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Breaches Affect School, Dating Site, Health Plan

DATA LOSS—U.S.

November 21, 2013

A New York school district is alerting thousands of students and their parents of a security breach that saw some of their data posted online, Newsday reports. A list of 15,000 names and school ID numbers were posted. Meanwhile, Anthem Blue Cross has begun notifying customers that their names, business addresses and tax ID numbers were posted to the company’s website this month. And online dating service company Cupid Media suffered a breach in January this year exposing names, e-mail addresses and passwords in plaintext. In an opinion piece for Dark Reading, Robert Lemos warns that cloud data is increasingly vulnerable to hacks.
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