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Treasury IG finds almost 400,000 more access attempts on 'Get Transcript' tool

The Internal Revenue Service found 390,000 more possible access attempts on a Web tool it shut down last year due to leaks of personally identifiable information.

VA sees massive drop for intrusion attempts in January

The number of intrusion attempts blocked by the Veterans Affairs Department dropped drastically last month, from 181.1 million in December to 76.5 million in January.

Beyond compliance: Advanced management and security practices for health data

As several recent, private sector breaches have illustrated, personally identifiable information, or PII, is not immune to cyber threats. 

Social Security numbers weren't encrypted in compromised OPM database, says Archuleta

The Social Security numbers of some 4 million current and former workers that were potentially compromised in a breach of an Office of Personnel Management database were not encrypted, said OPM Director Katherine Archuleta.

4M feds could be affected in OPM hack

Hackers breached the Office of Personnel Management's computer systems and potentially compromised the personal data of about 4 million current and former employees, according to a statement from the agency emailed to reporters June 4.

NIST issues draft de-identification guidance for personally identifiable information

In a new draft publication, the National Institute of Standards and Technology explores techniques for de-identification and summarizes almost 20 years of research. 

Federal employees among those at risk by massive Premera security breach

The personal health information of tens of thousands of federal employees may have been compromised by the recently divulged security breach at Premera Blue Cross, which is based in Washington state.

Federal employees among those at risk by massive Premera security breach

The personal health information of tens of thousands of federal employees may have been compromised by the recently divulged security breach at Premera Blue Cross, which is based in Washington state.

Does HIPAA make it too easy for hackers to steal digital health information?

When computer hackers gained access to the names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, member IDs, home and email addresses and employment information of 80 million Anthem Inc. customers, they also may have exposed the security vulnerabilities of electronic health information, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Does HIPAA make it too easy for hackers to steal digital health information?

When computer hackers gained access to the names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, member IDs, home and email addresses and employment information of 80 million Anthem Inc. customers, they also may have exposed the security vulnerabilities of electronic health information, according to the Congressional Research Service.