Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

200 Million Registered Voters Exposed Due to Open AWS Repository
CyberScoop  

According to UpGuard Cyber Risk Analyst Chris Vickery, republican contractors Deep Root Analytics, TargetPoint consulting, Inc. and Data Trust …

New WikiLeaks Docs Show The CIA Has Been Hacking WiFi Routers For Years
Forbes

… CIA has been remotely tapping into routers in private homes and businesses with a variety of tools so as to gain access to those computer networks.

Patients’ Info Compromised In Torrance Memorial Data Breach
Patch.com

TORRANCE, CA – Torrance Memorial Medical Center Monday began notifying some patients that email accounts containing “work-related reports” …

Cuomo to Order Review of NY Election Cyber Security in Light of Potential Hacking Threats
New York Daily News

Cuomo Monday ordered a review of the state’s election-related cyber … There have been no credible reports of hacking into the state’s elections in …

Internet Privacy: California Bill Would Protect Users from Being Secretly Tracked
The Mercury News

Scott Jordan, a computer science professor at UC Irvine who until late last year was chief technologist for the FCC, spoke at a news conference …

Hack Attacks Highlight Vulnerability of Florida Schools to Cyber Crooks
Miami Herald

Two months before the U.S. presidential election, international hackers slipped into the computer systems of at least four Florida school district …

Going Down For A Third Time – Barnes & Noble Consumer Data Breach Claims Are Dismissed …
JD Supra (press release)

Despite some courts’ evident confusion about the impact of payment card theft on consumer cardholders, other courts are getting it right. Just this week …

Hackers Stole Credit Card Data from National Retail Chain for Almost 6 Months
News & Observer

The company says it investigated the data breach and found that hackers had inserted malicious code into the store payment systems, though not the …

New Tally Says WannaCry Cyberattack by North Korea Hit 1 Million to 2 Million Computers Worldwide
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

WASHINGTON – A vicious attack that was powered by a stolen U.S. cyber weapon and deployed by a North Korean hacking unit was worse than …

Infiniti Research Identifies Potential Cyber Attack Risks Faced by the Medical Devices Industry and …
DOTmed.com

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The growing incidence of ransomware attacks in the UK and Indonesia has aroused a concern for cyber-attacks on …

Uber in the Privacy Spotlight Again
Naked Security

Uber has already settled with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after 14-months’ worth of data privacy investigations into two different …

Norwich Airport and Hospital Cyber-Hacker ‘His Royal Gingerness’ Jailed
BBC News

He hacked into the websites of Norwich airport and the Norfolk and Norwich … found clues about his computer’s location, both from his video and his attempts to … The hospital hack, which took place in November 2015, did not affect …

1M Affected in WSU Data Breach
Becker’s Hospital Review

The names and personal data of nearly 1 million people throughout Washington state were comprised when a back-up hard drive was stolen from a …

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Israel Hacked ISIS Cell to Uncover Laptop Bomb Plot to Down International Flights
Newsweek

Israel’s top cyber hacking operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) led to the discovery that a small cell of bombmakers in Syria was planning to …

Apple Customer Data in China Was Sold Illegally, Police Say
New York Times

The Cangnan police also said the data included the names, Apple … site JD.com had been exposed in 2013 as part of a security problem. JD.com …

Hacking a Heart Pacemaker Isn’t Science Fiction. See What Experts Are Doing to Prevent It
AZCentral.com

Doctors, hackers and medical device manufacturers discuss how to protect …. The computer system of the National Health Service, the national …

Hong Kong Privacy Watchdog Blasts Electoral Office for Massive Data Breach
South China Morning Post

A report by the Privacy Commissioner found the electoral office failed to take adequate steps to protect the personal data of Hong Kong’s 3.78 million …

Al Jazeera TV Reports Third Cyber Attack in 14 Months
The Wire

Doha: Pan-Arab satellite network Al Jazeera is combatting a large-scale cyber attack on its media platform, but all its entities remain operational, …

Data Breach Reported at Rusty Scupper
Technical.ly Baltimore

“Select Restaurants takes the security of our guests’ information seriously, and we apologize for the inconvenience this incident has caused our guests …

Employees Assert Illinois Biometric Privacy Claims Against Supermarket Over Fingerprint …
The National Law Review

… privacy-related litigation. Such suits have typically involved social media services, video game makers or businesses that collect biometric data to …

Florida Man Who Tried Hacking into Clinton Foundation Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison
Washington Post

Before U.S. intelligence officials began investigating Russian-led cyber attacks in the 2016 presidential election, a Florida man reportedly made …

Report: Israeli Intel from ISIS Hack was Allegedly Leaked by US to Russia
The Jerusalem Post

Classified intelligence that US President Donald Trump controversially leaked to Russia last month came in part from an Israeli cyber hack of ISIS, The …

WSU Offers Identity Protection After Data Breach
KING5.com

Washington State University suffered a data breach in April, the university said Monday in a statement, and is offering free credit monitoring and …

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Apple Reveals HomePod, a Privacy-Focused Smart Assistant
ZDNet

Siri will now share its learned and personalized data across devices with end-to-end encryption — so that Apple doesn’t know your preferences.

