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Data Breaches More Prevalent Than Ever: SLU, CaroMont, Adobe and more

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Data breaches are regular news these days. Threats like hacking, phishing, insecure emails and physical theft can all lead to data loss and cause irrevocable damage to those involved. It’s vital that networks are secured against threats like these, and there are several ways to do it. Unfortunately, some organizations haven’t protected themselves enough. Here’s our roundup of recently reported data breaches.

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2.9 Million Adobe Customers Hacked, Source Code for Products Stolen

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Multinational computer software company Adobe Systems, Inc announced that it was a victim of very “sophisticated attacks” on its computer network illegal access to source code for several products like Adobe Acrobat and Coldfusion and information on about 2.9 million Adobe customers – including names, encrypted credit card numbers, expiration dates and other data related to customers’ orders.

Ooops! UK Serious Fraud Office suffers biggest ever data breach

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When we think about data loss, we often immediately think about theft – hacking, phishing or malicious insider activity. But the reality is that most data is lost through mundane human error, like hitting “reply all” to an email intended for one person, or attaching the wrong file to a message.