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Three-Fourths of Companies Unable to Detect Data Breaches Immediately

A survey of mid- to large-sized organizations found 3 of 4 respondents would not be able to find a data breach until sometime after it had occurred, CSO Online reported.

Multistate Investigation into LifeWise, Premera Data Breaches Continues

A cyberattack against LifeWise Health Plan may have affected 250,000 residents in Oregon, Statesman Journal reported.

Kreditech Customer Info Exposed, May Be An Employee-Related Breach

Startup lender Kreditech is looking into a data breach potentially caused by a malicious insider that may have affected sensitive client information, KrebsOnSecurity reported.

Bipartisan Bill Tries to Strike Balance Between Privacy Protection and Ed Tech Use

A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress could curb privacy protection concerns regarding confidential student data collected by the education technology industry, The New York Times reported.

IRS Enlists Help from Tax Preparation Industry to Fight Identity Theft, Tax Fraud

The IRS met with big players in the tax preparation industry, including tax software firms, to come up with a plan to stop tax fraud, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Retailers Call for Strong Federal Data Breach Notification Law

Retailers are advocating for greater customer information protections by asking Congress to pass federal data breach notification legislation.

Premera Blue Cross Data Breach Exposes 11 Million Financial, Medical Records

A data breach at health insurance firm Premera Blue Cross potentially compromised 11 million medical and financial records, ThirdCertainty reported.

Data Breached Records Surged to 1 Billion in 2014

The number of records breached in 2014 jumped 25 percent year over year to 1 billion, according to IBM.

Military Customers Targeted in Identity Theft Scam Run by Jeweler, Employees

A jewelry store owner and two of his employees at a location in San Diego committed identity theft after stealing the personal information of military members, NBC affiliate KNSD in San Diego reported.

Almost Half of Patients Fear Data Breaches, Identity Theft

A new survey on data privacy protection and security found almost half of patients are worried about data breaches, Healthcare Informatics reported.
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