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Five days a week, we deliver exclusive news alerts reporting on the latest legislation, criminal activities, identity scams, database breaches and more. In addition to quoting reliable expert and media sources, Identity Theft 911 analyzes the deeper issues and examines how the latest developments affect you.

Cyberattack Exposes 60,000 Government Employee Records in Tennessee

Category: Data Breach A data breach may have exposed the personal information of about 1 in 5 employees working for the state of Tennessee, Nashville Post reported.

Medical Center Reports Data Breach After Unencrypted CD is Lost

Category: Data Breach Jersey City Medical Center alerted patients to a potential data breach after a package expected to be delivered to a third-party firm was unaccounted for, according to a data breach notification letter.

Report: More than 400 Data Breaches in First Half 2014

Category: Internet Security There were more than 400 data breaches reported in the first half of 2014, with incidents exposing corporate and customer data, according to a report by IT security firm Trend Micro.

Almost 650,000 Customers Affected by Gambling Site Data Breach

Category: Internet Security Law enforcement authorities recently located a computer that stored information from a massive data breach that may have affected almost 650,000 customers at online booking site Paddy Power, Bloomberg reported.

More than 250 Million Sites Vulnerable to DoS Attacks

Category: Internet Security About 1 in 4 websites may be at risk for denial-of-service (DoS) attacks due to a major security vulnerability, according to cloud app delivery platform Incapsula.

Target: Data Breach to Cost $148 Million in Q2

Category: Data Breach Target projects the costs connected to a data breach that occurred last year in the heat of the holiday shopping season will reach $148 million in the second quarter of 2014, according to a statement by the company.

Russian Hacker Group Discovered With More Than 1 Billion Stolen Credentials

Category: Data Breach Cybersecurity experts revealed a hacker group in Russia had the largest collection of stolen user credentials with more than 1 billion passwords and usernames, The New York Times reported.

PF Chang's Update Confirms 33 Locations Hit By Credit Card Breach

Category: Data Breach After an investigation, restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro concluded customers from 33 restaurant locations across the U.S. potentially had their credit and debit card stolen during a data breach, according to a statement from P.F. Chang's CEO.

Mozilla Security Glitch Exposes 76,000 User Credentials

Category: Internet Security Tech firm Mozilla announced it experienced a data breach of its developer network that may have exposed the credentials of 76,000 users, according to a Mozilla security blog.

Vast Majority of Companies Do Not Use Data Encryption

Category: Data Breach Of the 237 data breaches in the second quarter of 2014, just 10 breaches involved data encryption to guard sensitive information, according to a report by data protection solutions company SafeNet.
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