Georgia Representative Wants Cyber Attack Victims to Be Allowed to ‘Hack Back’
Breitbart News

Georgia Representative Tom Graves proposes that victims of cyber attacks should be allowed to “hack back” in defense. Engadget reports that Tom …

West African Computer Hacker Sentenced to Prison
WXIA-TV

ATLANTA – Eric Donys Simeu, a citizen of Cameroon extradited from France, has been sentenced in Atlanta to more than four years in federal prison …

OneLogin Data Breach Poses Worrisome Questions About Cloud Use
Fortune

OneLogin, a company that sells software that claims to be a secure way for companies to use multiple cloud applications, has experienced a …

Frequent Employee Training Helps Stave Off Ransomware
ModernHealthcare.com

In the first four months of 2017, there were an average of 27 healthcare data … If patient data are actually stolen, there’s an even higher cost. … built on trust, said Karl West, Intermountain Healthcare’s chief information security officer.

Massive Data Breach Hits Popular National Retailer
Komando

Staying protected from cybercriminals is something everyone needs to stay on top of now that we’re living in a digital world. New data breaches …

Bondi Cosmetic Clinic Leaks Naked Photos of Clients, Personal Details in Privacy Breach, Report
Yahoo7 News

The victims of the online leak told the Daily Telegraph they felt “violated” after a Queensland doctor noticed the breach and found the data could be …

State Employee Dumps Medicaid Worksheets in Dumpster
Bismarck Tribune

The North Dakota Department of Human Services is notifying 2,452 Medicaid recipients of a data breach after a state employee discarded their …

New Browser-Hacking Malware Turns 250 Million Computers into ‘Zombies’
Healthcare IT News

About 250 million computers have been infected worldwide by a high volume Chinese threat operation that hijacks web browsers and turns computers …

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Chipotle Says Hackers Hit Most Restaurants in Data Breach
Reuters

Hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc’s (CMG.N) restaurants over a span of three weeks, the …

New Security Guidelines Released for Hospitals
Suffolk News-Herald

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there have been 676 data breaches in the United States this year as of May 23, with more than 10 …

Molina Healthcare, a Top Obamacare Insurer, Investigates Breach of Patients’ Data
News-Medical.net

The company said Friday that it closed the online portal for medical claims and other customer information while it examined a “security vulnerability.

Over 8,600 Security Flaws Found in Pacemaker Systems
Bleeping Computer

Security researchers from WhiteScope have uncovered over 8,600 vulnerabilities … Last but not least, pacemaker systems stored data on unencrypted …

Augusta University Announces Limited  Data Breach
The Augusta Chronicle

Augusta University officials have completed an investigation into a breach of … Compromised accounts contained varying amounts of data on patients, …

Alleged Yahoo Hacker Will Fight Decision to Deny Him Bail
CTV News

Alleged Yahoo hacker will fight decision to deny him bail … two of them allegedly officers of Russia’s Federal Security Service for computer hacking, …

Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social  Media Posts
New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO – It took only one attempt for Russian hackers to make their way into the computer of a Pentagon official. But the attack didn’t come …

Target Paying Additional $18.5M for Data Breach Settlement
Hardware Retailing

Target will be paying $18.5 million to states throughout the U.S. as part of settling lawsuits connected with a 2013 data breach that exposed 60 million …

Insertion of Computer Virus Suspected in Manitoba Health Region Privacy Breach
CTV News

BRANDON, Man. — More than 1,500 patients and staff have been notified of a privacy breach at a regional health authority that covers a large area of …

FBI Probing Attempted Hack of Trump Organization, Officials Say
ABC News

Officials briefed on the meeting said the discussion centered on a suspected hack of computer systems used by the international real estate holding …

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Symantec Says it’s ‘Highly Likely’ a North Korean Hacking Group Was Behind the WannaCry …
Business Insider UK

RCyber security firm Symantec said on Monday it was “highly likely” a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was responsible for the WannaCry …

17 Million User Accounts Stolen From Popular App!
Komando

Zomato just announced that it is the victim of a massive data breach. A hacker was able to access its customer database and steal over 17 million …

FTC Pushed from Hill on Hacking of Smart Toys, Kids’ Privacy
CyberScoop

FTC pushed from Hill on hacking of smart toys, kids’ privacy … not keeping pace with developments in data security and cybersecurity best practices?

