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U.K. Marine Services Firm James Fisher Reports Cyber Attack

Marine services provider James Fisher and Sons Plc (JFS) said on Tuesday that hackers had gained unauthorized access to its computer systems, sending its shares down as much as 5.7%. JFS said it had taken all affected systems offline as …

All Members of Canada’s Desjardins Hit by Data Breach: Finance Minister

A June data breach that hit Canada’s Desjardins Group has affected all of the financial cooperative’s 4.2 million members, prompting government reforms to protect personal information in the Canadian province of Quebec, an official said on Friday. Quebec Finance Minister …

Indiana’s Methodist Hospital System Warning Patients About Data Breach

A northwestern Indiana hospital system is warning more than 68,000 patients that their personal information, including Social Security numbers and health records, may have been exposed during a data breach. Methodist Hospitals has been mailing letters to patients detailing the …

Reports: Account Information Stolen from Iowa Grocery Chain Being Sold

An Iowa-based grocery chain says it’s aware of reports that hacked customer account information is being sold online. The Des Moines Register was the first to report that credit and debit card information of some Hy-Vee customers is being sold …

Iowa’s Hy-Vee Grocery Warns of Security Problem With Credit Card Readers

An Iowa-based grocery store chain is warning customers about what it says is a security incident involving payment card systems. Hy-Vee said in a news release that it launched an investigation after it detected unauthorized activity on some of its …

Canada’s Desjardins Reports Costs of $53M Related to Data Breach

Canadian lender Desjardins Group said on Monday it spent C$70 million ($53 million) in the second quarter related to a data privacy breach earlier this year that exposed personal information of 2.9 million members. The company offered the affected accounts …

California Leads Nation in SMB Cyber Insurance Adoption, Report Shows

California leads the nation in small to mid-size business cyber insurance adoption, according to a report released on Tuesday by CyberPolicy. The report shows the highest annual premium in the state totaled more than $16,596, while the lowest annual premium …

It’s Not Easy to Pin Identity Theft on a Specific Data Breach

Equifax 2017. Marriott 2018. Capital One 2019. Data breaches through hacking attacks are distressingly common these days, and personal details about you can lead to identity theft, such as credit cards and loans in your name. But it’s hard to …

After Cyberattack, Nebraska Schools Could Face High Costs

A cyberattack on a suburban Omaha, Nebraska, school district touched off an FBI investigation and is proving to be a significant, and perhaps costly, inconvenience. Papillion-La Vista Community Schools officials said the district was forced to rebuild its servers after …

Nebraska Insurer, Ameritas: Data Breach Possibly Exposed Customers’ Info

Lincoln, Nebraska-based insurance and finance company Ameritas has notified customers that their personal information may have been exposed in a data breach. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the company said in a letter dated July 23 that several of …