Hackers Pull Down a Virginia Cloud, Spy on Syrian Rebels and Get Lost


Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

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Security hole in Syrian opposition site used to spy on dissidents

Hackers have been taking advantage of a bug in Adobe Flash since September 2013 to track citizens complaining about the Assad regime.

Hijacked baby monitor in Ohio stalks terrified tot

Experiences similar to 10-month-old Emma’s ordeal have been reported several times during the past year, as hackers find weaknesses in all sorts of wireless home devices.

Former employee remotely sabotaged Virginia cloud service provider

An Arizona man has been sentenced to 2 years and nine months in jail and 3 years of supervised release, after badmouthing his ex-employer, as well as shutting down a key server and consequently knocking important data offline for hours.

Iowa delivered Medicaid patient records to wrong building

About three months ago, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise, a division of the state Department of Human Services, mailed personal information from more than 800 citizens to the incorrect health clinic.

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