Ukrainian Hacker Who Stole Data for Insider Trading Ring Sentenced
CyberScoop

Authorities say it’s the largest cyber-enabled securities fraud ever … wire fraud, conspiracy to commit computer hacking and aggravated identity theft.

Ashley Madison Hits 52 Million Users Despite Massive 2015 Cyber Hack
Fox Business

Despite a 2015 hack that left the information of more than 37 million users on the infamous cheating site Ashley Madison vulnerable, millions of new …

Where is the Future of HIPAA Enforcement Headed?
MedCity News

Enforcement activity under the HIPAA Security Rule has picked up steam in … providers and others in at least 12 matters involving the Security Rule. … “a complete inventory of all of its facilities, electronic equipment, data systems, …

Class-Action Suit Filed Alleging Chipotle’s ‘Elementary’ Security, Negligence Led to Data Breach
The Denver Channel

DENVER – Chipotle faces a class-action lawsuit for the potential data … the company’s willful negligence and “elementary” security measures led to …

Why the Emerging Ransomware Threat’s Next Target Could Be Your Smartphone or Tablet
CNBC

The latest hacking threats were WannaCry, a type of ransomware, and … Ransomware locks up computer files and demands payment to get them …

Virginia Mason Patient Data Privacy Breach Leads to Lawsuit
HealthITSecurity.com

… a Washington couple is filing another lawsuit against Virginia Mason Medical Center for its alleged actions following a patient data privacy breach.

Facebook Prying: Watchdogs Hit Back on Excessive Harvesting of Your Data
ZDNet

Belgium’s data watchdog has issued new recommendations to Facebook, … actions against Facebook, including fines, over data-privacy violations.

North Korea’s Elite Cyber Warfare Group Unit 180 Linked to Hacking Attacks
International Business Times UK

North Korea’s intelligence agency Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB) has a special cell called Unit 180 that could have launched some of the …

Get Ready for the Next Big Privacy Backlash Against Facebook
WIRED

The couple helped pass the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in 1998, which restricts data collection and online marketing from …

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Worst of Global Cyberattack May Be Yet to Come, Law Enforcement Official Says
ABC News

The malicious cyberattack used leaked tools of the National Security Agency to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. Tens of thousands of …

Researcher, 22, Unintentionally Discovered “Kill Switch” That Halted Worldwide Cyberattack, Officials …
CBS News

LONDON — The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies, …

The 22-Year-Old Brit Computer Genius Who Saved the NHS is a Surfer Who Works From Tiny Bedroom …
The Sun

The Computer wizard who saved the NHS from the ransomware virus … for DEFCON, the world’s largest annual convention for internet hackers.

Chinese Phone App Leaks Two Billion Private Numbers, High Officials’ Among Them
Sputnik International

Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner for personal data, Stephen Wong Kai-yi, was on the list of those whose information was leaked, and asserted that …

NHS: No Evidence of Patient Data Breach in Cyberattack
CNN

London (CNN) Britain’s National Health Service does not have any evidence that patient data was breached following a ransomware attack, the …

Clothing Giant Brooks Brothers Hit by Year-Long Credit Card Data Breach
ZDNet

The company’s website remains unaffected by the breach. A spokesperson for Brooks Brothers would not say how many customers were affected.

Phishing Campaign Alerts DocuSign to Customer Data Breach
Engadget

A bizarre email address or an obvious misspelling are good indicators that the recent email telling you to reset your Apple ID password isn’t what it …

Bell Apologizes to Customers After Data Breach Hits 1.9 Million E-mail Addresses
The Globe and Mail

BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada has issued an apology to customers after it said nearly 1.9 million customer e-mail addresses and 1,700 names and phone …

Data Breach at Coney Island Hospital Affected 3,500 Patients
Crain’s New York Business

The volunteer in Coney Island’s phlebotomy department entered patient names in a logbook, cleaned up data storage areas and transported …

Facebook Facing Privacy Actions Across Europe as France Fines Firm €150k
The Guardian

Facebook has been fined €150,000 by France’s data protection watchdog and is being investigated by Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain for data privacy …

In Computer Attacks, Clues Point to Frequent Culprit: North Korea
New York Times

But hackers quickly seized on the published vulnerabilities to wreak havoc on computer systems that were not “patched” in recent months, after the …

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Macron Hackers Linked to Russian-Affiliated Group Behind US Attack
The Guardian

Macron hackers linked to Russian-affiliated group behind US attack … to send tainted emails to hack into the campaign’s computers, Kremez said.

