that the data hack that struck the Internet pioneer in 2013 likely compromised data from all 3 billion of its customers.

In the digital age, this sort of catastrophic data loss can strike huge corporations and small businesses alike.