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    Beacon Health Is Latest Hacker Victim

    Phishing Leads to Email Compromise, Exposing PHI By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Beacon Health Is Latest Hacker Victim

    Another large hacker attack has been revealed in the healthcare sector. But unlike three recent big cyber-attacks, which targeted health insurers, this latest breach hit a healthcare provider organization. Experts weigh in on mitigation steps.

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    IRS: 100,000 Taxpayer Accounts Breached

    Stolen PII Helped Hackers Evade Authentication Defenses By Eric Chabrow
    IRS: 100,000 Taxpayer Accounts Breached

    Using personal information gained from third-party sources to circumvent authentication protections, hackers breached 100,000 accounts of taxpayers who had used the IRS's "Get Transcript" application, which has been temporarily shuttered.

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    Hack Attacks: Not Just Insurers at Risk

    Analysts Ponder Who Could Be Targeted Next By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Hack Attacks: Not Just Insurers at Risk

    Although the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield breach is the third major hacker attack against a health insurer revealed in recent months, experts warn that other organizations, including health information exchanges, could be targeted next.

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    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Hacked

    Insurer Says Intrusion Resulted in Breach Impacting 1.1 Million By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Hacked

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is the latest health insurer to be targeted by a sophisticated hacking attack. It recently discovered that an intrusion into a database in June 2014 resulted in a breach affecting 1.1 million individuals.

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    Questions Over Plane Hacking Report

    Did FBI Conflate Virtual Hacks With Actual Exploits? By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Questions Over Plane Hacking Report

    Did information security expert Chris Roberts exploit vulnerabilities in airplanes' onboard entertainment systems, allowing him to access a plane's thrust management computer and cause it to climb?

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