ANX Corporate Blog: Posts tagged as data breach

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May 28th 2014, 16:13

Protecting yourself following EBay's Data Breach

Posted by Chris Schramm
Ebay, the online auction site, recently revealed that a hacker may have copied all 145 million users to the site. This information includes home address, encrypted passwords, e-mails and birth dates. No financial data, including Paypal, was comprised.
So, with the numbers affected, it’s likely you are on the list. So what can you do now to protect yourself?

Change your password. Go on eBay right now and update your password. As we always breach, use a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and a special character.
Change other passwords. This applies if you use your eBay password on other web site. E-mail, social media, utilities, banking, etc.  Remember to always use different passwords on different sites and

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May 15th 2012, 15:48

The Increasing Risk of Class Action Litigation from Healthcare Data Breaches

Posted by Jorge Flores
In this digital age, privacy is seemingly becoming more of a distant ideal than a reality. The “digitization” of important information and records, while creating efficiencies and improving data flow, has also exponentially increased the risks of associated privacy issues concerning this data. This has especially been the case in the healthcare industry. Data breaches involving healthcare information, or from healthcare facilities, is drastically on the rise. This year we have already seen dozens of data breaches stemming from the healthcare industry. These breaches have exposed over half a million records to potential criminals and data thieves in 2012 alone. Even more shocking is that an estimated 18 million confidential patient records have been breached in just the

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Apr 11th 2012, 15:29

Global Payments Inc Data Breach (Part 2 of 2)

Posted by Jorge Flores
Welcome back to part 2 of my  blog series discussing the details of the recent Global Payments data breach. Last week I went over some general details surrounding the original breach disclosure and some of the early information that was available at the time.
On an April 2nd conference call with Global Payments CEO Paul Garcia, incident details differ greatly from the original report disseminated by Brian Krebs. This conference call was closed to the press and was directed towards investors only as Q3 2012 results were also discussed.
You can listen to the full audio from the conference call here:
Global Payments Call
“The company believes that fewer than 1.5 million card numbers may have been stolen”, stated Paul.
They also believe that

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Apr 9th 2012, 12:51

Global Payments Inc Data Breach (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by Jorge Flores
You thought 2011 was the "Year of the Data Breach"?
Think again.
The Global Payments Inc data breach puts 2012 on the map in a BIG way.
So big, actually, that I had to break up this blog into a 2-part series to adequately cover all of the details.
In what has already become a solid runner-up for another “Year of the Data Breach” award, 2012 continues to deliver on the cyber crime front. Atlanta-based Global Payments Inc, one of the largest payment processors responsible for the transactions of more than 1 million merchant and business locations around the globe, has been breached. The official breach disclosure was self-reported on March 30th by Global Payments and confirmed shortly thereafter by major card brands MasterCard and Visa. Many

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Mar 6th 2012, 14:00

Remote Access Security Tips

Posted by Jorge Flores
With the continuing advent of new technologies and ways of communicating, it is important to remember that with new technologies come associated new security threats. One of the newer, most utilized technologies to date in the business environment has been remote computing. Remote access has quickly become a wide-spread technology used throughout multiple industries in the marketplace today. The inherent efficiencies realized through remote computing have been tremendous. The ability to work remotely, access secure work networks, and hold meetings from any Internet-connected device, however, has been both a blessing and a curse. With the advent of mass-marketed downloadable programs such as pcAnywhere and GoToMyPC, remote access has quickly become the “weak link” in

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