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UMMC Providing Identity Theft Insurance to Students

The University of Mississippi Medical Center says it will give students free insurance against identity theft after an accidental privacy breach. On Wednesday, UMMC mistakenly sent about 190 people an email that had a spreadsheet listing Social Security numbers, grade-point …

1 of Every 3 Massachusetts Residents Hit by Data Breach: AG’s Office

The Massachusetts attorney general’s office said the personal information of about two million Massachusetts residents, or about one out of every three people who live in the state, has been compromised through electronic data breaches in the past 20 months. …

Health Industry Lacks Patient Data Safeguards

New technologies are flooding into the healthcare world, but the industry is not adequately prepared to protect patients from data breaches, according to a report published Thursday. A vast majority of hospitals, doctors, pharmacies and insurers are eager to adapt …

Hackers Accesssed Citi Bank Customers’ Data in May

Citigroup Inc. said computer hackers breached the bank’s network and accessed the data of about 200,000 bank card holders in North America, the latest of a string of cyber attacks on high-profile companies. Citi said the names of customers, account …