Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach
Minneapolis Star Tribune

WASHINGTON — The nation’s second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record $16 million to settle potential privacy …

Minnesota Department of Human Services Fixing Data Breach

21,000 Minnesotans may have been impacted by the breach. DHS Deputy Commissioner Chuck Johnson says it took as long as it did because…

Netherlands in “cyber war” with Russia, Defense Minister says 
NL Times

According to the Minister, a foiled cyber attack by the Russian secret service on chemical weapons watchdog OPCW shows that the nature of war has …

Hackers hit Onslow County utility with ransomware attack 

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Onslow Water and Sewer Authority’s internal computer system, including servers and personal computers, was …

Pentagon data breach compromises up to 30000 workers 

The Pentagon still has to grapple with data security woes despite efforts to harden its sites and networks. Defense Department officials have revealed …

Insurance data compromised at Minnesota Department of Human Services 
Health Data Management

About 21,000 individuals receiving health insurance through the Minnesota Department of Human Services are affected by a potential breach.

Twitter Under Formal Investigation for How It Tracks Users in the GDPR Era 

As is his right under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—the sweeping set of privacy rules that came into effect across the EU in …

MindBody-owned FitMetrix exposed millions of user records — thanks to servers without passwords 

Last week, a security researcher found three FitMetrix unprotected servers leaking customer data. It isn’t known how long the servers had been …

Hacked: Tens of millions of US voter records are being sold on the Dark Web, what this means to you 

A successful data breach is like hitting the jackpot for cybercriminals. These breaches typically allow shady outfits to acquire the personal and