Hackers Breach S. Korea Nuke Plants, Look Up JMU Employees, and Con Inmates

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

In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:

Database Glitch Might Have Exposed Data on 7,000 Vets

A Department of Veterans Affairs vendor discovered a potential security flaw in one of its patient systems that helps provide home telehealth services.

Prison Medical Records Clerk Stole Inmate IDs to Claim $1M in Bogus Tax Refunds

The Alabama Department of Corrections employee had access to inmate identification information from databases maintained by the state.

Intruders Found Data on James Madison University Employees

Since October, the academic institution has been investigating the unauthorized access of multiple systems. On Dec. 11, the probe uncovered evidence that outsiders opened a file containing sensitive data on employees.

Hacker Leaks S. Korea Nuke Plant Blueprints

On Twitter, the perpetrator revealed the designs and manuals of Gori-2 and Wolsong-1 nuclear reactors taken from the state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co.

VCU Health System Accidentally Donates Patient Info to Art Project

Compact Discs containing sensitive medical and personal information were bequeathed for children’s activities.

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