Employee had access to patient database as part of her job, report says

An employee at Johns Hopkins Hospital may have leaked the personal information of more than 10,000 patients in an identity fraud scam.

According to a report filed to the administrator of the state of Maryland’s Identity Theft Program (PDF), some 31 individuals with connections to Johns Hopkins have reported identity thefts since Jan. 20. Law enforcement agencies suspect the thefts might be part of a fraudulent driver’s license scheme discovered in neighboring Virginia.

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A soon-to-be released ethical hacking report finds 60 percent of organizations budget for penetration testing

Call it realism, or call it pessimism, but most organizations today are resigned to getting hacked. In fact, a full 94 percent expect to suffer a successful breach in the next 12 months, according to a new study on ethical hacking to be released by British Telecom (BT) later this week.

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More than 62 percent of companies experienced a security breach in the last twelve months due to insecure software, a survey conducted by Forrester has revealed.

Forrester’s “Application Risk Management in Business Survey” research, commissioned by application risk management platform supplier Veracode, surveyed more than 200 respondents from 180 different businesses across various industry sectors. Development, security and risk professionals across the UK and US were interviewed.

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