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The private health and financial sectors suffered more data breaches than any other sector between April and June, with human error a major source of those breaches. The quarterly notifiable data breaches report published by the Office of the Australia Information Commissioner (Oaic) on Tuesday found malicious or criminal attacks accounted for 59% of data breaches, with theft of paperwork or storage devices a significant source of those attacks. Human error accounted for 36% of data...

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Yale University discovered it suffered a data breach -- 10 years ago. The Yale data breach occurred at some point between April 2008 and January 2009, but officials are unsure exactly when. The Yale data breach included sensitive data such as names, Social Security numbers and birth dates on an unknown number of people, as well as some email addresses and physical addresses. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Search Security

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POLICE are understood to have informed a number of people and business owners that their private data may be in the hands of suspected loyalist paramilitaries. The information was thought to have been unintentionally given to loyalists subject to investigation. A number of computer devices were removed from loyalists for forensic examination as part of a police inquiry before being returned to the owners. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Forbes

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In what amounts to one of the simplest but most baffling forms of social engineering,  hackers from China have taken to sending CDs full of malware to state officials, leading the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a government security outfit, to release a warning detailing the scam. The trick is simple: a package arrives with a Chinese postmark containing a rambling message and a small CD. The CD, in turn, contains a set of...

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China’s state-run COSCO Shipping Lines said Monday its network applications in the Americas have been completely recovered after the company’s operations had been hit by a cyberattack last week. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: American Shipper

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Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat facing a tough re-election fight, said Thursday that hackers aiming to steal staffers’ passwords failed to infiltrate her Senate office computers, an attempted breach that echoed high-profile thefts during the 2016 presidential campaign. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Wall Street Journal

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