I wish I could say I am shocked and bewildered that the recent data theft out of the State of Ohio was more than 15 times worse than Ted Strickland & Co. made it out to be when the physical drive (?) was stolen out of an employee’s car, but alas I cannot. I wish […]
Ohio University has struggled as of late with hackers. Actually, struggle isn’t doing the problem justice. The institution has been hacked time and time….uh…..again. And after they ignored warnings over faulty security to boot. Now they are being sued. Class action status is being pursued, with ongoing credit monitoring and damages for identity theft losses […]
After the Veterans Administration wrote the script for downplaying risk, when tens of millions of data records were stolen out of an employee’s home, the Bush Administration issued an edict – encrypt all data on government laptops. Good idea, but nobody’s listening. Wonder what the TSA’s “100,000” number will grow to?
I compiled this list of USGS streamflow datapoints, thinking it made for quick (and easier) navigating; just click your state to find data on all the rivers within: Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska […]
It is a good fifteen degrees cooler at higher altitude, and I have no trout in my bathtub. Hence, you get the rest of today’s security oriented events sans my asinine commentary: – Spyware finds religion, or the other way around; – World Cup streakers hit your inbox; – AT&T decides you have no identity; […]
Ohio University just chalked up its fourth and fifth hacks, and.. “..they’ve taken drastic steps to tighten up their firewalls within their computer systems that will help prevent breaches.” After the previous hassles, the only “drastic steps” I can think of are shutting all the servers down, one after the other. Or maybe officials there […]
Hackers have bitten Ohio University for the third time in less than a month. Add this 60,000 medical record heist to the 200,000 records stolen from the alumni association and you might have a pretty big hole in that institution’s systems. Oops, I forgot – 300,000 records were stolen from the research arm a few […]
The more data, the more interest – someday the university systems will get it. Until then, Ohio University alumni get something to worry about.
You know the rest. If you are sitting on a gravy train, why spoil it? When folks start cutting corners, screwing their customers, and setting up accounts in the Caymans, you should cut and run from business dealings with them. Financial fraud is usually a pretty good sign there are underlying problems with the system. […]
Some months ago, a laptop containing a ton of personal data on students was stolen from an office at UC Berkelely. At the time, I had to wonder what all that sensitive data was doing on a laptop to begin with, but hell, I am just a dummy anyway. Now, that laptop has been recovered, […]