Intel Chip Flaw Allows Hackers to Hijack Thousands of PCs
Telegraph.co.uk

Thousands of PCs could be vulnerable to an Intel security flaw that allows hackers to remotely hijack computers. The bug, which exists in Intel …

Guardian Soulmates Dating Website Suffers Data Breach
The Guardian

Users of the dating website Guardian Soulmates have received explicit emails following a data breach. The email addresses and Soulmates …

Medical Device Security Focus in Recent NCCoE Collaboration
HealthITSecurity.com

“Based on our risk assessment findings, we apply security controls to the … The two organizations also wanted to increase organizations’ cyber risk …

Microsoft Uncovers Hacking Operation Aimed at Software Supply Chain
CyberScoop

Microsoft researchers recently uncovered a sophisticated hacking … of hackers hijacking a software program’s native updater to infect a computer …

Macron Campaign Says It Was Target of ‘Massive’ Hacking Attack
New York Times

Security experts tracking the activity of suspected Russian hackers say they believe … The security researchers, who asked for anonymity to discuss an … they seem to be utterly mundane,” Numerama said after analyzing the data.

Cyber Attack Hits 26,000 Debenhams Flowers Customers
Yahoo News UK

A cyber attack has compromised the personal data of up to 26,000 Debenhams (Frankfurt: D2T.F – news) customers. The breach, which is understood …

Illinois Senate Approves Right to Know Online Privacy Bill
Chicago Tribune

“I think this is a step forward for Illinois in terms of data privacy,” Hastings said Friday. “It gives people the right to know what information (internet …

Second Denver Metro Car Wash Targeted for Data Security Breach
The Denver Post

Waterway says it learned on March 24, that its credit and debit card processing vendor, DRB Systems, LLC, may have experienced a data security …

Ontario Government Scrambling After Printing Mistake Causes Data Breach Affecting Thousands
Ottawa Citizen

The provincial government is scrambling to notify thousands of Ontarians that they have been victims of a data breach that has exposed the health …

District Court Dismisses Suit Against Schnuck Markets in Data-Breach Case
Madison County Record

A district court has dismissed a data breach suit against grocer Schnuck Markets brought by financial institutions. While making distinctions between …

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Hacker Stole More than $100 Million from Google and Facebook
New York Post

Rimasauskas impersonated Quanta Computer, Fortune’s investigation revealed. Over two years, Rimasauskas convinced the accounting departments …

GameStop Currently Investigating Possible Data Breach
JD Supra

GameStop is the most recent potential victim of cyber data breach, and the company recently hired a leading security firm to conduct an investigation …

Italian Botnet Operator Who Made Over $325,000 Extradited to the US
Bleeping Computer

Authorities say the botnet operator, named Fabio Gasperini, created his botnet by hacking into servers across the world, where he left a backdoor.

Millions of Android Phones are Wide Open to Hackers
Mashable

This is a known and understood problem with computers, but hasn’t before been systematically studied in smartphones. The University of Michigan …

Microsoft Took 6 Months to Patch Flaw, but Hackers Took Just Days to Monetize It
CIO Dive

Microsoft took 6 months to patch flaw, but hackers took just days to … While Microsoft investigated, hackers located the flaw and began exploiting it. … a large number of would-be zero day exploits targeting older Windows computers.

Hackers Can Kill by Tweaking Pacemaker: US FDA
ETHealthworld.com 

“Hackers can use it for ransom or threat to life with compromised security features,” said Nitin Bhatnagar, a Mumbai-based cyber security expert.

Fox News ‘Hacked Andrea Tantaros’, Says Lawsuit
Naked Security

The Defendants in this case subjected Ms. Tantaros to illegal electronic surveillance and computer hacking, and used that information (including, …

Student Data Potentially Compromised After Victoria University Data Breach
The Press

The National Cyber Security Centre and security consultants are assessing the breach after the university warned students to change their passwords …

Two Central PA Medical Practices Report Potential Data Breach
Lancaster Online

The notices say that on March 17, “following an investigation of potentially suspicious system activity,” they determined that an unauthorized individual …

One-Third of Federal Agencies Reported Data Breaches in 2016
Dark Reader

One-third of federal government agencies reported experiencing a data breach in the last year, and 65% have experienced one in the past, according …

Microsoft’s Privacy Shop Gains Ex-FTC Commissioner Brill
Bloomberg BNA

Former FTC Commissioner Julie Brill is leaving Hogan Lovells LLP to become head of privacy and data protection for Microsoft Corp., the digital …

