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Transcript Service Provider Finds Vulnerability in Breach of 100,000 Records

Transcript service NeedMyTranscript announced a data breach that may have compromised the records of nearly 100,000 users, The Washington Post reported.

Staples Investigates Payment System Breach, IT Security Experts Raise Concerns

Staples is investigating a potential data breach after several banks have detected fraudulent purchases connected to the office supply retailer, KrebsOnSecurity reported.

Sourcebooks Reveals Online Shopping Cyberattack Impacting 5,200 Customers

Book publisher Sourcebooks announced cyberattackers were able to inappropriately access customer information in a data breach, according to a notification letter.

Credit Card Owners Avoiding Stores Hit By Data Breaches During Holidays

A survey found 45 percent of payment card owners said they would not shop at retailers hit by data breaches, according to CreditCards.com.

Marquette University in Wisconsin Experiences Data Breach

Marquette University in Wisconsin began notifying students of a server data breach that left the confidential information of graduate school applicants visible for short time period, the Journal Sentinel reported.

AARP: Consumers Not Prepared for High-Tech Driven ID Theft

When it comes to identity theft, many consumers are not doing as much as they should to protect their sensitive information, making them ill-prepared for the high-tech methods used to perpetuate in identity theft crimes, according to a study by AARP.

Cybercrime Costs Surge In 2014

The average cost of cybercrimes per company reached $12.7 million this year, ballooning 95 percent in four years, according to the study by Ponemon Institute.

Ohio Tax Fraud Cases Rise Due to Identity Theft

Officials in Ohio overseeing tax revenue have noticed an alarming trend in the rise of tax fraud, intercepting $180 million worth of fraudulent tax files in 2014, up from $10 million on average per year, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

Oregon Employment Department Reports Breach Impacting Over 851,000 Job Seekers

The program the Oregon Employment Department uses to help residents find jobs has experienced a data breach that exposed the information of more than 851,000 job seekers, OregonLive reported.

Kmart Investigating Payment Card Data Breach

Kmart announced it is investigating a potential data breach that may have affected customer payment information, according to a company release.
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