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Intel Briefing – February 2015

Northwestern Memorial apologizes for stolen laptop with patient data. Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial Healthcare notified 3,000 patients December 19 of an October 21 theft of a password-protected, unencrypted laptop that was stolen from an employee’s vehicle and contained patients’ personal information, including Social Security numbers. The health care system took steps to enhance security in order [...]

Intel Briefing – January 2015

Idaho authorities seek missing cows amid rise in cattle rustling. Authorities are investigating after 66 cow-calf pairs, a total of 132 animals, were reported missing from 2 grazing allotments near Idaho Falls during the week of December 1. The Idaho State Brand Inspector reported that while there is reason to believe the cattle may have [...]

Intel Briefing – December 2014

$18K of soybeans stolen right from the field in East Dubuque, IL. Police are investigating after thieves used a combine to harvest and steal 18 acres of soybeans worth $18,000 from a farm in East Dubuque during the week of October 13. ……………………………………………………………………….. With a $10 million fine, the FCC is leaping into data security [...]

Intel Briefing – November 2014

Navy halts nuclear work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The U.S. Navy suspended all but critical nuclear work September 13 at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard until further notice after discovering that contaminated equipment was potentially mishandled, a shipyard spokesman reported. Three nuclear-powered vessels are impacted by the suspension. ……………………………………………………………………….. Credit card breach that hit Jimmy John’s [...]

Intel Briefing – October 2014

Goodwill blames credit card breach on third-party vendor. Goodwill Industries International representatives reported September 2 that a payment card breach which was detected in July was the result of hackers using an unidentified piece of malware to breach the systems of a third-party vendor that processes payments for some Goodwill members between February 2013 and [...]