Tag: identity theft

Estée Lauder Headquarters

Suit against Estée Lauder spotlights 401k Distribution Fraud

A former Estée Lauder employee is suing the company after $99,000 in retirement savings disappeared from her account. Experts say the case raises troubling questions about the security of $5.7 trillion stored in 401k retirement plans.

Face and iPhone

Single Photo uniquely identifies Smartphone that took it

Technology developed by researchers at the State University of New York can create a smartphone “fingerprint” from a single photo captured by the device. The technology may clear the way for a new identity verification system that can secure online transactions or protect smartphone owners from identity theft.

Community Health Systems

Report: Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen

News today that Community Health Systems, a national hospital network that  operates 206 hospitals across the United States, was the victim of a cyber attack that resulted in the theft of 4.5 million patients. According to CNN Money, hackers gained access to patient names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. The breach affects anyone  who received treatment from a physician’s office tied to a Community Health Systems network-owned hospital in the last five years. The FBI is investigating the breach. Community Health Systems’ hospitals operate in 28 states but have their most significant presence in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. Help Net Security has a panel of experts comment. The consensus is that the healthcare sector is more in the cross hairs for sophisticated attacks that are intended to steal personal information that can be used for identity theft scams. Read more over at CNN Money: Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million […]