Research Shows Michigan Schools Rank High for .edu Email Addresses Being Sold on the Dark Web 
WLNS

Cyber criminals, they’re known for hacking into your personal devices, and stealing information such as email addresses and passwords for someone …

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Tim Cook Threatened to Pull Uber from App Store Over Privacy
CNET 

The resulting backlash led the company to hire a third-party data-privacy expert to review its policies and provide recommendations. It wasn’t …

Schoolzilla Security Issue Exposes Data for 1.3 Million Students and Staff
T.H.E. Journal 

Students, parents, teachers, administrators and others using the Schoolzilla data platform were recently informed of a security issue that made …

Chipotle Investigating Data Breach
WFLA 

Popular Mexican food chain Chipotle is warning customers about a data breach. The company says it recently found unauthorized activity …

French Presidential Candidate Macron Targeted by Hackers, Cyber Firm Says
CNN 

(CNN) French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign was targeted in recent weeks by hackers, using methods similar to the hacks in …

Erie County Medical Center Restoring Systems After Cyberattack
Health Data Management

Two weeks after being hit by an unspecified computer virus, 602-bed Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y., is starting to return its information …

Teenage Hacker Adam Mudd Jailed for Global Cyber Attacks
BBC News 

Adam Mudd, now 20, admitted creating malware in 2013 which was used to carry out 1.7 million cyber attacks. Among the victims were websites …

Lifespan Informs 20k Patients of Data Breach
Healthcare Informatics 

Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan, the state’s first health system, is notifying patients about a theft of an employee’s laptop that may have contained …

Researchers Remotely Kill the Engine of a Moving Car by Hacking Vulnerable Car Dongle
Computerworld 

Israeli firm Argus Cyber Security recently reported that it had been able to remotely “take control of a car via Bluetooth” thanks to vulnerabilities in the …

IT Engineer Hacked His Own Wall Street Company And Stole Source Code, Arrested By FBI
Fossbytes 

Zhang’s actions were traced on March 25 when he tried to access the home computer of a quantitive analyst who was trying to access KCG’s network …

In Massive Data Breach, Details of Over a Million Aadhaar Numbers Published on Jharkhand Govt …
Hindustan Times 

Jharkhand has over 1.6 million pensioners, 1.4 million of whom have seeded their bank accounts with their Aadhaar numbers to avail of direct bank …

Iowa Veterans Home Warns Nearly 3,000 of Data Breach
KCRG

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (KCCI) — The Iowa Veterans Home announced Friday that it is beginning to notify 2,969 people of a data breach that may …

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InterContinental Data Breach Expands from 12 Hotels to Potentially Thousands
ZDNet

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has released new information on a data breach which shows the cyberattack’s consequences are far worse than …

Holiday Inn Hotels Hit by Card Payment System Hack
BBC News

The attack hijacked information taken from the payment cards’ magnetic strips as it was being routed through the hotels’ computer servers, said the …

Man Pleads Guilty in Cyberattack in Wisconsin
WSAW

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to a hacking charge in a cyberattack two years ago that interrupted communications equipment …

2015 Neiman Marcus Data Breach More Damaging than First Reported
SC Magazine

Neiman Marcus is not having a good month as far as public relations are concerned. First, according to a report on Data Breach Today, on April 14 the …

New Mexico Governor Signs Data Breach Notification Law
BankInfoSecurity.com

Alabama and South Dakota remain the only states without a data breach notification law. The New Mexico statute “follows the same general structure …

Man Admits Hacking into His Former Employer’s Network
Dark Reading

A Tennessee man last Friday pleaded guilty to illegally hacking into his former employer’s computer networks for nearly a two-year period and pilfering …

Nigerian Man Admits Hacking into Computers, Scamming $6.5 Million from U.S. Companies
Syracuse.com

UTICA, N.Y. — A 31-year-old man from Nigeria admitted in federal court Monday his participation in a scheme to hack into computers and email …

Hackers Using Pixel Tracking to Build Data for Better Phishing Practices
CyberScoop

A technique used by marketers and advertisers to track web users and email recipients has been repurposed by cybercriminals and online spies as a …

FTC Charges Companies With Violating Asia Data Privacy Agreements
MeriTalk (Blog)

The Federal Trade Commission announced Friday that it charged Sentinel Labs, SpyChatter, and Vir2us with violating privacy agreements with …

Facebook Could Get Access to All Your Juicy WhatsApp Information from this Summer
Fox News

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon, the lead EU regulator on privacy issues for Facebook said that the European Union might have …

Minnesota Schools Fend Off Cyberattack
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune file Minnesota school superintendents were targeted by an e-mail “spear phishing” scam aimed at gathering financial …