A computer server for SouthCoast medical provider HealthCare for Women was hacked in January, potentially exposing summaries of patient visits occurring from June 2012 to January 2013.
Patient names, addresses, telephone numbers and dates of birth could also have been accessed.
Details of every claimant in the New Zealand Government's Canterbury home repair programme have been disclosed by accident, the country's Earthquake Commission (EQC) said.
A spreadsheet emailed by the commission containing claim numbers and addresses of properties could be set to reveal details of from all 83,000 people who have filed 98,000 claims in the wake of the devastating Christchurch earthquake, the commission's chief executive Ian Simpson told New Zealand media this afternoon.
It sounds like a virtual haunting, and it happens on your computer. File folders go missing. The mouse curser starts roaming around on its own. Pop up messages appear for no particular reason. The laptop shuts down without a command. After it restarts, the webcam light is on. But if you’re not using the computer in genreal, and the camera in particular, who is?
If you’re lucky, your computer has viruses; if you’re not so lucky, your PC may have a RAT problem. A RAT infestation can lead to a whole new level of privacy violation.
Hacking has become a very big problem lately, for software and consumer electronic companies, government agencies, news corporations, defense organizations, car manufacturers, and even candy companies. But according to a new report, even venture capitalists are at the risk of being hacked. And once they are hacked, all their personal and business matters will be made public. This is what has happened to venture capitalist, John Doerr. John Doerr has been one of the early investors for many successful companies, including Amazon and Google.
Following the lead set by Google and Twitter, Microsoft has published its first transparency report, tabulating the number of requests for customer data made by law enforcement around the world, the number of responses given, and what kind of information was included in those responses.