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Employee Breach at Investment Firm Highlights Insider Risks

A former spokesperson for a large investment firm may have committed an insider breach after exposing confidential documents to The New York Times, Infosecurity Magazine reported.

Lawmakers, Retailers Urge Approval of Bill for Stronger Data Protection

Two lawmakers reached across the aisle to introduce a new bipartisan bill that aims to introduce a federal data breach standard, The Hill reported.

FTC: Tax Fraud Was No. 1 ID Theft Complaint in 2014

Identity theft for tax fraud purposes was the No. 1 identity theft complaint in 2014, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Survey: IT Security Professionals May Be Unaware of Threat of Internet of Things Devices

With enterprise solutions increasingly involving the Internet of Things that make up the infrastructure necessary to do business, companies need to address threats that could put corporate and consumer data at risk.

FDA Approval of Mobile Medical Applications Fuels Data Protection Debate

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved marketing for mobile applications for sharing health care data, HealthIT Security reported.

Obama Administration to Improve Privacy Protection for Healthcare.gov

The Obama administration is working toward improving privacy protection for users of the national health insurance marketplace Healthcare.gov, The Associated Press reported.

Metropolitan State University in Minnesota Reports Cyberattack

Metropolitan State University in Minnesota revealed a data breach that could have exposed the personal information of an undetermined number of people, SC Magazine reported.

Bank Tellers, Identity Thieves Worked Together to Steal $850,000

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced two men were convicted of an identity theft scheme that stole more than $850,000 from local bank customers in almost four years, American Banker reported.

Email Mishap Causes Patient Data Breach in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is facing criticism after potentially exposing the information of thousands of patients, Health IT Security reported.

Texas Banks Confirm Retail Data Breach, Reissue Thousands of Cards

Local banks in Graham, Texas, were forced to send thousands of new debit cards to customers in the area after a data breach at a nearby retailer, The Graham Leader reported.
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