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Aug 18, 2021

Data of more than 40 million exposed in T-Mobile breach

Information of just over 40 million former and prospective customers that applied for T-Mobile credit was exposed in a recent data breach, the company said.

Feb 19, 2019

Marriott data breach cases consolidated in Maryland

A federal judge in Greenbelt will oversee centralized pretrial proceedings in dozens of lawsuits against Marriott International Inc. over a massive data breach the company reported last year. The lawsuits generally allege there was unauthorized access for four years to reservation systems used by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., acquired by Marriott in 2016, […]

Jan 10, 2019

Data breach lawsuit filed against Marriott in Md. federal court

A group of class-action law firms Thursday filed the largest-to-date lawsuit over Marriott International Inc.’s recent admission that millions of customers’ private data was accessed by hackers. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, includes 176 plaintiffs from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to a news […]

Nov 30, 2018

Personal data of 500M people compromised in Marriott breach

More than 500 million customers’ personal information may have been compromised by a data breach, Marriott International announced Friday.

Sep 26, 2018

Md. to receive $4.5M from $148M Uber settlement over data breach

Uber will pay $148 million and tighten data security after the ride-hailing company failed for a year to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information, according to a settlement announced Wednesday.

Jun 15, 2018

Court revives lawsuit against Baltimore-based optometry board

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit brought by optometrist applicants who claim a data breach at the industry’s Baltimore-based examining board resulted in disclosure of their personal information to computer hackers who applied for credit cards in their names. In its published 3-0 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said U.S. […]

May 22, 2018

LifeBridge reports data breach affecting hundreds of thousands

More than 500,000 Marylanders’ personal information could have been affected by a data breach at LifeBridge Health, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday. LifeBridge detected malware in March on servers hosting LifeBridge Potomac Professionals’ electronic medical records and LifeBridge Health’s patient registration and billing systems. “LifeBridge Health and Lif[...]

Feb 7, 2018

Standards committee developing data protection, breach notification standard

Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. launched a new initiative to make a standard for personal and financial data security.

Dec 19, 2016

Maryland schools agency denies it was source of data breach

FREDERICK — The Maryland State Department of Education says it was not the source of a data breach that exposed personal information of about 1,000 former Frederick County students. The department released a statement Monday contradicting one that Frederick County Public Schools issued Sunday. The county statement said an investigation indicated the information may have […]

Apr 15, 2016

Officials: Data stolen from Baltimore city employees

Officials say an unknown number of Baltimore city employees have had their personal information stolen. The city made the announcement Thursday to all workers. Howard Libit, spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, says the data breach was discovered Thursday when several city employees attempted to file tax returns and were rejected. It wasn’t immediately known how […]

Apr 14, 2015

Study: Patients’ medical data threatened by breaches

Your private medical information is under threat. That's according to a study that found almost 30 million health records nationwide were involved in criminal theft, malicious hacking or other data breaches over four years. The incidents seem to be increasing.

Mar 11, 2015

Experts: Most big law firms have been hacked

Data breaches don’t just affect retailers and banks. Most big law firms have been hacked, too. While cybercrime has plagued U.S.-based law firms quietly for close to a decade, the frequency of attempts and attacks has been increasing substantially. Numbers aren’t available, since unlike hacking at financial institutions, law firms have no legal obligations to […]

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