American JobLink Alliance Breach Affects 4.8 Million

April Breach:Scam CalloutWhat happened? 

American JobLink Alliance (AJLA), a web-based system that connects jobseekers to employers across the United States, recently reported a data breach affecting an estimated 4.8 million individuals.

The breach, caused by a hack, left jobseekers’ names, Social Security numbers and birthdates exposed. Hackers gained access into the company’s system by creating an account with the company, then exploited a vulnerability in the online application’s code.

The breach’s nationwide impact affected victims in ten different states.

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The Data Breach Domino Effect

Medical Informatics Engineering Data Breach Chain Reaction Fighting Identity Crimes

What happened?

On June 10, Medical Informatics Engineering, an Indiana-based medical software company, disclosed a hack of personal and medical information. The breach affected 3.9 million consumers nationwide; many of which had probably never heard of this company before.

Why? Because third party data breaches, like the Medical Informatics Engineering breach, often become part of a massive chain event. Continue reading