Consumer Alerts (page 10)


83 Million Accounts Affected by Summer J.P. Morgan Chase Data Breach

The sensitive information of 83 million households and small business customers of J.P. Morgan Chase was compromised when hackers broke into the bank’s computer systems...

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  • Oct 3, 2014

Home Depot Data Breach: 56 Million Payment Cards Compromised

Home Depot announced this week that 56 million credit and debit cards are believed to have been compromised in what is now the largest retail...

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  • Sep 19, 2014

JPMorgan, Four Other Banks Hit by Hackers

Earlier this month, several major U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in America, fell victim to sophisticated hackers who infiltrated the banks’ software...

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  • Aug 28, 2014

More Than 50 UPS Stores Hit by Data Breach Caused by Computer Virus

UPS Stores, Inc. is the latest company to be hit with a data breach targeting customers’ personal information. According to the company, 51 of its...

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  • Aug 26, 2014

Senators Urge FDA to Pull More Power Morcellators from Market

As the conversation surrounding power morcellators and their risk of spreading undetected uterine cancer continues to escalate, two United States senators have called for the...

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  • Aug 20, 2014

Millions of Patient Records Stolen in Community Health Systems Data Breach

Community Health Systems, a company that runs 206 hospitals nationwide, said Monday that hackers gained access to its computers and stole the data of 4.5...

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  • Aug 19, 2014

Supervalu Supermarket Chain Investigating Possible Data Breach

Supermarket chain Supervalu, Inc. has announced it is investigating a potential data breach that may have affected some of its food and stand-alone liquor stores...

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  • Aug 15, 2014

J & J Unit Recalls Morcellation Surgical Tools Over Cancer Risk

Ethicon, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, is reportedly planning to ask doctors on Thursday to return the company’s morcellators (the tools used during a...

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  • Jul 31, 2014

FTC Sues T-Mobile Over Unauthorized Charges on Customers' Phone Bills

Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile alleging that the company engaged in a practice known as “cramming.”...

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  • Jul 29, 2014

Study Finds New Cancer Risk From Morcellation

A new study conducted by a group of Columbia University physicians found that a surgical procedure known as power morcellation has the potential to spread...

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  • Jul 28, 2014

AT&T Confirms Hackers Targeted Codes to Unlock Phones in April Data Breach

After keeping details of the cyber attack quiet for months, national telecommunications staple AT&T has confirmed reports that an unknown number of customers’ Social Security...

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  • Jul 22, 2014

FDA Says It Will Not Ban Vaginal Mesh Products – At Least Not Yet

On Tuesday, the FDA rejected a request from Public Citizen, a Washington D.C.-based, non-profit consumer advocacy group, to recall all existing vaginal mesh products and...

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  • Jul 17, 2014

FDA Panel Discusses Limiting Use of Power Morcellation Over Cancer Risk

Last week, the FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel held a public meeting to discuss whether a procedure known as laparoscopic power morcellation should continue...

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  • Jul 15, 2014

FDA Says OTC Acne Treatment Products Can Cause Serious Allergic Reactions

The Food and Drug Administration announced last week that certain topical, over-the-counter acne treatment products can cause serious allergic reactions, and that this risk is...

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  • Jul 1, 2014

FDA Adds Warnings for Venous Blood Clots on Prescription Low T Products

The FDA announced it is requiring all prescription testosterone manufacturers to add general warnings for blood clots in the veins, known as venous thromboembolism (VTE),...

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  • Jun 24, 2014