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30,000 Iowa State University Students Affected in Breach

Nearly 30,000 Iowa State University students may have had their information exposed during a data breach, The Des Moines Register reported.

AOL Customers Spammed with Fake Accounts After Breach

AOL Mail users received spam emails after accounts were hacked or made to appear like legitimate user accounts after a data breach, TechCrunch reported.

Medical Office Worker Accessed Patient Info for Tax Fraud

A medical office worker stole patient personal information to commit identity theft and tax fraud, according to a release by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mobile Banking Trojans on the Rise in First Quarter

IT security researchers found the number of mobile banking Trojans almost doubled in the first quarter of 2014, according to a Kaspersky Lab report.

Total DDoS Attacks Rise 47 Percent in First Quarter

The number of amplification and reflection distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks rose 35 percent in the first three months of 2014 compared to the previous quarter, according to DDoS mitigation services provider Prolexic.

Hackers Exploit Facebook Users To Upload Banking Malware

A type of banking malware specifically targeted for Android devices is spreading through fake Facebook login pages, according to researchers at IT security company ESET.

Michigan School District Hit By Phishing Scheme

Hackers tried to steal more than $163,000 from a Michigan school district during a phishing scheme, SC Magazine reported.

Virgin Media Supplier Exposes 130K Email Addresses

A third-party supplier for Virgin Media caused a data breach that exposed the email addresses of more than 130,000 customers of the media and telecom giant, SC Magazine reported.

Nearly 9 in 10 Americans Concerned About Data Privacy Protection

A new study shows 88 percent of Americans are concerned about data privacy protection for their sensitive information, according to market research firm GfK.

Samsung Phone Fingerprint Scanner Hackable with Finger Mold

It took IT security researchers only a few days to hack into the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner, SC Magazine reported.
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